Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.69/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured from champagne style bottle into a perfect pint glass. My first beer from this brewery.
Pours medium amber, slightly dark, with huge white foam. Sticks everywhere. Light malt layered nose, hints sweet. Taste is straw like light but with a firm hop. Crisp and boozy.
08-10-2013 11:35:06 | More by KTCamm
4.04/5 rDev +11.9%
Picked up a 750 of this from World Market tonight on sale for $8 - score!
Can't say that I've ever had a double-pilsner, nor do I drink a lot of regular pilsners, so I went with a tallish, thin goblet for this one. Initial pour yielded about 3/4" of liquid and 4" head, so I set it down for a few while I got dinner set out.
Smells pilsner-y; earthy, funky, bread/yeast/toast, and maybe some figginess - got me thinking of some Oktoberfest I recently had. Body is a rusty golden yellow, with bubbles streaming up, and looking pretty active.
I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor, especially after reading a lot of reviews that seemed to rate that as the low point. I think it's nice - really follows suit to what you get in the nose, with emphasis on the malt-toast and fig. The alcohol is unbelievably well-hidden. 9%? You're kidding me. There's some spiciness and warmth in the background that gives it away, and a slickness to the mouthfeel, but otherwise you wouldn't know.
Overall, I really like this one, and heartily recommend!
06-30-2013 02:52:40 | More by BeerWizard
3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
06-09-2013 14:44:05 | More by VelocityXMass
2.66/5 rDev -26.3%
A - Golden, translucent, full finger of white thick head, sticky lacing, head dissipates slowly
S - barley, grain, water, low hops, booze, carmel
T - malt, saaz hops, sweet carmel, high booze, melon. finish is a sweet carmel booze.
M - creamy, med body, med frothy, real boozy which lingers
O - Booze dominates this beer. Nose is just about nonexistent. small carmel, booze and a hint of barley. Uinta must tone down the booze. Carmel is nice. More Saaz. Crisp this up. This is straight sugary maltiness. Germans would be disgusted with this pilsner. I don't recommend this.
06-04-2013 03:01:27 | More by weonfire
4.49/5 rDev +24.4%
Big 750mL bottle, crowned and corked. Bottled on 02/1/13, so roughly 3 months old. Paid $7.49 at Dover Discount Beverage, Dover NH, USA. Attractive high quality label, nice presentation. Served cold in a pilsner glass.
A: A gentle pour gives a nice 2" of ivory head, which I guess isn't difficult in this skinny glass. Brew is crystal clear deep yellow in color, tons of robust carbonation flowing upward. The head slowly retracts and pulls away from the glass like taffy, leaving a thick marshmallowy lace. Seriously, the head looks like something you'd need a spoon for.
S: Thick light malt backbone with a good dose of grainy silage and a touch of sweetness. Hops are present but mild, not much emerges from underneath the malt, very faint fruity floral notes bound up with the sweetness. Alcohol is masked well.
T/M: Alcohol plays a major role in the taste, but it is incorporated well into the overall profile and isn't dominating or out of place... pleasant in an odd way. Very well balanced in that regard. Good thick light grainy malty backbone. Touch of sweetness, in the very early stages of caramelization from what I presume is a longer boil. Hops are present mostly in a bittering capacity, just a bit of floral/ herbal thing going on. A nice bitterness lingers in the finish and hides nearly all the alcohol, but I do feel it on my breath. Mouthfeel, like the rest of it, is just enough and not too much. Carbo and body keep each other in check. Not nearly as fizzy as it looks
O: Supremely well-balanced. A place for everything, and everything in its place. Great execution of this uncommon and difficult style.
05-14-2013 03:05:12 | More by BeerNinja007
3/5 rDev -16.9%
ok, lets remember what we're talking about, what most pilsner tastes like, and that this one would kill a baby. packing 9% abv into a pils without it tasting like steel reserve deserves some recognition. i definitely, however, do not sip this and go "mmm, goddamn this is good", and i do do that when i feel so. what i do is sip this and refer back to the bottle going "nine percent, really? yeah, there it is...man, wow" like a zillion times.
bust out the stupid pilsner glass that i hate
pours with a thick pillowy head, more so because traditionally, apparently this beer is meant to be poured into a test tube, whatever. clear pour, dark gold, nose is mostly biscuty, slightly toasty but not too much
This is a flavorful beer for how bready it is, like if they had a bread flavored boullion cube or something. Its good. ive had this once before and i remember liking it more. this is probably not as fresh a sample as i have previously had...is this really nine perent?-yeah, totally still right about that. typically i would not call a beer "smooth" but that really is kind of the case. thick mouthfeel. nice, sort of, fine grade carbonation, all of that especially for a pils.
overall, its just a good flavorful version of a pilsner which is usually a really lack luster brew style save for the few that add some light, super dry hopping.
05-09-2013 08:02:45 | More by Monalenard
Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
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