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Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner - Uinta Brewing Company

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Tilted Smile Imperial PilsnerTilted Smile Imperial Pilsner

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tilted Smile breaks away from the crowd. Big in alcohol, yet approachable and versatile. Confidently balanced with Saaz hops and 100% Pilsen malt. Crisp and delightfully carbonated.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: smcolw on 06-05-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours a slightly hazy golden amber color. It has a 2-figner white head on it. The head has pretty good retention, and it leaves behind some scattered lace on the glass.

S - The smell starts off grainy and slightly sweet. There is some spicy hop aromas, as well as a touch of booziness.

T - The taste pretty much follows the nose. It starts off with some sweet malt and a bit of graininess. There is a nice spicy hop flavor as well as some earthiness. The finish leaves some lingering spiciness and some alcohol presence.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down good and has a bit of a sticky feel to it. There is also some tingly spiciness and some alcohol warmth.

O - This has good drinkability. It goes down pretty easy and has good flavor. Overall, I thought this was a good beer. I am not the most familiar with the style, but I enjoyed this. I think it is worth a try. It gets a little too boozy as it gets warmer.

JizackFH, Sep 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Photo of AndrewNations
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color on this is nice and clear. Its a bright and slight dark tint straw yellow.

The nose is a but sweet and malty for the sytle. I dont get a whole lot of crisp and sharp hints like a typical pilsner. I expected this to be maltier than it is..

The taste is nice and a bit sticky. I like that Im getting the nice clean yeast but also picking up some stick sweetness and with a nice amount of malt.

The mouthful is great. Not overly carbonated and not too thin. Its feels and taste like an imeriall pilsner.

Really digging this style. Solid Effort.

AndrewNations, Nov 15, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw color with a tight white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of grassy hops and some malt.

Tastes of the grassy notes followed by some toasted malt. Hops offer a decent grassy note followed by some lemon zest. Malts are a little grainy, but offer some sweetness. Overall, light flavors that blend pretty well. Alcohol comes through with a warming sensation.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

ocelot2500, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dave for the sample.

Clear golden body, white head.

Banana, vanilla, and toasted malt on the nose.

Toasted malt sweetness and light, grassy hops are the prominent flavors with a mild alcohol burn. Not much going on here. I was hoping for more of a hop profile.

The body is crisp and rich at the same time.

Refreshing despite the ABV, but this is a pretty average Imperial Pilsner.

BradLikesBrew, Jun 29, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a metallic gold colour with nice, generous off-white head; dense and fluffy and sinking slowly. Some nice trails of lace left behind. No bead, yeah looks good.

Smells quite musty and dank. Fairly strong boozey component and sour dour spice notes - coriander and cardamom. Some light citrus lingering at the back, but yeah it's a wall of dank, gritty aromas masking what might have been very light and pleasant.

Taste is a lot lighter, with mild stone fruit characters early - peach and banana on there - that last to the end. Slight musty note with black pepper, coriander and cinnamon midway that gives way to a slight vinous yeast character that dries up the palate for the finish. Late-mid, where the crux of the palate lies, is an odd caramel toffee note that really could be earthier to match the palate, but it isn't unwelcome. Decent, not amazingly pleasing to the senses though.

Fuller than one would think, although the mouthfeel is a little empty. Decent texture.

Nice, sweet beer, but it's really lacking in the pilsner department. Needs to lean more on the non-sweet aspects to produce more balance. It stays in overall sweet territory and isn't unpleasant but not a hugely impressive effort on the imperial pilsner front.

laituegonflable, Jun 17, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear light gold with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like faint lager yeast and herbal hops and citrus zest and fresh wheat.
T: It tasted like citrus zest and fresh wheat and sweet honey, with a little lager yeast and herbal hops. It had a mostly clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with some smooth carbonation. Surprisingly full body.
D: This wasn't anything special, but it didn't have a bad scent or taste either. The body was great, and the alcohol was pretty well hidden too, so it was easy to drink. Enjoyable enough, but you're not missing out on much if you skip it.

Pencible, Dec 30, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. Bottled on 6/9/10.

A: Clear golden body. What head exists quickly fades.

S: Pilsner malt and peppery alcohol.

T: Strong pilsner maltiness. Alcohol is noticeable but not overwhelming. Hops are barely present.

M: Light. Goes down surprisingly easy given how big it is.

D: I was impressed by how refreshing it is, but it was way too malt-forward for an imperial pilsner. It felt more like an imperial helles than anything else. They really need to kick up the hops to take this to the next level.

BarrelO, Jul 17, 2010
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 1/4/13.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and slight alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain and grassy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but there is an alcohol bite after each sip that slightly takes away from the drinkability in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 05, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had no intention of doing this, but this was bottled on 1/12/11 and today is 10/11/12. Probably too old to enjoy, but what the hell?

A: The pour is hazy with not more than one finger of white head. The retention is only ok and doesn't necessarily lace all that well. 3.5

S: Pretty sweet aroma overall. Pilsner scents, without much alcohol noted at all. There's an underlying grass, hay, and overall funkiness character as well. It's a little strange, but I'm not against it. 3.5

T: The taste is really representative of your typical pilsner...except it packs 9% ABV and you would never know. It is a bit sweet, probably from the extensive aging. Really don't know what else to say. Have you had a pilsner? This tastes like that. 3.5

MF: The beer is syrupy on the palate, but overall tastes a bit watered down. Crisp, clear finish. Pretty refreshing. The sweetness hurts the drinkability, but only slightly. 4

O: Shouldn't have aged this long. I'd like to see what it tastes like fresh. I didn't mind this, but it wasn't great. 3.5

russwbeck, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of VelocityXMass
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice taste, not amazing, but there was something about the head that just felt great, not at all the gossamer insubstantiality of other lights, but rather, a curiously coherent, dense foam approaching - what? the chewiness of hops itself? - that was different, exciting, and enticing.

VelocityXMass, Jun 09, 2013
Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
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