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

Poured into a tall German half-liter glass, this beer is bright gold, topped with a persistent head of foam. The nose is grainy with a pleasant hop spiciness. A very light malty sweetness is the first noticible taste, followed by quite a bit of bitterness. There's a lot of spicy, grapefruit hop flavor as well. Finish is crisp and clean, and the body has a delightful lightness to it.

Not a complex beer but a good solid session beer.

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Photo of strangefate
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Photo of mentor
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle was a 2006 GABF left-over that was given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Thanks a million to GABF and to Rogue Brewing for the opportunity.

Pours a half-finger off-white clingy head over a cloudy sunshine apricot liquid. Smells oranges, woody, and a zing of hops. Saaz.

Tastes sweet and lemon hoppy. Some grass coho. Bit of tang from hops is sour when combined with the strong carbonation. carbonation level is good. Malt is present, but clearly under the hops. Malty is dry to start with a slightly fruity and wet aftertaste. peppery finish from the carb and hops.

Another wickedly overhopped beer produced by Rogue. Is this because they need to hide faults with their beer? I'm not impressed with this brewery.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
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 Applesauce1
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up the Uberfest at The Anderson's in Columbus.

Appearance: hazy yellow-gold color with a nice 1" white head off the tap; definitely the best pilsner i've ever seen (nice thick head)
Smell: typical pilsner smell minus the skunk plus some hoppiness
Taste: interesting; i notice some mild hoppiness (i've never heard of sterling hops before, but that's what the bottle is describing); some sweetness too; im also picking up on some light citrus flavors here; this is one of the better tasting pilsners i've had before; but overall, im not a huge fan of this style
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied
Drinkability: one a night is good; the sweetness can tire you out

Overall, this is one of the best pilsners I've had before. I'd like to discover some more drinkable pilsners.

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

A deep golden color, that fades to a lighter shade of yellow at the bottm of the glass. A inch thick white head forms, that slowly dissolves away along the side of the glass. The sweet smell of malt stands out at first scent, it dominates the aroma till almost the very end. When a breathe of citrusy hop fragrance takes over till the very end. The malt comes out in the flavor as well, almost mild, mellow flavor, with a quick smack of bitterness at the end. It is medium bodied, gains weight as it reaches the back of the throat. A nice crisp dry finish at the end on the palate. A strong pilsner, solid flavor, with a nice feel, make this a very good beer.

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Photo of hckyfn9999
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color into a pilsner glass with a one and a half finger head with some nice lacing and good retention. Aroma is of grainy malt and a little spicy hops. Taste is refreshing citrus and some bready malt and finishes very clean. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and leaves the palate clean. Very drinkable and would make a good session. Pretty solid Pils that I will pick up again.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright clear gold with a voluminous, dense ivory head. Lots of thick lacing. Smells of fruity malt and citrusy hops.

Taste is dominated by a strident, bitter, orange peel hop flavor. Some nice sweetish malt too, hints of lemon. Mouth is crisp, medium bodied and aftertaste is dominated by the hops. 100% Sterling, huh? Gives this pilsner a nice kick and sets it apart from most. Pretty damn good. If you want to experience Sterling hops solo, this would be the beer to try.

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Photo of pweis909
2.64/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-The pour reveals a richly golden beer with an enormous, rocky head that perists through much of the imbibing experience, leaving plenty of lacey residuals on the sides of the drained glass. Rather an impressive sight.

S-There is a hint of malt in the aroma, but I also detected banana notes that seem more at home in an ale than in a German pilsner. No hop aroma.

T-The malt detected in the aroma plays out sweetly on the tongue, but the sterling hops (variety indicated on the bottle) are a let-down. They bring a cattiness to the beer that does not compliment the malt the way noble hops would complement a European pilsner.

M-The texture of this beer is thin, compared to other rogue brews, and the malt in the aroma had me expecting something with a little more body.

Lately, I find myself really enjoying pilsners, but this one is not a beer I am likely to try again. It is my least favorite of the Rogue beers I have tried, and a disappointment as a pilsner.

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Photo of shadow1961
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue's Über Pilsner pours out a fluffy white
head over a cloudy golden brew. Carbonation
is active, and the nose is of yeast, malt, and a
hint of berries. It has a good solid flavor well
balanced between malt and dry, herbal hops.
Mouthfeel is smooth- a good summer quencher.
It would make a super session beer.

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Photo of horshack7
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
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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Photo of Grundle20
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color in to a pint glass. There is a decent one finger white head that slowly vanishes into a whispy film on the surface of the beer. Lacing is mild.

I never really understood describing a beer's smell as biscuity until I smelled this beer. Maybe the memory of fresh cooked biscuits is fresh in my memory from Thanksgiving, but this beer truly smells like home cooked buttered biscuits to me. The biscuit scent is slightly confused by a slight banana note deep within the nose.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
The beer drinks smooth with an apparent light malt body. Mid drink presents flavors of banana peals, orange rind, and a good mild hop flavor. The finish is crisp and clean with a minor aftertaste of bitter citrus.

Pilsner is just one of those really drinkable styles and this beer is no exception. I could easily have this as a party beer or a dinner beer. The only draw back is the slight aftertaste which I feel takes away from a beer's drinkability.

Bottom Line:
I find myself questioning the beer's authenticity or trueness to style because it seems to be almost too flavorful for a pilsner. Personally I'm ignoring my thoughts on the matter at the moment because this beer is pretty damn good.

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Photo of Goldorak
2.85/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Sort of a clowdy orange/yellow, almost like those unfiltered Pilsners. Not much head really, if only a tiny lacing. Perhaps this bottle was a little old.

Smell: Somewhat grassy with a little hot, boozy thing going on too, which is fine for the style I guess but seing this is from Rogue I was expecting a little extra hops or some other distinctive trait, but it left me a bit underwhelmed.

Taste: Crisp and sharp body, the hops had a strange, almost metallic twang, and there seemed to be quite a lot of tannins in the finish, it almost tasted like grape juice. If only getting a fresh sample were easier for me I'm sure the age factor is why I wasn't too thrilled about this Beer.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really like that Rogue makes lagers. There is a place in the world for good lagers.
Aroma shows a very light with soft malt possessing a very creamy quality. No hop aroma to speak of.
Pours with a big full white head. Dark gold pushing amber. Very clear beer, that is cloudier as pour bottom of bottle.
Soft and light flavors. I expected intensity, but didn't get much. Gradually building bitterness starts towards the end and finishes long. Otherwise a light neutral (not sweet, other than occasional bits) primary flavor.
Lower carbonation makes this smooth. Not particularly crisp or refreshing.
Solid and enjoyable. Not quite as bold as I anticipated.
Thanks to my bestest littlest brother.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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 wedge
4.3/5  rDev +10%
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 Pegasus
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful clear medium golden color,with a large white clout top head, which retains quite well, thick glass-coating lace, little carbonation.

Aroma: Mild grassy and floral hops are prominent, with mild honey and light caramel malt.

Taste: Opens with a mildly sweet caramel malt note, this carries to the end of the taste, where crisp, mildly spicy hops appear, for a lingering finish.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: An excellent interpretation of the style, very well-made. Even those who do not favor this style should try this beer, in order to see how well it can be done.

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Photo of schusterbauer
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a -- pours a light, glowing yellow, with some notable cloudiness.

s -- yeasty malt, with an undertone of hops and a slight hint of lemon zest

t -- bread, yeast, malt, a bit of citrus, some hops to balance things out. not as light as i'd expected from the smell, but a very inspiring flavor profile, none the less.

m -- perhaps a bit thicker than one would expect from the style -- typical of rogue beers. still very enjoyable, refreshing for being as bold as it is.

d -- could drink this all night; i really wish this were available in 6 packs.

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Photo of wingman14
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a tall white head. Smells yeasty, with some hops and malts. Taste is mostly hops and malt with those yeasty characters in there. I respect Rogue, and love everyone of their beers including this one, they all have a similar taste, or link that connects each beer. This one is no different, but is very representative of a german pilsner. A smooth mouthfeel, and an easy drinkability. Another good beer from Rogue. Enjoy!

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Photo of MmmIPA
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Golden body with a small white head that went away fast.Leaves some nice lacing on the glass and lots of carbonation bubbles coming up from the bottem of the glass.

S-Lemon and some malt.

T-Lemon and some bitterness hops at the end of the sip.The malt taste good in this,nothing overpowers the other ingredients.As I finish my first glass, I cant help but to think that I taste some Dead guy ale in this, could it be the pac man yeast?I taste lemon at the end of my sip also.

M-Thin tasting but very refreshing.It goes down very smooth and taste very "high class" im used to drinking Lion's Head,so this stuff is grand compared to that.

D-Well done Rogue, I wish I could find some of Rogues best beers in 6 packs,cause the 22 oz. bomber just aint enough.Ide drink this all day and I reccomend this beer to any civilized beer drinker. :)

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Photo of jettjon
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into the pilsner a lovely golden, slightly hazy color with a few bubbles coruscating up. Thick, three-finger solid eggshell-white head that fades away slowly leaving an incredible amount of lacing along the glass. Nose is strongly hopped with dry malt and citrus notes. Flavor is bold and refreshing: a good citrus, tea-like flavor underpins a strong (noble?) hops presence. Finishes on a lightly bitter note. Excellent pils flavor. Mouth is watery and refreshing and slightly substantial. This beer is not thin, but neither is it uncharacteristically viscous. Beautiful mouth for the style. Drinkability is hands-down uber. Outstanding beer to enjoy any time. This would be an excellent cross-over beer to introduce your macro-drinking friends to quality beer.

Overall: An outstanding pils, heartily recommended.

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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 veech
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a well done pilsner that would be good for a standard beer to keep in the fridge as a solid rendition of the style. A: A straw yellow color with good head and lacing. S: Bitter and hoppy astringent aroma T: Very crisp but smooth with the hoppiness that one would anticipate from a German Pils. M: Medium viscosity with enough body to provide resilient hoppy flavors that linger on the palate. D: A tad on the acidic side with the hoppiness for my personal taste, but pilsner fans will find this very much a session beer. As usual, Rogue never fails to impress.

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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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Photo of aforbes10
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

reddish yellow and very fizzy with a white head. very interesting and exciting looking pilsner. sweet alcohol and spice odor with some german (saaz?) hops in the nose too. taste has a lot of alcohol, maybe too much. also some tart orange rind flavor. i dont think the alcohol and hops and spiciness blend as well as the could or should and the result is a not-ver-well-balanced, kind of strange beer to drink. interesting though so it get points there for sure.

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