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

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St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Girl

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915 Ratings

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Ratings: 915
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000)
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Reviews by waldowin:
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2.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a thin yellow, not unlike hard cider. Very little head, which fades instantly. Some visible carbonation.

Smell is of wet hops, and very slightly sour.

Taste is light, moderately carbonated. Semi-sweet, the smallest hint of grains, and a taste of hops. Balanced, if not a tiny bit astringent and sour.
Very easy to drink, and probably decently sessionable, I'm just not inspired enough to want more.

05-11-2007 05:44:27 | More by waldowin
More User Reviews:
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1.7/5  rDev -40.8%

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.

03-06-2004 03:10:22 | More by RoyalT
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

09-12-2012 00:02:00 | More by tohe9384
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New York

1/5  rDev -65.2%

08-21-2014 13:39:07 | More by SkiBum22
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3.53/5  rDev +23%

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.

07-31-2004 10:10:16 | More by Dmann
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3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

08-25-2012 21:22:49 | More by markallmon
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1.35/5  rDev -53%

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.


12-19-2005 04:08:11 | More by chOAKbarrell
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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

05-06-2014 23:33:43 | More by BeerDreadz
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

01-31-2013 01:43:39 | More by Lazaro
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3.5/5  rDev +22%

08-25-2012 02:40:06 | More by BK2084
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3.28/5  rDev +14.3%

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.

12-07-2000 00:34:05 | More by Todd
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3.28/5  rDev +14.3%

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.

06-12-2004 04:59:48 | More by twi1609372
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3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

03-16-2013 19:54:45 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -30.3%

08-01-2014 14:28:51 | More by Doomcifer
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2.8/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

02-08-2002 19:40:04 | More by Jason
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3.23/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

01-08-2003 18:53:54 | More by Rifrafboy
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

09-04-2013 16:36:44 | More by JayEvans813
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

11-27-2011 07:34:49 | More by dcevans
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2.28/5  rDev -20.6%

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.

07-28-2011 03:12:59 | More by Mora2000
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4.25/5  rDev +48.1%

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.

06-08-2009 02:55:15 | More by PsychoJedi
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2.45/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

12-05-2008 19:13:00 | More by magictrokini
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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

08-14-2013 14:19:45 | More by Hugh37
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-17-2012 22:23:53 | More by NilocRellim
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

02-18-2014 14:53:29 | More by rhinonau
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New York

3/5  rDev +4.5%

08-10-2013 21:21:46 | More by ChaseBacon
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St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
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