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St. Pauli Girl Special Dark - St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
71
okay

363 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000)
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +29.5%

This beer poured out as a nice shade of brown, the head was a little fizzy but still had some left over clumps on top. The smell of the beer had a little bit of the skunky lager aroma going on but was almost hidden by the sweeter malts in the brew. The taste of this brew had good flavor all around. The sweet caramel malts work well with the lager elements. The mouthfeel was pretty good, on the lighter side but had enough body to remain flavorful. Overall I enjoy this beer from time to time. I would pick it over a Becks Dark and a few others out there any day.

06-14-2011 03:32:49 | More by Knapp85
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laramis

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

A: it poured into a the pint glass a very clear deep dark brown. The head was an off brown color about one inch in height that dissipated quickly with little lacing.

S: Probably the best aspect. Toasty at first the grain aroma becomes sweet there are hints of toffee and caramelization.

T: a bit of a let down after the alluring aroma. Dry malts and a sweet toastiness up front finishing with a slight bitterness. Yet it seems a bit watery and lacking the robust flavor I expected.

M: The feel was rather light with good fizziness on the tongue like the washed out flavor it lacked the presence that was expected

O: I certainly liked this beer it had good flavor and was very drinkable if underwhelming. However the scent of the beer was great complex and inviting it was a very pleasant aroma. I do not want to sound like someone who dismisses macro brews but I feel like that is what is holding this beer back perhaps that's just my bias. Still it is worth a try and is a good option if the selection is otherwise limited.

08-22-2014 15:31:39 | More by laramis
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utopiajane

New York

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Lets pretend there's no such thing as style. Like we do for so many other beers but not for macros. This poured dark brown with brilliant clarity. Hues that verge on crimson but never meet the color red. A variety of hues from honey brown and caramel brown to fiery yellow golden honey. A fat head of tan foam that fell well and left a ring and film on top and slippery wet lace to slide down the glass as it drank.

Brilliant toasted grain greets the nose. Grain that comes to the bright edge of blackness and stops short. Toasted dry and has become graceful in it's dryness. Kissed by a bit of faint honey. Light caramel and a very forward hop grassiness. Sweet grass, a touch herbal, a touch pungent but finally sweet.

Taste is sweet with caramel and lip smacking luscious. It's even sensual. Dry toasted malt that embodies all the colors I described in it's flavor. It has been toasted sweet but not rich or black. It comes to the palate like toasted grain with it's inherent sweetness that has come from deep within it. Lush caramel and a sweet drizzle of honey. Beautiful sweet grass that leans into a hop bitter that startles for this style of beer.

Creamy soft mouthfeel with no biting bubbles a bit of spice tickles the palate on the way down and it's done and leaving a bit of surprising stickiness.

Flavorful, rich, but not heavy. Intense dry malt.. I thought it was worth drinking.

08-15-2014 22:24:00 | More by utopiajane
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

08-12-2014 09:48:17 | More by xbrettfavrex
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ericwilson54

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

08-07-2014 23:38:57 | More by ericwilson54
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Big_Dave

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -18%

08-06-2014 20:25:33 | More by Big_Dave
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Arch578

Ohio

3/5  rDev -1.6%

08-05-2014 13:09:43 | More by Arch578
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Sellen

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -34.4%

07-29-2014 00:53:36 | More by Sellen
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Peaches13

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

07-22-2014 16:45:14 | More by Peaches13
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +23%

07-21-2014 13:12:58 | More by John_Beeryman
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Jbowmann


3.75/5  rDev +23%

07-20-2014 05:28:50 | More by Jbowmann
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ffshore545

Illinois

3/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2014 23:48:54 | More by ffshore545
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Bergy78


4.75/5  rDev +55.7%

07-02-2014 01:15:59 | More by Bergy78
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vwbus7

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -1.6%

06-26-2014 04:29:51 | More by vwbus7
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-21-2014 18:11:24 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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toppoop

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

06-20-2014 23:29:30 | More by toppoop
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pixarnick

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -1.6%

06-18-2014 23:31:47 | More by pixarnick
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-14-2014 19:59:11 | More by Hohnbaum
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lucasj82

Indiana

3/5  rDev -1.6%

06-08-2014 18:05:21 | More by lucasj82
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.6%

06-04-2014 18:10:48 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3/5  rDev -1.6%

05-24-2014 14:46:02 | More by sebaastionb
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3/5  rDev -1.6%

05-12-2014 03:41:57 | More by Georgiabeer
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

2.5/5  rDev -18%

05-08-2014 01:40:17 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -18%

05-07-2014 22:52:02 | More by Durandal_777
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

04-13-2014 02:10:59 | More by jgunther71
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St. Pauli Girl Special Dark from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
71 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.