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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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721 Ratings
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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 14
Gots: 54 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: aerozeppl on 06-18-2010)
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Photo of MattyG85
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
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 Kendo
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got the growler filled at Olivers in Albany ($9.99) on 7/22/10. Consumed on 7/23/10. . . .

A: Poured from the growler into a pilsner glass. Could tell right away it was kinda flat. . . . Small film of a head -- white. Some bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass, slowly. A little bit of splotchy lace left on the glass, but not much.

S: Also not much going on in the nose -- slight fruit, slight grain.

T: Cereal grains and light malt. Touch of sweetness, finishes with a bit of citrusy hops. Lingering hint of grassiness.

M: Light-bodied, a tiny bit slick (likely due to lack of carbonation).

D: Very good. Goes down easy and the flavors aren't overwhelming. Could use a touch more crispness, but not a bad beer at all.

Photo of lovindahops
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ending the night with some euro trash

a- euro pours a golden yellow with a puffy white head that fades to nada. not so much in the lacing department, yet the brew does glow

s- some sweet corn and adjunct theme with a bit of floral and grassy hops. crisp and brief

t- very sweet, crisp, and refreshing simultaneously. the floral hops have some zestyness and spice involved. i like the uplifting sweet theme

m- the carbonation is spot on with the sweet flavor slapping around your taste buds. the feel out does the scent

o- what a change up from the cold weather. certainly this isnt the prima of pils. it was enjoyable

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsener glass from a 12-ounce bottle.

A: Pale straw yellow with good clarity. Fluffy white head quickly settles to a thin film on the surface.

S: Mainly grainy, cracker-like aroma with some floral, grassy hop undertones.

T: Malt lends some cereal notes, cracker, and a touch of honey, balanced with floral hop notes. Slight lemongrass tinge on the finish, which is crisp and clean.

Notes: Light to moderate in body with a very clean mouthfeel. Quite easy to drink, and a good offering for the Summer. I don't know why this one hit our shelves in early January. A solid beer, nonetheless.

Photo of keithmurray
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear golden color with white head

Smell - grass, wheat, cracker,

taste - grass, wheat, cracker, spicy hops in the finish

mouthfeel - lighter end of medium bodied, crisp and clean going down, ample carbonation, lingering bitterness on the finish

Overall - this was a good production of a pilsener, great lawnmowing beer or good even for a BBQ

Price Point - $4.99/6pk 12 oz bottles

Photo of sniper061
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Took a tour of the brewery last saturday and this beer was served directly out of the fermenter. I was amazed at the clean,fresh, citrus flavor. I am a huge fan of the Imperial Stouts and my wife drinks Michelob Ultra, but, we both agreed this was a very nice beer to drink and we look forward to having it out on the market.

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

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light golden straw. Minimal head dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass, no lacing. Light aroma of bready malt, hint of wheat and sulfur. Flavor is very light, bready malt, a hint of hops. Finish is more flavorful bready malt and a light floral and fruit taste that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Light bodied, but decent carbonation despite the lack of a head. A somewhat lackluster pilsner redeemed by the quite nice finish. Refreshing.

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

12oz bottle purchased for $1.69 at Main Market Co-Op in Spokane. No freshness date to be found on the label or the bottle. It DOES state that this was “brewed with 2 varieties of hops and 2 types of malts,” but declines to name them. I was a little surprised by the stridently bright pink used on the label, but it certainly makes it stand out.

Poured a somewhat hazy, straw-gold color, with a white head that drops after a couple of minutes, leaving a foam ring.

Soft, floral hops and biscuity malts are detected by the ol’ factory. Very pilsner, or Pilz, -esque.

Tastes mildly hoppy to start with, and then is almost immediately matched by the malts. Ends with a crisp note. While not a flavor bomb, it captures the essence of what a pilsner should taste like.

Light bodied, yet with an almost creamy mouthfeel.

A good choice for a hot day, and it’s supposed to reach 97 degrees today. As I stated above, it’s not a flavor bomb, but pilsners aren’t supposed to be. I would definitely drink this again.

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pure white 1 finger fizzy head that fades semi quickly at first before slowing, with pot marked head, over brilliantly clear golden straw colored beer.

Nose is typical pilsner, some cracked straw, toasted wheat like malts, bit of a juicy lager fruit, crisp lager as well, touch of fruit, and hints of floral hops, with a bit of a lager yeast aroma.

Taste is nice, crisp lager, light toasty straw malt pils, light toasted wheat, bit of juicy malt, plenty of lager flavors with a light fruit and crispness as well as yeast, even hints of toasted bready malts. Then hops, with a nice floral hop but a hint of spicy cascade family earthiness and spicy quality but not heavy or overpowering, with a decent bitterness that gets slightly herbal. Finish is dry and crisp, a bit more of the earthy spicy like hops, a nice long bitter finish, slightly herbal but earthy and spicy at the same time and never too much, hint of straw and pilsner flavors lingering.

Mouth is a bit lighter bodied but on par with the style, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, the hops may get a bit too much for what it is considering they seem more American style hops that get a bit spicy and earthy rather than noble hops, which might be the only downfall of the beer. Otherwise nice malts, drinkable, tasty, no real off flavors except perhaps a bit of the yeast flavor coming through (and the hops a bit much). I'm surprised this has such a low rating, although not too surprised considering the typical American palate is not a huge fan of the lighter but still tasty beers, especially pilsners and lagers overall.

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of lostinfla
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall, a pleasant suprise here. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Reasonable fluffy white head that lingered for a very short time (beer was extra cold). Had a great Pilsner aroma, my first thought was "good German beer". Taste was bright, and smooth with just the right lingering bittterness at the finish. Was a tad light on the carbonation, though. A good example of the style.

Photo of Co365030
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Bright yellow, crystal clear with a hefty 3 finger head of white foam that does not sink.

S - Lightly sweet aroma, lemon citrus, mild floral and grassy hops, light yeast, very subtle nose.

T - Bright lemon citrus notes, the grassy hops are more earthy than the nose describes, nice snappy bitterness against the soft grainy background, notes of golden delicious apples, the finish is crisp, bright, and refreshing.

M - Heavy side of light bodied, crisp and clean feel, adequate carbonation.

Very good pilsner here. Nice amount of bittering hops, mellow yeast, and a sweet and soft malt base. A bright and refreshing beer.

Photo of fmccormi
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a standard pint—my personal favorite, a Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Company beer glass. Bottling date of January 16, 2012 (“DOB 01/16/12” printed in yellow ink just below the label). Thanks again for bottle dating, Southern Tier! Much appreciated!

Appearance (3.5): Crisp, sunshiney-yellow body, perfectly clear, with a loudly popping, relatively quickly dissipating bone-white head that starts at a finger and recedes. Not bad, pretty standard for the style. Essentially no lacing—a couple of sudsy spots (bummer, I know).

Smell (3.5): Smells like fresh-cut hay and grass, very crisp and pils-style grainy. Some noble style hops, kind of spicy and grassy—very true to style, but not particularly notable.

Taste (4.0): Absolutely true to style, it’s got a more or less plain Jane malt body: crisp, clean, grainy but basically on the opposite end of the spectrum from “rich,” if that makes any sense. That lager yeast juicing the super-clean malt bill yields a nice playground for some very bitter, grassy / herbal hops to fill in the other half of the equation. Slight alcohol dryness, despite the relatively low ABV. For the style, this is absolutely spot on.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Very nice mouthfeel, actually. It’s smooth as that carbonation expands in your mouth and foams up, but prickly bubbles attack a good portion of your mouth almost immediately thereafter. Light, dry and quenching, this is a session beer in body and feel.

Overall (3.5): This is a good beer. It’s not outstanding, but if you’re looking for a good pils then this is a good bet. Nice addition to the lineup for this brewery, which most people look to for sweet imperials and a couple of hoppy 12oz’ers. But, for $10/ sixer, unless you’re looking for a specifically Czech-style pilsner (in which case, buy this), go with Prima Pils (an excellent example of the German-style pilsner). All in all, a good beer.

Photo of wcintula
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Noble Pils glass.

Perfect clarity on this pale straw beer with a thin white head. Moderate activity on this one. Smells of simple pilsen malt and noble hops. Grainy taste with a noble, leafy taste on the exhalation. Really good beer, really easy to drink. My problem with this beer is that it's a winter seasonal and not a summer seasonal.

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with almost no head

S: Some bready pilsner malts, grains, and lightly spicy hops. Very simple and clean

T: Follows the nose. Lightly sweet and bready malts, cereal grains, and light grassy hops. Finishes with a light lingering of the hops, but still very much on the clean side

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid American-style Czech pils with a good amount of flavor that borders on being sessionable. A nice spring seasonal

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of dirtysanchez843
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of HeyYoMar
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of marmstrong1212
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of lumpy1126
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of wspscott
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.