Blue Sky Pilsner | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
32 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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Blue Sky PilsnerBlue Sky Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by fantome on 10-11-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of woodychandler
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

When I had it at The Bayou, it was listed as "Bohemian Pilsner", so I am assuming that they are one and the same. If not, someone else who is familiar with Uinta's beers can add this one and I will get my review moved. Onward!

Right off the bat, it arrived with no head. Zero, nada, zilch! The color was a medium yellow-gold with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a definite Saaz quality to it. The mouthfeel was thin and not terribly hoppy on the palate. The finish had a brief hop bite before subsiding into a a weak wateriness. Uh oh, that monkey on my back began to screech again ...

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle - thanks to BigJTrucker

Pours a clear golden straw color with a small white head that thins. Mild lacing on the glass.

Aroma is grainy and crisp with a slight spicy hop presence.

Fresh, grainy pilsner malt taste upfront leading into a medium bitterness and slight hop spiciness. Quite crisp and refreshing.

Medium-light body, zippy carbonation.

This is the first beer I have tried from this brewery and I am impressed. This is one of the best pils that I have had brewed outside of PA, and it comes quite close on all aspects. Would not be a problem to kick back quite a few of these.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of grain, hops, spices, some fruit (lemon & banana) and a small amount of malt.

T: The flavor starts out bready and spicy, and then some hops and fruitiness kicks in. The malt character is very thin, but the beer is able to maintain a good balance. The after-taste is a combination of sweetness, hops & breadiness.

M: Crisp and smooth, light body, medium carbonation, very clean finish.

D: Tasty and refreshing, goes down very easily, not filling at all, this one is a good choice when you want something light, but typically I may go with something a bit more flavorful.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lucent lemon with waxed lemon edges. The bleached bone white head is on the small side despite an increasingly elevated pour. It looks pretty good though with its rumpled surface and the beginnings of some decent glass coverage. Sea foam lace sticks in no identifiable pattern.

I like the nose even though it doesn't smell like Blue Sky was 'generously hopped with imported Saaz hops', as the label claims. Saaz often smell lemony to me and such is the case here. I miss that pungent, grassy, spiciness that this variety often imparts however. Perhaps they ordered the kinder, gentler version.

This is okay beer. It's biggest problem is that it lacks guts. Maybe the 4% ABV has something to do with that, I don't know. Just when my taste buds start to get excited, the flavor is washed away before it can really grab hold and make a positive impression. Not bad for an easy drinking, refreshing German pils though.

Saaz are now identifiable as Saaz. Their flavor and bitterness aren't present to the degree that I'd like though. Lemon zest is still present and is still a definite positive. A cracker-like pale malt base does its part to keep things crisp and clean; just what beer of this style should be. Actually, this stuff ain't half bad. It's certainly disappearing with a minimum of fuss and bother.

The mouthfeel, while unquestionably light, holds on throughout each mouthful and throughout the entirety of the bottle. I don't mind a light mouthfeel on a light style if it's done right. It is here. Moderately lively carbonation is a perfect fit as well.

For some reason, my impressions of Blue Sky Pilsner (spelled incorrectly above) were a bit overcast during the first few ounces. As I got deeper into the bottle though, the clouds parted and I was treated to a pretty good little pils that should session like a dream. Thanks to Wasatch for the bottle.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Wasatch for this one

A: Carbonation sounded subdued when I popped the top but seems ok once poured. The head won't be around much longer, but whats left of it is just off white and delicate. Body looks a lot like an American domestic with very slow moving bubbles working their way to the surface.

S: Lightly fruity, white grapes, some honey and toasted bread.

T: This beer has a specific and particular taste...its the saaz hops. Starts off with some melon rind then salad greens. Then the saaz pop up with a light green apple flavor to it. Finishes lightly bitter and earthy.

M: Light body with a nice mouthfeel.

D: Not a lot of depth here. One flavor, hope you like it. For me, it grew a little bit tiresome after a while.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow color, nice carbonation, tiny head disappears quickly, some lacing afterwards. Scents of hops, malts, spices, and yeast. The taste is slightly bitter/hoppy, ends with a nice clean finish. Light body, well rounded brew. Drinkable, would be great for a hot summer day.

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Photo of alexgash
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean, golden yellow with a small, loose, white head. Nose is lightly sweetened honey malt, with a noticeable spicy, noble hop presence. Taste features cerealy malt up front with light sweetness. Mildly bitter, spicy hops provide some balance. Finish is long and bittersweet. Light-bodied, with a sparkly mouthfeel. A nice summer session beer.

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Blue Sky Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
3.39 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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