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Rose's Imperial Pilsner | Seven Brides Brewing

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Rose's Imperial PilsnerRose's Imperial Pilsner

Brewed by:
Seven Brides Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Reidrover on 09-04-2009

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Photo of flagmantho
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from waxed 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a lazy effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam with moderately good retention. Not too bad.

Smell: kind of bready with a bit of alcoholic fruitiness. It's not especially clean.

Taste: bready with a bit of alcoholic fruitiness, but unlike the aroma the flavor is working for me. Yeasty lager characteristics mesh well with the lightly cidery alcoholic fruit flavor. It's not bad at all.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: this is a decent imperial-strength pilsner. Maybe not the greatest thing in the world, but it works for me. I really do find it interesting, though, how the smell can be so uninspiring but still hides a good flavor.

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Photo of DiabolikDUB
2.86/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-Tap @ Bailey's Taproom poured into Shaker glass.

Pours a cloudy pale gold with effervescent trails up the glass to finger of creamy white head. The nose is filled with malt and earthy-grassy hops. The flavor is sweet and slightly nutty upfront with a grassy hop bitterness that lasts. This beer has a crisp, medium body. I'd say overall this beer comes off a bit harsh.

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Photo of PapaJ
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the tap at Venti's Basement Bar, Salem, OR, 04 September 2009.

a: hazy / very light straw color / little head as delivered
s: sharp, hoppy aroma with hints of floral and spice
t: floral, grassy or woody, spicy/satisfying; a dry bitter finish
m: hoppy but balanced by a surprisingly strong malt backbone
d: drinkable; I will help deplete the keg

This is my second Imperial Pilsner; the first being the 'Rogue-Morinoto Imperial Pilsner' at the Rogue Ale House, Newport, OR, in late July 2009.

I prefer the Seven Brides Imperial Pilsner over the Rogue.

I prefer Pilsner over Imperial Pilsner. And, I appreciate that Seven Brides Brewing Company is offering an out-of-the-ordinary beer.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint served at Venti's basement bar in Salem.
Unusual looking Double Pilsner, it is sort of hazy bright golden almost like a weissbier, with a small white head that quickly dissapates.
Good strong German hop aromas.
Very strong hop profile in the taste, is well balanced however by the malts, but the hops do dominate, very much a pilsner however. Some unusual yeastiness present but this sort of helps not hinders the beer.
Very nice and complex mouthfeel, not thin at all.
Altogether a very drinkable beer for the strength.

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Rose's Imperial Pilsner from Seven Brides Brewing
3.55 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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