Reverb Imperial Pilsner - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheCondor:
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up at Party Place Liqours in Kearney. I didn't realize this beer was even out until I saw it there, but I haven't made a big run for a few weeks. Grabbed it up and drank it with my dad. Side poured from the bottle into a couple of pilsner glasses with standard vigor.
Appearance - Pours a nice straw yellow, hazy color with a foamy, thick white head about two fingers that recedes very slowly and leaves wicked lacing. Love the packaging on the bottle as well, especially the Spinal Tap reference. Carbonation can be observed inside the glass.
Smell - Not as strong as I would expect for something as powerful as this is supposed to be. Grassy with a hint of lemons, limes, and citrus and malts.
Taste - Much more pronounced than the nose would lead you to believe. With a malty, grassy, lemon flavor up front accentuated by a nice burst of bittering and flavoring hops, this is a pretty tasty brew. As it warmed, it grew more bitter and had a sharpness to it.
Mouthfeel - Finishes smooth and clean, just like you would expect from a pils. No alcohol can be detected in the taste. Good carbonation level. Very dry.
Overall - This is certainly a brew worth trying. Solid taste, good for almost any occasion. Pretty expensive though, but a good beer nonetheless. I'm not a huge pilsner fan, but I love Boulevard brewery, so I knew I was going to try this.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 14:41:13 | More by TheCondor
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down and consistently left a thin layer if bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bready malts and underlying sweetness are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts with hints of grassy hops but what really stands out are notes of a bready malty like sweetness that was probably a result of boosting this beer to a higher alcoholic content. Little if any bitterness or alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Tjis beer had the bready malt aromas and flavors as one would expect from the style but it seems like the high amounts of malts pushed this beyond the typical flavors that one would expect from the style, which normally is not sweet.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 22:04:22 | More by metter98
3.01/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
750ml caged and corked brown bottle purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA.
Pours a reasonably clear golden colour, with a big frothy head of coarse-bubbled white that seems to burn itself out almost as soon as it forms, leaving a flat, dead beer with no head or lacing whatsoever. Carbonation was effervescent and coarse to begin with, but soon it too runs out of puff. Not the wildest start.
Nose is fairly disappointing. Faint, chaffy grain characters with a hint of flour and a very, very mild, almost indiscernible organic hop character over the top. Maybe a slight hint of acetone from the booze comes through as well: but it's minor, if it's there at all. Mostly, this just smells weak.
Taste is a little better, mostly for the fact that it's relatively smooth and drinkable for 7.7% ABV. Mild, slightly grainy entry with a residual tingle of carbonation (and here's me thinking it had disappeared entirely), with a slight uptilt of bitterness towards the middle to back. There's a warmth on the palate as well from the booze, which leaves a slight spirit character towards the back. I'll admit it tends towards something like a Euro Strong Lager, but it's still pretty smooth overall.
Overall though, I'm not quite sure I get the point. A pils can be a wonderful beer expression, and an imperial one in my opinion should just accentuate the hops, the structure of the malt while maintaining that crispness. This has something of the crispness, but almost nothing of the flavour. Not poorly made, just boring.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2014 00:50:05 | More by lacqueredmouse
Reverb Imperial Pilsner from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.