WHISTLER IMPERIAL PILSKarl’s Coastal Reserve
The piercing howl of the SD#1 Whistler Buoy echoes for miles, hailing ships of rocky shores ahead. Like its namesake, Whistler Imperial Pils warns and welcomes at the same time. The grassy and floral bitterness of Saaz hops warns this is no ordinary pilsner, while authentic Moravian malts provide a toasted malt balance that welcomes another sip. Finishing crisp and dry, this addition to the Coastal Reserve Series is right at home in America’s finest beer city.
“Pours a vivid clear orange-gold, nose is complex, caramel, nectarines, toffee, taste is rich, moderately sweet, best imp pils I’ve had” - User Comment, BeerAdvocate Online
“Fresh, this beer is beautifully balanced, slightly sweet, and the driest hoppiest imperial pils I’ve had to date. What a great beer.” - TheFullPint.com
“Starting with sweet, biscuity malt then fading to a light, peppery hop character the beer smells just like a pilsner with a little more oomph. Toasted, biscuity malts greet you first then is quickly followed by fairly upfront spicy hop presence. The malt sweetness and moderate hop bitterness give the beer a nice balanced feel and fuller mouthfeel than most pilsners. The semi-dry finish has more of a biting hop presence, but even then it’s not too bitter or astringent. I enjoyed this beer a good deal. As far as what little experience I’ve had with imperial pilsners, this one is quite balanced and full flavored.” - The Barley Blog