St. Pauli Girl - St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
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Reviews by 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.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2011 04:27:03 | More by Groomsy
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2.61/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
st Pauli girl lager 6pk bottles $8.49(OH)
12oz green bottle poured into a pint glass. best before date clearly marked on back label.
pours a pale yellow color, not quite straw yellow. with about a one finger bright white head that doesn't last long. however a very thin layer remains on top and leaves rings of sticky lacing.
honestly there is not much going on with the aroma of this brew. mainly a skunky smell, there may be some noble hops in there but they are hidden.
the taste is light and crispy with a slight taste of apples. the taste of skunk lingers the entire time and masks any hops that could be tasty. the after taste is kind of bitter and leaves the mouth a little dry.
the mouth feel is very light/thin like that of a light beer. the mouth feel is crisp and decent but leaves your mouth dry. i thought this beer was 5.1 not 4.9 ABV. which is not a disappointment but i was surprised.
overall for an imported German brew i was kind of disappointed. since i can get a sixer of hofbrau for only 50 cents more. i am not comparing the two because they are different but i would rather pony up the 50 cents. this is a decent brew, however if i had the choice i would pick a different German import.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 05:04:36 | More by Ohiolager
3.25/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
330ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear, deep gold with a soapy one finger white head. No lacing at all and very poor head retention.
Aroma has a distinct metallic twang mixed with skunk. I can just get a whiff of noble hops but they are buried under some bad smells.
Thankfully, the flavor is much better than the aroma. The metal is gone replaced by bread grain and grassy hops with a bit of spice thrown in. There is a little bit of tartness that seems out of place, along with a moderate bitterness and clean finish. The finish isn't super crisp but it isn't bad.
Overall, this beer is ok but just lacks the refinement of some other German pilsners. While the price is good, I would take a Bitburger over this any day.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 00:32:16 | More by rangerred
St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
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