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

St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Girl

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812 Ratings

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.25%

Brewed by:
St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000)
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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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Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a two finger head of a pure white color. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Now being poured from a green bottle this is not too surprising, but the beer is full of a big skunky smell. Along with this aroma is a decently strong grainy smell as well as a bit of a grassy and hay like aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a drier grainy taste with just a hint of a caramel sweetness. As the taste advances some more grassy and herbal flavors come to the tongue along with a light skunk flavor. Overall the skunk is quite light however and with a bit of a biscuit flavor and a slightly dwindling of the caramel more toward the end of the taste, one is left with a mild and somewhat crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

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Overall – Nothing really special here. A dry lager that, unfortunately due to the desire to put in a green bottle, has a slightly skunky flavor with a big skunk aroma. Nothing too special, but not insanely offensive either.

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buy this in a sealed 12 pack if you can. light will kill this beers flavor and smell.

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