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

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BA SCORE
68
poor

966 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 58 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000)
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Reviews by Groomsy:
Photo of Groomsy
2.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle with "Best Before" date of 7/2011, bought as a single in a mixed six pack. Poured into a mug at fridge temperature. Review taken from brief shorthand notes; consumed on 04/01/2011.

Appearance: Very typical lager appearance - the body is a remarkably clear and transparent gold color and is topped by a 2-finger head of bright white foam which dissipates fairly quickly into a barely-there collar of bubbles. Some sudsy lacing lines the mug but even that fades fairly quickly. Moderate carbonation rises to the the top of the beer in streams of bubbles.

Smell: Even before I poured the beer, I was hit with a whiff of skunk and sulphur upon opening the bottle; my thoughts automatically leaped to "I got an old/bad bottle." When I finally poured the beer, the sulphur aroma was still there, but lingered in the background a little more. This smells like a typical Euro pils: Pale malt, vague sweetness, some slightly floral and earthy hops, and a touch of bread/grain. Very "meh" overall; I know what to expect.

Taste: Clean and crisp on the palate. There isn't a whole lot of boldness in the flavor, but this is decent. There are some vague flavors of pilsner malt and sweetness, quickly overtaken by a biting flavor of bittering hops of the spicy/floral type; the beer finishes on a slightly metallic/grainy note on the back of the palate and some of the sulphur characteristics come through in the finish. Refreshing, but not great by any means. Decent European lager.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light in body with a slightly drying finish; moderate carbonation creates a slightly foamy sensation on the back end. No lingering flavors on the finish, very clean.

Overall: It's worth a try if you're just getting into European beers, but don't expect anything great. This is just a typical Euro lager, although its light body and crisp flavors lend itself to refreshment.. Also beware of the high possibility of getting a slightly skunked bottle.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
1.7/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance – Delicate light yellow in color without much of a head.

Smell – Straight skunk from forty paces out. There’s a bit of that pils hop aroma in the glass if you dare to venture close enough, but otherwise this is one of the skunkiest beers that I’ve ever had.

Taste – The nasty skunk flavors turn to pukish Gummi-Bear sweets. This is nasty with a capital “N”.

Mouthfeel – A thin body and some cheap carbonation made this one tough to swallow.

Sinkability – This one is heading for the drain.

Photo of tohe9384
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of SkiBum22
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of Dmann
3.53/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a decent macro import that is always on sale here and is great for warm weather drinking. It pours a golden color with a good white head that stays for awhile and leaves a thin sheat of lace down my glass. The smell is a littly funky but not bad, and has a decent ammount of malt in the nose as well. The taste is refreshing with its crisp bite, good malt flavors and a slight hop flavor as well. This is my macro import of choice.

Photo of markallmon
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of chOAKbarrell
1.35/5  rDev -53%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Wow, this is a lot worse than I expected.

Ultra-thin, very light colored body. Corn/grass smell (stench). Noxious, offensive, invasive taste. I cant even say it goes down easy, so even the drinkability is low.

I guess this is the Budweiser of Germany, but at least you can ignore Bud while you are drinking it. St Pauli Girl is like a slap in the mouth.

Harsh.

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BK2084
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Todd
3.28/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz green bottle. And, there she is again. My girl friend, St. Pauli Girl. Freshness date stamped on the back.

Appearance: Ultra clear and pale. Moderate carbonation activity, creating a thin whisp of a white lace. Sticky and holds as a ring around the glass.

Smell: Light grain and sulfur aromas (by-product of the yeast).

Taste: Light and crisp upfront. Malt sweetness is mild, but rounded, complete. Hops are tea-like, floral, some herbal notes too as it lightly prickles the palate. Light sulfur flavours abaft it all. Finishes with grain notes, leaving the palate a tad dry.

Notes: An okay brew, even despite those awesomely cheesy adverts and stigma on imported lager -- in comparison to others of the same style.

Photo of twi1609372
3.28/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overall I like this beer, fairly smooth, good taste, doesn't go down as easy as some but not bad overall. Good to try something different if your in the mood for something new. Overall not a bad beer now and again but wouldn't drink it regularly.Maybe it's great on tap, never had a chance to try it.

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Jason
2.8/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

More or less skunked depending on how old it is and where it has been stored. Either way there is that underlying overcooked hop aroma and flavour ... not as bad as some other known skunk laden imports though.

Photo of Rifrafboy
3.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber yellow color with a white head with decent lacing. This is a German macro that kicks ass on American macros. Taste is malty, with very modest hoppiness. You do get the feeling that the ingredients have been played out, however. Still, a decent beer.

Photo of JayEvans813
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of Mora2000
2.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a light clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is exactly what I expected from an imported beer in a green bottle: skunked grain and nothing else. I am holding it against the brewer in my rating since it was their choice to use a green bottle. The flavor has a little bit of skunk, but not as much as in the aroma. I also get some grain and grass notes from the hops. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of PsychoJedi
4.25/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First off, I am bias about this beer. This is the second import I ever tried in my life way back in the underage days. A friend who was an exchange student introduced me to it. As far as "quantity" (not quality) is concerned, it is the number one import that I buy. In a way, St. Pauli Girl planted the seed that grew into my culture of drinking many types of beer.

The beer pours a lighter golden color with a huge head. Very huge head and I pour beer correctly. Also, it is by far not the first time I have poured it so I knew what to expect. The smell is the benchmark I hold for German beers. A bias high marks for it. The taste is a little on the weak side compared to other German beers. What it lacks in taste (for German beers), it make up in drinkability. I would guess that it is a popular hard drinking beer in Germany, but I can not confirm that.

Photo of magictrokini
2.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Yellow pour with a while bubbly head. Typical lager aroma, lots of metal and rice. This is augmented with a saaz sweetness. More bitterness in the taste, with a grainy tang that actually goes well with the hops. Like a Heineken with more flavor and without the skunky aroma.

Photo of Hugh37
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of NilocRellim
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of rhinonau
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ChaseBacon
3/5  rDev +4.5%

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St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
68 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.