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Reverb Imperial Pilsner - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reverb Imperial PilsnerReverb Imperial Pilsner

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BA SCORE
85
very good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
With its classic recipe and impeccable craftsmanship, this summer seasonal is a study in delicately balanced contrasts. Up front, Pilsner malt makes a clear yet restrained statement, answered by the steady, harmonious hum of Saaz hops, traces of which linger in the dry, crisp finish.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: Reaper16 on 08-18-2012)
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rbmjr1

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

04-04-2014 05:59:00 | More by rbmjr1
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

09-28-2012 00:12:46 | More by grumpygerman
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

12-29-2013 20:47:38 | More by Mini4x
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bradner

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

08-20-2012 14:02:55 | More by bradner
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felix_the_beer_cat

Kansas

4.63/5  rDev +23.5%

Feeling like a Pilsner lately.
Went to Whole Foods and picked up a Reverb bottle.
Chilled it for a few hours - popped the cork - poured out a glass... wow!
The Beer Cat is looking at his wife and ready to pounce on her!

Seriously, I drink cause it makes me horney and this beer is it! Other then Delirium, Reverb is the one! Will report back after the coitus has taken place :)

08-19-2013 02:14:32 | More by felix_the_beer_cat
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20%

Poured into a pint glass at Driftwood Tavern--Plymouth

Appearance: minimal head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: grass, grain, and toasted malt

Taste: grass, light honey, some grain, and a decent hop in the middle

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet with a bitter middle, medium carbonation

Overall: I generally do not like this style but like Boulevard so I figured I would give this a try. The problem I have with most versions of the style is that the way breweries imperialize pilsners is by adding massive amounts of hops or alcohol. When that happens, the grassiness and some of the refreshing qualities I like about regular pilsners get taken away. Boulevard is the first brewery I have tasted that still has a lot of the pilsner taste I like in their imperial version. The alcohol is upped, but I do not feel like I am choking on it. This is a very good beer and one I will get again. If I was not grading to style, it is probably closer to a 4, but it blows away every other example I have had in the style.

10-24-2012 14:59:30 | More by tigg924
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blackmore11

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20%

11-03-2013 20:09:13 | More by blackmore11
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20%

10-27-2012 02:23:25 | More by barbellsNbeers
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Orange

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20%

12-04-2012 02:08:58 | More by Orange
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20%

11-18-2012 23:42:16 | More by mbs11
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +20%

02-15-2013 18:40:58 | More by WhiskeeTango
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%

P:  Slight hazed effervescent golden straw body with a creamy froth if white head with good retention. 

S:  Pilsner malt, lemon zest, orange peel, Orbit bubble mint gum, up front saaz, lemongrass, fresh grains, honey and acidic phenol aroma.  Refreshing and clean. 

T/M:  Taste follows the nose but is sweeter. Sunny grains, orchard fruit, herbal bubble mint, grapefruit, black pepper, wheat, lemon dish soap, and a balanced acidity.  Carbonated body that tingles the tongue and finishes dry. Lingering grapefruit, sourdough and timid booze.  Once the bottle was gone I had a lingering in my mouth of sharp cheddar. 

O:  I list for this beer. It's so balanced, fresh, and complex all at the same time. This 750 went quick. I want to grab more of this right now. Too bad it's too late. Oh well i can grab more in a few days and you can be sure I will. Stop what your doing and go get Reverb. 

10-14-2012 02:39:42 | More by Hopswagger
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acelin

Kansas

4.3/5  rDev +14.7%

I had this on tap at the Beer Kitchen in KCMO. Poured into a 5 oz. tasting glass.

It pours a deep golden hue, although it's not opaque. Surprisingly clear for an Imp Pils, nothing wrong with that. Looks like a delicious pils. Could have been a little better with the head retention, certainly from an Imp pils.

It smelled of pale malt and noble hops. Not much to say here, however, it smelled great.

I'm not sure I like this being a smokestack. Please, Boulevard, make this a normal 6 packer! I love pilsners, and an Imp Pils is like a special version with even more pale malt and even more alcohol. Super malty, with a tangy hop presence that balanced it out quite well. Very sweet, almost juicy.

Mouthfeel was superb, very soft but not quite imperial. It was a bit light.

12-06-2012 21:00:23 | More by acelin
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +14.1%

Batch 2012-1
(Served in a teku)

A- The clear dandelion yellow body has a slow carbonation with a thick bubbly snow white head. The second pour is full on hazy.

S- Herbal Noble hops have a cream aroma to them and are full but very mellow.

T- The big pils malt has a slight sweetness to it that adds to the freshness taste followed by a mellow green Noble hops with a soft dry field corn note in the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has a great full flavor of Pils malt with just a hint of sweetness to make it fresh and nice full rounded hops without becoming bitey and no sulfur harshness either.

01-02-2013 22:29:59 | More by rhoadsrage
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +14.1%

Another Smokestack Series Bully Beer that doesn't disappoint.

A deep straw, pale golden color pour. Has a bit of an orange tinge to it. White fluffy heads develops to about 2 fingers then relaxes.

A quick release of corn on the aroma, but then settles to a light cracker and biscuit maltiness. Some spices and fruit comes and go, with white pepper being the most noticeable

Flavor has that corn undertone, but it doesn't play very hard, which is nice. The malt is dominant with cracker and biscuit. The hops play an important fruity/ spicy role so as to not let the malt dominate and have the corn come back around.
Sharp and dry finish, a bit boozy. Very nice

02-01-2013 23:47:15 | More by Mebuzzard
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-18-2013 22:15:49 | More by jono0101
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

12-22-2013 01:49:01 | More by SD-Alefan
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-29-2012 12:08:07 | More by sgttibbs
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dougieboy

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-04-2014 17:53:15 | More by dougieboy
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RAlmeida77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-26-2014 01:41:30 | More by RAlmeida77
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Beerislivingproof

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-04-2013 16:04:03 | More by Beerislivingproof
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-04-2013 16:28:16 | More by Skyjmpr
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dwilkins

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

A - Pale yellow and cloudy - a bit too light for a pilsner. I have the impression that the cloudiness causes it to be more yellow than golden. A white, wispy, but minimal head persists during the entire glass - perfect for a pilsner head.

S - Cream corn with light maltiness coming through. A fault in anything but a pilsner, IMHO.

T - Very clean, very light malt flavor predominates. A little less hoppy than many pilsners. No citrus, fruit, kiwi/schwimi. A pilsner should be cleanly malty and this delivers. No hint whatsoever that it is boozy. I may detect just a bit of mustiness (some Tank 7 funk?).

M - Thick, chewy body as far as pilsners go. This is consistent with what I think I should find in an "Imperial" pilsner.

O - Wonderful. As a pilsner, it is ok. As an imperial pilsner, it is quite delicious and what I imagine it should be. I could easily get carried away with this as it hides its 7.7 ABV well.

12-04-2012 02:07:41 | More by dwilkins
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Dieck

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

09-11-2012 20:54:12 | More by Dieck
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lernerlift

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-05-2013 22:03:26 | More by lernerlift
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Reverb Imperial Pilsner from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.