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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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813 Ratings

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Ratings: 813
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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4.43/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer has always had a special place in my heart, my first favorite good beer. Undoubtedly ingrained in my mind from the pauli girl posture that hung in our garage during my childhood. In spite of how far my beer horizons have grown, I still find myself coming back to this one time and time again, partially out of sentiment, and that I think it's a tasty, easy drinking example style. For those situations where the proletariat demands a macro lager, this always comes through. In fact, we served this at my wedding.

One of the rare times I've poured it into a glass, this time into a nonic pint, it's a pale yellow with a thin white head that quickly fades to a steady skim, fed by the steady streamers.

The aroma is moderate, raw grain, leafy hops, and a sulfur skunkiness.

The taste is also grainy and skunky, a bit of bread dough as well, with a dry, bitter, crisp noble hop finish.

The mouthfeel is crisp and the body is very light. It seems a little watery out of the glass, but I never notice this out of the bottle.

Since I like this beer, I can drink it like water. My go to cheap hot drink a lot brew, it never lets me down...while I recognize that I drank their kool-aide, it's pretty good. Indeed, some girls are unforgettable!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 00:08:48 | More by ccrida
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Poured from green bottle into a pint glass

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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st Pauli girl lager 12pk bottles $12.99(OH)

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

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.

i smell hints of apples, maybe grapes. the noble hops take over. (the fresher the better and this brew is best when stored dark)

the taste is light and crispy with a slight taste of apples and noble hops. the after taste is kind of bitter and leaves the mouth a little dry. (the fresher the better and this brew is best when stored dark)

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overall for an imported German brew i was not disappointed, however it is better in a 12 pack. the green bottles let in light. 6 packs let in lots of light. 12 packs dont. F.Y.I

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