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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

312 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 114
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.15% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Original batch (from Imperial Series--750 ml bottles) was 10% abv. New, 2010, 12 oz. bottles are 7.15% abv.

(Beer added by: hoppymeal on 06-30-2007)
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Reviews by techfed87:
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techfed87

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4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Head is slightly lower in the glass than I would expect from a beer like it. Color is a light amber, fairly normal for a pilsner-like beer. Smell on the other hand smells full of pine needle resin. Having had it before a while back, I'm really looking forward to the refresh.

First sip is very rewarding. All of the pine resin flavor that came off on the nose comes off as an excellent herbal addition to the overall flavor of the beer, carrying what would usually be an alright pilsner to new levels of awesome. Mouthfeel is great, as is the aftertaste, which diminishes nicely over time.

This really is one of my favorite Short's seasonals. You really should try this if you find it in stock. It really is an experience to be had.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 01:53:55 | More by techfed87
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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.

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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.