Collaboration No. 1 - Imperial Pilsner | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Collaboration No. 1 - Imperial PilsnerCollaboration No. 1 - Imperial Pilsner
BA SCORE
88.5%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 192 ratings
Collaboration No. 1 - Imperial PilsnerCollaboration No. 1 - Imperial Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
For this inaugural installment of collaboration brews, we invited distinguished Belgian brewer Jean-Marie Rock to join our own Steven Pauwels for a zymological alliance. The two conspired to revive a recipe from the very beginning of Rock’s career, the memory of which he has cherished for more than 30 years. A starkly simple recipe combined with a painstakingly complex brewing process produce an Imperial Pilsner of subtle elegance and delicately balanced contrasts. First wort hopping, a very old technique in which hops normally added late in the boil are put in at the beginning, and allowed to steep for a much longer time, gives the beer an especially refined hop aroma and flavor. The 100% Pilsner malt makes a clear, yet restrained statement, answered by a stead, harmonious chorus of Saaz hop bitterness, echoes of which linger in the dry, crisp finish.

29 IBU

Added by bort11 on 01-14-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
192
Liked:
170
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
8.52%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Batch #1, 2009. So this is a vintage.
Collaboration one pours a hazy golden color with a nice large long lasting head. The aroma is malty, sweet, crisp, with nice hints of yeasty and lemons. The taste has a nice crisp malty backbone, with nice hints of lemon, and a nice vanilla undertone. There are also a crisp grass like flavor, with a finish that has hints of a yeasty like flavor. Feels very nice, very nicely carbonated. Overall what a nice complex full flavored Pils, would have loved to tried a fresh one, but very surprised on how it aged.

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Collaboration No. 1 - Imperial Pilsner from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.5% out of 100 with 192 ratings
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