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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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Reviews: 214 | Ratings: 234
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 merlin48
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle pours a clear, goldenrod hued body with a modest, creamy white head that retains well. Spotty patch lace all over the glass. A great deal of carbonation activity is apparent in the glass, with a persistent rush of micro bubbles rushing to the top. Aroma is biscuity malt, a vegetal note from the yeast, and floral and spicy hops. Mouthfeel is light medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Taste begins slightly sweet with some caramel notes and bread dough. Moderate hops bitterness from the Sterling hops quickly takes over, imparting a floral, lavender taste. Very interesting taste for a pilsner, but it works very well. Well balanced, tasty, and very sessionable. My only suggestion would be the addition of some German hops to compliment the Sterlings.

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

Presentation: 22 ounce Roguish Bomber. Red, White & Blue façade with the words Über Pilsner. The geeky beer blurb lists this as a German-style Pilsner on the bottle, but its vital statistics are more scientifically expressed as 13° Plato, 35 IBU, 75 AA, 6° Lovibond.

Appearance: Exhibits a lovely almost perfect golden body that is crystal clear. Thick mildly off-white head, clumpy at first it forms some really nice lacing in my 1 Litre Stein. The head soon settles to a tasty looking ½” thick cap but it never gains any uniformity, it remains a whippy creamy mass at all times.

Nose: Malts and Hops mix well in the nose, crisp, clean and very refreshing the aromas are of a fresh Pilsner with some earthy hints and a touch of grain.

Taste: The use of Sterling hops is intriguing, it adds somewhat of a cleaner feel than say a more bitter Saaz would. As such it gives the grainy malts more a say in this offering. Dry finish with a hint of floral hop. Clean unfettered lines.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium feel to the body that is perfect for the style. Malty and Hoppy at the same time. Bitter dry finish lingers.

Drinkability: Nicely balanced and a very drinkable Session brew, the 22 ounce bottle didn’t last too long.

Overall: A different kind of Pilsner but a refreshing slant on a tried and tested theme. Works well. Über Pilsner indeed.

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Photo of Troyone
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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 marcobrau
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hoppy, hoppy; joy, joy. What a fantastic pilsner. Excelllent bright white head and golden color with zesty, spicy aroma. More spicy hops on the palate with a dry and bitter finish. Dextrin malts firm up and fortify this pilsner allowing it to support plenty of IBUs for the style. I may have a new favorite Pils. A very refreshing pilsner beer.

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Photo of maxpower
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a good creamy white head that doesn't last very long with some lacing, grassy and flowery aromas. Bready, cracker like flavors with a mild sweetness that turns hoppy and bitter with some dryness in the finish. Medium bodied with a soft but crisp carbonated mouthfeel, very clean and crisp, very nice.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one showed off a medium but very retentive white head in keeping with the style. The body is a bright orange or maybe even orangish-gold in color. It sure looks like a German Pils.

Smell – The Sterling hops mix well with the malty backbone.

Taste – This is nice. The malts are a bit big for the style but have that “Graham cracker” flavor so desired from a good German Pils. The hops are slightly grassy but very crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel – This is in fact medium-bodied as the bottle suggests. It is very crisp and clean and refreshes the palate.

Drinkability – This made for an excellent “first beer” of the day. It’s balanced and very well put together.

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Photo of ElGordo
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich deep golden hue with a smallish white head. Very nice carbonation - the bubbles keep coming for a very long time after the pour. Nice crisp, clean aroma of spicy hops and German yeast. Beautiful, rich palate of fruity hops, tempered by a light maltiness and a touch of fruity yeast. Flavor mellows into a slight hoppy bitterness towards the back of the mouth. Mouthfeel is wonderful - smooth, slightly creamy, and a tad buttery. Wow, if it weren't for the $4.99 price tag, I'd drink this every day.

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

Pours a dark golden colour with a decent white head. Smell is not much. A bit bready with maybe a hint of dryed orange peel. A little buttery, but not oft putting. Taste is smooth and crisp nice and round at first. Finishes dry and hoppy. Not as hoppy as the Moto Pils, but its nice more manageable. Good carbonation. Very smooth. Its an Uber Pils not an Imperial Pils. So dont go looking for huge blast of ABV and hops might need to look else where. Drinkability is good. Some have said its like a Macro with more hops.. Pisshaw I say. This has far more flavour and is what a nice Pils should be

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Photo of avylover
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful looking beer here. Clear & golden with a nice cascading head as I pour. The 1/2 inch white head holds steady. The aroma is very inviting, with lots of citrus rind hop aromas and a sweet maltiness backing this up. Quite interesting taste here. This reminds me of "Budweiser meets Hops." There is a real heavy underlying macro lager type taste here, only with some hops thrown in for flavoring (not bitter) The two tastes clash more than anything - this is not a happy marriage. Also a distinct heavy diacetyl flavor in the aftertaste (which I honestly don't mind). Mouthfeel is nice & slick, but the all over the place taste of this one puts a big damper on the drinkablity

...perhaps Dominion has spoiled me....

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Photo of necoadam
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
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 Zorro
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
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 rowew
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22 oz bomber - painted label. Description of the beer on the back, including ingredients. No freshness info or ABV. "Dedicated to the Rolling Thunder in each of us."

Appearance: Clear golden color with a huge billowing white head. Good head retention, lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Nice sharp aroma with a bit of hops and a nice maltiness.

Taste: Very smooth mouthfeel - low carbonation level. Nice hops bitterness throughout with a very good finish.

Overall impression: Great example of the pilsner style that is slightly hoppier than most. Very nice drinkable - quite tasty!

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Photo of meathookjones
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle 1/14/05. Appears a crystal clear straw yellow with an inch high head of white foam. Spotty lacing was left around the glass as the head dropped quickly. Aroma is crisp with spicy hops and a nice doughy malt backbone. A good amount of earthiness from the hops was present. Biscuity malt with spicy hops hits you all at once on your first sip. Notes of floral hops are there as well. Ends with a bitter spicy hop bite. Mouthfeel is about medium and fairly crisp. Pretty good Drinkability as well. Overall a nice example of the style.

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