Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Uinta Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner

Type: imperial pilsner
Origin: Salt Lake City, Utah
Price: $8.99 per 750 mL
ABV: 9%

This is the first beer I have had from the state of Utah, and I didn't really realize it until I started doing the review. I originally picked this up because it was an imperial pilsner, which just seems diabolical. This is part of Uinta's Crooked Line, which I can surmise is just their small batch line of specialty beers. There are a few in the line that are bourbon barrel aged, but thankfully not this one (it would completely destroy the simple flavors). This is a pretty magnificent beer. It is hard to imagine it is 9%. It is a bit sweet, but nothing completely out of the ordinary for a pilsner. The sweetness is probably more due to the ABV than anything else. This is not the best pilsner I've had, although I have never had any over 6%, so this should be viewed in a completely different light. Unfortunately, there really isn't much competition in this category, so the Tilted Smile is still "the best" imperial pilsner I've ever had.

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