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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 13
Gots: 43 | 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:
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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Photo of FLima
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

FLima, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Chugs13, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jsh420
2/5  rDev -41.2%

jsh420, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

barczar, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of whatname
3/5  rDev -11.8%

whatname, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of markgugs
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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.


RonaldTheriot, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

JohneHoodlum, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Durandal_777, May 27, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

Had this on 2012-06-04 in Columbia, PA

A - Very clear yellow with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S - Grassy, bready, herbal and light stone fruit. Volatiles fade quickly.

T - Honey-sweet pale malt, citrus, light stone fruit, grassy, herbal/metallic and some light hop bitterness come through at the end. Dries quickly leaving a citrus-tart and light bitter finish that sticks around awhile.

M - Light body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O - A pleasant but not earth-shattering pils. I much prefer Victory Prima Pils.

Tucquan, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -11.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%

The beer has a bright golden color. It also has brilliant clarity and good carbonation. The head is kinda weak in that much wasn't produced upon my pour. But what head I did get had good retention through out and left some spotty lacing.
Aroma was weak. Scents of spicy hops and bready malts.
Good tasting no doubt, bready malts up front with some light and spicy hops. maybe peppery.
Prickly on the palette smooth and a tad dry.
In my opinion the only thing bad about this thing is the name. The beer is quite good. Though I think it drinks more towards a kolsch.

micromaniac129, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Burt
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Burt, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of aerozeppl
3.4/5  rDev 0%

A: Really nice clarity on this one. Almost beautiful. A half finger of white head with a nice amount of lacing.

S: The smell was a little bit off. Cheesy hops. Not that great. The hop aroma just seemed a little bit off. The malt was fairly crisp but the nose was just not pleasant.

T: The first sip followed the nose but thankfully it got better. A nice crisp tasting fresh pilsner. Nice clean finish with only a touch of bitterness lingering.

M: Very light and refreshing. Well carbonated.

D: This one was just not quite there for me. It did get better as the pint went on but it was just a touch off. It was an easy drinker but the nose really did hurt it a little bit.

aerozeppl, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Jame515, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of jak
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

jak, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

animal69, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Kendo
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

Kendo, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of crossovert
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%

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)

crossovert, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%

Poured from the bottle a light clear gold color with three fingers of white head.

Aroma of lemon, biscuit, floral hops and sweet malts.

The taste matched the aroma. Lemon, floral hops, biscuit and sweet malts. Bitter bite to the finish.

Lighter bodied and crisp with a sharp carbonation.

I enjoyed this Czech Pilsner from Southern Tier quite a bit. I'll definitely have more this summer.

Monkeyknife, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Clear and golden, not a whole lot of head or lace.

Smell is grainy, with a light hoppiness and just a touch of notable earthy malt. Taste pretty much follows, with a pretty tasty crisp hops accent to a slightly slick, somewhat sweet malt backbone, finished up by grassy notes.

Body is light and a little slick with a slightly sweet, lightly hoppy aftertaste.

It's tasty but isn't one of ST's top beers. Would be nice in cans for fishin' though.

AlCaponeJunior, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

ThisWangsChung, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

MattyG85, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%

A- Pale golden with a white head that lasts decently but ultimately fades.
S- Grassy, light bread. Clean aroma with just a touch of noble hops.
T- Relatively clean throughout with a bit of crackery sweetness. The noble hops stay calm but show up as a bit peppery in the finish. Light, clean, but tasty.
M- Punches in a pretty low weight class. Almost watery. Good carbonation saves it.
O- A decent pilsner but nothing far and away better than most craft pilsners.

jsprain1, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.45/5  rDev -27.9%

Poured into a nonic pint glass on 3/11/13

DOP 12/31/12 printed on the bottle

Clear, golden yellow color. Bone white head about 1/2 inch tall. Thin layer of retention and uneven protrusions of lace.

The aroma isn't too shabby: noble hop grass and hay in abundance. The pilsner malt is very clean with a crisp graininess. The flavor is similarly shy on malts and the hops are ramped up. Grassy, herbal hops rake the taste buds with a bit too high of a bitterness for the style. Cereal grains as it warms. The finish has an unpleasant coating quality. Sharp, zesty feel with ample carbonation.

Eh, this is drinkable but hardly impressive or worth a repeat attempt.

Ryan011235, Mar 12, 2013
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.