Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
07-10-2011 03:22:28 | More by Sammy
3.3/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
01-29-2012 22:35:18 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
02-07-2012 17:55:36 | More by BEERchitect
4.05/5 rDev +19.1%
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. DOB 01/18/12.
Appearance: Pours a crystalline, straw-hued body with a well frothed, white, sudsy head.
Smell: Pils malt with accents of grain and dough and, though scantly, honey, too. Lemon-scented, floral, lightly spicy hops.
Taste: A clean, lightly sweet taste of pilsner maltiness with a faint kiss of wildflower honey. Light hint of grainy, gently-kneaded bread dough. Light lemon and spice from the hops with ample bitterness to balance out the initial sweetness and leaving one with a dry, crispish finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation, fairly sudsy.
Overall: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. I'll probably grab a six-er or two once the sweltering spring and summer hit in Georgia.
02-16-2012 20:59:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.4/5 rDev 0%
This poured out as a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer was lightly hopped with some earthy and grassy grains on the nose. The taste of the beer was light and crisp, it had some grainy flavors with the bitter hops finishing it off. The mouthfeel was very light and highly carbonated. Overall it's a pretty good drinkable brew. Nothing too special about it but I think it's alright.
03-07-2012 04:19:36 | More by Knapp85
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured into a pilsner a light lemony color with a very thin head wich left me a bit dissapointed.Wet grainy aromas with some underlying iron/metallic notes along with mild toastiness.Firm toastiness on the palate with real restrained sweetness,a decent shot of sharp peppery hops in the finish.To me this is more of a north German style pilsner with its dryness and healthy dose of hops in the finish,still I have had much better pilsners,I still love ST though.
03-30-2012 20:08:32 | More by oberon
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
Really dry and crisp, comes off more as a Helles. "022 12" date code on the bottle, so it's relatively fresh.
Saturated bright gold color, thin layer of white foam. Spotty lace, thin unbroken skim across the surface.
Wet barley smell, slightly sulfuric. Aspirin/medicinal/green hops. Light flavors of barley and husky grains, very crisp and clean, with plenty of simple flavors that coalesce. Feel is lean and drinkable, light carbonation. A very Germanic impression, not sure Czech Pils fits here, but it's intentionally ill defined.
Paired well with cured pork loin.
03-04-2012 22:58:14 | More by emerge077
3.15/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
02-09-2012 02:35:33 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.75/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
02-04-2013 08:00:45 | More by nickfl
4.1/5 rDev +20.6%
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.
02-10-2012 04:11:54 | More by WVbeergeek
3.74/5 rDev +10%
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
09-17-2013 03:20:02 | More by russpowell
3.63/5 rDev +6.8%
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
04-27-2012 19:16:12 | More by Slatetank
3.8/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
02-27-2012 02:02:55 | More by jlindros
3.75/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
04-13-2013 22:04:15 | More by WesWes
2.85/5 rDev -16.2%
First had: on tap at Prohibition Taproom, Philly, PA
Poured a golden yellow color, crystal clear, moderately carbonated, with a small white head that fizzled out pretty quickly. Aroma was light and bready with a light, crisp hoppiness. Biscuity taste, pale malts, light hops...pretty simple. Light mouthfeel, and pretty easily drinkable, just not really my style.
02-16-2012 13:26:40 | More by Rifugium
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
Clear, straw-yellow color. Good starting head that settles quickly but does leave plenty of spotty lace.
Leans toward the "trash" than the pilsener. Lots of raw unmalted grain smells.
The flavor is an improvement, mostly from the strong hop bitterness. There's a grainy/grassy base to the taste. Relatively rich body, particularly for the style.
03-25-2012 23:05:53 | More by smcolw
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.