Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner

Boston Beer Co

USA

Okay. I've finally finished the fourth bottle, and I've come to a conclusion: I'm not a fan. It took me all four tries, and I waffled each time between "yum" and "hooboy." Last night I settled on "hooboy" and poured the last ounce out. It's intensely hoppy and malty, so if you're a classic hophead, give it a spin. I thought it was a lip-puckering struggle. I really prefer my pilsners to be a little more...subtle. Try it if you want the intense experience; I'm gonna steer clear.

Reviewed: June 01, 2008

Rating: 5/10

This is one of the better Sam Adams beers that I've had to date. But, I tend to enjoy a hearty lager full of Hallertau hops. It's a pretty big pilsner at 8.1% abv, something you don't really think about when you stare into that golden Pilsner beer, as most of them have almost half the amount of alchol. The aroma is very hoppy, so it's an assault on the senses, smell, taste, and even sight when you see this golden effervescent beer in the glass.

Reviewed: November 08, 2009

Rating: 8/10

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