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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

(send 'em beer!)
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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GoBIG

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.3%

09-13-2012 14:55:39 | More by GoBIG
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bondjedi

Washington

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
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watsontiger98

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

07-18-2014 23:42:53 | More by watsontiger98
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

09-23-2012 22:48:09 | More by Hellpop65
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JackMehoff

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

07-30-2013 17:19:22 | More by JackMehoff
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

11-29-2013 01:52:07 | More by mmulebarn
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dertyd

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

11-03-2013 08:01:58 | More by dertyd
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markcp

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

09-04-2013 20:41:14 | More by markcp
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justinp

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

02-02-2014 22:52:50 | More by justinp
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

11-04-2013 21:30:55 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

09-29-2013 23:35:09 | More by Rekrule
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Ajmorriso1


2.78/5  rDev -25.9%

08-12-2014 00:41:57 | More by Ajmorriso1
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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
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beertunes

Washington

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
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dankjohn

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20%

11-09-2013 00:28:22 | More by dankjohn
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billhelm

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20%

03-25-2014 16:53:16 | More by billhelm
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

01-04-2014 03:34:54 | More by mportnoy
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20%

12-15-2012 07:27:00 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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APB

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -20%

08-15-2013 23:37:23 | More by APB
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Mattias

Sweden

3/5  rDev -20%

04-30-2014 20:51:44 | More by Mattias
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

01-23-2013 18:46:13 | More by phishbone23
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nate_nate_nate

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

07-02-2014 15:19:44 | More by nate_nate_nate
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20%

12-28-2013 05:10:20 | More by jenray
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dubmax

Kansas

3/5  rDev -20%

04-27-2013 06:04:22 | More by dubmax
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20%

11-18-2013 08:30:22 | More by brewskis4drewski
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Reverb Imperial Pilsner from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.