Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner | Uinta Brewing Company

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Tilted Smile Imperial PilsnerTilted Smile Imperial Pilsner

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tilted Smile breaks away from the crowd. Big in alcohol, yet approachable and versatile. Confidently balanced with Saaz hops and 100% Pilsen malt. Crisp and delightfully carbonated.

30 IBU

Added by smcolw on 06-05-2010

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Ratings: 323 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pils glass. Bottled on 02/23/12.

4.5 A: Well hazed brown tinted medium orange color. Two fingers of frothy/pillowy off-white head. Retention is very good given the ABV and plenty of lacing is left.

4.0 S: The aroma is as big as the ABV. Grassy and hay with grassy hops. Grainy and biscuity. Potent neutral malt sweetness. Faint lemony fruitiness. Booze is hidden very well.

3.5 T: Grassy hops with hay. Peach and lemon fruits. Again grainy and biscuity. Nice hearty sweetness. A touch of booze.

4.5 M: Heavier medium to almost heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Not crisp like a normal pils, but rather viscous and velvety. Very nice here.

4.0 D: Everything other than the taste is done really well, so this is getting a better score than it deserves. But, in any case, this is a tasty beer and I'm happy to be drinking it.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ryko
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ghostwalker
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this one at Total Wine and More. Henderson, NV.

A: Golden body. Soapy white head.

S: Spicy herbal hop nose.

T: Sweet, slightly spicy. Not enough hops.

M: Slick, slightly soapy.

O: OK, not a world-changer. Booziness not evident. Decent brew.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep hazy gold with a good white head. Some retention and lace.

Deep rich aromas, and a surpise bit of fruit and woody vanilla. This one smells like it is going to have some depth. And it does not disappoint -- big flavors of rich malt, some nice hop bitterness. Boozy, with some sweetness that eventually leads to malty bitterness and a crisp finish. Very odd how you get to this point, but still a nice finish.

Overall, not something you'd knock down alot of. Rich and boozy, this needs to be sipped. Worth trying.

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Photo of Kendo
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the caged & corked 750 ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is yellowish-orange with a small white head. Leaves some rings of lace up top.

S: Sweet malt predominates, but there's really not a lot going on in the nose.

T: First impression is more about the feel than the taste - it's thick for a pilsner, even an imperial one. Flavor is sweeter than expected for a pilsner as well, with a touch of spice at the finish. Not much hoppiness going on - maybe some orangey citrus but that's about it.

M: Slick, kind of thick. Medium-to-full in heft.

O: OK.

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Photo of harrylee773
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of HopBrain
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Ryan1423
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of cozybueno
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Clementine in color, pours a light white foamy head which quickly becomes decent lacing, minimal internal carbonation, translucent

S: Moderately fragrant, light citrus, some orange peel, mild elements of wheat, even what seems to be a bit of sweet spice

T: Much akin to the nose, strong elements of coriander, moderate citrus, not incredibly complex, though, almost seems out of line with the style, moderately flavorful overall

M: Even with the high abv very smooth, almost no aftertaste, not overpowering, drying, or lingering on the palate

O: Not bad on its own, but certainly not representative of the style and not as strong as I expected it to be

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Photo of beersdmf17
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of BigTrubble
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of KMcG
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tuka
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of AlexChillton
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of antoines15
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a deep gold in color. Dense white foam. Good retention. Descent lacing.

S - the aroma is simple yet pleasant. Notes of Honey comb are dominate but there is a well balanced hop counter point. Very grassy with some hints of citrus.

T - sweet honey malts on the front of the palate. Slightly grainy. Vaugely remeniscent of a biscuit drizzled with honey. Flavor does get a bit cloying but is fairly well balanced by bright citrus bitterness which enter mid palate. Candy hop finish.

M - Light body close to medium. High carb. Quite Crisp.

O - a pleasant version of a pilsner. I would never guessed it was 9% abv. But it was definitely too sweet for the style.

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Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Happy_Camper
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a stemmed pilsner glass, the beer is a slighlty hazy, amber tinted yellow-gold coloring with a tall, frothy, foamy white head that starts around an inch and a half and slowly settles into a dense cap on the brew. Good lacing along the glass as you go. Aromas are blended well and subtle, with a toasted backbone and some buttery highlights, as well as a slightly sour character. Flavors are bold, with a boozey kick. Biscuity backbone with a butter sweet blending and some floral and citrus highlights. This beer is a mouthfull, but remains smooth and mid-bodied in mouth. The aftertaste is more of the toasted grain flavoring common of a Pilsner, leading to smooth, clean finish. Tasty beer.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of SalMineo
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of raszputini
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At Thirsty Monk....pours a yellowish with a fizzy head as is indicative of a Pils. Slightly darker than typical though. Taste is grassy from the Saaz hops up front, but there is a much richer malt backbone than is typical. Drinks like an IPA without the hop dominance. Nice brew.

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Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 323 ratings.
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