Crazy Brewski Imperial Pils

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Imperial Pilsner
Ranked #27
Ranked #29,261
2.44 | pDev: 33.2%
Jun 04, 2023
Oct 26, 2013
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

2.42/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
500mL bottle marked L.33170 poured into a nonic pint glass at fridge temp 15% ABV. The beer pours a little more than hefe-hazy in a dull amber. The head isn't much but the pencil thin ring and island did hang in for a minute. Minimal lacing. The aroma is mild, vaguely sweet with some orchard fruit and hints of rotten grain. The taste is sticky sweet with some caramel and more apple/pear and tongue numbing ethanol. Negligible bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium plus bodied with just less that average carbonation and a decidedly undry finish. Overall, a middling high ABV malt liquor, a Lithuanian tick, and nothing that could ever resemble an imperial pils...
Jun 04, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

2.63/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Clear dark amber with a small ivory head that vanishes in a blink.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt and hints of cheap whiskey or rum, some grassy notes.
The taste is also sweet caramel malt and brown sugar or molasses with rum, plenty of alcohol taste and burn. The finish is still sticky sweet with rum notes and just a hint of grassy hops.
The body is full and a bit oily, light carbonation.
Altogether my first problem is rating this as any kind of pilsner, it just does not resemble any pilsner I've ever had. It is more like an extra strength barleywine or maybe a "boilermaker". Whatever it is, it is drinkable and packs a pretty good punch for the price. If that's what you are looking for, this is for you.
May 26, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

2.75/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
I am not sure what I was thinking when I bought this beer. Upon reflection, I feel like a teenage boy who is trying to get away with something and gets terribly embarrassed.

Anyway...I poured this beer from a bottle into a tulip glass. Dark yellow, essentially no head or lacing. Strong booze smell and taste, sort of cheep whisky. It does have some smokiness that does not make it a total loss and it is warming. Not a repeater.
May 01, 2022
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Rated by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Dec 04, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

2.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
This beer is hilarious, honestly not sure what this is, looks like piss, tastes like a heavy lager, smells like bready malt and booze, feels like a eastern bloc boot stomp, yikes. It’s decent, but man, the mixed reviews on this have me laughing my ass off
May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by BeaverMagnet from Arizona

1.15/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
As a homebrewer, Im familiar with the style. Very on par for a Mr. BEER extract kit that the owner boosted with a sugary adjunct, such as honey or way too much sugar. Tastes acrid, sharp & bitter, like most brews from this hovel of a brewery. I tried their Lobster Lover's beer & it was identical. Drinks like what youd expect a Soviet Bloc country brewing adjunct beers & selling at craft prices to taste like. The bottom shelf at my local gas station would all drink smoother than this Slav piss.
Aug 21, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

1.71/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
500ml bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a very, small, white head of foam. It smelled of boozy sweet malt. So much alcohol burn. Little bitterness.
Mar 02, 2019
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Reviewed by BenHoppy from Michigan

5/5  rDev +104.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Here is a brew I've been cellaring for quite a while as I feared it would taste rancid based on reviews of this site. Let me tell you maybe the bad reviews are due to drinking this too fresh or in the wrong glass or the wrong temperature or improper storage, I don't know. But I am drinking a bottle right now that has aged gracefully for 14 years and reminds me of nothing more than J.W. Lee's Barley wine, the only thing missing is some time in the barrel.

Poured at about 44 degrees into a snifter this beer has an appearance of opaque orangish, rustic brown with minimal head. The aroma is of sweet hints of subtle wet cardboard and wet basement yet has some bourbon, caramel, vanilla, fruity woodness mixed in. The flavors are very much of the aroma with some hints of tobacco. I'm telling you if I didn't see the bottle I would have thought it was a J.W. Lee vintage. For $3 this beer kicks ass! It might just need to age and be stored properly. This is for sure the best Lithuanian beer I have ever had. I give it a 5 because well I see nothing wrong with it and if I see it again I'll be sure be buying it again. Think about it J.W. Lees is $10 for 11.2 oz and this is $3 for 22oz.
Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 2 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Mar 30, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Rinkuškiai "Crazy Brewski Imperial Pils"
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "L.13021"
$2.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Cool label. I'm not sure what the santa hat is doing on a guy who looks kind of like the devil, but OK. And what is "naturally fermented beer"? Is there an un-natural way of fermenting beer? I have not heard of that yet but I digress. It pours a clear amber-orange body beneath a short head of bright white that is fizzling away before my eyes. At 15% alcohol though I guess that a little of that is expected. Ahhh, wait, although it's clear, not quite fingerprint-through-the-glass clear, but clear, the bottle says it's "partially filtered, bottle-conditioned" and maybe that's what they mean by "naturally fermented beer". Unfortunately partially filtered is not the same thing as bottle-conditioned, and I highly doubt you'd get much additional carbonation at 14+% alcohol unless you had a really tolerant yeast strain, but OK, here I go getting off-track again, back to the beer. There's some higher alcohol and ethyl acetate in the aroma. Not good. There's some adjunct laden and bready & caramelish malt as well but the nail polish aroma is distracting - big loss of points on that count. Of course, to be honest, I was kind of expecting that. This isn't from Russia, it's from Lithuania, but that's close enough and I've found a lot of the beers from the Baltic region with higher gravities and alcohol contents suffer from hot and fast fermentations. Personally I believe that they actually like this over there, but different strokes for different folks, right? At least it doesn't taste like anti-freeze was added, that's pretty much soley a Russian thing. Moving forward, and if you think I was kidding I wasn't, the flavor reflects those higher alcohols and ethyl acetate as well. It's not the worst I've ever had but it's still not good. I'm only a couple of sips into this and I'm not sure I want to finish it. I fear I might black out, or maybe do something weird if I get drunk on it. It's malty though, and at least I like that; and it's balanced by a low-level bitterness and the hot alcohol which equals a dry finish. There are, unfortunately, no noticeable hops. Perhaps some leafy, grassy, and spicy undertones are there but that's it. No, this is more like the malt prior to distilling Bourbon. Given that it's flawed it's hard to score it well, but at the same time I have had worse so it is what it is, and it gets what it gets. Medium-full in body with a dextrinous side and a moderate, soft carbonation that leaves it smooth and doesn't amplify the alcohol or heat that's there. Not the best by any means, but certainly not undrinkable.
Nov 05, 2017
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Reviewed by MegaManX from New York

5/5  rDev +104.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The look is that of a Samuel Adams Boston lager. The smell and taste is basically the same. Decent beer that has been sitting in a rusty bucket, it even slightly stings. THE FEEL!!!! This is where this beer shines. When you consider the alcohol content, it is so light and easy to drink. It has the alcohol of four beers and comes in 16.6oz bottles!
It doesn't taste like one of those iced beers, it's not thick, it won't make you puke if you chug it(which has happened to me with King Cobra and Natty Daddy). If you put a little thought, and calculate the amount of alcohol in this drink, the taste and feel are far better than anything else in the range. I will definitely buy again.
Oct 11, 2017
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Reviewed by mark5692 from New York

1.06/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This was so disgusting, I didn't know how to describe it. It pours decent, but the smell is overwhelmingly terrible. It wreaks of stale, disgusting bourbon mixed with a even more stale and disgusting beer that's mixed with a stronger taste of alcohol than Everclear. Just don't do it. Stay away from it.
Aug 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

2.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
This is an amber colored brew...slim head and a medium clear complexion. The aroma is boozy with an off-putting caramel scent. Strong, alcoholic, sweet, and ill-conceived. It's like a sweet, alcoholic excuse for a beer. Not at all reminiscent of a pilsener. Disappointing.
Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 1.38 by mnine from California

Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 2.88 by LJWalker from Indiana

Jun 25, 2017
Rated: 2.83 by InsaneBeerLover from Illinois

Mar 25, 2017
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I received a single bottle of this Lithuanian "Imperial Pils" as a "gift" from a friend and didn't know what to expect. I've found some Eastern European beers to be surprisingly good. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into pilsner glass. It pours an orange-bronze color with a very thin, ecru-colored head. It smells of sweet malt, brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit. The smell is vaguely reminiscent of a Barleywine. The taste, though, is awful: cloyingly sweet with astringent alcohol; there's nothing subtle about this . . . and nothing good, either. It's bereft of carbonation and the booziness is over the top. This may be the least pleasant beer I've had. Don't let the look and smell fool you; it's simply dreadful stuff!
Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 2.5 by cp45 from New Jersey

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 2.78 by Hopfenpeter from Maryland

Nov 21, 2016
Rated: 2.07 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Nov 02, 2016
Crazy Brewski Imperial Pils from Rinkuškiai
Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 100 ratings