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Rogue Ales

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German Pilsner
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Ãœber PilsÃœber Pils
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Reviews by strangefate:
Photo of strangefate
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, poured into pilsener glass.

Pours pilsener yellow (come on, it could be a Crayola color), with a generous foamy head that retains throughout. Smell is very mild; sweet, and a slight touch of hops. It's sweet, light, and airy with a noticeable hop presence in the finish, which is a refreshing addition to a pilsener. Drinkability is good, would be higher though if it wasn't as sweet.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of horshack7
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a golden amber color slightly hazy in shade. Bubbles constantly rise up from the bottom with a light frothy head.

Aromas: Include nice hoppy aromas slight hints of malts and minor fruit notes.

Taste: This one is nicely crisp on the pallate with a little light. Slight orange zest notes the hop character is is quite nice in the sense that it dances around ones pallate so very nice.

Notes: This makes a remarkable summer beer but definately can be enjoyed any time. This is certainly one beer that I find very drinkable and rather tasty. Cheers

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

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

Poured a dirty blond piss like color with a three inch head that has lacing and some evidence of carb movement.

Caramel malt smell with grapefruit orange aroma and hints of a cheesy light vinegar.

The taste is a moderately sweet and slightly acidic toasted caramel malt; light sruce, resin, grapefruit, and lime hops; and hints of a light cider in the background.

Light body, dry texture, soft carbonation, and a slightly metallic finish.

A definite session beer.

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Photo of cubedbee
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 22 oz bomber into a pilsener glass. Pours a pale honey-golden color with an inch of bright white head. Nose is very sweet and malty with just a bit of citrusy hops coming through. Taste is simple but refreshing--crisp malts up front with citric hops finish--more lemon than anything else. Crisp clean moutfhfeel is perfect for a pilsener. Overall this is a wellbalanced beer, but because of the lemony flavor of this I can't say I could enjoy that many of these.

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Photo of Zorro
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold colored beer.

Smell is spicy Saaz hops all the way. Pleasant grain scent and an earthy aroma from the hops.

Taste is a bit sweet with the Saaz hops on your tongue from the first taste. Spicy and a little bit of sourness from the hops are the main flavors here. Ballsey use of the hops here, sort of a Czech version of a hop monster. Fairly bitter aftertaste that cleans the palette very well.

Mouthfeel is good.

Very drinkable, but this isn't just another lackluster Pilsner from an American brewery. This is a Pilsner that hasn't been dumbed down and throttled back on the hop levels. I could drink a lot of this if it were a bit cheaper. For the price I don't want another Pilsner Urquell imitator; I want something that is bigger than that. This is most certainly "Bigger Than That."

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Photo of JackTheRipper
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow do I love this beer.
A: Pale honey color. Clear. Initial 1" head is now a thin layer of clingy suds. Looks good.

S: Malty, with a bit of orange zest in there. Faint smell of bread. No sulfur or DMS.

T: Superb. Crisp and clean. Malts and hops are just about perfectly balanced. There's a spicy undertone here. Finish is a nicely lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, a bit dry perhaps. Alcohol feel is low, carbonation couldn't be better.

D&N: I may have a new favorite beer. It's hard for me to find fault with this one, but I feel funny sometimes giving straight 5's. This beer looks and smells great, the taste is just incredible, and this is the first time I've opened a bomber, so now that this pint is finished, I know I have more just waiting for me. Outstanding beer, and highest recommendations to try. You won't be disappointed.

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Photo of necoadam
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a nice golden color with a nice head that laced the glass.

Smell was wonderful. Nice dose of hops with a underlying flow of malts which balance the beer out.

Taste was great. Big hops explode on the palate, great spice and grass notes, with a touch of earth in as well. Malts come in the middle, but only to make an appearance and nothing else.

Mouthfeel was medium with a good check on carbonation.

Wow. What a great german pils. This one could go head to head with germany's finest for sure. Too bad there was only one bomber at Half-Time.

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Photo of wedge
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In between keeping the fire going and checking the turkey, I can hardly get a chance to review this...but I'll give it a shot. It poured a peachy gold, clouded by what I assume is chill haze. A healthy head is pure white - thick and frothy. The aroma is a balance between noble hops, a grainy maltiness, and a gentle prune fruitiness. Crisp german hoppiness in the mouth, the flavors are soft and subtley transistion into one another. As is the Rogue style, its a bit different. There's a solid malt presence, graham cracker-like, that backs up the noble flavors finishing with a dry grain quality. Smooth and crisp.

100% true to style? No, I don't think so, but when has Rogue ever done that?

Shit, I hope the fire didn't go out...a very tasty beer though, so if I have to restart it, this was worth it.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased from Julio's, Westboro, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 1" off-white head over the clear golden brew. Head lasts nicely, with plentiful lacing. Aroma is sweet pale malt with a light pine hops tinge. Taste leans more towards the pale malt sweetness, and the hops are present, but just not raising hands as high as I would want for attendance. Not as crisp as desired either. Very hoppy burps, however... Mouthfeel is quite smooth, and drinkability is reasonable as well. Almost a bit heavy for a pils, guess that's why it's "uber".

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Photo of silenius
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker yellow/gold with a bit of hazing. The head on this beer a rocky monster that leaves lace coating the glass.

Smell is very light. Some light herbaceous hops and a rather clean malt nose.

Taste is on the sweet side for a pilsener I thought. Nice herbaceous hoppiness that does not quite offset the more sweet side of the malts. Still, very tasty.

Mouthfeel is clean and slick with a nice drying aftertaste.

Highly drikable.

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Photo of RichThatchr
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this yesterday at the infamous Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY while looking for somethng new to try.

I popped the top to find a strong sweet hops smell that I associate with micro brews made in the USA, which is usually an indicator to me that the beer is going to be so-so tasting. Well, I was wrong as the first taste had a very round and even flavor to it that just begged me to consume the rest. It was very smooth with strange tinges of citrus and bread smells coming and going at the same time.

This would be a great beer to have with General Tso's Chicken or a Happy Family (all meats involved) platter. I could also tell it would be superb on draft.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Sunset Grill with my lunch on February 25. Yellow in color but with a slight brown varnish tinge. Bit of haze. Crisp nose but not too much going on. Fairly full flavor and body for a pilsener. Lots of sweet malts and just a kiss of hops toward the finish. More juicy than dry. Extremely drinkable and almost a true session beer.

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

Served from a 22oz brown bottle, into a chalice

Beer pours a hazy golden color, with a solid inch of head, and very tiny bubbles seem to cling all over the sides.

Smells of some very sweet malts and to my surprise a nice hop aroma.

Wow this almost tastes more like a ipa than a pilsner. There are plenty of hops in this one. A good mouthfeel with a smooth finish.
Anice drinking beer.

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

Thrasher suggests, “results may vary”. He’s right. I sat next to Thrasher as we each downed a pint of Über Pilsner at the Rogue Public House in Portland. Mine showed a matted, pitted head with dispersed threads of lace. Thrasher’s showed neither head nor lace. Same tap, same beer, served minutes apart. I must have gotten the cleaner glass.

Be that as it may, I can’t say as I’m charmed by the style. I like pilsners as the delicate, nuanced gems that they are. The style calls for a small bodied but crisp, flowery beer, not the muscular powerhouse of an Oregonian überbräu. But if I were unduly constrained by stylistic standards I would never drink Rogue in the first place.

The Über Pilsner has a slightly greenish hue to its otherwise golden body. It is coolly clouded and has a raw grainy aroma with a wortish essence. The aroma is potent, exhilarating, and oddly reminiscent of rye bread. The taste reflects these wortish properties though I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest low attenuation. The flavor is also crisp with a lemon-pine-straw bale element that works nicely. Pilsners don’t often boast of mouthfeel and Rogue’s is no exception.

This is a hearty beer with a particularly enticing smell. As with other Rogue beers, it’s best to disregard all expectations of style and simply enjoy.

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Photo of Southernbrew
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold color with a large, white bubbly head.

Aroma indicates that there will be some nice hops, as there is a floral and citrusy hop scent. In addition are some grassy and sweet aromas.

Medium bodied with a nice carbonation. The malts are quite noticable with a nice sweetness but the hops do a nice job, with some citrusy and grassy flavors.

A nicely made pilsner. I wouldn't drink a lot of this, but it certainly is refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a ckear golden color with slightly off-white puffy head. Great retention and nice lacing.
Smell is mainly malty with nice background notes of grassy, citrusy hops.
Taste is at first very crisp and refreshing with a nice balancing hop presence also showing itself.
Finishes with the malt and hops in a perfect combination. Rich and full mouthfeel.
Great drinkability. Very pleasant beer.

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Photo of Beertracker
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of carln26
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured from the bottle a bright , clear golden color with a clean white head. The head settled quickly into the beer, and left little lace. There is a clean grain and hop aroma on this beer, very crisp profile. The taste has the same fresh crisp profile. Just a hint of malt, and a clean lemony citrus character from the hops. It has a crisp, refreshing mouth feel. Not the hop hammer that Victory Prima Pils is, but a nice summer beer.

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Photo of twelvsies
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent beer. When I first got into good beer I think I was attracted to all the stouts and double IPAs that seem to be the rage now, but the more I drink, the more I appreciate these more subtle, yet totally tasty and overlooked styles. Appears a light straw color with hints of orange, and a really impressive head for a pilsner. Sticks around for a little while and then reduces to a thin coating of tiny bubbles. Smells of spicy hops, black pepper, and a nice Czech malt scent. I really don't know what the specific difference is in the Czech malt but it's listed as an ingredient and I can definately taste the influence it has on this beer. I love how Rogue lists their ingredients on the bottle, very informative. Taste is subtly complex. Perfectly balanced to start off, with the Czech malt and spicy Sterling hops playing off of each other. Spicyness galore, and a clean wheaty yeasty taste with a dusty dry bite to it. Pleasantly bitter. Super smooth mouthfeel and refreshing on the palate, another great beer for the summer, but I bet this is good anytime of year. Super drinkable as well. Uber indeed.

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

A bright golden straw colored brew. A prodigous bright white head erupts over the amber. Coarse carbonation but nonetheless merengue-like and beautiful.

The nose is pine needles, floral hops and lemon. Very tangy and refreshing. Gets ones taste buds all perked up.

The taste has a nice bitter start, mineral and crisp. It cuts but remains smooth and delivers a nice malty backbone to complement the bittering hops. Medium bodied. Altogether tasty and uber-refreshing

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Hunter
2.71/5  rDev -31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got high hopes for this one - I loves me a well-made pilsner.

appearance: A little darker than most pilsners, but still golden in hue. HEAVY carbonation from the bottle supports a thick, pillow head the color of sand. Slightly hazy on the pour, more akin to a hefe than a pils, so I took some off. Good lacing effects.

smell: Fresh and hoppy. High notes of light malt as well. There's a cloying sweetness suggested there before it even hits the tongue.

taste: Sweetness promised in the nose delivers here. Not sure what to make of this. More akin to a sweetened alcoholic tea than a Bavarian pilsner. Not light enough, not refreshing enough, not...pilsner-y enough.

mouthfeel: None of the characteristic scouring you'd expect. Sticks to your taste buds like an ale, not a lager

drinkability: Is this a more authentic pilsner than I'm used to? I don't think so, since I've had German pilsners that seem to reflect the style much better than this. Not a bad beer, but disappointing given what I was looking for. Back to Germany for the real deal, I suppose. Not a bad beer, though.

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