OK, this review will be a little biased since I bought this for $3.99 rather than (up to) $16.99 that I have seen in Atlanta. At this price, this beer is a straight 5. At $12, $13, $14 or $15 a bottle it isn’t.
Great, butterscotch and lemon apppearance, with a massive head, chill haze, carbonation and a real viscous feel make up a wonderful look.
Aroma? Well, the best way I can describe it is as an expensive Euro Lager (Stella on acid). Hoppy and malty, and at the same time, the viscous feel seems to seep into the aroma?? I know that makes little sense but I get that feeling.
Syrupy, rich thickness dominates the taste, and this is unlike any Pilsner you will have drunk. In fact, there is an argument to say that the “Imperialness” of a Pilsner is just silly. It takes away the lightness and freshing drinkability of the style, and replaces it with a punishing brew that is great, but significantly removed from the original style. Sugary, alcoholic and smooth.
At $3.99 this unbeatable, at $17.00 at bottle it’s a one-off purchase.