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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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586 Ratings
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%


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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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz has a medium head, a somewhat hazy, slightly bubbly, yellow-gold appearance, and some thin, splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, cracker, with some grassy hops. Taste is the same. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. Overall, this is nice. I like it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:10:29 | More by RonaldTheriot
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brown2cu

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle with bottling date indicated.

A: Pours a clear gold and is topped by a thin (very thin) white head. Plenty of carbonation can be seen rising to the top.

S: Light; I am getting some grass notes as well as a skunky almost cannabis like scent.

T: Nothing impressive; I am getting that skunky marijuana-esque character as well as some grassiness. The malt character is biscuity/doughy in nature.

M: Carbonated; however, nothing that would bloat or really cause a filling sensation, really light and clean.

O: Not something I would try again; although, I am curious as to if I received a skunked bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 22:14:39 | More by brown2cu
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atr2605

New York

3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours crystal clear yellow with a small white head that fades rather quickly
S-faint aroma, has some sweet malt and a hint of spice
T-A bit of creamy malt met with spicy hop bitterness that finishes clean
M-light bodied
O-Very refreshing, good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:24:41 | More by atr2605
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a light golden straw color with just a this layer of white foam that settles down to nothing.

Pretty uninspiring aroma here. Faint grassy hops with a little bit of toasty malts. Nothing bad, but a little bit of boring side. Pretty nice biscuity malts with a little bit of a bitter hop finish.

The body is light with good crisp carbonation. Overall not a bad beer but not a great one either. There's other stuff I'll always grab. File this under average.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 03:36:38 | More by Bendurgin
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-clear golden. lots of bubbles, no head

S-smells like a pale euro lager. faint scent.

T-comes in with a taste of a fairly bitter pale euro lager. good flavor of grains. the bitterness lasts with the after-taste and has a biscuity flavor to it. easy drinking

M-medium carbonation with a super dry finish

O-probably one of my least favorite ST beers. it really does have that trashy taste to it that i dislike about a lot of the pale european lagers. there are just so many other good pilsners that i'd recommend. doesn't stand up to Farmers Tan or Krampus.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 19:57:44 | More by AdamBear
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FLima

Brazil

3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Solid golden color with a thin head with low retention.
Aroma of grassy hops and bready malt. Just a hint of lemon.
Sweet flavor of malt with herbal and floral hops, green apples at finish. Fast dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with medium carbonation.
This beer is all right, no thrills as one would normally expect for the style and Eurotrash is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 18:23:48 | More by FLima
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear pale gold color. The head is a half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is vaguely malty with very faint bread and caramel, but it is mostly air. The taste is a lot fuller than the aroma. There is a nice balance of bready malt with and spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a decent beer, but there are better pilsensers out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 04:26:12 | More by KarlHungus
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz has a completely clear, golden colored body with a lot of active carbonation bubbles leading to a very soapy looking, white head. The retention and lacing are both very good, and overall I would consider this Eurotrash to look pretty good.

The aroma has a bit of floral hops to it that is backed up with a lot of pale, sweet malts.

The flavor is fairly balanced between hops and malt. The hops come through first, with a lot of floral and grassy flavors, as well as some lemon. The malt base is quite sweet and completely pale. Flavors of cracker and bread come through as well.

High carbonation and very light feeling.

I really thought that Eurotrash was close to the trash European pilsners than the quality Czech and German versions that I have tried. It is by no means terrible, but I doubt I will be in a hurry to try

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 22:23:44 | More by Hojaminbag
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crossovert

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.

It pours a light golden color with a foamy white head.

The smell is bready and biscuity. Slightly perfumey with some noble hops.

The flavor is a bit off for a pils. It has some unwanted yeasty notes and too much candied orange (misuse of noble hops)

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 01:28:33 | More by crossovert
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Kostritzer pilsner glass.

A: Pours a golden straw color typical of the style. The head is a one finger white shade. It fades quickly, nor does it leave much lacing on the glass.

S: I really like how hoppy this one is. Tons of zesty, grassy noble hops bombard my nose with only a modicum of malt sweetness coming through.

T: The flavor doesn't come across quite right; it seems to be heavy in both buttery and vegetal components. It has that green bell pepper quality I tend to dislike in some pilsners. Some sweetness builds on the midtaste which slightly wrecks the balance.

M: Not as crisp as I like in the style. It's properly light, but the hops don't really cleanse the sweetness particularly well.

O: Merely an average pilsner; the vegetal character really hurts it. Not bad, but there are much better lagers out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 22:46:32 | More by ThisWangsChung
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light malts, some hops and lager yeast.

T: The taste starts out with a mild burst of hops bitterness followed by breadiness from lager yeast and a thin malt character. There’s some mild sweetness and a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely several other beers in the style that I would choose before this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 02:35:33 | More by TheManiacalOne
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wedge

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale straw yellow color with a fleeting white head that settles as a bubbly ring. Slightly doughy pilsner malt sweetness in the nose along with a floral/herbal hoppiness and a flash of sulfur. Simple, light flavors...cereal grain, grass, and a spicy hop bitterness. Clean, light, crisp, and suck-down-able, but ultimately too watery and plain to bother drinking more than one.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 23:39:38 | More by wedge
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. Apperance is incredibly pale with a thin layer of white head which leaves decent lacing behind. The nose features grassy hops typical of a Pilsener with vague hints at skunk character. Sweet corn notes come through along with some grainy quality as well. The taste is absent of the hop character that I detected on the nose. Lots of malt character with a tinge of corn sweetness. Not a lot of flavor here. The mouthfeel is feather light with high carbonation. Overall, I am not a huge fan of this Pils. The nose is a bit off putting and the malt character is a little too sweet for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 06:11:24 | More by homebrew311
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light, soapy, white head. A nice aroma of floral/spicy hops and sweet malt. A very light golden color; clear as can be. It starts off bitter, with a metallic twang. It builds into a medium bitterness, and then near the end, the biscuity malt shows through atop the floral hops. Lingering bitterness.

Not really my favorite Pilsner. There is just too much bitterness and too little hop to make it work for me; it's like hopping back asswards, almost.
Don't get me wrong, it's not bad....it's just not very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 22:41:33 | More by TheSSG
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pilsner Glass

Appearance - Very Pale Straw Color that is about as clear as you can get. Small amounts of carbonation. Head pours around 1 finger in width that doesn't disappear but rather flattens out.

Smell - Malts and Barley along with some Yeasts. The entire smell is over-compassed by this very grassy smell.

Taste - Very Malty in flavor, along with some slight grassy hop flavors and yeasts. Nothing bad, but nothing great. Overall, very average tasting for a Pilsner.

Mouthfeel - The body is light and feels crisp. The carbonation is more on the average side, but it's easy to drink and feels good on the palate.

Overall - Aside from feeling refreshing, this is a very average Pilsner. It's good for knocking back with a snack or outside on a hot day, but this Pilsner leaves something more to be desired

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 01:10:08 | More by NuclearDolphin
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schlimenhaumer

New York

3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Radeberger flute at low altitude.

A: Looks at home in the Radeberger glass. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a prickly two-finger stark white head that fades to nothing within about 15 seconds. No lacing here, but the small carbonation bubbles look nice as they waft toward the top of the glass.

S: Bread, noble hops, grassy notes. As it should be, the smell is relatively subtle.

T: Bready yeast up front gives way to some slight grassy notes and noble hop bitterness. The finish is slightly metallic. Really not much to set this apart from a lot of the other pilsners on the market.

M: Light-bodied with a wet mouthfeel. I could have done with a bit more carbonation, but the mouthfeel suits the flavors well enough.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 19:14:02 | More by schlimenhaumer
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Southern Tier : Eurotrash Pils

Pours a clear light straw, small white head forms and recedes to nothing, no lace. Light aroma, grainy mostly with a hint of flowery noble hops. In the flavor, more grainy flavor, pale malt, very mild bitterness and almost no hop profile. Mouthfeel is good, crisp carbonation, a bit of a grainy bite. Overall, this is a very average pils.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2011 14:44:44 | More by Stinkypuss
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Foulmouthbrew

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- this beer is suppose to have a medium carbonation but seems a little low and the head is strong at first almost an inch high, but does not stay long. The color for this sytle is on the lower end of a pale gold, but the clearity is very good.

S- smell is pretty spot on the reason for the lower score is because of the diacetyl is a bit strong it is allowed but not to be that noticed.

T- this is ok the malt is strong and then the bitter hops take over works but the transiion between the to should be smoother. Carbonationis still a little low.

M- due to the malt it is a mouthful and with the diacetyl it is more pronounced.

This is good beer i wouold suggest slight more carbonation with minimizing the diacetyl to a more of a trace. Mostly adding the bitting hops a bit earlier would milded them out to help with the transition from the malt better.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:02:50 | More by Foulmouthbrew
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 12:19:15 | More by lordofthewiens
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Labeorphile

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pale straw yellow color with a big head and lacing down the glass that surprised me a little.

Nose was pretty faint, but was a little skunky. I didn't expect this in a brown bottle that was kept from the sun. Not sure if I should blame the vendor or the beer.

Mouth was fairly bland. Thin and drinkable, a good summer beer if we can ditch the skunk. Better than most light beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 21:46:02 | More by Labeorphile
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 21:31:20 | More by puboflyons
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a growler into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a one finger white head. Really not very good head retention or lacing. But I really like the clarity.

Aroma of floral noble hops with just a little bit of bready malt thrown in. A little bit of a weak aroma and really just not much going on.

The flavor is also a little bit boring. The hops are more prominent with floral and earthy notes along with a moderate assertive bitterness. Some bready malt but it somewhat remains in the background. A light mouthfeel with a very slightly sticky finish and lingering bitterness.

Overall, a good thirst quencher but somewhat lacking for a Pilsner. Doesn't stand up well to many of its European counterparts.

Serving type: growler

02-17-2013 02:43:28 | More by rangerred
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours golden with nice clarity and an off-white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves little lacing on the glass. Aromas are pilsner malt, grassy, reminds me of a hot summer day for some reason. Lawnmower beer, perhaps? Tastes are a little bland with piilnser malt, grain, sour grape, and apple juice with a hop bite on the finish that is a little harsh with some metallic notes lingering. Mouth-feel is rather thin, but carbonation is appropriate. Overall, I'm not wowed by this one at all. Pretty average for the style, hence the 3's across the board.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 20:01:21 | More by barnzy78
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harrymel

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled: unk

Pours light yellow with a finger of fine, white foam and plenty of resonance. Pretty beer. Earthy hops with a slight, but subtle sweetness in the malts. Simply nose, nothing special. Flavor is bitter with a dry, crispy grain flavor. Body is thin, even for the style with reserved carb and a semi dry finish. Overall, this would be an average pilsner IMO, a little too bitter, with a shy grain character and a little hard in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 15:05:59 | More by harrymel
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viverlee

Ohio

2.91/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Got a sixer on a friend’s recommendation, and I couldn’t be more conflicted. Everyone other one has been highly drinkable or borderline poor. The diehards will say you can’t get a good pils here, that the only place it’s good enough and fresh enough is Eastern Europe. I won’t concede that they’re right, even if this is a pint in their favor.

STYLE: Czech Pilsner

ABV: 5.2%

LOOK: Clear gold, easily one of the most transparent beverages I’ve ever seen. I wasn’t able to generate a head, but it was interesting to see bubbles cling to the outside rather than rush up the middle, tornado style.

NOSE: Pizza dough, buttered corn stalks, unpopped popcorn.

MOUTH: Daring to be unimaginative. Canned vegetables, mostly corn water, which speaks more to the lack of freshness than the taste. I feel like I just drank a single blade of grass. It’s difficult to drink slowly, so thin and light. The style, I know. But there has to be more to do it for me. A little white pepper on the finish helps.

Beeradvocate Rating: 79

ratebeer Rating: 48

Hayward Abbey Rating: 77

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 04:17:53 | More by viverlee
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.