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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

324 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: Reaper16 on 08-18-2012

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
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Ratings: 324 | Reviews: 64
Photo of GbVDave
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a Boulevard tulip.

Batch Number/ 2012 - 1
Best By Date: 04 - 2013

A: Pours a nicely hazed pale gold color with 1 1/2 creamy fingers of bright white foam on top. Perfect carbonation and lacing.

S: Bold and bright, lemon-y noble hops take center stage with supporting help from mildly toasted malt. Very crisp and clean. I couldn't keep my nose out of the glass!

T: See above. Very tidy and tasty.

M: Full and coating. Good staying power. Hints of white pepper in the finish.

O: Glad to see this one hit the shelves again under a different name. I'd love to try this on draft sometime.

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of grumpygerman
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Deivos
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a light straw color with a thin white head.

Aroma was malty grains along with white grapes and herbal notes.

The taste was classic pilsner. Herbal notes, malty grains, grass, light white grape and finished with a moderate bitterness.

Clean and crisp mouthfeel and carbonation.

I enjoyed this Imperial Pilsner quite a bit. Will definitely have again.

Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (batch 2012-2; best by 04-2013) into a tall weizen glass. Pours a clear greenish pale yellow w/ a big fluffy white head, sticky lace, ample carb.

Aroma is floral Old World hops, sweet grainy Pilsner malt. Elegant and balanced.

Taste follows nose. Light and lemony, refreshing, with a sharp bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, balanced, dry finish.

Overall a drinkable, refreshing Pilsner. Well done Boulevard.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened 9.12.12.

A - Pours a slight hazy light yellow with a two inch near-white head, fizzy but fades fast.

S - Pilsner malt, alcohol, corn.

T - Sweet corn, light wheat.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Tasty pumped up pilsner.

Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mkh895
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of SalMineo
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of GoBIG
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of rfbenavi80
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of Dieck
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of FosterJM
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Reverb Imperial Pilsner from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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