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Blue Mountain ÜberPils Imperial Pilsener
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Behold the subtle power of a beer whose simplicity of elements belies its complex spirit. Pilsener malt, noble Hallertau hops, lager yeast, and deep well water. By scaling up these simple ingredients we’ve turned the German pilsener "imperial" and made one of the world’s most refreshing styles of beer bigger, rounder and even more enjoyable.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
7/28/2012. From bottle. Hops, malt, apples, grain and yeast aromas. Golden yellow with a white head. Less alcohol burn than most. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1899) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA. Clear, golden straw-yellow with a fine off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of mild grain and little else. Taste of sweet grainy malt, alcohol, grass, pepper, spicy earthy hops and lemon. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On draft a few times at different places. Pours gold, slight white head. Overall too sweet and boozy for such a delicate style. Cereal, sugar, light floral hoppiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1645) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2013
(US backlog 2012) 8x draught sample flight at VA brewpub 14/ix/12. Actually enjoyable US-gargantuan, imperial take on modest old-world Pilsner, like a well-hopped (Saaz) and actually drinkable Faxe. Heavy though - when in the US and in need of hops and +7% ABV, this is a hard bargain against any decent IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
750ml bottle from Spirits Red Bank. Poured s chunky orange body with a smaller foamy off white head. Aroma was big and boozy with wet dough, grapes, wet nut shells, old wet grains. Full bodied with a boozy finish and lots of chewiness and heat along with strong carbonation. Flavor isnt much different than aroma, booze, wort, grains, and grapes. Not a good beer and definitely not good for the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Cases of this stuff sitting around for $4 a bottle, so I’ve grabbed a couple. Pretty solid stuff overall. Ripe and raucous pale gold pour, with a bracing nose of noble hops, pale malts, and a bit of spicy yeast. It’s that latter element that comes across strongly as you drink the beer, melding nicely with the abundant and quite dry hops. Not a world beater by any means, but it’s pretty much how I like this style done, so they get points for that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1917) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Golden amber in color with a foamy whitish head. Balanced, smooth, malty at first. Light hops and spice, full and well rounded. Could use a bit more crispness in the finish, but overall quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrodooo5 (998) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Hmm, it looks very pretty with murky gold pour and a big white head that slowly fades into a ton of lacing. The aroma is decent with a nice hop and malt blend. The taste unfortunately doesn’t balance as well. This is certainly one of the strangest pilsners I’ve ever tried. It leaves a very odd and unpleasant aftertaste. I suppose it’s the hops? Easily some of the worst hops I’ve ever had if so though. It’s a shame because the beer is light and creamy up front but the finish cannot be overlooked!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
It has it’s regular pilsner funk but packs a punch. It’s got a touch of sweetness before the bitter kicks in, it’s nice but nothing to write home about.


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