überPils | Blue Mountain Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by CrellMoset on 07-05-2009

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Ratings:
76
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery. Review from notes.

A: clear bright straw body with a thin white head.

S: aroma is very light and I expected more from an imperial pils with typical musty grains and pale malts.

T: the beer has mildly bitter, almost noble hops with grains and pale malts. The finish burns from the alcohol but otherwise the alcohol is well hidden.

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: there are few good beers in this genre. This one isnt bad I just wanted more out of it.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before June 2014 on the cork. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, pepper, floral, bread, honey, cracker, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, floral, bread, cracker, honey, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, floral, bread, honey, cracker, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and good complexity of earthy hops, malt, and fruity ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Imperial pils! All around nice balance of hop, malt, and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by March 2013...no wonder it was marked down at Total wine.Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a slightly hazed orange tinged light to medium golden with a large blooming white head atop that settles oh so slowly leaving broken chunks behind in its wake.Graint and lightly toasted in the nosewith verly light leafy hops,pretty light in the aroma department.The flavors still seem pretty fresh with dryer malty tones and some toasted grain,a decent shot of herbal/leafy hops are there and the alcohol presence is not.A lighter double pilsner,it's not heavy and or sweet,I liked it but it won't knock your socks off.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Blue Mountain pilsner glass.

This ain't just any pils: it's an uberPils! *insert exhale-y cheering facsimile* It pours a clear pale straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose is rather faint and bland, comprising only some light wheat and florals. The taste improves on the smell, with notes of cooked wheat, light biscuit, and a nicely (and somewhat surprisingly) subtle floral bitterness. The body is light, with a lightly moderate carbonation and a crsp, dry finish. Overall, a solid imperial pils...if only it had some kind of nose...

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Photo of smakawhat
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: yellow in color wait a 2" head. Some lace paints the glass.

Smell: grass, lemon zest, and some earthiness comes through to the nose.

Taste: big malty sweetness here with some grass, lemon zest, and a spicy hop bitterness which nicely balances out the sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from the start, crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors remain on the tongue.

Drinkability: this was one of the my favorites during my visits to the brewery on my trip. Easy to drink and satisfying.

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Photo of redfox405
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of John_M
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Big Hunt last night.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some light honey, some sweet malt and something of a biscuit or dough aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but frankly, this beer is just too sweet for my taste. It makes the noticeable alcohol all that more.... well, noticeable. There's a hint of hoppy bitterness in the finish, but it's really not nearly enough to counter and balance the sweetness in this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, sweet and alcoholic finish.

Mehhhh....

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Jwale73
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up at Grapes & Gourmet in Virginia Beach. 750ml corked and caged bottle served in a pilsener glass - no freshness dating. Pours a lovely honey-gold with a translucent clarity and a fluffy 2.5 inch, buttermilk colored head. Head eventually settles into a frothy, quarter inch cap with semi-concentric bands of textured lacing revealed during the tasting. Not much to the nose; just a suggestion of lemon, noble hops and a light grainy quality - very clean. Taste consistent with nose; however, malt character is much more assertive in the flavor profile - there's a pleasant sweetness without being overly assertive and finishes with a delicate fruity character. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a texture that's not quite oily, but not quite silky. Carbonation is easy and even, but I'd like to see it be a little more crisp. Overall, I haven't had too many Imperial Pils; however, I did enjoy this beer.

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Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of AgentMunky
2.86/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a pint glass at Brixx. From notes. Reviewed 11 July 2011.

A: Super-clear. No head. No effervesce. Some white foam on the edges. Bright yellow. A deceptively pretty colour.

S: Lots of grain. Very (American) lagery. Not my thing, but not entirely unpleasant either.

T: See smell. Not terrible, but I don't like it. Noticeable alcohol, lots of sweet grain, smooth. Almost dry on the endtaste? No. Too much grain.

M: Round, sweet-smooth, and not too much to bitch about.

O: I couldn't even finish it. Too strong, too lagery, too mediocre to recover from the immense graininess.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of argock
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a 16oz slender weizen-type clear tasting glass at Blue Mountain Brewery (Afton, VA).

A: Clear hooney-gold with 1-finger of big-bubbled white head with decent retention and a few lace fragments at the top of the glass.

S: Toasted maltiness and mineral qualities are there but on the weak side. Hops are also a little under the bar with some noble and grassy character.

T: Flavor punches through though with a clean, grassy hops, toasted maltiness with no detectable alcohol despite the 7.3% ABV. Delicious honey and crackery malts really make this a pleasure.

M: Medium-plus with a lively but thicker, imperial feel from the big maltload. Aftertaste is a little light with toasted malts, honey sweetness, and grassy,noble hops.

D: A very palatable imperial pilsener that would be a great hot weather brew. Another nice lager from BM and shows they can produce pretty much any style enjoyably.

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Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml caged and corked from the brewpub last Sunday. Best by July 2014 per the cork.

Beer poured deep golden with a nice two finger ahead upon the initial pour.

Nose is typical pils, sweet malts with hints of lemon.

Taste is well balanced with the malt base not being overly sweet as the German style hops balances and refreshes nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonated and pretty refreshing considering the gravity of this brew.

Overall this is a solid representation of the impy pils style, definitely not as overwhelming as others i have tried. Give it a shot if you see this brew.

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überPils from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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