St. Pauli Girl - St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
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Reviews by rangerred:
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
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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.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 04:46:44 | More by upperclass420
St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
67 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.