Super Saaz Imperial Pilsner | Carolina Brewery

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83
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15 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery
North Carolina, United States
carolinabrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tdm168 on 03-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
15
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
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0
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3
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 1
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3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of HopAttack3
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ariceclemson
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Amedlin18
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of SFTBLMOSS2
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room on 3/2/12.

Pours a dark orange with a thin layer of creamy, white head that has decent retention. The nose is lightly grassy and mildly musty. The flavor is lightly bready and bitter with notes of earthy, citrusy hops. The hop character is surprisingly citrusy for the style with grapefruit notes. The alcohol is noticeable but doesn't detract from the flavor. The mouthfeel is warm, smooth, and lightly carbonated with an overall medium bodied.

This is unusual for the style. It's intensely citrusy, very hoppy, and largely malty. In some respects it's similar to an IPA, but there are some characteristics of a pilsner. This is a limited release so I probably won't have the chance to try it again, but it was enjoyable though, in my opinion, not to style.

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Super Saaz Imperial Pilsner from Carolina Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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