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

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St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Girl

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BA SCORE
67
poor

997 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 997
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.25%
Wants: 5
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000

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Ratings: 997 | Reviews: 404
Photo of TopherBreski
3.59/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 1 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Great smell, taste, and feel. Light

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I've been drinking these for over 40 years.

Photo of JOldewurtel
1.75/5  rDev -39%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Outlier detected. justify rating with a review.

Photo of Urk1127
3.92/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up because I love the style and knew it came from an area that I know I like the beer. a finger head and golden color. smell is a bit skunky. the taste is clean, crisp, refreshing, maybe a very tiny bit skunky but in a good way. on the same level as Becks for me. if I wanted this style, I'd go to this or Becks. good beer.

Photo of Jonjaciuk3
4.52/5  rDev +57.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great bitter beer with a smooth finish

Photo of jamesmk48
3.48/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great outside summer beer. Ive been drinking this, brew for along time, its my go to outside/ work beer. If you like skunky German lagers you'll enjoy this.

Photo of treeslothguy
2.06/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not interested in this style

Photo of mfigueroa713
3.78/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A light lager, easy drinking. Not much complexity but that is the point.

Photo of CJNAPS
2.09/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a really bad beer just a little light for me

Photo of duckhuntr4
2.6/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass and the color reminded me much of that of Miller Lite. Golden in color with a head that does not last more than a few seconds. I personally enjoyed the taste of this beer as it goes down smooth and very drinkable. Taste was good, not great but good. I bought a 12 pack and shared them with the guys and they thought it was quite good as well. Feel- smooth. Overall i was happy with the beer and enjoy how easy it is to drink.

Photo of JavieX
3.52/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It had a way better taste than its smell.

Photo of CIBoy10
3.68/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth drinking beer with a good taste. I think it fills that niche well. I'd recommend it. Think Stella Artois or Pilsner Urquell

Photo of tcwolf20580
1.96/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bad smells bad really bitter. Taste

Photo of DaveNdesert
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers!

Photo of dacrza1
1.83/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

DATE TASTED: December 14, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan pilsener... OCCASION: drinking off and away Johnny Football's forgettable first start... APPEARANCE: transparent, sallow yellow body; off-white head begins well but flattens to a casual smear... AROMA: beefy, doughy, buttery fragrance associated with cheaper, imported, green-bottled lagers... PALATE: drinkably nondescript--light and refreshing but so liquid, the only thing left is a small biscuity aftertaste...TASTE: thin, sweet and syrupy flavors dominate a rather weak profile... OVERALL: tough to slam a beer that is as happily drinkable as SPG, so I will instead suggest that in the right circumstance, this beer could compliment the standard party fair...but it doesn't distinguish itself much from the other green-bottled brethren...

Photo of NHPC
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

A good lager. better than most mass produced stuff. less hops more malt than many of craft beers. Pretty smooth overall. nose isn't great.

Photo of Joggingon
3.5/5  rDev +22%

A good German style lager beer. Not overloaded with hops that seems to be the current style with so many ales. Has that German beer taste. Reminds me of my days in Germany while in the army.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2.62/5  rDev -8.7%

Pours a very pale yellow with not a lot of head. The smell was a bit skunky. The taste turned out to be very mild in the beginning leading to a skunky aftertaste. Checked the dates just to be sure but it must be either the green bottle or just the beer that is not very appetizing to me.

Photo of chinchill
2.8/5  rDev -2.4%

From 12 oz bottle at the 2014 German Bierfest (ATL).
Pour looks good but head had weak retention.
Relatively malty aroma is a little more appealing than the more hoppy flavor. Grassy hops linger on and on in the mildly bitter aftertaste.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Shaker glass.

Golden body, quickly receding white head. Little or no lacing.

Smells malty and skunky.

Taste is slight sweet from malts, and mostly sour from Green Bottle Syndrome. Skunk.

Overall, just another bad example of how to package beer.

Photo of ZachT
1.29/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Uninspired pilsner, more of a macro-type lager than a real pils

Photo of upperclass420
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a perfectly fine lager, and anyone who says otherwise should consider what a lager is supposed to be. it is supposed to be easy to drink and balanced so that no flavors overwhelm over the course of drinking more than a few.
I must say though, this beer just like many other imports, it should be in a brown bottle.
some people may not even be familiar with the differences, but these import lagers ive tried in both green and brown bottles, they always taste better in the brown bottle, and its easily noticeable. The green bottle gives the beer an almost sour sweetness, and the brown bottle has a more natural grainy tasting sweetness without the sour flavor which is also referred to as a skunky flavor. The thing ive noticed, is that when i purchase a 12 pack package of this st. pauli girl beer, since the beer is not exposed to light, the beer taste more like it should taste without that certain skunky sweetness. i pour it into a glass from a distance to get rid of the extra carbonation put in it, and it taste absolutely awesome over a 6 beer drinking session. I just suggest to get it in the 12 pack package so that the beer has not been effected by light.

Photo of BeerLovinWoman87
2.29/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured from a green bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: clear and golden yellow. It produces a white head that quickly disappears and leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: I agree with the other reviewers. It smells skunked.

Taste: horrible. I was only able to drink about half before it became a drain pour.

There are hundreds of much better beers out there. Don't waste money on this crap.

Photo of dueserdo
3.74/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is just OK for me. I consider this a lady's beer because my wife really likes it and so do most of the women who drink beer. I can't imagine going to the corner bar and ordering one of these. It taste best on a hot summer day. For a 4.6% ABV it has great flavor. For those who like hoppy and an ABV of 7% or more, this is not to your liking.

Photo of puboflyons
3.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the green 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 12.2014-L3523202. Sampled on May 2, 2014. I figured I would go with an old classic for my 1,700th review.

It pours pale lager yellow with a fizzy white head and active carbonation that fades away fast.

Sadly - green bottle skunkiness kicks in. But once I get beyond that I do pick up a nice dose of traditional German pale malts, toasted bread, and crackers. These other elements make the skunk more palatable.

Light to medium body.

The flavor also has those pale, toasted malts but there is also a delicate sweetness that introduces itself to the mix and a clean, dryish finish. Everyone remembers their first Girl right? Well it's not my first so I remember my last.

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St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
67 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.