Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 173
Hads: 730
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 63 | 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 billab914
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (977 characters)

Photo of yourefragile
2.89/5  rDev -17.4%
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. (263 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.08/5  rDev -12%
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. (370 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (642 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (799 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a stemmed pilsner glass, the beer is a heavily carbonated, light, vibrant honey-gold coloring with a thick, dense, big bubbled, white head. Aromas are subtle and clean, with a toasty backbone and some light floral highlights. Flavors are a little more biscuit and toast, with a creamy butter overtone and some tangy, resiny hops at the end of the profile. Decent lacing that clings to the glass. The aftertaste is more heavy on the hops, both floral and bitter, leading to a clean, slightly dry finish. With the constant flow of carbonation, the beer has a surprisingly smooth, full body. Tasty beer. (628 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
2.69/5  rDev -23.1%
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. (289 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (391 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light golden straw. Minimal head dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass, no lacing. Light aroma of bready malt, hint of wheat and sulfur. Flavor is very light, bready malt, a hint of hops. Finish is more flavorful bready malt and a light floral and fruit taste that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Light bodied, but decent carbonation despite the lack of a head. A somewhat lackluster pilsner redeemed by the quite nice finish. Refreshing. (484 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
2.53/5  rDev -27.7%
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. (983 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, light apple juice yellow. Pure white head with low ok retention and lace. Lively carbonation in the glass.

S - Lemon, sweet breadyness, soft yeast.

T - Crisp lemon, snappy mineral center with a light malt sweetness, dry green bitter finish.

M - Light, medium-light to style. Nice smoothness. Par carbonation.

O - Clean and crisp with great drinkability. Done well to style. (389 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light yellow-gold color with a clear body and nice effervescence. Head is a minimal finger of frothy white foam. Decent.

Smell: mild, dry malt aroma with a notable noble hop character. Unfortunately, there's a plasticy adjunct aroma floating around in there too which really detracts from the picture.

Taste: dry malt with more of the adjunct plastic and a noble, somewhat citrusy hop character. There's also an acidity and bitterness which do not play well together here. I'm rather disappointed in this brew.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good level of carbonation and a refreshingly stimulating mouthfeel.

Overall: not a terrible beer, but there are flavor flaws here past which I just can't get. (758 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no apparent bottling or expiration date. Sampled on April 2, 2014.

It looks exactly like a pilsner should with its pale yellow, well carbonated color building up to a huge white head. So I can't give it a bad mark for how it looks as far as the style goes.

I can mark it down in the aroma category which comes across as grassy and somewhat skunked, even though it did not come from a green bottle. But all I could think of was green-bottle skunkiness when I took my first whiff. A touch of toasted biscuit malt.

The body is light and refreshing.

The taste has a bit of the toasted biscuit malt character with a clean, crisp hop finale. The taste is a slight improvement over the nose but it is generally pretty average. Oh well, today got up to 55 degrees so it hit the spot. (811 characters)

Photo of Brad007
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crisp yellow with a thin head into my glass. Very welcoming sight after drinking plenty of darker beers all winter.

Grassy, sweet and floral notes in the nose. Very clean presentation here.

Very crisp with a good load of hops and sweet, bready malt. Mmm.

Medium carbonation clashes with the other flavors but it does not detract too much from the overall vibe.

A clean, crisp tribute to excellent european pilseners. (430 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
4.13/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear pale color thats super bubbly. Great head and lacing!

Clean and grassy fresh hops. Light, freshly toasted malts. Good pilsner aroma.

Crisp, lightly toasted malt. Clean hops. A little heavier on the malt than hops. Great taste and refreshing. Super sessionable with good flavor.

I like this pilsener a lot and will buy again. (334 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (521 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
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. (526 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
2.14/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Born 18th Jan 2012. $1.99 single from The Village Pump

Pouring a clear straw yellow with some floaties, there's a dense, creamy white head that recedes to a disk leaving some lace. It looks pleasant enough, but the first whiff I take tells me something is seriously wrong here. Yes, there's a fairly nice noble hop character present, but there's also a rather intense eggy character, sulfurous and unpleasant. Along with that, there's crushed aspirin, again, unpleasant. I really can't draw out much of a malt aroma here, maybe some doughy character? Disappointing.

The palate opens with a rather metallic character along with sulfur and a definite plsaticy/medicinal character. Chlorophenols? Fermentation too warm? There is some hop flavor and some malt flavor as well, but the flaws here really get in the way of my evaluating them. Fairly neutral malts, with a mild earthy bitterness and a nice hop flavor, this actually has a nice, rounded hop character. The flaws, though ruin it. On the bright side, some of the off flavors do dissipate as I let the beer sit, but this isn't a style that should require decanting. Carbonation is high, probably appropriately enough, but I doubt my drain is going to care if it weren't. (1,227 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours golden with nice clarity and an off-white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves little lacing on the glass. Aromas are pilsner malt, grassy, reminds me of a hot summer day for some reason. Lawnmower beer, perhaps? Tastes are a little bland with piilnser malt, grain, sour grape, and apple juice with a hop bite on the finish that is a little harsh with some metallic notes lingering. Mouth-feel is rather thin, but carbonation is appropriate. Overall, I'm not wowed by this one at all. Pretty average for the style, hence the 3's across the board. (575 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (418 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer proves that a good pils can look like what BMC claims to be without lacking flavor or resorting to inferior ingredients. It looks, for all intents and purposes, what BMC advertises in commercials and on packaging. It's pale gold, completely clear and bubbly. A pillow of pure white head is fluffy and sits almost 2 fingers tall initially. Lacing is left in tight webbing, then patching, then spotting.
Sulfuric Saaz hops are right up front in the nose, and it's clear this isn't a weak BMC. Hops are showcased here but balanced by a doughy malt. A bit of light sweetness with floral notes to it rounds it out some.
There's a bit of grains that avoids the impression of cereal character before hops smack the palate. It provides a biting spiciness as well before some bready malts come in to soften it up. This is certainly on the hoppy side for a pils, and I feel the malts and a touch of light sweetness keep it from going abrasive in the finish, which it seems it might otherwise.
It's as light as I'd expect, though a far cry from the thin feel of some efforts, pretty well verging into medium. It's got a constant crispness as well as carbonation, and it's clean. (1,177 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, just like the name, just like a Euro pils. In the taste, a small Saaz hop and a clean standard pils taste. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and clean aftertaste. A clean European pils, nothing exciting, but clean and fresh. (325 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear, pale yellow with a thin white head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Aromas of grain, minerals, rosewater, herbs, grass, honey, and lemon are present on the nose.

T: Notes of minerals, lemon, herbs, grass, grain, honey, and rosewater wash across the palate. The finish is clipped with lemon, herb, grass, and mineral notes.

M: Medium-to-full in body, waxy, and a bit stickier than expected. Carbonation is very prickly. As beers of this type go, this is far from easy to drink. Unexpectedly filling and bloating for the style.

O: This beer has done little to convince me that American craft brewers handle European lagers well. Compared to many of the Czech classics, this lager is sorely lacking. Everything about it is just a little off. Although it is not bad really, the aromas and flavors displayed by this beer are too simple and too straight-forward and the carbonation is far too forceful. There is not a lot of depth, complexity, or subtlety here and the whole package is a bit too unrefined for my liking. Again, it is not really that bad, but it does seem a bit dumbed down compared to the beers it tries to emulate. (1,148 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance –Pours a deeper yellow- golden colored brew with a one half finger pure white head. The head fades rather slowly, leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A musty and grainy aroma create the base of the brew. Mixed with these smells are a lighter grassy and herbal smell as well as a little bit of a papery aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and slightly grainy flavor with hints of a caramel sweetness. As the taste advances the sweetness fades more, with a slightly herbal and grassy hop flavor coming to the tongue. The hop flavors remain relatively light, but persist to the end of the taste, where the grassy flavors then grow a bit stronger, leaving a lightly bittered and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –For a 5.2% abv. pilz ,the body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thickness takes away from the refreshing nature ever so slightly (very slightly), but accentuates the more herbal and grassy hop flavors of the brew. Overall it is a pretty decent feel.

Overall – A decently easy drinking and refreshing brew. Nothing too flavorful or special, but good for what it is meant for; a somewhat crisper, easy drinking, and refreshing brew to drink while sitting and conversing with friends. (1,385 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
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. (551 characters)

Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.