Collaboration No. 1 - Imperial Pilsner | Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website
Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%
Availability: Limited (brewed once)
Notes / Commercial Description:
For this inaugural installment of collaboration brews, we invited distinguished Belgian brewer Jean-Marie Rock to join our own Steven Pauwels for a zymological alliance. The two conspired to revive a recipe from the very beginning of Rock’s career, the memory of which he has cherished for more than 30 years. A starkly simple recipe combined with a painstakingly complex brewing process produce an Imperial Pilsner of subtle elegance and delicately balanced contrasts. First wort hopping, a very old technique in which hops normally added late in the boil are put in at the beginning, and allowed to steep for a much longer time, gives the beer an especially refined hop aroma and flavor. The 100% Pilsner malt makes a clear, yet restrained statement, answered by a stead, harmonious chorus of Saaz hop bitterness, echoes of which linger in the dry, crisp finish.
Added by bort11 on 01-14-2010
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
Reviews: 152 | Ratings: 191
Collaboration No. 1 - Imperial Pilsner from Boulevard Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.