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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 175
Hads: 731
Avg: 3.47
pDev: 30.84%
Wants: 15
Gots: 67 | 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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Photo of TheSarge
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this beer into a German Pilsner glass and the brew makes a strong two finger thick, bright white head, and the body has grand clarity with a copper and gold color.

The aroma is metallic, lemon, tobacco... 'nuff said.

Very malty in the taste. Cooked veggie, cereal graininess, some tobacco with a leathery smoothness.

Feels dry but creamy, polishes off the palate dry.

Overall this is the best pils/pilz ever, as far as what I've sampled. Beats Prima, Czechvar, and any German Pils.

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Photo of tdm168
4.42/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

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Photo of Brad007
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crisp yellow with a thin head into my glass. Very welcoming sight after drinking plenty of darker beers all winter.

Grassy, sweet and floral notes in the nose. Very clean presentation here.

Very crisp with a good load of hops and sweet, bready malt. Mmm.

Medium carbonation clashes with the other flavors but it does not detract too much from the overall vibe.

A clean, crisp tribute to excellent european pilseners.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is rare for me to be buying bottled beer, so this purchase (and subsequent review) must have something to do with its name and its labeling.

From the bottle: "Brewed with 2 varieties of hops and 2 types of malts"; "Craft Revolution and an "Anarchy" A".

I got a finger-and-a-half of rocky, bone-white head from my aggro pour which evidenced low retention due to the humidity of the day. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity and lots of carbonation in evidence. This sissy was looking forward to this fizzy yellow beer. Ya heard, Greg Koch? Nose had a very pleasant lemon-citrusiness and my mouth was watering at the prospect. Mouthfeel was thinner than all of the carbonation had led me to expect, but the taste was like a lemon tart/muffin/biscuit as the hops really interacted well with the malt in the mouth. Finish was semi-dry and not just refreshing but welcomed in the increasing humidity of this summer afternoon. Quite good and worth having again.

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Photo of sliverX
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Dwyer's... presented with a clear yellow brew with a creamy white head that Hung around a good time looks damn fine.
Smell is light sweet malt and a hint of hops.
Taste is a creamy sweet slightly hopped with noble hops.
Mouthfeel is creamy on the light side but perfect.
Drinkability is damn good on this one and lovely to throw back love it..

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear pale color thats super bubbly. Great head and lacing!

Clean and grassy fresh hops. Light, freshly toasted malts. Good pilsner aroma.

Crisp, lightly toasted malt. Clean hops. A little heavier on the malt than hops. Great taste and refreshing. Super sessionable with good flavor.

I like this pilsener a lot and will buy again.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer has a bright golden color. It also has brilliant clarity and good carbonation. The head is kinda weak in that much wasn't produced upon my pour. But what head I did get had good retention through out and left some spotty lacing.
Aroma was weak. Scents of spicy hops and bready malts.
Good tasting no doubt, bready malts up front with some light and spicy hops. maybe peppery.
Prickly on the palette smooth and a tad dry.
In my opinion the only thing bad about this thing is the name. The beer is quite good. Though I think it drinks more towards a kolsch.

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Photo of Finn
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A sweet, clean and spicy aroma arises from a rich yellow, fully carbonated brew. It tastes much like it smells: clean, crisp, sweet malts with nice bit of spicy hops balancing it out. Nice crisp moutfeel with lots of carbonation up front. It finishes well, not lingering too much, but not dissapearing all together either.
Overall, I am impressed with the quality of this czech pils. I willbe buying it again. Too bad its a seasonal though.

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Photo of sailorastro
4.07/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall: A great pilsner that dominates with a traditional flavor. Fans of pilsners will not be disappointed.

Appearance: Pale gold, foggy body with a slight foamy head and no lace. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Medicinal; white grapes; strawberries; crackers; vinegar; wheat.

Taste: Slight bitterness opens up to tart, bold, wheaty notes and a wheaty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a soda-like crispness.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Eurotrash is really the opposite - it is the embodiment of one of the greatest things about European culture - a good pilsiner. Eurotrash is a well crafted beer. The look aroma and taste are all good.

It has a bit of a hoppy flavor that reminds me of the other Southern Tier brews. This seems to give it a little unique character, but for the most part, this is a simple but good pils. Tasty, and I wish I had a few more but I just bought a single.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. DOB 01/18/12.

Appearance: Pours a crystalline, straw-hued body with a well frothed, white, sudsy head.

Smell: Pils malt with accents of grain and dough and, though scantly, honey, too. Lemon-scented, floral, lightly spicy hops.

Taste: A clean, lightly sweet taste of pilsner maltiness with a faint kiss of wildflower honey. Light hint of grainy, gently-kneaded bread dough. Light lemon and spice from the hops with ample bitterness to balance out the initial sweetness and leaving one with a dry, crispish finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation, fairly sudsy.

Overall: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. I'll probably grab a six-er or two once the sweltering spring and summer hit in Georgia.

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Photo of JoeZeppy
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think you have to review a beer for what it is supposed to be, not what you want it to be. I almost didn't buy this, because the ratings were low. However, Southern Tiers reputation won out. I'm glad I did.

I love a giant hoppy IPA or belgian trippel as much as the next guy, but it's 90 degrees out this weekend. When it's that hot out, and you've been working in the yard all day, or planning a cookout on the patio, you want something crisp, easy to drink, and refreshing. Usually in that scenario, I'll buy a case of Heineken, Becks, or Pilsner Urquell. If you like them, you'll like this.

You know how Heineken has that funky sour smell to it? This has that. Pale golden straw color? Check. White creamy head? Check. (Stayed in the glass a while for me, maybe you guys need to wash your glassware better.) Pound two in a row on a hot day without feeling like you ate a loaf of bread? Check.

This is a great hot weather beer in the pilsener style. Good bitter hops flavor, not citrusy, but just a hint of what smells like tea to me. I've had Sam Adams Noble Pils, this is definitely better than that. More balanced, rounder flavor. Where the Sam Adams is kind of one-dimensional, this is a solid product. I'd buy it again. And, I'm still supporting a craft brewer, not a multi-national conglomerate mega-brewer.

I was actually drinking Heineken the night before at a party, so the taste was fresh in my mind. Kind of what put me in the mood. Again, this is not a big-ass Victory IPA or Dales Pale Ale, and it's not supposed to be. Is it as good as Pilsner Urquell? I can't say, as I haven't had one in a long time, but it's as good or better than Heineken, and tastes great with burgers on the grill.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: An energetic brilliant straw colored pour crowned by a ½” quickly dissipating white foam collar. S: Very clean aromas of light grains. T: Traces of sweet caramel in the background and light malts. F: Light and effervescent. O: This is light, crisp and clean but not boring.

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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Photo of dorianmarley
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is golden with a nice head and lacing.

Nose is bright with citrus, malt, and cream.

Taste is nutty, with some oak and light lemon.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, this beer scores an "A" for drinkability, and has plenty of flavor as well.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Without seeing the label or hearing about the New York State brewer's marketing and naming campagne; and simply tasting the beer yields a very nice Pilsner that would make any Prague beer aficionado proud.

Pouring a bright straw color, with brilliant clarity, the beer forms a cottony white and withstanding foam cap that lasts nearly the session. Where light on lace, the beer does very well in all appearance catagories.

Highly floral with classy German hops, the beer fuses aromas with soft malty components and round out in an earthy honey suckle kinda way. Light breads, soft grains, and herbal/grassy notes round out the aroma profile.

Soft malts deliver a light bready, doughy, and freshly kilned barley taste and doing so with the supple sweetness of confectioner's sugar and cereal grains. Fairly substantially malted for Pilsners, the beer balances with herbal spicy hops to taste but also developing into a gentle smooth earthy bitterness in finish that closes the beer. Light on sulfurs, esters, and buttery notes, the beer rounds out very well.

Medium bodied, maybe a bit fuller when compared to European Lagers, the beer has a crisp and creamy start that leads to a minty-cool, slightly warm alcohol finish as the hop bitterness aids in dryness and the carbonation subsides.

A very drinkable Pilsner for novice drinkers and coniseurs alike.

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Photo of Longstaff
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty good yellow lager, but odd for mid winter seasonal release - actual springtime would be more appropriate I would think.

Very similar in flavor/feel as Sierra Nevada Summer but with a little more girth to the crackery malt profile. Floral/perfumey hops bordering on annoyingly perfumey, but just stopping short. Nice clean lager yeast profile, but not too clean to not notice it as a lager.

A good lager, and its dated right on the bottle. More craft breweries should take notice of the quality and date coding.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear bright yellow color with a white head that thinned to a light layer leaving trails of lacing.

S - very European, a true pilsner aroma.

T - taste is also spot on for the style with bitterness left on the tongue and sweetness left on the lips.

F - light/medium bodied with a crisp, refreshing feel.

O - a good example of the style and a nice break in the winter months.

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Photo of burnstar
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear light gold with lots of visible carbonation. Medium white head. Smell is big herbal and floral noble hops. Lots of light sweet malt. Sharp hop bitterness in the middle. Good herbal hop flavors. There's a momentary a cake-like sweetness in the finish before fading to a lingering sharp bitterness. Pretty full bodied for a pils and well carbonated. Overall this is a really solid beer for its style and I'm not sure what else you want from a Czech style pils.

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Photo of idResponse
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drinkable beer. I'm going straight from the bottle so I can't tell you what it looks like. Smells like a euro pilsner, very clean one too. Tastes clean and crisp and a mild sweetness of malt with a nice little hop flowering. Feels a bit dusty in the aftertaste. Overall a respectable, clean, session worthy brew. Can't say I really love the whole name and labeling going on. Trash doesn't make me want to drink... makes me want to shower. I guess this brew showers your mouth?

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light yellow/golden tan, slight green tint, not much of a head or lacing.

Smell - Pilsner malts, some lemon, banana, yeast, some light floral hops. Added sugars, some spices. Grassy and peppery.

Taste - Sweet and tart pilsner malts, light floral hops and spices make up the main flavor. Malts mixed with the hops work well with the added spices and sugars to make a really big flavor. Lots of lemon adds to the grassy flavors. Yeasty taste comes out along with the hops near the end.

Mouthfeel - Light, crisp and malty. Malts work over tounge and palette with there thick, bold flavor. Hops and spices come in after the malts and add flavor and balance. Aftertaste is malty, yeasty and a little dry.

Overall - Very tasty, smooth and easy to drink. Has alot of flavor and low alcohol. apretty good example for the style. Could use a little more hop kick to it but overall is worth the drink.

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Photo of aranheaney
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Moonwinks:

A-Decent, fairly transparent, little lace

S-Typical lager, pilsner bread, malt meh

T-Pretty decent, not my favorite style but it'll do

M-falls a little short in this regard, seems kind of thin

O-never had a bad beer from ST, until my next review

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a light clear gold color with three fingers of white head.

Aroma of lemon, biscuit, floral hops and sweet malts.

The taste matched the aroma. Lemon, floral hops, biscuit and sweet malts. Bitter bite to the finish.

Lighter bodied and crisp with a sharp carbonation.

I enjoyed this Czech Pilsner from Southern Tier quite a bit. I'll definitely have more this summer.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pils glass.

3.0 A: Clear light yellow color. Just one finger of frothy white head that fell quickly and left no lacing.

4.0 S: Biscuity and grainy malts. Super clean. Dank, floral hoppiness with grassiness right behind. Simple, yet seductive.

4.0 T: Grainy first, biscuity second. Soft bitterness, earthy and grassy hop flavor. Pilseners aren't the height of complexity, but this is a clean, tasty one.

4.0 M: Light body. Crisp and refreshing. My only complaint is that the carbonation is a bit too high.

4.0 D: Super clean and tasty. What more could you want in the style? This would be a good choice for a party.

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Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.