311. Sierra Nevada Imperial Pilsner (Beer Camp #43)

This beer is part of the Beer Camp series from Sierra Nevada. They have a variety 12-pack with 4 different varieties and this is the first to get reviewed and probably my least favorite of the 4.

Not a huge fan of pilsners and not sure what makes this an imperial pilsner. When I think imperial, I think high ABV – bigger flavors, etc and this one has none of that. Color is a clear orange with single finger white head. Aroma is minimal with only a bit of floral hop aroma. Bitter start with this one but it does balance out with some nice sweet malts. Overall not a very flavorful beer and a style that I try to avoid.
Well balanced
Cons: It’s a pilsner (what makes it imperial?)
Alcohol Content: 5.7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 35
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Sierra Nevada
Brewers Description: Not currently listed on website

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