Pilsner - St. George Brewing Company, The

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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St. George Brewing Company, The visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Murph on 12-02-2002)
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Photo of Seanibus
2.03/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

You really have to wonder what these guys were thinking. With all of their otherwise excellent beers, including the excellent Munich Helles-style lager, I am sure they know what a good Pilsner should look and taste like. But what they have produced here is shockingly off base.

Pours an amber yellow with good carbonation and a quick falling head. The aroma is surprisingly and unpleasantly sour. The Flavor is everything a Pilsner shouldn't be - buttery and carmel-like, with strong elements of cucumber and butterscotch. The mouthfeel is thick and viscous. This beer was clearly not skunked, but is clearly not a good Pilsner either. Puzzling.

Photo of NJpadreFan
2.15/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

St. George- Pilsner

A- Light golden orange with a small soapy head. No head and little carbonation.
S- Light lemony hay/ straw with a touch of grainy malt. Very light.
T- Light sweet hay/ straw with a dash of lemon. Light toasted malt pokes through. Slight metallic finish.
M- Very light, touch of sweet dry malt. Lifeless.

Overall- Very watery, bland! Avoid this and try their other offerings.

Photo of likethetaste
2.3/5  rDev -37%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got this in a 6 pack variety pack from Farm Fresh. I must say I have been very disappointed in St George's Pilsner and their lager. The taste was just off. Nothing enjoyable about it. I very bitter taste that did not fit with a Pilsner. I like St Georges Porter but this Pilsner will not be one I will buy again.

Photo of winomark
2.38/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a pale gold with a thin, short-lived head.

Aroma: Slightly skunky aromas dominate. Some hop bitterness. Typical lager nose.

Taste: Slightly sweet upfront, with hop bitterness and a clean, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Very light and somewhat bland. No flavors jump out. Kinda boring.

Drinkability: Nothing special in my book. Reminds me of a macro brew. Very one-dimensional and unexciting. Won't try again.

Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Proteus93
2.58/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Straw yellow, almost no head, but what does appear has a reasonable little retention... that's not saying all that much, though.

S: Not a great deal of aroma noted at all. Some slight hints of hops, but barely... a little bit of lemon citrus, too. Again, it's light.

T + M + D: Flavour is more noticable than the nose, by far. It's still a bit watery, though, and the mouthfeel doesn't help a great deal with that. It feels thin and lacking in some ways. Some bitterness of citrus (predominantly lemon) peel without much of a balance. To date, I have reasonably enjoyed brews from St. George. This one didn't go over too well with my palate, unfortunately.

Photo of engagechad
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased as a part of a "dragon pack" from World Market in Charlottesville, VA - Pint

Pours a heavy carbed urine yellow with not much head. Smells of danky pils but faint hop in there. Taste follows, thin and funky for the most part and not nice on the tongue.

Overall. no.

Photo of AlexJ
2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow pour with a sizzling white head that falls to a thin ring.

Aroma is very understated; pilsner malts, dry floral notes, faint lemon, and yeast.

Flavor follow closely. Pilsner malts, golden grain, and some sloppy hop bitterness that leaves a metallic taste in my throat.

Body is between light and medium, with a harsh, extremely fizzy texture like a fresh club soda. Not my cup of tea.

Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this beer our of a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a golden hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Grainy malt aroma

T: Similar to the smell there is a grainy malt flavor.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Just an ok pilsner

Photo of rugerj
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer pours a straw yellow color with a half finger white head that dissipates quickly, not much lacing left in glass. Smell is very faint but consists of sweet malt and a citrus hop nose. Taste is of sweet malt with some graininess; citrus hop presence is noticed. Carbonation was good and beer was light in body.

I was a bit underwhelmed by this beer. Better offerings in this style are available locally here in Virginia.

Photo of weeare138
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to hopdog for this...
Appears a light orange with a small white head that quickly fades into a mild film and small collar. Streaky lacing is left behind.
Smell is of a definite pilsner malt with sweet and Pils malt coming through. Some grassyness and lemons coming through
Mouthfeel is of bitter and mildly sweet malt that come through and fade to the bitter with mild sourness.

Photo of Fish113d
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled (50 degree F) into a pint glass, it pours the color of honey with a cloudy, honey-like body. About 1 finger thick of eggshell colored head sits atop the body but then dissipates to a surface layer with just a bit of lacing around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is quite mild. Some slight malt hits the nose, but by hitting I mean hitting like "a girl".

Flavor is quite sweet malt with a nice hoppiness coming through on the finish to help balance it. HOwever, this is mostly watery and not very flavorful.

Body is a little chewy for a pilsner, but thirst quenching and quite easy to drink. i wouldn't drink this if I wanted to drink something with boisterous taste, but I'd drink it for hours on a hot summer day.

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: cloudy golden yellow; thin head; lacing minimal
S: surprisingly like a macrolager; not inviting
T: much better than the smell; slightly grassy pilsner; more spicing than other pilsners; hints of Vienna lager in its depth of spicing

The flavor is a redeeming feature of this lager.

Photo of JasonMccuen
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA.

The beer is transparent and bright golden with a half inch of pure white head. Aromas of grain, earthy hops, malt. Pale malts and grain. Decent flavor, but could be cleaner tasting / feeling. Some nice aromas and tastes, but basically, a middle of the road pilsner. This was ok.

Photo of slusk
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a nice golden with a thin prolonged white head. moderate lacing

S: Not much aroma. Somewhat earthy hop aroma albeit subdued. Some light caramel comes through but its not complex.

T: Little earthy hop flavor. Some slightly wheaty and nutty flavor up front. Moderate bitterness, a bit of a metallic flavor and a bit of over ripe apricot. Some mild English malt and a bit of citrus. Clean with a little bready tone in the dry finish.

M: light bodied, a bit thin with some light astringency. Moderate carbonation.

O: Not a terribly exciting beer but an easy drinking beer. It lacks a bit of the typical pilsner flavor I expect, leaning a bit more to an english malt character.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade. I love getting my hands on micros like this. Pretty autumn color with a thin white head. Vanilla and figs in the aroma which I liked. This is one of the better Pilseners I have tried to date. Hoppy and fresh-tasting.

Photo of akorsak
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a 12 oz bottle from St. George's Dragon Pack (variety six pack) served in a Troegenator seidel.

A: The pils is a goldenrod color with a thick head and good lacing.

S: The beer has a grainy malt base that is spiced up by hints of crisp hops.

T: The pils has a firm malt base that has a good nuttiness component. The hops are not as robust as I'd like, but they do provide clean crisp bitter flavors when they appear.

M: The mouthfeel is average as the hops are a little too toned down.

D: Very drinkable, this beer is lower in strength and has a decent flavor.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bkilpatr
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 07/22/08.

Pours a hazy golden-straw color with about a finger of off-white head. The head dropped pretty quickly and didn't leave much lacing. Aroma is a hint of citrus (lemon) with some hoppiness.

Taste is more hops along with citrus, mostly lemon and grapefruit. A bit of malt but mostly hop flavor. Nice bitter finish. Not the most balanced pilsener, could use a bit more malt.

Feel is pretty good. Medium body with plenty of carbonation. Very crisp and clean finish. Drinkability is decent, though it's a bit thick and heavy for a pilsener.

Pretty good and tasty, though probably a bit too heavy for those hot summer days.

Photo of Jeffreywhite22
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a mug at 50 degrees; part of the mixer 6 pack.

A - Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a large foamy head that had very good retention...3/4 inch lacing throughout the life of the beer.

S - Smells of grassy malt with a grapefruit background.

T - Hoppy malt with strong grassy flavors. Typical foamy finish with some bitter crispness.

M - Very creamy finish and a medium body. Finishes crisp.

D - Definitely a good session beer...I'm very pleased with St. George thus far. I'd recommend picking up any of their selections.

Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden with a little chill haze with a bone-white head but was expecting more of blooming type head seemed rather thin for the style.Malt dominated aroma some baked bread with a touch of orange,taste as well is more malt tilted some bread dough and a touch of iron a light hop bitterness in the finish to keep this pretty clean tasting.A solid offering nothing stands out but a easy quaffer.

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Pilsner from St. George Brewing Company, The
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