Beer Review: FLOSSMOOR STATION .357 IMPERIAL PILSNER

Beer Review: FLOSSMOOR STATION .357 IMPERIAL PILSNER

From the illustrious Flossmoor Station comes the .357 Imperial Pilsner, a brew that, dare I say, invites you to test its mettle. Unleashing a medley of THREE distinct malts and FIVE hop varieties (with a nod to Magnum, naturally), this libation has been patiently lagered for SEVEN weeks. The question is, will it be the hero riding into your sunset?

Appearance

Pouring into a goblet, the .357 Imperial Pilsner exhibits a rather murky gold hue, crowned with soapy suds that seem more chaotic than comforting.

Aroma

In the olfactory realm, one encounters an intriguing mix of barnyard hay and a faint whiff of beer-soaked cardboard box. The promise of adventure hangs in the air, albeit with a rustic, earthy touch.

Taste

Embarking on the tasting journey, the palate is met with notes of honey entwined with a dance of spicy hops. However, the overall experience leans towards a pronounced phenolic character, leaving an imprint that may not be to everyone’s liking.

Mouthfeel

The texture of this libation leans towards the syrupy side, a characteristic that, when combined with average carbonation, creates a sensation that might not be as enchanting as one would hope.

Overall

In the grand scheme of things, the .357 Imperial Pilsner fails to capture my enthusiasm. Regrettably, there’s little to extol about this brew. Each sip seems to reaffirm that it’s not my preferred choice, and the overall experience leaves much to be desired. While the concept of an Imperial Pilsner may sound enticing, this particular rendition misses the mark for me.