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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Eurotrash PilzEurotrash Pilz

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175 Reviews
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Reviews: 175
Hads: 732
Avg: 3.47
pDev: 30.84%
Wants: 15
Gots: 68 | 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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Reviews: 175 | Hads: 732
Photo of avalon07
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of creamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A nicely hoppy aroma, with traces of malt and citrus as well.

T: Tasted of hops and lemon up front, with a lot of malt in the finish. A typical pilsener flavor, to be sure, but still very focused and enjoyable.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not exactly a super-complex brew, but enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

bottled on 1/16/12. 12 oz bottle.

A: bright gold. super clear. a healthy bright white head. retention is good as is the lacing.

S: certainly spicy. a strong hop presence. the background is peppered with oatmeal and bran cereal.

T: more cereal is detected on the palate then in the nose. there is some spicy bitterness there as well and the two sides play nicely together. a very balanced finish.

M: medium carbonation with a medium body. very refreshing.

D: all czech pils have a high drinkability factor to them. this one is no different. good nose, good flavor, good beer.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Yellow, clear with minimal head. Lots of carbonation through body.

Smell - Lots of strong noble hops coming through. Some malt as well.

Taste- Nice flavoring coming through the noble hops. Crisp finish. A slight off taste with metallic tinge.

Mouthfeel - Slightly watery and not as carbonated in the mouth as it is in the bottle.

Overall - A decent pilsner with plenty of flavor yet light for a hot day. Enjoy.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
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

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a nice bright straw yellow colored body with a very little fizzy head that quickly vanished. The smell is and citrusy with some hop notes. The taste is crisp with some nice citrus notes and is well balanced with the malt. The mouth feel is nice and dry but a nice easy drinking beer. Overall not a huge flavor here but very drinkable.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
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

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Yogi's

Pours clear straw with a small white head. Spotty lacing.

Aroma is pilsner malts and grassy earthy noble hops with a little bit of bready malt.

Follows the nose and is classic to the style. A little bit of grainy sweetness along with a lemon grassy hop profile.

Medium body, very crisp with good carbonation levels.

A nice Czech pils. Wanted something a little lighter and it delivered. Not complex, but nice and crisp.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear straw color with 2 fingers of white head. Moderate carbonation and spotty lacing.

N: Clean pilsner malts, grassy noble hops and some slight sulfur.

T: Follows the nose dead on. Pilsner malt, grass and lemon. Has a nice little hop bite in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, clean and semi-dry.

O: Not complex but very refreshing and easy drinking. Nicely balanced with a slight bitterness. A very nice Czech Pils!

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Photo of steveh
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first sample of a Southern Tier brew. Found it on sale locally, $7 a sixer, and since I've been on a Pils kick, thought I'd try it out.

No freshness date on the bottle, but I see this is the Spring seasonal.

A -- Pours a clear, deep pale yellow with a somewhat lackluster white head that fades quickly to a thin, bubbly cap.

S -- Light grains and lightly citric notes.

T -- Bready graininess up front that blends into a mildly lemon citrus character then into a spicy bitterness in the finish and a yeasty breadiness in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft up front to crisp and dry in the finish with a light-medium body.

O -- A pretty nice drinker with a good balance between malts and hops. Not at all in-your-face and easy to drink on the patio. Gives SN Summerfest a run for the money.

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Photo of rik0366
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - light gold, and bubbly. Very crisp, no murkiness, sediment, or cloudiness.

Smell - Noble hops and a faint hint of cereal.

Taste- Just like it smells. Faint floral hop notes, with a not-necessarily-bad cereal hint on the finish. Very crisp and finishes extremely smooth.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation, and light on the mouth feel, a bit watery. Exactly what I'd expect from the style.

Overall - A very good representation of the style. The slight hints of cereal both make it more interesting than some Czech Pilseners but are also what keep it from being an excellent representation. A beer well worth trying, and an excellent session beer. Another good effort from Southern Tier.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Ego
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hopefully this beer won't have a financial meltdown during the tasting...

snap crackle pop white head rises up one full finger of craggy-ness, clean and clear straw hue, steady stream o' carbonation rising from the bottom center of my DFH bubble glass, the head retreats quickly but does not completely dissapear, good looking, on point.

grassy with some floral notes, malt bread tone, some peaks of spice, well rounded.

taste etc...
clean, smooth and refreshing, a nice easy drinking brew. the hops have their place but are not aggressive, you get a slight honey/floral aftertaste, this would be great on a summer's day but tonight will suffice, this is as advertised, a really nice easy bohemian pils, it has just enough character to keep me interested but yet should not be off putting to a novice, the breadiness/sweet notes are just addictively tasty, this beer is gone in a flash. The mouthfeel has just enough body to make this stand out.

I prefer their regular pils (a little more hopped up) but this is a really nice 'to the style' brew, I was afraid they were going to kill this with high alpha hops but no... this is just what it says it is and done well, tasty stuff.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of Kendo
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
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

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Photo of woemad
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of sniper061
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of lostinfla
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of wcintula
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of dfillius
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of fizzy white head with good retention for a pilsener. Dusting of thin white head remains after 40 seconds or so. Crystal clear lemon juice yellow. More head please!
S: No skunk. Clean bready grain with spicy hop.
T: Clean and bready with moderate hop bite that balances perfectly at first! Hop get a tad too aggressive halfway through though. Slight grapefruit. I wish the balance lasted throughout - bread fades and hops dominate. Grassy hop finish
M: Biting hop finish makes it a tad less likely for this to be a session for me.
O: Perfect for this sunny mid-80s day. A decent take on the style, but just a tad imbalanced towards hops.

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Photo of horshack7
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a bright white head around a finger thick.

Aroma: Floral hops, grassy notes, a little bit of dryness in the nose. Touches of bready malts.

Taste: Nice amount of crispness in the mouthfeel. Good amount of dry floral hop along side light bready malts. In the tail end is a wisp of lemon zest.

Notes: Nice and drinkable good crispness. Cheers.

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