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Pilsner - German
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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mrfrancis from Kentucky

2.73/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a bright golden amber with a creamy, compact white head that laces deep into the glass. Out of the bottle, this lager displays a slight hint of haze that is far from unappealing.

S: Sweet and a touch maltier than expected on the nose. Aromas of caramel, straw, grass, herbs, and honey are very apparent.

T: Opens oddly sweet with notes of honey, straw, hay, grass, cream, minerals, caramel, and herbs. The finish is fleeting and rather sweet with notes of honey, caramel, and grass being dominant.

M: This is where I have to knock off major points. Despite being medium to full bodied for the style, this beer is flabby, slick, and gritty in the mouth. It does not feel like any kind of pilsner I've ever tried.

O: I find this lager to be quite lacking and do not see myself revisiting it, though part of me hopes I got a bad bottle. Perhaps Rogue just doesn't do lagers all that well (that's my opinion at least). A surprisingly underwhelming effort from a consistent brewery.

Nov 06, 2011
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Market Cross Pub and brewery served in an Imperial pint at the Rogue tap takeover.

A very beautiful clear straw golden with thick cap of white the lace rings the glass. The aroma while very mild, has a nice malt scent with subtle noble hop odors and slightly floral hints with a mild lemony accent. The feel is light in body which is good with a slight spice and resin of hops with high carbonation and slight sweet nutty tinge with semi-dry bitter finish.

The taste has crisp mellow malt w/ light bitter hop which has an herbal quality and there is a mellow fruitiness from the yeast. The flavor is very clean and the hops give a low spice flavor which fits the style with some mild floral qualities and the mostly dry malt gives a enjoyable clean effect as it finishes on the dry side. I really liked this, definitely better than most pils, I wish more craft brewers would attempt the style since Rogue does a decent job with this, very quaffable.

Oct 17, 2011
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JoeyBeerBelly from New York

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, served in a pilsner glass.

A - clouded, golden yellow color with a big fluffy white head that took a while to settle down, leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

S - some citrus/hop aromas, some malty aromas, some yeast/wheat aromas.

T - well balanced flavor with a dry, crisp finish.

M - crisp and light.

D - excellent drinkabilty.

Oct 02, 2009
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Chill hazed golden color..

S-Sweet maltiness...almost maibock like as it has some breadiness...if anything some earthy hop notes but very light...very impressive sweet malt aroma though..

T-Not as sweet as the aroma leads you to think...I'm not real familiar with sterling hops which are used in this...I'm getting a firm, tight bitterness with some underlying earthy notes...

M-Medium bodied...lacks snappiness...more of a maibock feel to the body...

D-Interesting pilsner take...I like it.

Jul 18, 2009
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JamesS from Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice light straw color with some good head and nice lacing. Nice clean, crisp scent, slightly sweet with a hint of spice. Excellent taste, a well done pils; clean malt taste with a slight pepper taste and a very clean finish. Goes down very well. One of the best pilseners I've had.

Apr 19, 2009
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biggmike from Mississippi

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a beautiful golden/yellow color with a nice white head that did not last long. The aroma was grassy and a lemony citrus smell. The flavor was also of citrus and grain with some balanced hop bitterness. This beer had a good mouthfeel with proper carbonation. This was drinkable and I enjoyed it.

Jan 16, 2009
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yesyouam from New York

3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Rogue Überfest Pilsner is a cloudy, blonde lager with a fluffy white head that leaves great lacing. It has a grassy, lemony aroma with notes of bread and malt. It has a medium-light body. It's smooth with a crisp finish. It is simple, amply bitter, has good balance and tastes a bit lemony. It's a little plain, but the Sterling hops are unique. Not bad.
(rated Jun 12, 2008)

Dec 20, 2008
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a slight hazy, dull gold with orange highlights accompanied by a compact Styrofoam white capping.

S: light citrus, fresh grains, spicy oranges as well a light fruitiness.

T: The initial flavor yielded light fresh citrus that was spicy yet crisp in nature. A mild malt sweetness add some depth and maltiness to the palate. The beer finishes with a slight dry touch of grains and with a light lemon hop bitterness on the fade.

M: light-medium fullness, but fairly big per style with a nice graininess and hop bitterness on the swallow.

D: Really enjoyed this, very smooth in texture and drinkable. Fairly maltly and spicy hopwise per style which makes this a tasty treat.

Dec 11, 2008
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Mosstrooper from California

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz into 19oz pilsner

Appearance: Golden and kind of cloudy with a small white head that leaves a lot of lace.

Smell: Sweet and citrusy, smells like oranges and lemons.

Taste: Much maltier sweetness than originally expected, then tastes of citrus (orange peel?). Also has a good hop spice toward the end and an interesting tea-like flavor that seems to be common among Rogue's beers.

Moutfeel: Surprisingly heavier body than most pilsners- medium body. Lots of carbonation but not too much. Crisp finish.

Drinkability: Rogue has not let me down yet- this is another great beer in their extensive range.

Dec 08, 2008
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loosey from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle.... poured a beautiful pale gold into a pint glass... a little cloudy and some sediment swimming around... head was a beautiful cloudy foam, 3 inches... it faded quickly and left a nice sticky lacing

smell of flowers, buttergrass, and lemon.. something else sweet and malty

maltier than i anticipated, citrus present, a bready tartness paused a full second before fading in and out.. well carbonated and medium bodied, its a bit thicker than i imagined it would be too but still crisp in its own way.. yummy

this is more like an ale with pilsner character than vice versa, its very drinkable though .. its just not what you want when you're looking for a traditional pils... drink this when your european friends are on your nerves and anything they say or have a nationalistic pride about annoys you but you are at a beer garden watching the world cup game and there's a cute girl speaking some germanic language at the bar so you feel the need to assimilate and order something with the word 'uber', 'fest' or 'pils' in it

Jul 26, 2008
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jasonjlewis from Texas

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a 1/2 finger head with a cloudy yellow/orange color.

Apple and somewhat perfumy hops make for a magnificiently seductive aroma. Fruitiness is superb with green apple and a little bit of grapefruit. Very unique for a lger beer to have such sweet fruity and floral notes.

Nice sweet pale malt sweetness with some grapefruit notes and a clean hop bitterness. Grapefruit seems to be a little abundant in this beer, but it works.

Crisp mouthfeel with a slight tartness from the grapefruity overtones.

Overall, this is a very decent beer with a lot of grapefruit tones going on. It is a good summertime beer that I could make a session out of.

Jul 11, 2008
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theghost3 from Louisiana

3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Uber Pils pours a golden/orangy color with a fair amount of haziness; different from most pilseners I've had. Head is thin, white. It smells butter with toasty malts, grass, yeast & some faint hops. The taste has some yeast, malts and bitter hops. Rather tasteless at first, but the flavors become apparent at the end. Some citrusy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated. This is a drinkabe beer, but substantially different in appearance and taste from other pils.

Jul 05, 2008
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tapman from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange, darker than other German Pils like Stiegl or Trumer. Head is white foam, pours 2 fingers, but subsides quickly to a 1/2 finger. Lacing is nice and sticky.

Smells like Welch's Grape Juice. Not even other grape juices, but specificaly Welch's; aroma is tart, sweet, and fruity. Pilsner malts seem not too large compared to some pils beers, or the malt tannins may be masked by the hop phenols. Speaking of the devil, the Sterling hops are not as bready in the aroma as one would expect and are indeed fruity and tart. Also, I don't know what kind of crazy yeast they are using, but I attribute the tartness to the yeast. Almost like they used wild Brettanomyces yeast strains, though I doubt that that is the case.

Weird taste for a pils. There is a bit of the familiar in the malts and hops, but then the hops and yeast duet is dissident in its sourness. That's right, this brew is sow-were. If it wasn't for the Euro ingredients I would call this one an American Pils (but I won't since we all know the connotations connected to that particular category). Also, grape-like.

Standard mouth. Good carbonation/body balance. Could use a little more carbonation, maybe.

A decent brew. The sweet and tart flavors are interesting, but I know that my German-born father would detest this brew as it strays very far from the traditional. Worth a try.

May 01, 2008
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hustlesworth from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

one of 3 beers available at a closeout sale wine tasting event...

A- Hazy golden with a bone white frothy head that leaves lots of lace. i'm not used to drinking beer from wine glass, and i assume in my pint i would have better retention. seems thick and rich.

S- malty butterscotch and some noble hop nose. saaz? it's a little herbal citrus, a little grassy-floral-spicy, but all the hop aroma that MIGHT be reaching my nose is cloaked by a huge amount of malt that evident from the pour.

T- lemon grass, grains, cooked vegetables, and too much malt. this one leans heavy on the pale malt side, and i hate to compare to small craft warning (one of my favorites) but i guess i thought this would be more like him...could have way more hop flavor and aroma, or perhaps just less malt. i know they got it goin on so this is probably exactly how they wanted it in oregon. nevertheless, it could be more uber.

MF- velvety smooth, this department will get high ranks. mid carb and mid body, as it warms the malt becomes way viscous and almost chewy.

D- disappointed, i was expecting a knockout, when all i got was a couple jabs to the chin. a beer i once sought out, after tasting, i was glad that it came to me (for free) and that i never went out of my way to get it and then let down. maybe i have a bias opinion.

Feb 21, 2008
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The simplistic aroma is of light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste is bready and a little sweet with light malty flavor up front. There's a mild burst of hops bitterness that creeps its way in and tones down the sweetness. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and very dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice ordinary beer that would be a good one to drink for a long time.

Feb 03, 2008
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my all-time favorite brews from the myriad of samples produced by Rogue, this is a classic example of a German Pilsener, and perhaps one of the best I've ever sampled... Bought this from Madison Wines and Liquors, as I had previously never seen this Rogue selection in any other liquor stores... Pours an attractive cloudy, hazy yellow / orange color with modest head which soon dissipated... some carbonation visible... smell is full of slight hops, oranges, citrus... taste complements the aroma, with a slick, crisp, refreshing taste which hits home and truly saftisfies... no bitterness here, just pure flavor with a classic Pilsener taste that really goes above and beyond... excellent mouthfeel and ultra-easy drinkability make this one of the better selections from Rogue... Outstanding depiction of the style and definitely recommended...

Jan 16, 2008
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a decent head that recedes quickly. Nose is like popcorn! Yep. Like popcorn that is slightly too cooked...giving it a burnt tone. Taste is even and smooth with very little variation showing itself as it roams on your palate. Extremely drinkable and the feel is smooth and good. Something in me wants to say this is the most drinkable brew by Rogue that I have tasted to this point.

Dec 30, 2007
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tonistruth from Nevada

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- clear, straw colored brew rests under a 2 finger, taunt white head, decent retention

S- crisp malts, citric, herbal and grassy

T- bready malts are well intertwined with grassy, herbal, and hints of citric rind hops flavors

M- coarse with dry finish

D- tasty and sessionable American take on a German pilsener, recommended

Dec 29, 2007
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MuenchenerKindl from Germany

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a big bomber to a big Pils glass the liquid is gold with ok carbonation. The head is big and white, it fades leaving very little lace.

The smell is big strong hops, and a very sweet and fruit like malt.

The taste is fruity, and bready like a Christmas stollen. The hops are good but not quite bold enough to be called Uber.

The mouthfeel is quite good great body and a good biting carbonation.

The drinkability is good, I like it ok but not enough to stock up.

Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

Dec 02, 2007
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tpd975 from Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My beer guy threw this one in on my most recent purchase.

A: Pours a nice light yellow color. Mildly cloudy with a nice big head when poured in a pils glass.

S: Nice light sweet fruits. I did not detect any of the citrus described by others. Just nice sweet fruits, like peaches and nectarines.

T: Nice light brew. It has a nice sweet fruity quality about it, but it is supported by a nice yeasty malty backbone. There is a tinge of hops in the background, but it’s not something a true hop head would adore.

M: Nice and light. Has a sparkling quality to it.

D: Very nice. Put down the bomber in no time flat.

Overall: Great American version of a pils. Easy drinking and good tasting. Not too over the top, just another winner from the guys over at Rogue.

Oct 03, 2007
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BlindPig from Nevada

3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Thick white head on a cloudy golden/orange body.
S- Pale german malts, nice crisp aroma, grass and flower hops come through, hints of lemon, and just one other thing I can't put my finger on.
T- Sweet crisp caramel malt body, hints of lemon and maybe a touch of orange, grass and flower hops, and a light wheat flavor. Medium bitterness lingers around along with a light malt and grass flavors.
M- Medium body with low carbonation.
D- I think it's the best pilsner I have had (not saying much though). It is tasty and could see me getting it again.

Sep 16, 2007
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle:
Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that comes and goes with gentle swirling. No lacing sticks to glass.

The smell is of light fruit, grainy and bready.

The taste is malty - bready with a touch of caramel. Yeast comes through in a bready way. Vague fruitiness comes through in an odd sharp way. Malt and yeast dominate the scene until a touch of bitter, slightly metallic hop bitterness comes through in the finish, with some sweetness rebounding in the aftertaste.

It is medium-bodied and refreshingly dry. Carbonation is low for the style.

Interesting choice of hops - 100% Sterling. It is smooth and has enough to it to be quite drinkable. Interesting interpretation of the style. It fits close enough, but can't say that it has what I look for (grassiness - only hinted at here, and crispness) in a pils. It's not a total flop on style, however, as the Czech yeast holds it together and the malty qualities with some hop profile are just about there. And, outside of style - well - it's decent.

Sep 06, 2007
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mshallah from New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy gold. Lots of lace and stickage.
S- Very soft sweet malt aroma.
T- Great soft sweet malt with a slightly salty hop balance. Not like other pils I've tried. Not as sharp and salty; softer and slightly fruity(mango, but not much).
M- Soft crispness. Love the mouthfeel.
D- Excellent domestic pils. I'm sold on Sterling hops. Great taste and so different than a Euro-pilsner in a good way.

Aug 13, 2007
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TheBierBand from Ohio

3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The second beer I tried at "In Good Taste"; Sidney, OH was Rogue "Uberfest" German pilsener.... never even heard of that one before!

It was served up from a Bomber and proper glassware (of course). I poured it into the pilsener glass and immediately formed a 2" head of loose white foam... oops!.... careful....careful.... The liquid was a clear yellow with fairly active efforvescence. As the head dissipated and as I drank, pronounced lacing trailed down the glass. One cool thing about this beer: When I poured the last of the bomber... some spent yeast sediment from the bottom of the bottle was seen floating up and down in the glass propelled by the carbonation bubbles.... that was cool!

The nose was subdued. A bit difficult to describe.... light malty is the best I can come up with.

Taste: Very typical of a light lager. A light malty taste prevails with a very very distant hop bite in the background upon finish and swallow.... Tastes a bit "macro" to me.... (sorry Rogue...).... but certainly more substance when compared to BMC... This is a lot like most other German light lagers I've had before.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied with carbonation on the low side.... (which is surprising given the efforvescent appearance of the beer). I guess that I would actually like a touch more carbonation in this case. IMO, that would make this beer more refreshing.

Drinkability: I don't believe that I will have this one again.... but it's only because a Pilsner isn't my favorite kind of beer... Nothing against Rogue... this is right on for style. If you like a light bodied lager, give this a try.

Aug 10, 2007
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udubdawg from Kansas

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber.

Pours a hazy light golden despite leaving the yeast in the bottle. Very creamy looking off-white head settles quickly to a thin uneven cap, then decides to stick around for most of the glass. Above average looking beverage.

Nose is not nearly as clean as expected, not that that is a bad thing. A general breadiness and a surprising amount of light sweet fruit is evident, along with some light floral aroma. Taste is grainy, again a little floral, and the fruit (especially citrus) is more evident, but again light and sweet. Slightly drying in the finish, it could use a bit of a hop kick. I like it, but it is just short of what I'd call really good.

Nice crisp mouthfeel, with appropriate body and generally highly refreshing. Very drinkable.

Aug 06, 2007
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