Über Pils | Rogue Ales

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Ãœber PilsÃœber Pils

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by meathookjones on 01-15-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 234 |  Reviews: 214
Photo of Sammy
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of machinery well oiled. Taste is thin not watery, smooth drinking pils. Not a lot of flavour, but some subtle plum, bitterness present at low IBU and it is balanced with malt. Satisfying in a subtle way.Serviceable. Understated carbonation. A bomber is a lot, good I shared.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Heavy gravity pilsners rarely work out. This one, albeit strong and clean, still has some improving to do. Looks ideal a viscous straw - golden color with medium carbonation. Nice head retention. Smells sweet with pilner malts and corn sugars (eek.) Light barley sweetness and vegital (corn) sweetness is overbearing moving across the mouth. Light hopping aids little help against the sweetness. Mildly alcoholic and hot in the throat. The texture is a bit syrupy and could stand a bit more carbonation (never thought I'd say that.) The finish is just short of grainy, yet remains vegital. Found it hard to enjoy half of the bomber. Comparable to Dogfish Head's Malt de Liqor. For a pilsner with a kick, Rogues Morimoto Pilsner beats this one easily.

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Photo of zeff80
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a tall pils glass. Golden, yellow color with a pale, two-finger head. Left lacing.

S - Smelled of corn and malt. Also, grasses and hops.

T - It was malty but it had a great hop bite.

M - It was crisp and medium-bodied.

D - This is a really good pils. It is one of the hoppier pilsners out there.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light golden with a huge blooming bone white head that leaves globs to stick to the side of my pilsner glass,fresh aromas of lightly toasted grain with some lighter grassiness and iron.Spot on pilsner flavors in my opinion grainy malt and some iron with a nice herbal sharpness late that keeps the beer light and me wanting more.Its great to see Rogue go in this direction even more so when its product comes out this good,well done.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue can always be trusted to deliver a satisfying beer, and this one is no exception. I'm not exactly sure how "uber" it is, but it is quite enjoyable, and quite authentic. The clear, deep golden body is capped by a full head of frothy off-white foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves walls of coral-like, big-bubbled foam about the glass. Grainy malt and spicy/grassy/floral (and even slightly pine & citrus-spritzed) hops combine in the nose welcoming you to imbibe and taste the bigger version of the same. The malt is fuller in the flavor, however, although the hops are still there; and it's bitterness is solid and balancing (but not quite as rock hard as some of the best German versions). If there's a drawback here, it's that it could be slightly crisper in the mouth.... and even that's minor. Well done!!!!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours bronze & very effervescent with a massive white 3 fingers+ head. Some head retention & zero lacing

Smell: Ever so slight frutiness

Taste: Peppery hops followed by bitter citric hops & some maltiness. finshes grainy & fruitty

MF: Very full with good balance & carbonation

Drinks okay, but this isn't a pils to get excited about IMHO

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent marigold with a generous number of tiny bubbles jumping off the bottom of the glass and rushing up to the large crown of foam. The head is classic Rogue. It's eggshell white with a faint lemon chiffon tint and assumes a chiseled, rocky look as it falls. Abstract patterns of lace look great as well and cover at least 50% of the available glass.

The nose could be both more powerful and more powerfully hoppy. The hop bill consists of 100% Sterling, a Saaz variant. They smell somewhat Saaz-like to me, but are more citrusy and less floral-grassy. An underlying sweetness lets me know the beer will be well-malted.

Uber Pils is good, but is a fraction too tame. If you're going to put the word 'Uber' on the bottle, you'd better be sure to back it up. Although this is delicious beer, I'm far from swooning over its magnificence. As anticipated, the pale malt backbone is as solid as a rock. Maybe that's why the hops aren't exactly ripping my tongue to shreds.

This is the maltiest pilsener that I've ever run across and I'm trying to decide if the departure from the norm is a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe it's neither, maybe it's just a different thing. If you're expecting the usual (why would you from Rogue?), look elsewhere.

The Sterling hops deliver plenty of juicy flavor. In this offering at least, they taste like some offbeat, previously undiscovered citrus fruit that is similar to the known citrus fruits, except different. It's closest to grapefruit, but that's not quite it. Bergamot maybe? The mouthful is medium-full for the style and is supremely smooth. These guys deliver on mouthfeel much more often than not.

Uber Pils is an odd pilsener, but a good beer. If you like them both hoppy *and* malty, with a mouthfeel that belongs on an IPA, seek this one out. While it isn't as uber as I had hoped, it's uber enough.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice golden yellow with a nice white head, that had a decent retention but eventually faded to a nice layer of lace that stayed down the glass. Smell was very grainy and had a slight hop nose to it, but more subtle aromas lay underneath. The taste was very well played for a pilsmer, and was more of an ale to me. Light body and feel, smooth flowing carbnation and a nice light grain and fruity flavor made it very enjoyable. Awesome summer session ale and another winner from Rogue.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange hue forms a thick off white head leaves behind specks of lacing around the glass. Aroma: Strong hop aroma going on contains mild citrus with grassy notes as well as blended mild biscuit malts with low citrus and mild cracker malt presence. Taste has a mild bitterness with cittrus grassy hop varieties with a very delicate nice clean flavor definitely a great tasting lighter beer with crisp sweetness overall. Mouthfeel: Light bodied lager with a sturdy but smooth carbonation goes down so well I'm such a fan. Drinkability: Effortless has a quality tasting hoppy profile that contains German hops especially a pils I can't deny what a great pils.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +10%
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 RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

the looks: Clear golden hue, thick, frothy white head. The perfect pils appearance and then some.
the aroma: subtle, delicate, but brimming with hops, crisp, and classy. Near-perfect, for the style.
the taste: clean, light, yet zesty, to a point. Soft grainy feel, small fruit flavor, some bright apricot and pear, ...a very nice pils, great to see Rogue, the ale masters, approach this style, but curious about where the "uber" comes from?
Exraordinarily drinkable, smooth and clean, just enjoyable enough. Can't really imagine that I'd ever choose this above any of rogue's other fine brews, but hooray for it's existence anyway.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

07/22/05- On tap at the Rogue Ale House in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- From the tap into two sets of 4oz sampler glasses.

Appearance- Slighty cloudy golden pour. Huge white thick head, amazing frothy think caking lace.

Smell- Lots of grain action with a slight lemon scent and bitter hops.

Taste- Nice and grainy with a large saaz hops flavor. One of the stronger pils in the hops arena.

Mouthfeel- Medium to lighter carbonation. Very smooth.

Drinkability- One of the top pils I have had to date. WIll have to pick up a bottle of this guy.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep yellow color, nice carbonation, nice head, and tons of lacing through out the drink.

S - Scents of sweet malts, hops, and spices.

T - The taste is awesome for a pilsner, nice sweet malty with a slight hopping finish.

M - Medium body with some carbonation. A very well rounded pilsner.

D - Very drinkable. This is the best pilsner I've ever had hands down, it actually does not remind me of a pilsner. I just about gave up on pilsner's, but after drinking this awesome brew, I will buy again for sure. Highly recommend to others as well. Way to go Rogue!

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Photo of Gavage
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mildly hazy yellowish orange in color sporting a nice fluffy 2+ inch head. The aroma was simple grass with some hop bitterness. The flavor has a nice grainy malt level, with grass, pepper, hint of lemon zest, and a crisp bitterness. Nicely balanced and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is perfect - crisp start with slightly dry, crisp finsh. A malty aftertaste lingers on the tongue. Nicely drinkable especially on the hot summer afternoon I cracked this bottle open. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a gold color with a towering white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light, yet malty scent that boasts of pale and a few other light carapils-style malts along with a slightly fruity yeast aroma. It also has a nice hop aroma as well. The taste is good. It has a sweet pale malt flavor with a soapy citrus hop finish. The palate is complex for a pilsner. It offers a number of different malts and a wonderful fruity yeast aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. Rogue just keeps producing cutting edge brews with loads of character and outstanding drinkability. This one is no different.

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Photo of plaid75
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light straw hue with a one and a half finger pillowy white head. There was excellent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a light grain and lemony grass aroma. Mild saaz hop as well.

The taste consisted of a soft biscuity malt with a lemony and mildly peppery hop.

The mouthfeel was light and crisp.

Overall a nice quaffable pils. Not the best one out there, but good nonetheless.

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Über Pils from Rogue Ales
3.91 out of 5 based on 234 ratings.
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