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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 175
Hads: 732
Avg: 3.47
pDev: 30.84%
Wants: 15
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
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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 BEERMILER12
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
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

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of fmccormi
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
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

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Photo of arthuro11
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours nice and clear like a pilsner should. Nice thin white head that left minimum lacing, but smell was a little lacking, though still very solid.

Hits the palate very nice, and tastes great with a good aftertaste. Overall I enjoyed, wish the weather was warmer and I'm sure I'd enjoy it even more!

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Photo of WesWes
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It's your basic Czech pilsner scent; pilsner malts and Czech hops. It's light and crisp with a refreshing character to it. The taste is decent as well. Again, it's easy drinking with not a ton of character. It light and quaffable with a crisp, clean finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good example of an European pilsner. It's true to character and highly drinkable.

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Photo of nickfl
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of white foam that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. The body is a clear, golden color.

S - Bready notes of pilsner malt with some subtle, spicy hops.

T - Bread and biscuit notes up front with light, spicy hops in the middle. Finishes with sweet graham cracker notes and herbal bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - This is a reasonable example of the style, though it is lacking some of the intensity of the better European examples. The hops are present, but a bit subdued and the pilsner malt character never quite comes out in its full glory. Nevertheless, it is quite drinkable and better than the average Euro-style lager.

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Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden color with a quarter inch white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is dominated by cracker-like pilsner malt, slightly sweet, and a hint of herbal hop. There could be a bit of diacetyl present.

Flavor is more hop forward, with a slight citrus pith undertone, almost lemony, leading to a slightly bitter finish. Grainy malt sweetness forms the backbone.

Body is on the lighter side, with moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.

Overall, more character is present than some examples of the style. Very sessionable beer.

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Photo of UnderPressure
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very clear, very light. Little head.

Sharp, pungent aroma. Slight skunk.

Nice malt and hop balance. Good crisp flavor. Clean finish.

Light bodied. Appropriate for style. Not overly carbonated.

This is a really decent pilsner. Something light, refreshing, and genuinely flavorful.

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Photo of mothman
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of white head. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: A lot more bready malts here. Much more czech than the German version I just had. A little citrus and fruity esters. Grassy hops.

Taste: Again, a lot of bready malts. More hops here though. Very grassy and herbal. Some citrusy fruits. Zesty.

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, this was a decent pils. A little too malty though. I could have used a little more floral hops. Still, pretty drinkable.

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Photo of John_M
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Judge's Bench the other day.

The beer pours a solid gold color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose... mostly bread dough, but with some light honey and citrus as well. The flavor profile is a bit better, but otherwise replicates the nos pretty closely. There is some decent bitterenss in the finish that I like, and the beer is fairly crisp, with a decent amount of flavor for a 5.2% abv. pilsner. Mouthfeel is light to medium, with a fairly long, fairly bitter finish. The finish is otherwise clean and fairly crisp, which is a good sign for a pilsner.

While this beer won't have me jumping off the German pils bandwagon any time soon, I thought this a well made beer, especially for a brewery that seems to generally focus on ales.

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Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Nice foamy head, but not especially thick. Nice golden oilsner color with champagne bubbles in abundance. Most grassy and herbal nose. Enjoyable, easy drinking beer. Quite sessionable, yet nothing extraordinary. Slightly crisp, clean and refreshing, but could be much better if the hops were a little bigger. True to type, but seems more like a PU of today than the old beloved style.

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Photo of shand
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eurotrash Pilz pours a clear gold color with a tiny head. Overall, this was a pretty surprising beer from Southern Tier. The aroma is light, with noble hops and light malts. The taste has a light dose of noble hops over a light malt base. A wet dog sensation comes through halfway in - it's been a while since I've had a macro-styled beer so it's almost novel. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, and the drinkability is great. It's a pretty much pitch perfect take on the Euro Lager style, but more drinkable and flavorful. I like it.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/2/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast esters; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Czech pilsner. Good balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of 312HopBomb
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A strong pours does not produce much head on this pale straw colored brew. Fine bubbles slowly stream after it warms a bit.

There is a light aroma of pale malt and grain. Slight hop smells like a good Czech hop like Saaz.

The taste is a malted up Pilsner Urquell with a nice Euro hop taste. It' s not bad at all for the style. A nice malt flavor with a slight sweetness turns to a dry finish then some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel has a light body with light carbonation this is right on point for a Euro Pils.

I liked this pilsner from Southern Tier.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Eurotrash Pilz pours into the glass a straw yellow shade with a hint of light gold towards the edge. Barely a cap to speak of, no lace. Smell is straight up pilsner malt, very bold as this bottle is only a month out. Besides some grassy scents, nothing else to sniff. Taste is a bold C. Pilsner assertive with pilsner malt and minimal hop evasion. Very light earthy arraingement under the pilsner malt. Finishes very clean and the body is light. Carb is kinda lacking in this department, not as crisp as actual German styles. Clean tasting beer though, glad I found this fresh. Drinkable for one or two, but why would Southern Tier put this out as a seasonal in the dead of winter? It does stand out from everything else on the shelf this time of year, and Eurotrash will be able to avoid the rat race of 100 different pilsners on the shelf in summertime. Hopefully this sells. Good thing it has been a mild one thus far.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clean, clear, golden color with a fair bubbly white head. Retention is average for style and looks good all around.
S: Smell of dry, husky grains and light but noticeable spicy hops. clean smell not real big bouquet.
T: Light, dry pilsen malt and husky grain flavors are pleasant. Not sweet not bitter, just right.
Hops provide some bitterness and light spicy, herbal notes. Clean, dry finish is easy on the palate.
M: Crisp carbonation, light body and a very clean, dry finish.
O: I find this style refreshing and a good one to revisit from time to time. Good representation here and I would try it again. Nothing to scream about but just a solid, well made beer!

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Photo of Slatetank
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brass rail, enjoyed chilled in a shaker.

The color is brilliant golden with great clarity and fast rising minute bubbles to a white cloud of foam which has good retention qualiities. The lace sticks decently. The smell is yeasty with a slightly sulfur and slight toasted pils malt with a mild sweet scent. There is a tinge of floral hops to augment the malt and yeast notes. The feel is good with dry and slightly mild bitter quality with subtle vegetal tinge and light spice in the finish but generally medium light bodied.

The taste is very mild with malt up front and light hop spice, there is a gentle pilsner malt flavor under the slight acidic bite of the moderately high carbonation level. The mild touch of sweetness is pleasant with light bitterness and floral hop flavor recurring. The cracker-like dry edge of the yeast and toasted malt is appealing> overall a good pilsner. I would enjoy this at a cookout or with some barbecue anytime a refreshing and quaffable brew with very minimal off flavors

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a pint glass. Light yellow body and a less than one finger white head that fades quickly. Very little lacing.

The aroma is a very light combination of lager yeast and bready malt. Minor note of hops.

Well the flavor steps it up a notch. The noble hop flavors come through cleanly and actually blend together nicely with the malt.

Light mouthfeel and a crisp finish. I don't normally mention other beers in reviews but I would put this beer just slightly behind SA Noble Pils and Victory Prima Pils. Solid effort.

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Photo of tigg924
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of dedrinker
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bee-yoo-tee-full clear pale gold/ straw color with a rich white head.

Faint aroma of white bread and earthy mineral hops.

Flavor is very clean with a light bready character and a crisp short finish. Between light and medium body, just a little bit lighter bodied and flavored than a good German Pils.

Which reminds me - this is NOT a Czech Pilsener - neither in appearance nor in flavor - but much more like a German Pils. Nowhere on the bottle or in the description posted on the Southern Tier web sight does it say this is a Czech style Pilsener.

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Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Bobbique, Patchogue, NY.

Poured a hazy light copper hue with a faint whispy head.

The smell featured a light pilsner malt with subtle noble hop.

The taste consisted of soft doughy malts, earth, and a light cleansing herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was average for the style with a slightly prickly tight carbonation.

Overall a tasty summer selection. A nice run at the style.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear golden straw color, thin cap of bubbles gone quickly. First whiffs brings notes of mineral water combined with grassy and lightly spicy hops. Not overly complex in taste either, strong mineral water notes bring damp earthyness and some metallic flavor, hops are grassy, earthy and lightly spicy. Suprisingly hefty for a pilsener, maybe a splash too much. Decent flavor, although not best to style.

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Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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