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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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691 Ratings
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Ratings: 691
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 XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -11.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours a light yellow color with a 2" head that falls apart quickly.

Smell: very little aroma as all I can detect was some grassy tones.

Taste: light malt profile with some grass, corn, soft citrus tones, and a mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Very crisp from start to finish. Clean aftertaste.

Overall: not one of the better beers from STBC, and overall it was not as refreshing and flavorful as I would have liked.

Gavage, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

oriolesfan4, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

InspectorBob, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is rare for me to be buying bottled beer, so this purchase (and subsequent review) must have something to do with its name and its labeling.

From the bottle: "Brewed with 2 varieties of hops and 2 types of malts"; "Craft Revolution and an "Anarchy" A".

I got a finger-and-a-half of rocky, bone-white head from my aggro pour which evidenced low retention due to the humidity of the day. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity and lots of carbonation in evidence. This sissy was looking forward to this fizzy yellow beer. Ya heard, Greg Koch? Nose had a very pleasant lemon-citrusiness and my mouth was watering at the prospect. Mouthfeel was thinner than all of the carbonation had led me to expect, but the taste was like a lemon tart/muffin/biscuit as the hops really interacted well with the malt in the mouth. Finish was semi-dry and not just refreshing but welcomed in the increasing humidity of this summer afternoon. Quite good and worth having again.

woodychandler, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with  a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Chunks and streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with hints of grass, straw and faint hops.  This is countered by pale malt, bread and sweet, light fruit notes, notably apple and pear.

Medium bodied but a touch fuller than expected with a delicate, crisp hop bite up front that lingers into a slightly dry finish.  Pale pilsner malt along with bready yeast, apple, pear and earthy hop notes.  Well balanced and refreshing but nothing out of the ordinary.

corby112, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of weeare138
3/5  rDev -11.8%

weeare138, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Victoria's.

Crystal clear light golden color with a trace white head, no lace or retention. Very grassy and bready aroma, light fruit in the background. Bready and biscuit malt body with a strong grassy hops finish. A very bland, overly bitter pilsner.

yourefragile, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
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

Billolick, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

dbrauneis, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two-finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear straw color - think urine. Light carbonation and light body. Nose is hay/grassy and flavor is grainy hay with a hoppy aftertaste. $2.10 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of mothman
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

mothman, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

ejimhof, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

BARFLYB, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

superspak, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Southern Tier : Eurotrash Pils

Pours a clear light straw, small white head forms and recedes to nothing, no lace. Light aroma, grainy mostly with a hint of flowery noble hops. In the flavor, more grainy flavor, pale malt, very mild bitterness and almost no hop profile. Mouthfeel is good, crisp carbonation, a bit of a grainy bite. Overall, this is a very average pils.

Stinkypuss, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Had on tap at the Pickled Pig.

A: The beer is a light golden color with a small white head that reduces quickly and leaves thin and sporadic lacing.

S: Some light, grainy malt, very faint floral hops, and a bit of lemon. Rather faint.

T: Sight floral/citrus hop flavor right away followed up by some bready malt and lager yeast.

M: Light to medium bodied, crisp and smooth. Easy drinking.

O: A decent pils, probably not one I would go back to. Certainly others I would prefer over it.

mdaschaf, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

brandoman63, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of John_M
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

John_M, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

plaid75, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Brilliant clarity on a golden-maize color shows a gentle whisper of effervesce. The head is oatmeal in color, frothy and patchy and quick to dissipate leaving no window lacing. Expected a bit more pop carbonation wise and head retention.

S: Green flowers on the nose, soft hay, very low grainiess, could of used a better and cleaner grain character and lacked the spicy hops of a good Czech pils.

T: A bit of moldy grain character, not very clean or crisp at all. Maybe that’s why they call it a euro-trash. Dry hay with a bit of funky mildewy hop finish and aftertaste.

M: Flat carbonation, but does have some substance body wise, still meh, lacks crispness.

O: Overall not very tasty, a bit of funky moldy hops, low carbonation and unclean malt profile leaves much to be desired. A shame because I usually like a lot of southern tiers beers, just goes to show you the real craftmenship is in brewing the lighter bodied beers where flaws cannot hide. Blah not even close.

beerthulhu, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a quarter of an inch of loose, soap bubble-like head that has decent retention. The nose is grassy and straw-like. The taste is straw-like and a little grainy with a smooth, grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is light, smooth, and crisp.

This is brewed to style so there's really no surprises. It's smooth, flavorful, refreshing, and very drinkable. This is a really solid beer to have around as the weather warms.

tdm168, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Kelp, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of billab914
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into my Surly shaped pint glass. Poured a pale golden yellow color with a moderate bright white head to it. Pretty decent head retention as well as lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma has a mix of grainy and toasty malts along with some earthy, herbal hops. Pretty well balanced and consistent with the style. Nothing extraordinary but not bad either.

The taste shows some of the same toasty and grainy malt characteristics the nose showed. A little bit of sweetness up front followed be a little bitterness in the finish. Hops are pretty moderate overall, but noticeable. It's pretty clean and crisp as a lager should be.

The mouthfeel is light and carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is decent, it's an easy drinking lighter beer. It was consistent with the style, but not something that really stood out within the style. Overall a drinkable beer but nothing to it that really stands out. It served it's purpose on this hot day though.

billab914, Aug 13, 2010
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.