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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 15
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aerozeppl on 06-18-2010

This beer may have a cheeky name, but don’t be fooled; it is modeled after fine European pilsners to be light and crisp. Aromatic Noble hop varieties, 2-row malted barley and European style pilsner malt contribute to this pale beer’s smooth character.
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Ratings: 729 | Reviews: 174
Reviews by MadCat:
Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very straw yellow with a short white head, leaves some lacing

Smell: Cracker and biscuit malts, noble hops

Taste: Cracker and biscuit malts, noble hops. Not a huge depth of flavor, but it is right for the style

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Not a bad representation of the style, but I've had better.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mrfrancis
2.94/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear, pale yellow with a thin white head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Aromas of grain, minerals, rosewater, herbs, grass, honey, and lemon are present on the nose.

T: Notes of minerals, lemon, herbs, grass, grain, honey, and rosewater wash across the palate. The finish is clipped with lemon, herb, grass, and mineral notes.

M: Medium-to-full in body, waxy, and a bit stickier than expected. Carbonation is very prickly. As beers of this type go, this is far from easy to drink. Unexpectedly filling and bloating for the style.

O: This beer has done little to convince me that American craft brewers handle European lagers well. Compared to many of the Czech classics, this lager is sorely lacking. Everything about it is just a little off. Although it is not bad really, the aromas and flavors displayed by this beer are too simple and too straight-forward and the carbonation is far too forceful. There is not a lot of depth, complexity, or subtlety here and the whole package is a bit too unrefined for my liking. Again, it is not really that bad, but it does seem a bit dumbed down compared to the beers it tries to emulate.

Photo of 716gibbs
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

One of the weakest offerings from
STBC. Would not recommend

Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner a light lemony color with a very thin head wich left me a bit dissapointed.Wet grainy aromas with some underlying iron/metallic notes along with mild toastiness.Firm toastiness on the palate with real restrained sweetness,a decent shot of sharp peppery hops in the finish.To me this is more of a north German style pilsner with its dryness and healthy dose of hops in the finish,still I have had much better pilsners,I still love ST though.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In a pilsner glass the beer was a light gold color with a tiny white head. There was a smidge of lace.

A rather nondescript aroma. Hints of grass, pepper, and sweet malt. Nice, but not great.

Taste similar to aroma. Sweet biscuit and a hint of grassy hops. Again, nice but not great.

The beer was crisp and refreshing, and was easy to drink.

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, "DOB 12/19/11" etched on the bottle

Pours super clear and super light straw in color. Fine near white head, stays a bit then goes to a loose film and leaves some nice looking very fine lace.

Grassy nose with a hint of lime.

Light (seems to be a theme developing here) crisp and summery in character. Light malts up front, quite drying and crisp tasting hops in the middle and finish. Another hint of lime.

I like it. Would be great with some peppery salads and spicy noodles, BBQ, other summery foods on a nice warm summer day...ahh looking forward to some warm weather, wont be too long now...get some of this and enjoy

Photo of tigg924
3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: minimal head, medium-high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: grass and some sweet malt

Taste: grass, toffee, and bittering citrus hops at the end

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a dry bitter finish, moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied

Overall: An above average no frills pilsner that leans slightly to the bitter side. Not a bad beer, but nothing I will revisit soon.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got a growler from consumers on abbott road. reviewed from notes.

clear deep golden color, big fluffy pure white head. lots of great sticky lace, great retention.

grainy pilsner malts, earthy floral hops.

pale, sweet, grainy pilsner malts, a nice spicy floral hopkick, then finishs with the grains once again.

light bodied, yet full flavored, great carbonation for the style.

great session beer, a growler is an easy kill. if your into pilsners, drink this if you can get it.

Photo of MattyG85
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Bottling date of 12/19/11.

Appearance: Pours a bright and very clear looking golden yellow with lots of rising bubbles and a solid two fingers of white head with good retention. Moderate lacing around the glass.

Smell: A light blend of pale caramel malts with some wheat grains. Has a nice grassy, somewhat herbal presence of Noble and Saaz hops giving that classic earthy Pilsner spice.

Taste: A nice bready, grainy taste of pale malts and grains up front that is followed by a earthy, grassy blend of Noble hops and Saaz. Hops give a nice little kick of bitterness and spice towards the finish. Pretty solid.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to heavy amount of carbonation. Very crisp and somewhat prickly. Very easy drinking.

Overall: A pretty solid take on the Classic Czech Pils.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DOB on these bottles are 1/18/12 it's hard to get a fresher pilz then that around this area of Ohio. Dropped off at my local store today by Premium Beverage outside of Columbus. Pours a pale fizzy yellow hue with a large white head, fine even speckled lacing is left behind with eadh sip. A slight haze appears in the extremely pale yellow golden body, that fits well to the style. Label says it's brewed with two varieties of hops and two varieites of malts, so it's a pretty basic pilsner. Aroma has pale biscuit malt with upfront hints of herbal/herbaceous hop content. Citrus notes of lemon and lime also jump out within the hop profile. Flavors, come of crisp with ample bitterness upfront biscuit malt sweetness with more than enough hops thrown in to leave their mark finish nice and dry with citric herbal notes and a touch of Euro pils skunk character, but not bad compared to most of the green bottled versions out there. Mouthfeel is light bodied finishes dry and crisp with each sip, leaves a nice lingering bitterness but is balanced between sips as well. Not abrasive just a well made Southern Tier pilz, not like their original pilsner they used to bottle I used to love that beer. This one has an A with a circle around it a Craft Revolution!, and a Punk Rock Skull...did I mention the color scheme is black, gray, pink, white and pink. Those pinkie bastards brew some damn good pilz.

Photo of Doughbodyboy
2.54/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

it pours a very clear very golden. the head went away as fast as it came. the smell is that of a rather cheap lager such as bud. it starts with the crisp punch of noble hops but quickly fleets to a rather dissappointing metalic taste. the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. i was was expecting more out of this one.

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer proves that a good pils can look like what BMC claims to be without lacking flavor or resorting to inferior ingredients. It looks, for all intents and purposes, what BMC advertises in commercials and on packaging. It's pale gold, completely clear and bubbly. A pillow of pure white head is fluffy and sits almost 2 fingers tall initially. Lacing is left in tight webbing, then patching, then spotting.
Sulfuric Saaz hops are right up front in the nose, and it's clear this isn't a weak BMC. Hops are showcased here but balanced by a doughy malt. A bit of light sweetness with floral notes to it rounds it out some.
There's a bit of grains that avoids the impression of cereal character before hops smack the palate. It provides a biting spiciness as well before some bready malts come in to soften it up. This is certainly on the hoppy side for a pils, and I feel the malts and a touch of light sweetness keep it from going abrasive in the finish, which it seems it might otherwise.
It's as light as I'd expect, though a far cry from the thin feel of some efforts, pretty well verging into medium. It's got a constant crispness as well as carbonation, and it's clean.

Photo of CloudStrife
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Born on 01/18/12.

A: Pours a light golden hue with a 1 finger white head that is quick to dissipate. Ample visible carbonation. Crystal clear.

S: Typical pilsner aroma with a slight hop note in the background.

T: Starts off with the malt body you would expect in a pilsner, has a little hop spice and a slightly odd almost fruity (orange) finish.

M: Light, clean and drinkable. Good carbonation and a crisp finish.

Overall an easy going summer beer. Was better on tap but I chalk that up to the bottle being a little old. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a pilsner or is seeking an alternative to the macro brews out there.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Had on tap at the Pickled Pig.

A: The beer is a light golden color with a small white head that reduces quickly and leaves thin and sporadic lacing.

S: Some light, grainy malt, very faint floral hops, and a bit of lemon. Rather faint.

T: Sight floral/citrus hop flavor right away followed up by some bready malt and lager yeast.

M: Light to medium bodied, crisp and smooth. Easy drinking.

O: A decent pils, probably not one I would go back to. Certainly others I would prefer over it.

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Village Beer Merchant. Terrribly named, this was a great summer beer and kept its carbonation overnight, excellent drinakbility I was able to finish 80% of it myself and it went well with a weekend of meals. Generous retained head, a nice moderate bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Really good for what it is.

Photo of tdm168
4.42/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a quarter of an inch of loose, soap bubble-like head that has decent retention. The nose is grassy and straw-like. The taste is straw-like and a little grainy with a smooth, grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is light, smooth, and crisp.

This is brewed to style so there's really no surprises. It's smooth, flavorful, refreshing, and very drinkable. This is a really solid beer to have around as the weather warms.

Photo of hreb
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cold 12oz single with "DOB 12/19/11" printed on the bottle. I can't imagine which season this seasonal was destined for, but it's certainly fresh today. Poured into tapered stange. Beer is pale golden/straw in color with thin white head and lots of bubbles. Non-skunky, slightly sweet aroma.

Flavor is light, barely sweet, with a grainy edge of 2-row. Subtle (low-IBU) Saaziness. Not nearly as bold as a real Czech Pilz but a decent execution nonetheless. Hard to love, but might be more impressed come July.

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very light beer.
Southern Tier should release this beer for the summer.
It reminds me of Budweiser with a hop bite to it.
Crisp, clean and refreshing. A slight malt back bone with a mild bitter finish.

I like it.
Just think this would be a better beer for summer time drinking.

Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent honey color with one finger of pearl colored head. Not much head retention or lacing

S: Breadyness, grassiness & pears, plus perfumey notes

T: Grassyness, pears, floral hops up front, crackery notes plus dryness. More pear, mown hay, a touch of melon sweetness, more crackery notes & some lemon once warm. Finishes dry, crisp, grassy with a bit more pear

MF: Light/medium bodied, soft carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinks easy a decent stab at the style. I actually thought this was better ice cold, but reviewing at proper serving temperature

Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale, clear straw color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy, spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma consists mostly of a bready, yeasty bread. A bit of a peppery note from the hops.

The flavor has a nice peppery hop flavor that compliments the semi-sweet malt. There is a bit of an astrigent finish that hurts the flavor a little.

Nice body and texture. Properly carbonated and easy to drink.

Nice pilsner but the flavor was just a little off so it fell well short of the great Czech pils.

Photo of nimrod979
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a pilsener glass. DOB on bottle is 1/18/12.

Appearance: Clear body. Yellow in color. Average frothy white head that fades to basically nothing. No lacing. Lots of little carbonation bubbles flowing throughout.

Aroma: Spicy, floral hop. Lemon zest, biscuit and pilsener malt.

Taste: Quick spicy hop bite, somewhat floral and wet. Then kinda dulls and fades into a slightly sweeter malt character. Biscuit-y.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Soft carbonation kind of dulls it down but it's easily drinkable. and the flavors work well together. Finish is sweet dry biscuit.

Photo of Treyliff
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light pale straw color with a small fizzy white head that reduces quickly

S- grainy toasted malt, light grassy hops, slightly sweet

T- crisp toasted-yet-sweet pilsner malt with underlying tones of grass and floral hop. Dy finish with a toasted linger

M- light body with medium carbonation, foamy mouthfeel, crisp finish

O- Easy drinking pils, nothing special but nothing offensive

Photo of KYGunner
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a crystal clear yellow with no visible body. The head was neatly thick with a fluffy build.

Aromas of grain, cereal malt sweetness and bready notes waft to the nos but a corny adjunct scent is present. I know that this has malt and hops but it's got a corn scent in the backdrop.

The taste is absent the adjunct and big on the grains and cereal malt flavor. Smooth, refreshing Pilsner qualities are there albeit lightly. Grain and bready tones are sewn in a easy to drink package.

It's difficult to review Pilsners as they are not overly complex and by nature don't get high scores. This is a quality addition to the genre just a taste weak.

Photo of Bung
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. Clear gold pour, just some white bubbles. Would have liked a little more.

Aroma, hay, corn and light caramel.

Taste, Grainy hay and light caramel malt. There is a light herbal hop bite. A little corn in there.
Pretty clean and straight forward. No Prima Pils, but pretty good.

Light bodied, more carbonation than it appears. Drinks easy. Definition of session ale.

Photo of puboflyons
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no apparent bottling or expiration date. Sampled on April 2, 2014.

It looks exactly like a pilsner should with its pale yellow, well carbonated color building up to a huge white head. So I can't give it a bad mark for how it looks as far as the style goes.

I can mark it down in the aroma category which comes across as grassy and somewhat skunked, even though it did not come from a green bottle. But all I could think of was green-bottle skunkiness when I took my first whiff. A touch of toasted biscuit malt.

The body is light and refreshing.

The taste has a bit of the toasted biscuit malt character with a clean, crisp hop finale. The taste is a slight improvement over the nose but it is generally pretty average. Oh well, today got up to 55 degrees so it hit the spot.

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Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.