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Über Pils - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 21
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: meathookjones on 01-15-2005)
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Reviews by avylover:
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avylover

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -22.7%

Beautiful looking beer here. Clear & golden with a nice cascading head as I pour. The 1/2 inch white head holds steady. The aroma is very inviting, with lots of citrus rind hop aromas and a sweet maltiness backing this up. Quite interesting taste here. This reminds me of "Budweiser meets Hops." There is a real heavy underlying macro lager type taste here, only with some hops thrown in for flavoring (not bitter) The two tastes clash more than anything - this is not a happy marriage. Also a distinct heavy diacetyl flavor in the aftertaste (which I honestly don't mind). Mouthfeel is nice & slick, but the all over the place taste of this one puts a big damper on the drinkablity

...perhaps Dominion has spoiled me....

02-08-2005 23:40:21 | More by avylover
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a clear light golden with a huge blooming bone white head that leaves globs to stick to the side of my pilsner glass,fresh aromas of lightly toasted grain with some lighter grassiness and iron.Spot on pilsner flavors in my opinion grainy malt and some iron with a nice herbal sharpness late that keeps the beer light and me wanting more.Its great to see Rogue go in this direction even more so when its product comes out this good,well done.

06-18-2005 19:07:49 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

Appearance – This one showed off a medium but very retentive white head in keeping with the style. The body is a bright orange or maybe even orangish-gold in color. It sure looks like a German Pils.

Smell – The Sterling hops mix well with the malty backbone.

Taste – This is nice. The malts are a bit big for the style but have that “Graham cracker” flavor so desired from a good German Pils. The hops are slightly grassy but very crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel – This is in fact medium-bodied as the bottle suggests. It is very crisp and clean and refreshes the palate.

Drinkability – This made for an excellent “first beer” of the day. It’s balanced and very well put together.

02-15-2005 01:11:57 | More by RoyalT
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

Poured from a 22ox bottle. I really liked this beer. A yellow color with a thick white head. Nice carbonation, which persisted throughout. A grainy, mildly fruity aroma. The taste was malty and sweet corn, which I thought were well-balanced. Some hoppiness, which lingered on. Good lacing. Very nice mouthfeel, not too assertive, but not wimpy either. I could drink a few of these, and enjoy every one.

09-13-2006 21:02:53 | More by lordofthewiens
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

22 oz bottle pours a clear, goldenrod hued body with a modest, creamy white head that retains well. Spotty patch lace all over the glass. A great deal of carbonation activity is apparent in the glass, with a persistent rush of micro bubbles rushing to the top. Aroma is biscuity malt, a vegetal note from the yeast, and floral and spicy hops. Mouthfeel is light medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Taste begins slightly sweet with some caramel notes and bread dough. Moderate hops bitterness from the Sterling hops quickly takes over, imparting a floral, lavender taste. Very interesting taste for a pilsner, but it works very well. Well balanced, tasty, and very sessionable. My only suggestion would be the addition of some German hops to compliment the Sterlings.

03-06-2005 23:32:03 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%

Typical Rogue bomber, pours light golden, slight haze, white head, leaving a fine and stringy dose of lacing. Nose is the expected citric, grassy aroma of the style. This is a crisp, dry and pleasantly acidic pilsner. Limes, grass, drying hops. Nice. Fine all around quaffer, nice in warmer months to wash down some BBQ or a salad and some bread and cheese. More tasty and worthy brew from the Rogue crew.

07-24-2005 20:05:06 | More by Billolick
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Thrasher

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -1%

From a draft pour at Rogue's Portland outpost, this beer tasted fantastically fresh. Pour quality was variable from pint to pint, which affected appearance and mouthfeel scores. It's a full-flavored beer with little pilsner qualities and felt not far different from a regular Rogue Ale despite use of lager yeast. My pint was misty gold, very dark for a pils, with a head that looked high at first but completely disappeared and left not a whiff of lace. Your results may vary. There's a good, elusive aroma of shortbread and perhaps berries. Many intriguing qualities in the flavor: cereal, honey, graham cracker, lemon, dune grass, a solitary tree in a meadow full of wildflowers... maybe I'm reaching too far with that one. There's also a sharpness deep down that might indicate the possibility of spoilage if the beer goes too long, knocking off a half point for taste. The mouthfeel was thick and full, like many of Rogue's beers which aren't generally filtered; perhaps this should be considered a kellerbier. Do to my inferior pour, however, the mouthfeel ended up a bit flat. Drinkability is good and this is an interesting, unconventional pilsner, well worth a try even if you shy away from the style.

04-04-2005 01:41:47 | More by Thrasher
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

Clear gold color, slightly on the pale side of medium, frothy head of just under 1/2 an inch in height on the first pour. Leaves very delicate but complete lace. Very appetizing aroma, a little citrus, a little nut, even a spread-out sweetness that reminds me of marshmallows. Mouthfeel is on the light end but the carbonation is also low, giving a smooth impression. Flavor catches at the start with a little sharpness right up front, at the same time there's some straw and honey and a little creamed corn going in the other direction. Almost an oily citronella candle flavor with a good bitterness at the end and some drying out as well. I like this one, the aroma particular works well in the overall profile.

07-08-2006 23:41:27 | More by ADR
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange hue forms a thick off white head leaves behind specks of lacing around the glass. Aroma: Strong hop aroma going on contains mild citrus with grassy notes as well as blended mild biscuit malts with low citrus and mild cracker malt presence. Taste has a mild bitterness with cittrus grassy hop varieties with a very delicate nice clean flavor definitely a great tasting lighter beer with crisp sweetness overall. Mouthfeel: Light bodied lager with a sturdy but smooth carbonation goes down so well I'm such a fan. Drinkability: Effortless has a quality tasting hoppy profile that contains German hops especially a pils I can't deny what a great pils.

10-07-2006 01:54:43 | More by WVbeergeek
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has the light golden color of pecan wood with a crystal clear body and a big off-white rocky head that turns into big open bubbles after a bit. There is a strong carbonation of large bubbles racing through this beer.

S- There is a light herbal and noble hop aroma that is dry with notes of fresh pale malt that has some depth to it almost like floor dried malt. There is a light pine note that is more pine needles that pine resin when it warms a bit.

T- The nice depth in the pale malt is finished with a nice hop finish with a slight sulfur note to it. There is a slight honey malt note to the flavor that comes through as it warms with a nice soft pungent quality to the hop finish as well.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a very light fizz in the finish that supports the hops.

D- This beer has smooth subtle flavors but it has very nice depth of flavor in the malt and the hops have some interesting qualities to them. The beer focuses on the hops flavor and malt flavor not just a watery beer with a big sulfury hop bitterness. This beer was well crafted.

03-05-2007 17:33:44 | More by rhoadsrage
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skillerified

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

Light golden colored, immediately had me thinking apricots for some reason. Big, fluffy head with lots of staying power. Lots of carbonation racing to the top. Crystal clear. Excellent lacing. A little darker than other Pilseners I've had. Looks good and rich.

Fruity and slightly floral on the nose. Not much of an obvious malt presence, but seems to have thick backbone to it, even in the scent. Some pineapple and a hint of strawberry. A bit of apple juice. Not much from there. Seems to run out of depth. Still strong though.

Rich and creamy, mostly bitter, but it does have that strong malt backbone I suspected from the scent. Slightly fruity. Sort of a charcoal like bite to this one. Bread and biscuit on the malt side of things with a little cut grass and pine on the sides of the tongue from the hops. Finish gets a little slick at the back of the throat. Big and rich compared to most Pilseners I've had. Tasty.

A tasty brew. I'm not a huge Pilsener fan, but this could maybe find a place with certain foods.

04-27-2007 02:10:55 | More by skillerified
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zjungleist

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

Hazey and golden in color, with a reasonable white head. Smells like sweet malts and hops, no suprises so far. The taste is a bit sweet, with a tangy hop middle, and some bitterness in the aftertaste with a little bit of fruity esters. Mouthfeel is medium and a little bit sticky, but balance with carbonation. Aside from the slight fruitiness, which for me kinda goes against the style, this would be a near perfect pilsner. However, aside from the style guidelines, this is a highly enjoyable beer and a welcome interpertation.

07-13-2006 18:14:21 | More by zjungleist
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

This beer poured a cloudy, orange color with a thick white head and good lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with a touch of hops in the background. The taste is hoppy and sweet and freshing I find with some fruit notes. the body is light to medium and very drinkable.

04-29-2006 03:04:43 | More by ggaughan
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IntriqKen

California

2.83/5  rDev -27.8%

Poured pale gold with a half finger head that turns into a nice lacing.
Aroma is pale...a little toasted malt...a little soft hops.
Taste is a little citrus and softly sharp hops but with a little sulfer aftertaste...almost skunky although there is no skunk to the aroma.
Aftertaste is clean and fresh but with slight lingering sulfer
Quenching a probably sessionable, but the sulfer didn't excite me at all. Possibly a bad bottle so hopefully I will be able to review again in the future.

05-09-2006 02:09:05 | More by IntriqKen
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

Glowing straw orange color with a sticky white head. Great bright color. Nose is full of nobal hoppiness and good full malts. Very citrus hops with spice, grass and a lot of floral, some dark fruit? and bread grain malt. Taste is full of citrus, spice, flowers and sweet grain malts as well. Seems a bit closer to style than a lot of other delightful Rogue offerings, and I'm unsure of its uber-ness. This fits the german pils profile for the most part with enhanced delicious maltiness. Mouthfeel is nice and grainy but smooth and creamy with the traditional solid Rogue malting. Nicely coating as well. Drinkability is yummy.

Good maltiness in this with flavorful hops to make it a pils. Happy Thanksgiving 06!

11-23-2006 19:36:43 | More by tastybeer
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jmz62565

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%

This pours a golden straw color with a large creamy head.As it sits the head leaves a nice lacing behind.The aroma is one of the best I've smelled.There is a strong floral and earthy scent with this beer.The taste is also very good with a real crisp, clean, floral,creamy flavor.The m/f is light with a well balanced flavor.This is an excellent pilsner and I would absolutely buy this again.It is a little hard to find thu.

12-05-2005 21:57:48 | More by jmz62565
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into a pilsner glass, received a small head and lots of bubbles. Golden color with good clarity; not the clearest beer ever, but definitely not hazy.

Aroma is fresh grass, wet hay, lemon, sweet malts, clean hops. Not an overwhelming fragrance, really light, really subtle.

Whoa...that's a malty pilsner. There are hops here, but I was expecting more of them and not so much malt. Can't complain, it makes this pils stand out from the crowd a bit. Some toffee is detected, also bread dough and lemon. Crisp hops bitterness coats the tongue in the finish, and the mouthfeel is a tad heavier than most pilsners.

Not the sharpest or hoppiest pils, and maybe not one for strict traditionalists or style-nazis, but it's one I'll remember over the many other good but faceless pilsners out there.

03-07-2007 22:42:32 | More by Metalmonk
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Bright shimmering gold, topped with a craggy mound of white fed by streams of manic CO2.
Lemon scented almost to the point of exclusivity. Big lemon rind, lemon pulp, and lemon grass, augmented with background orange juice, and sourdough.
Begins with a bunkered maltiness that suggests graham crackers and hay. It leans sweetish, then snaps back dry. Lemon enters next, hops hit pretty forward here, full of lemon pith and candied orange. Brisk cool water flows quickly, tossing whitened mist, and traces of metallic minerals. In other words, this is preceptably well-lagered, and traditional in its neutral yeast, water, and lagered characterisitics. The malt stays around, regrouping into sourdough as it closes, riding along with continued citric acid, and late-developing grassiness.
The body is a crisp and firm medium-light. Carbonation is bright and steady, but never pushy or abrasive. As a drinker, this has more wheels than a semi.
It's entirely pleasant and pleasing. And it's really a shame that this is not available in sixers. But through it all, I can't help wishing for a drier hoppiness, instead of the juicy citric hues it contains.

06-20-2005 01:53:00 | More by cokes
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Bcant

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

22oz bomber to a pilsner glass (toped-up several times).

Tarnished gold color with a three fingers white head that settles evenly and leaves some lacing. Honey/floral bouquet, though a bit understated. Lots of malts, doughy and sweet but extremely well balanced. This pils starts out with some honey flavors and the middle starts grainy but a crisp hop profile immerges and finishes dry and refreshing. The carbonation is soft and Uber is very big and round for its style.

03-04-2006 04:03:06 | More by Bcant
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

22 oz. bomber.

Gold/straw in color with a solid finger of pure, white head even after reduction. Aroma is quite intriguing--light, crisp, but with a little bit of sweetness. Taste is similar, with some light pilsner hops and a bit of sweetness. Finish is crisp.

Very, very tasty. Great for the summertime, and one of the better pilsners I've had in some time.

07-09-2005 00:38:51 | More by RockyTopHeel
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -14.5%

Aroma of machinery well oiled. Taste is thin not watery, smooth drinking pils. Not a lot of flavour, but some subtle plum, bitterness present at low IBU and it is balanced with malt. Satisfying in a subtle way.Serviceable. Understated carbonation. A bomber is a lot, good I shared.

03-26-2007 03:30:22 | More by Sammy
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hreb

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

22oz bottle poured into a CAMRA UK pint size glass, served refrigerator cold. Pours with lots of carbonation and a dense, heavy head which falls slowly and unevenly. Beer is just on the amber side of yellow, while the head is a yellowish off-white. For appearance of the beer, it's a split decision between the "ugly" apple-juice-looking liquid and the beautiful, heavy looking head.

Aroma is of sweet apples and pears -- a little bit unexpected in a big pilsner -- as well as grapey smell reminiscent of barleywine. Again, I can't decide if the smell is great or terrible. Some people will definitely be turned off by it, if only for the fact that this doesn't really smell like beer.

In the first sip is head is still thick and foamy, while the carbonation in the beer is moderate. I really like the foam...very flavorful. Taste is surprisingly sweet for a pilsner, where I expect the primary characteristic (especially in an American, "über" pilsner) to be the bitter, skunky hops. There's no alcohol taste to counterpoint the sweetness. The hops are definitely not overpowering here -- they're actually mostly an aftertaste, on the back of the tongue, with a little bit up front as well. Interesting balance. The hops help to counteract the overly sweet malty character of the beer, which is a little bit cloying. According to the label, the hops are 100% Sterling, but 4 different malts are used.

As the beer goes down it laces the glass with a heavy and wet remnant. The thing that's really interesting about this beer, besides the aroma, is the maltiness. It's not a dark colored beer, there's no toasted malt or dunkel quality to the beer, it's just a ton of bright, sweet, malt flavor. The balance with the pilsner hops is what's going to make or break this beer for most people, I think. It doesn't really work for me, but I could see how someone would really like it.

09-07-2006 02:01:40 | More by hreb
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

Rogue can always be trusted to deliver a satisfying beer, and this one is no exception. I'm not exactly sure how "uber" it is, but it is quite enjoyable, and quite authentic. The clear, deep golden body is capped by a full head of frothy off-white foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves walls of coral-like, big-bubbled foam about the glass. Grainy malt and spicy/grassy/floral (and even slightly pine & citrus-spritzed) hops combine in the nose welcoming you to imbibe and taste the bigger version of the same. The malt is fuller in the flavor, however, although the hops are still there; and it's bitterness is solid and balancing (but not quite as rock hard as some of the best German versions). If there's a drawback here, it's that it could be slightly crisper in the mouth.... and even that's minor. Well done!!!!

03-27-2005 16:47:59 | More by NeroFiddled
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%

Pours a rich deep golden hue with a smallish white head. Very nice carbonation - the bubbles keep coming for a very long time after the pour. Nice crisp, clean aroma of spicy hops and German yeast. Beautiful, rich palate of fruity hops, tempered by a light maltiness and a touch of fruity yeast. Flavor mellows into a slight hoppy bitterness towards the back of the mouth. Mouthfeel is wonderful - smooth, slightly creamy, and a tad buttery. Wow, if it weren't for the $4.99 price tag, I'd drink this every day.

02-12-2005 03:44:17 | More by ElGordo
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prototypic

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -12.5%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a foamy one finger head. Short retention and light lace.

Smell: Very crisp and fresh smelling. Light citrusy scent. Nice malty aroma. Smells somewhat earthy and grainy. Floral hop presence is slightly noticeable.

Taste: Initially it has a sweet taste. Citrus taste is on the light side (maybe even a little banana mixed in). It is a bit grainy. Hops are extremely light. It does have a crisp bite on the way down.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, crisp, and would be nice on a hot day. Very drinkable. I'd call it a nice session beer if I liked it a little more. Overall, it's okay. Worth a try, but I've had much better from Rogue.

04-30-2007 01:50:52 | More by prototypic
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Über Pils from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.