Reverb Imperial Pilsner - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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1.94/5 rDev -48.3%
On tap at the Tacoma Craft Brew Festival.
Perhaps there was something wrong with the CO2 at the Boulevard booth (I got a foamy pour), but this tasted god-awful, somewhere between skunk and fecal matter. I'm a big fan of the Boulevard IPA, so maybe I'll give this another chance. But for now, the worst beer I've had in a looong time.
09-07-2013 22:51:58 | More by bondjedi
2.85/5 rDev -24%
Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.
Backward, it spells "Brever". Yeah. Mindblow. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild biscuit, flowers, light grass, and wild rice. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a strong vein of straight plastic, as though I licked the cheap bag my groceries came in. This not only tastes bad on its own, but it also mixes strangely with the breadiness of the malt, leading to a rather off-putting flavor on my tongue. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I've been searching for a really nice impy pils and thought Boulevard would be the brewery to deliver it. Alas, this was not the case. Instead, theirs stands as a fairly middling version at best (I've had some absolutely horrid ones in my day).
08-09-2013 04:08:12 | More by TMoney2591
2.98/5 rDev -20.5%
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear, golden straw color with about an inch of white head that had good retention and light lacing.
There was a strong alcohol scent at the front of the aroma. Under that were some nice grains, but they were fairly buried. The taste was the same, the alcohol completely overpowered the malts and gentle hops.
The body was thick and sticky, exactly the opposite of what you look for in a Pils. Drinkability was OK, but I wouldn't have more than one at time. Overall, a decent, but unspecial, brew. Probably worth a shot if you see it on tap, but I don't about investing in a large format bottle.
I in general find Imperial Pilseners to be a style that's mostly unnecessary. This brew reinforced that opinion.
10-19-2012 21:19:13 | More by beertunes
Reverb Imperial Pilsner from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.