Feels Good Imperial Pilsner | Picaroons Traditional Ales

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Feels Good Imperial PilsnerFeels Good Imperial Pilsner

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Picaroons Traditional Ales
New Brunswick, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Picaroons recipes evolve due to experimentation. here's an example makeup for this beer:

Grain: Weyermann Bohemian Floor Pilsner Malt, Vienna Malt, Munich 1 malt, Malted wheat, Canadian 2-row barley.

Hops: Hersbrucker, Hallertau Perle and Saaz.

Other: Irish Moss, yeast nutrient, gypsum, Ringwood yeast, water (pH 4.85).

Added by bobsy on 02-09-2010

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Photo of Lewnanny
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer,

The bottle don't give the feeling this beer have.

It is a nice beer to have once i a while.

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Photo of gallan1
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfreeze
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden color with a good amount of activity. Almost creamy white 1 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with some strong legs.

Pleasant floral aroma with biscuity caramel. Flavors of caramel, sweet grains, a little corn, lemon, floral and herbal spices. Bready and slightly grassy. More sweet than sour but still with a nice sharpness creating a good balance.

Smooth almost creamy heavy body with moderate carbonation. Light finish of medium length, ending with crispy grassy noble spices and some sugary citrus/caramel feel.

Overall a good craft offering nice flavors and a great thick body. Passable freshness being a little flat. Accessible being not overly boozy and well spiced. +1 for the pug ;)

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterPro125
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL

Taken from my notes. Reviewed February 7th, 2015
According to the label, this version of Feels Good contains Fuggles hops.

A- Pours a golden straw colour topped with a 2 1/2 finger white head. Little bit of lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet caramel and sweet malt notes. Light hoppiness. No alcohol on the nose despite a relatively high ABV. Not as much hop presence as I was expecting.

T- Sweet maltiness that moves to a slight hop bitterness fairly quickly. Nice and balanced flavour.

M- Low-Medium Carbonation and a fairly heavy mouthfeel. Oddly robust for a Pilsner and not refreshing by any means.

O - Another great beer from Picaroons. Pleasant aroma and flavour but an oddly heavy mouthfeel for a Pilsner. I suppose it has something to do with the high gravity but the heavy mouthfeel takes it from being an excellent beer to an okay one. Not the kind of Pils I would want on a hot summer day, rather an autumn/winter sipper.

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Photo of lgmol
1.89/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer looks good. Nice big white head on a clear, bubbly blonde beer.

The smell is pretty weak. There is some caramel, some corn, some bready malt.

The taste is not good. There is some of what's in the aroma but there is also a buttery diacetyl taste that dominates after it warms up a little bit.

The feel is alright, I didn't get too much of the fatty feel that I know is associated with diacetyl, but certainly a little bit.

Overall, this beer was not good. I considered pouring half of it down the drain, but I didn't actually do it.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Freddy216b
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of htdoerge
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of DreamDeath
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ZachT
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of bylerteck
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of StomachUlcers
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of ahemahem
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The sad thing about this pilsner is that it is not available in Santa Barbara, or anyone in the US as far as I know. I would buy this weekly. It has a high alcohol content without tasting like it. Nice buzz without gagging. In fact, I love the taste.

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Photo of CurtisD
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lumpy, off-white head that leaves chunky lace on the side. The liquid is golden with a mild chill haze.

Notable sweet caramel aroma. There's some raw grain as well. What's missing, though, is any hop or alcohol to the nose.

Starts with a smooth, "round" malt flavor. The bittering hop takes over quickly. This is a very rich pilsner. The carbonation is low, making this an overly robust beer that comes close to having the consistency of milk. The aftertaste is of white pepper and lingers a long time.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TylerD420
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of skellock
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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