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überPils - Blue Mountain Brewery

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CrellMoset on 07-05-2009)
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Reviews by Mattyb79:
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3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 ml cork and caged bottle into my Heavy Seas pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice golden color with about 3 fingers head. Looks exactly the way I would expect for the style.

Smell: Sadly, this smells like any old adjunct, with a bit more alcohol. I get mostly sweet grains and a lot of alcohol smell coming through.

Taste: The taste is of sweet grain, a slight malt taste up front, but mostly alcohol flavor and burn. For a 7% brew, this packs a huge punch and reminds me more of a malt liquor than a quality pilsner.

Mouthfeel: I have to say that the mouthfeel was a little syrupy for a pilsner. Pretty rough.

Overall: I think this was definitely a miss for Blue Mountain. I really enjoy most of their beers, but getting through a full bomber of this was a struggle. Maybe I haven't grown accustomed to the style, but it tastes like a super thick, super sweet BMC beer to me. I don't completely hate the brew, but definitely wouldn't buy again at the price point this is sold at!

Mattyb79, Apr 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by March 2013...no wonder it was marked down at Total wine.Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a slightly hazed orange tinged light to medium golden with a large blooming white head atop that settles oh so slowly leaving broken chunks behind in its wake.Graint and lightly toasted in the nosewith verly light leafy hops,pretty light in the aroma department.The flavors still seem pretty fresh with dryer malty tones and some toasted grain,a decent shot of herbal/leafy hops are there and the alcohol presence is not.A lighter double pilsner,it's not heavy and or sweet,I liked it but it won't knock your socks off.

oberon, Mar 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

acurtis, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Metalmonk
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Floyd Fandango beer & wine festival. Got a decent tasting size, so decided to review it.

Poured a white head, like blinding blizzard white, and the body is a glimmering golden with just a touch of haze.

Aroma was mostly flowery and honey, just a trace of sulfur very far back.

Flavor is where this thing really impresses, and being my first-ever Blue Mountain beer, I went back to try a few of their other offerings and wasn't disappointed. UberPils is a sweeter pils, candy-like even, although not at all cloyingly so. A nice thread of honey in there, a generous helping of bready/grainy malt, and a very pils-ish mineral/sulfur vibe, which follows into the finish.

While this is crisp to a point, it's more wet than dry, if that makes any sense. A succulent, even juicy feel.

This is a double pils that doesn't forget what a pils should be...and then expands on all the right facets of the style. A fantastic beer, one I hope Blue Mountain will consider brewing year-round.

Metalmonk, Jul 04, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

hyoung41, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

semi hazed dull golden color with a super active big craggy and off white head. Tropical fruits and overall grassiness on the nose. Sweet breads and faintly peppery.

Very dry beer and also pretty clean for the size of the beer but not a super clean beer. Smooth creamy body from the bottle conditioning. Nice and full too, doesn't thin out anywhere. Grassy with faint citric fruits and peppery bitterness on the backend which is rounded out by the thick malt body. Balance is impeccable with layers of flavors. Grassy, citrusy, toasted graininess, rich hearty breads, all layered to create a wonderful balance. I like it.

jtierney89, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

dvmin98, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

donquixote, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Fusion7777
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Fusion7777, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

VeganUndead, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DavidHume, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

smakawhat, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

JDeming, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of blackie
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: uberPils is served in a curvy glass and capped with a negligible layer of white carbonation, the beer itself is a sunny, rich golden color

s: the nose is thick with bready pilnser malts and carries a delicate honeyed sweetness, saaz adds grassy and pulpy candied citrus aromas with just a touch of spice

m: crisp medium carbonation and a body on the full side of medium, maybe a bit slick and while I'd like it a touch livelier there's not much to complain about here

t: big body of pilsner malts, honey grain sweetness rounded out with a pulpy saaz hop flavor that carries with it some herbal spice, progresses towards a crisp finish, very nice

d: just fine, a pleasure even on this hot afternoon

16 oz. serving at the BMB brewpub

blackie, Aug 02, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DubCo21, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Giggy, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

pandow, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Ankur, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Monkeyknife, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

dcbdc1, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Blue Mountain pilsner glass.

This ain't just any pils: it's an uberPils! *insert exhale-y cheering facsimile* It pours a clear pale straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose is rather faint and bland, comprising only some light wheat and florals. The taste improves on the smell, with notes of cooked wheat, light biscuit, and a nicely (and somewhat surprisingly) subtle floral bitterness. The body is light, with a lightly moderate carbonation and a crsp, dry finish. Overall, a solid imperial pils...if only it had some kind of nose...

TMoney2591, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: yellow in color wait a 2" head. Some lace paints the glass.

Smell: grass, lemon zest, and some earthiness comes through to the nose.

Taste: big malty sweetness here with some grass, lemon zest, and a spicy hop bitterness which nicely balances out the sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from the start, crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors remain on the tongue.

Drinkability: this was one of the my favorites during my visits to the brewery on my trip. Easy to drink and satisfying.

Gavage, Aug 19, 2010
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überPils from Blue Mountain Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.