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.357 Imperial Pilsner | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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.357 Imperial Pilsner.357 Imperial Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
flossmoorstation.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Go ahead. Make our day. Open up this bottle of .357 and enjoy this beer with THREE different malts, FIVE hop varieties (of course we used Magnum), and lagered SEVEN weeks. Ride off into the sunset with this in your holster!"

Added by Kegatron on 04-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
51
pDev:
19.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.99/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color pilsner with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sweet malt with some warming alcohol that can be easily identifiable. Taste is also dominated by loads of sweet notes with light dry hops notes not as clearly identifiable as expected. Body is quite full with somewhat of an oily texture and some good carbonation with too much alcohol that is perceptible though. This beer was too sweet for my own personal taste and with a bit too much boozy notes coming through.

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2/5  rDev -39%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

amber color coming through very clearly. Nice notes of white coming over the top of the beer, with a settling down of the head into a subtle side glass profile. Nice carbonation could be seen coming up from the bottom of the glass as well.

The aroma was very light. Nice touches of citrus popping up throughout the profile. A definite touch of alcohol was visible from the very first whiff though, letting me know this one was going to be strong, and settling me back in the chair a bit I have to say. Light grains coming through now as it starts to warm up, the taste was very crisp, clean and transparen

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +52.4%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to davidbowers13 for this bottle.

A: Pours a hazy yellow/orange. It almost has a light golden hue to it. There is about one finger of head that slowly dissipates, leaving behind only the larger bubbles. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: Smells malty and boozy. There is a mix of sweetness, tartness and alcohol.

T: Starts off malty and sweet. But there is an ever present alcohol taste lingering around. It finishes dry and boozy.

M: I'm going with full bodied on this one. There is a serious amount of heft, and this beer needs to be chewed down. Again, it finishes dry and the flavors linger for quite awhile.

O: I'm not a fan of this beer. Even the idea of an imperial pilsner seems strange. It's nice to have tried, but I'm not impressed with my first Flossmoor Station offering.

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3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this was poured from draft and poured a nice head

Balanced and aromatic with tones of malts, hops, oranges and some heat (in an alcoholic way)

medium/full bodied with a lot more malty tones but also some booziness as well

This was definitely showing the 12%, but it wasn't like I was drinking an extremely alcoholic beer. While there was a boozy quality to it, it wasn't overdone and on the whole a very good beer

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2.56/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle courtesy of AleWatcher. Thanks Jeff!

A- Pours a deep golden color with a two finger head of dense white foam. Head recedes leaving a thin white coaster and decent lacing.

S- Smells sweet with a hint of citrus. I'm also getting alcohol and green apple.

T- Starts out hot and sweet. Wow. More like a barleywine than a pilsner. Huge caramel malt presence mid-palate backed up with more booze and and a slightly bitter hoppiness. Finish is semi-dry and sweet with a lingering booozy aftertaste.

M- Big and sticky describes the body of this brew. Carbonation is on the low side lending a creamy texture that works well with a beer of this gravity. ABV is conspicuously evident throughout.

O- Not what I was expecting from a beer with the word "Pilsner" on the label. As I stated earlier, it seemed more like a barleywine to me. Every aspect of .357 is over the top huge. Glad I had the opportunity but I wouldn't have this one again.

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3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tried on tap at Flossmoor, 17 Jul 2011. Served in a snifter.

Small off white head is quick to dissipate. Lightly carbonated. Somewhat hazy golden orange. Light aroma, syrupy sweet, some alcohol. Lots of sugar and alcohol to start. Slightly floral. Fairly sweet throughout until the finish when some bitterness comes out. Medium body, warming alcohol. Moderately bitter, warming lingering finish.

Not bad but seems a bit sweet for an imperial pils.

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1.7/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this on tap as it's back on the Flossmoor beer sign.

A- Poured a deep hazed golden yellow color. Half finger white head shows poor retention. No lace left on the sides of the glass but showed some legs.

S- Tons of alcohol all throughout the aroma. It never really dies down and goes strong right off the get go. Light earthy hops in the ending aroma get cut off by the alcohol. The rest of the beer smells like wet grain with a hint of biscuit but mostly wet grain.

T- Well hello there big burst of alcohol in the front! This beer is hot...it was hot the first time they brewed it and it's hot this time as well. Alcohol in the front dominated a grainy like pilsner malt. Wet grain toward the middle with the alcohol heat dying a little. Ending shows the grains coming out once again with a backdrop of drity hops. Alcohol comes in once again and crushes any flavor that was there. Fuck this beer is hot!

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Alcohol and wet grain are left on the palate and the alcohol is pretty much the only thing I can taste long into the aftertaste. Flavors were underbalanced but it would be hard to tell I think with all the alcohol flavor. No real off flavors just freaking hot beer. Heavy alcohol drying on the palate with each sip.

O- This beer was not good at all. Not a horrible beer I think if the heat were to die down. As of now though this is just a boozy mess. I've heard some good things about this in the bottle but I don't think this one should be had on tap ever...

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.357 Imperial Pilsner from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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