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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
84
good

308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Thomas_Picton, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is the first smokestack series brew i havent loved to death. its good, it just sint as unique and standout as many of the others from this series. it pours an almost perfectly clear pale straw color, with a hint of that yellow 5 mountain dew color to it, but just a hint. a frothy two inch head rests on top. the smell is alcohol right from the get go. a grassy hop profile and some crystal and pale malts are also present in to nose. the malts seem pretty substantial here, not heavy and sweet or bready, but just providing a solid backbone for the brew. the flavor is the same. light in color but not in flavor, the malts are dominant. the alcohol wins though, which i think is a detractor overall. it just kind of trumps what would be very interesting flavors. the feel is good though, perfect carbonation for the beer, and a lighter than medium body. its drinkable, just not supremely delicious. overall a letdown from the smokestack standards, but dont let that dissuade you, its a well made beer with a nice punch.

StonedTrippin, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

SalMineo, Sep 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.2%

GoBIG, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of rfbenavi80
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch Number 2012-2

First and foremost, gotta give props to Boulevard for their artwork on this one. It's very clever and unique. Look at it closely and you will be impressed.

A- Pours a hazy straw yellow, with 2 fingers of white foamy head that lingers for quite a while and does not leave much of any lacing on the glass.

S- Smells almost like a wheat beer. Grassy, a little bit of citrus, some malts. Smells like a clean easy drinker.

T- Have to admit. Kinda diggin' this one. It drinks really smooth and easy. Starts off with what seems like an easy drinking malty, smooth, wheat flavored beer, then finishes with citrusy, grassy hops. I like it.

M- Can not detect the 7.5% ABV at all. On the high side of medium body, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O- All of Boulevard's Seasonals are worth trying. The Smokestack Seasonals and their "Heritage" seasonals. Seek them out, you will not be disappointed.

rfbenavi80, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a two-finger, bubbly head of white foam. It left sudsy sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled floral with notes of caramel, toffee and grains.

T - Sweet up front with caramel and a bready flavor. Some grain-like taste with a nice spicy bite. Not very boozy for an imperial lager.

M - It was crisp, sharp and very smooth. A medium bodied lager with a subtle alcohol warmth and a clean finish.

O - This is very good. Often Imperial Pilsners are too sweet or too boozy. This is not the case with Reverb. Good balance.

zeff80, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Dieck, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1505th Review on BA
Bottle to Smokestack Chalice
750 ml c/c

No batch or bottle date

Thanks to my mom for the gift.

App- When this poured out, it was similar to a butter gold. I felt I needed to eat some Lobster with it. It was a nice shimmery and oily looking pour as well. The head was about 3 fingers and almost a pure white head. Semi fast no cling. 1/8" ring.

Smell- A nice light malty aroma that was balanced out with some wheat, a slight dry grassy with a fresh melted butter and a little hops. Crisp and clean on the nose without taking the pils malts over the top.

Taste- Well I was a bit let down. The flavor was not as good as aroma. There is a lot going on in the glass, but what shocked me the most was the amplified thick buttery flavors. A small amount of a little smattering of hops. Taste was actually to use an adjective. Thick.

Mouth- When this settles and you keep drinking you are really greeted with a fuller medium body. The carbonation level borders on a fairly thin line between medium and full. A lot of residual butter and pils malts.

Drink- I thought this would be a couple things. 1. A little crisper and cleaner and 2. I just thought would be overall better.

FosterJM, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

AllHailBeercules, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

59rockabilly, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

TheCondor, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

calmstock, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

kevgod, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

elec, Sep 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JohnBender, Sep 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

kguyty, Sep 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

KegsAndEggs, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Bilco, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DTown, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

rab53, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

ssjkyle, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Whiskeydeez, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BeerHunter76, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

6demonbag, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of mdcrouser
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent gold, characteristic of a pilsner an inch of white head lays on top, bubbling down to a small island of head in the center.

Mildly malted, with grass and lemons in the nose. Doesn't smell near as big as you'd assume for an Imperial.

Big for a pilsner - much the opposite of the nose. Very grassy, some lemon, considerable malt, little lasting reverb on the tongue.

Super dry, relatively subtle carbonation.

Good for the style, but not my favorite style. Take it or leave it.

mdcrouser, Aug 26, 2012
Reverb Imperial Pilsner from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.