Imposter | Barrier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
barrierbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by plaid75 on 07-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by JoeMans:
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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at Queens Kickshaw with lunch. Nice pairing for a grilled cheese sandwich. The hops remind me a bit of Victory's Prima Pils, but this lager is more balanced and where I'd sometimes feel like the hops were too rich to enjoy, I can pick apart the grassy, earth citrus notes. There's a mild, soft bready backbone and an light enough body to make me consider ordering another round or two. Check it out if you can.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Gmann
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw color with a slight haze. Big beautiful rocky white head.

The aroma is of spicy and grassy hops. Bread and honey notes from the malt, perhaps a touch beefy for the style.

The taste is of a bready malt, sweet. Some grass and metal. Hops don't really pop on this one. Though the grass does come back through in the finish.

The feel is light but substantial with semisoft carbonation. Not as crisp as it should be.

A decent go at the style but doesn't quite hit all the style points.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BodyPolitic
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with notes of floral and grassy hops.
T: The taste very much follows the smell, except that the grassy hop flavors are a little more prominent and there also is slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn't really match up to the top examples of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of plaid75
4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a Medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a vibrant herbal noble hop atop a light grainy malt.

The taste consisted of a stinging herbal hop which dominated the experience. Nice jagged graininess detected as well. Essentially everything I look for in a craft pils.

The mouthfeel was prickly and well carbonated.

Overall a delicious pils.

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Photo of WellRested518
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Translucent gold with a tight, fluffy head. Looks like a pilsner.

A- Slightly grainy pilsner malt, backed up by a heavy-hand of old world hops. A touch of blood orange comes through to play with some earth & spice.

T- The hops come into play quick, but you never forget that you're drinking a pilsner. While they are spicy & bold they never become vegetative, or overbearing.

F- Crisp with a slight lingering bitterness.

O- I could drink this for days. A hippy pils, that tastes like a pils? I'm in.

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Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Croxley's Ale House in Smithtown NY on 5/1 - pours clear gold color with a big fluffy foamy bright white head that faded very slowly and left really good lacing. Smells of sweet malt or grains, caramel, light citrus hops, grass and some earthy notes; basic as expected. Tastes like it smells with sweet malt, toasted, grains, caramel, wheat bread, citrus hops, grass, a slight funk and some earthy notes with mild floral notes; on the sweeter side but a nice drinkable pilsner. Mouthfeel is slick and creamy with a medium body for a pilsner, light carbonation and a sweet malty finish. A nice easy drinking sessionable brew that wasn't exciting, but on par for the style

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Photo of Bilco
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hirshi
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BadFishNY
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at The Gingerman in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some very dark golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fluffy white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin head, a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of cereal grain and bready malts. Light to moderate aromas of herbal and grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of cereal grain and bready malts that have just a touch of honey like sweetness. That is followed by lighter flavors of herbal, spicy, and grassy hops. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink but not a stand out beer in the style. Refreshing.

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Photo of R11415
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Imposter from Barrier Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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