Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by marcobrau:
4.55/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours very clear yellow with a good amount of carbonation that forms about three-quarter-inch head that falls slowly leaving lace behind, but never really goes away. Really interesting combination of aromas: hops, toasted malts and of course spruce wood. Tastes woody and crisp, with lightly toasted malt and peppery hop notes. Surprisingly light-bodied. Dry, with a powerfully bitter hop finish and slight alcohol bite that eventually fades as a lingering hop bitterness coats the tongue. Overall, I would say this is perilously drinkable and quite tasty and bitter.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2010 02:24:06 | More by marcobrau
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass. Bottled 07/22/14
A- Pours a deep yellow, good degree of clarity, small white head. Great color for a pilsner.
S- Big evergreen, rosemary, some light citrus notes.
T- Similar to aroma, rosemary. citrus, the bitterness is spot on and note too lingering which usually is my problem with Short's bitter stuff. Has a bit of a fruity finish that good lagers have.
M- Nice full mouthfeel or a lager, and a pilsner at that.
O- This stuff is great and traditionally Short's. I can really imagine sitting among the pine tree in Northern Michigan and knocking back a few of these.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 03:17:22 | More by PaulyB83
3.43/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
32 oz. howler poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Clear golden body. No head. Looks flat.
Smell - Very pungent spruce. Lightly spicy and woody in the back. Some grassy hops, too.
Taste - Hops are stronger than spruce up front. Pilsner malt. Spruce builds up and turns into that woody spice that I got in the aroma. Very bitter finish.
Mouthfeel - Flat as hell. Very bitter. Makes it seem sluggish.
Overall - Excellent spruce flavor. Wish it had been carbonated.
Serving type: growler
05-25-2014 21:56:56 | More by Alieniloquium
Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.