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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 jasonjlewis
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of theghost3
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of tapman
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of hustlesworth
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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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 dsa7783
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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...

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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 tonistruth
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
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

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
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

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Photo of tpd975
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of BlindPig
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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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 mshallah
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of TheBierBand
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of udubdawg
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of adowney523
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into the new Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass from a 22 oz brown bomber. Appearance is clear and deep golden. Head is white but dissappears very quickly leaving no lacing.

Smells strongly of grape skin, pear, and apple with faint alcohol.

Taste is very sweet upfront with hints of caramel and graininess. This fades to a strong floral and grassy taste that lingers.

Relatively light-bodied with moderate carbonation that finishes semi-dry with a slight alcohol burn.

A pretty decent pils, worth a try.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy gold with a thinnish head that maintains its form (thanks to the constant cabronation), and leaves some spotty lacing. The aroma in the malt department is bready and a touch worty. The hops give a good punch of hay, grass, and citrus. Flavor starts off with some sweetish, mildly toasty pale malts which is immediately followed by lots of hops: rather bitter and with flavors of flowers, lemon, and grass. Beneath the hops lie some honey and bread. Finishes somewhat dry. Mouthfeel is lively and on the lighter sides, but feels a tad sticky. Not a typical pilsner, but it sure is tasty.

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Photo of revolution
2.83/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, straw-colored brew with a nice head.
Smell of malt and yeast quickly noticeable, but also a seemingly off smell of ...vinegar?
Initial malt taste is good, then a bit of sourness, then the bitterness, but the sour taste lingers.
Smooth beer, but does not have the crisp malt and bitterness typical of the style. Wouldn't necessarily reach for this one again.

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Photo of peabody
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy straw color with very little white stuff.
Smell is pretty strong Sugar Candy Yeast and Orange Peel.
Mabey some slight alcohol in the back there. You can smell this beer from a few feet away.
Taste is like sweet at first then immediatly goes to sour and dark then to sweet again followed by just bitter. I get an orange peel flavor every once in a while. Must be the Czech Pils yeast I am tasting here. Really good.
Mouthfeel is slightly dirty but in a good way.
Very drinkable and pretty nice brew from Rogue.

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Photo of bcm119
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a box of 22's of this at a rogue garage sale. Pale straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is light and fresh, hay and pale grain with a slight tartness. Well integrated, clean flavor. Light grainy malt with hops that are a tad juicy for a pilsner, sort of a star-fruit or champagne grape flavor, but they clean up quickly for a dry, very mild grain finish. Very drinkable, but odd enough to keep it interesting. A good weekday summer quaffer.

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Photo of rkuhnel
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 22 oz bottle this poured a cloudy light yellow. Nose was of hops and light malts. Mouthfeel crisp and clean. Very nice flavor of caramel malts and citrus hops. Short bitter finish . A nice pils that tastes much like the ones I drank on an extended trip to Germany last year. Nice brew, and very easy to drink

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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 Gmann
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a nice soapy white head the left some real nice lacing on the glass. The smell is on the sweet side for a pilsner, citrus and some grassy hops. Has a cracker-like malt base, grassy hops, and a twang of lemony-citrus sweetness. The feel is light but not watery, finishes a bit too dry. A very drinkable and very good example of the style, very enjoyable though a tad too dry.

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Photo of prototypic
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a foamy one finger head. Short retention and light lace.

Smell: Very crisp and fresh smelling. Light citrusy scent. Nice malty aroma. Smells somewhat earthy and grainy. Floral hop presence is slightly noticeable.

Taste: Initially it has a sweet taste. Citrus taste is on the light side (maybe even a little banana mixed in). It is a bit grainy. Hops are extremely light. It does have a crisp bite on the way down.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, crisp, and would be nice on a hot day. Very drinkable. I'd call it a nice session beer if I liked it a little more. Overall, it's okay. Worth a try, but I've had much better from Rogue.

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

Appearance: Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a pilsner glass (took 2 pourings). The beer is a pale yellow color. I pour rather softly and still get a large head (nearly 2 inches). The fluffy white head takes a while to settle, never fully falling from a solid cover on the liquid that is nearly a 1/4 inch thick. Leaves some good sheets of lacing down the glass as well.

Smell: Gome sweeter malt scents, a touch bready, perhaps even a little yeasty as well. Some nice citrous and floral aromas as well. My experience with Rogue beers and the Uber attached to the name had me hoping there would be some good hops, but I get little in the smell.

Taste: Some good sweet malts, not overly sweet like a doppelbock, but good for a pilsner. Touch bready, with a citrousy twang. The lack of a big hop punch was a bit of a let down, but this is still a superb beer, especially for a German Pils made here in the states.

Mouthfeel: I guess I could call this medium in body, especially for a pils. Still it had good carbonation, was lively. Crisp, somewhat dry finish. Clean on the palate with no lingering aftertaste.

Drinkability: I really enjoyed this beer,very sessionable without getting boring. Although not in the same style as a macro lager, this puts all of the BMC beers to shame. I would think you could pour this in a glass for any BMC drinker, without telling him or her what it is (or is not), and that person would enjoy this. I'm close to a 5 on drinkability, but I give it a 4.5 due to cost.

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