Poured very cloudy with a finger of while, big bubbled foam. Retention was minimal.
Aroma is big on lemon. Malt, spice (hops), floral, fruity sweet, with a hidden sense of booze.
Taste is very malty but a straight up malt: not sweet. Spice and booze come out in the middle. Both stay with into the end. Grapefruit hops and bitterness to the end and finish. Bitterness stays with you.
Light on carbonation with a very surprisingly light mouth feel. The booze is really pronounced.
My first of the style. Interesting to say the least. Not clear like a normal lager. I would like to have a few more in the style before I pass judgment but, for this particular beer, I don't think I am on top of the style. Good but lacking. Enjoy!
1st Taste: Fruity sweet, then quickly the hop bite. And cloudy compared regular lagers.
Overall: Not as heavy as I thought it would be. This is probably our first Lager review since the past summer. Quirky taste, or maybe it's just cause it's seldom made style. It's got a hop bitterness. I know it's Imperial, but it's still surprising to get this kind of abv hit in a Pilsner. And the fullness has now creapt in. Liked it, but could handle a sixer in one sitting...unless I was really dry. Oh, and it was economic when you consider the price / alcohol value relationship.
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