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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 Doughbodyboy
2.54/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

it pours a very clear very golden. the head went away as fast as it came. the smell is that of a rather cheap lager such as bud. it starts with the crisp punch of noble hops but quickly fleets to a rather dissappointing metalic taste. the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. i was was expecting more out of this one.

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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 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 DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The "seasonal" caught me off guard. I did get this from NY and thankfully it's fresh.

A - The brightest of golden hues. Not as much head as expected but lacing is great.

S - A bit of lemon hops (zesty) maybe some bread but overall mild.

T - Crisp but not overly skunk with pills malts, hops are nice and the finish is like a honey sweet bread.

M - Light of course but great for a pills.

Overall I don't think I will see this much around here but it's another great beer from Southern Tier. Glad to have ordered this.

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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 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 Chickenhawk9932
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw yellow leaning towards green. It has a white head that quickly dissipates. It is extremely clear with lively bubbles rising.

Smell has a sting of carbonation with some faint lemon citrus notes. It also has some faint bread notes leaning towards a sweet malt smell.

Taste is slight lemon zest up front mingled with the sting of carbonation, which is lively. Then some bread notes are noticed with bit of biscuity sweetness, but they fade as fast as they came into a dry herbal bitter finish. This is a good highly drinkable beer with some good flavor. Yet, the flavors are faint leaving it very mild and unexciting.

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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 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 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 hreb
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cold 12oz single with "DOB 12/19/11" printed on the bottle. I can't imagine which season this seasonal was destined for, but it's certainly fresh today. Poured into tapered stange. Beer is pale golden/straw in color with thin white head and lots of bubbles. Non-skunky, slightly sweet aroma.

Flavor is light, barely sweet, with a grainy edge of 2-row. Subtle (low-IBU) Saaziness. Not nearly as bold as a real Czech Pilz but a decent execution nonetheless. Hard to love, but might be more impressed come July.

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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 TheManiacalOne
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of brown2cu
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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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 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 muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DOB 12/1211 poured from bottle to pils glass

Pale golden hue
High carbonation bright white head one finger fades with nice lacework

Aroma of faint malts slight floral hop

Taste is surprisingly sharp bready malts and slight floral

Very crisp and light mouth feel very refreshing Grass hop finish

Overall a highly sessionable and very tasty pils

pretty packaging a hit my wife says

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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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Photo of hosehead83
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, yellow/gold in color, with a rather short head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Faint pilsner malt
Taste-Faintly bready, metallic, short hop note seems to un-balance this brew a bit. Missing the spicy Saaz hop (at least to my palate) that makes a Czech pilsner unique. There's a hop note here, just doesn't seem like the Saaz variety.
Overall, an o.k. offering, but there are much better Czech pilsners out there.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours crystal clear pale yellow with just a hint of visible carbonation and a finger high bright white head which dissipates to nothing almost instantly. This beer exhibited little to no lacing on the glass.

S: Light aromas of floral hops and something that smells like it is just on the edge of spoiling.

T: The flavor of this beer is very sharp with bready and grainy malts present and the slight hints of spiciness.

M: Light bodied with low to moderate carbonation and a definite crispness.

O: This beer has a great name and unfortunately did not fulfill the greatness expected. Crisp and easy to drink, one could easily have a couple of these in a sitting, but would one want to with the many other superior pils available.

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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 metter98
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has some hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are very light aromas of floral hops in the nose. No traces of malts are detectable.
T: The taste has a mixture of flavors of bready and grainy malts along with hints of spiciness from the hops.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and crisp on the palate and a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is crisp and has some refreshing properties but I’m not sure if I would have more than one of these in a sitting as there are better pilsners out there.

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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 riversider76
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golde with a thin white head. Not much retention, and not laceing.Aroma is of bready malts, and grassy hops. Body is light and carbonated. Taste is malty with a nice tang to the finish. Decent version of the style, but the are better out there. Still very worth a try.

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