Phillips Brewing Company Levidrome Imperial Regal Lager – American Double / Imperial Pilsner at 7% ABV | 20 IBU

Phillips Brewing Company Levidrome Imperial Regal Lager American Double / Imperial Pilsner at 7% ABV | 20 IBU (C$8.49 at Oak & Vine, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 21-Jun-2018, reviewed 18-Jul-2018)

Appearance: very slightly hazy pale straw with two fat fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and heavy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: herbal, crackery malt, grass, floral. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium bitter lightly warming finish. (4/5)

Yes, I know what a levidrome is. Yes, I knew what it was before buying this beer. And yes, going with a geeky name and a high ABV is a pretty reliable way to positively predispose me towards a Lager. (Though, I must admit, I have no clue what the _Don Quixote_ label symbolism is in aid of.) Did it work? Well, put it this way: the only other Imperial Lagers I’ve rated this highly are Evil Twin and Lagunitas. Heady company, indeed. (15/20)

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