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 scottbrew4u
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clean, clear, golden color with a fair bubbly white head. Retention is average for style and looks good all around.
S: Smell of dry, husky grains and light but noticeable spicy hops. clean smell not real big bouquet.
T: Light, dry pilsen malt and husky grain flavors are pleasant. Not sweet not bitter, just right.
Hops provide some bitterness and light spicy, herbal notes. Clean, dry finish is easy on the palate.
M: Crisp carbonation, light body and a very clean, dry finish.
O: I find this style refreshing and a good one to revisit from time to time. Good representation here and I would try it again. Nothing to scream about but just a solid, well made beer! (675 characters)

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

12 ounce dateless but brightly labeled bottle poured into a stange-like Pilsner Urquell glass. Bright, bubbly straw colored body with a half finger of foamy, white head. The head is small, but has good retention and leaves behind steady and consistent layers of thin lacing. A thin cap stays on the beer all the way down.

Light bready and grainy malts with some Noble hops. Very floral and slightly spicy aroma. Just the lightest hint of buttery yeast.

The flavor is of cracked grains with a very subtle hint of honey. Floral hops with a dry spicy, earthy finish.

Well carbonated and just a touch of diacetyl adds a bit of body, without becoming distracting. Very crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a pleasant, refreshing beer. Even for a Czech pils, the flavor is still a bit thin. In particular, I expect a bit more malt complexity, which this is lacking. Still, it is very drinkable. (902 characters)

Photo of righthereisay
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a 16 ounce pint glass.

Looks pretty light, almost like Miller Lite. Lots of bubbles, very thin head that stays for a while. Looks refreshing on a hot day.

Smell - Like Miller Lite. Reminded me of my College years.

Taste - Better than Miller Lite, no doubt. Malty, mild hops, bread.... I really don't taste anything else...

Nice body, carbonation is good for a hot summer day.

Overall: Won't get this again. Just not that good. I'd choose it over Miller/Bud/etc. But not over any other Southern Tier products. (538 characters)

Photo of Noxious26
3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown bottle poured in a pilsner glass. Purchased on my trip to New Orleans in March. DOB 01/06/2014.

Straw yellow and clear. White head is about 1/4 inch on the pour but recedes to a thin ring around the edge. Little spots of lacing here and there.

Aroma is grainy with a little bit of herbal/floral hops.

Pretty plain. Tastes about like an american lager with a little bit of hop kick. Cereal graininess followed by some herbal hops.

Not bad. A little weak for my liking, but would certainly be refreshing on a hot day. (534 characters)

Photo of gabrielsyme
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pale golden. Certainly looks like a Pilsner Urquell.

Aroma: Fairly strong, noble hops and lager-yeast.

Taste: Very crisp but full-flavored. Taste is hop-forward with little to no sulfur characteristics.

Mouthfeel: Light and bright. Fairly high carbonation. Pretty much what one wants.

Overall: A solid German pilsner from and American brewer. (392 characters)

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

Appearance - It is a nice golden color, with a good head that stays.

Smell - A hoppyness, with a bit of malts in the background.

Taste - Its a bit light on the hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Good bodied and good carbonation.

Overall - Decent beer. (250 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 thecheapies
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden straw color. Sudsy head with blanketed surface and decent lace.

Crispy golden lager malts with a slight yeast presence. Sweeter grassiness with thin Euro hop mossy aromas. Pale nose with that pilsner identity keeping it classy.

Half Czech Pils, half pale Euro lager. Hard to trace grassiness, sweet maltiness, dry finish with only mild bitterness. A little watery, needs spunkiness. Hops are muted in the middle, but come with minty pine linger in the tailend. Easy to manage in the beginning with a wet and thinned-out body, but finishes with some crackle and pop. Carbonation is a bit lower than standard fare.

Hardly anything extraordinary. A mundane pils that slights the style a bit. Drinks fine, but it's passable. 3.5 (740 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

RJT (371 characters)

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz single poured into a pilsner flute.

A-as pilsner should. pale straw color. 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head. a ton of bubbles that don't recede. looks very refreshing!

S-grassy hops. biscuit notes. some grainy malts.

T-some citrus. mild hop bitterness. bready malt.

M-light bodied. good carbonation. crisp and smooth.

O-would be a great summer beer. perfect for grilling and mowing the lawn. several could go down easily. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but liked this more than I expected. and lets be honest the name is pretty cool! (547 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 Labeorphile
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pale straw yellow color with a big head and lacing down the glass that surprised me a little.

Nose was pretty faint, but was a little skunky. I didn't expect this in a brown bottle that was kept from the sun. Not sure if I should blame the vendor or the beer.

Mouth was fairly bland. Thin and drinkable, a good summer beer if we can ditch the skunk. Better than most light beers. (421 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light pale straw color with a small fizzy white head that reduces quickly

S- grainy toasted malt, light grassy hops, slightly sweet

T- crisp toasted-yet-sweet pilsner malt with underlying tones of grass and floral hop. Dy finish with a toasted linger

M- light body with medium carbonation, foamy mouthfeel, crisp finish

O- Easy drinking pils, nothing special but nothing offensive (396 characters)

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very light beer.
Southern Tier should release this beer for the summer.
It reminds me of Budweiser with a hop bite to it.
Crisp, clean and refreshing. A slight malt back bone with a mild bitter finish.

I like it.
Just think this would be a better beer for summer time drinking. (292 characters)

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

Appearance: Very straw yellow with a short white head, leaves some lacing

Smell: Cracker and biscuit malts, noble hops

Taste: Cracker and biscuit malts, noble hops. Not a huge depth of flavor, but it is right for the style

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Not a bad representation of the style, but I've had better. (335 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is light and slightly crisp. Taste is of grassy, herbal hops and bready malt. Finish is medium and dry. Very tasty, session brew. (262 characters)

Photo of arthuro11
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours nice and clear like a pilsner should. Nice thin white head that left minimum lacing, but smell was a little lacking, though still very solid.

Hits the palate very nice, and tastes great with a good aftertaste. Overall I enjoyed, wish the weather was warmer and I'm sure I'd enjoy it even more! (300 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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. (366 characters)

Photo of stella77artois
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into SA perfect pint glass.

A - Light straw-yellow with some haze. A good amount of carbonation to it. A 1.5" head formed, which stuck around for a while. Small pieces of lacing stuck to glass.

S - A hint of smooth earthy hops, cut grass, dankness. Not a bad smelling lager, just kind of weak.

T - The aforementioned aromas were present, as was a faint lemon taste. Tasted good and crisp, but aftertaste was kind of sour and bitter, not in a good way. Also detected some hints of white bread/yeast and spicy hops. Taste itself wasn't bad, but the aftertaste lowers my rating.

F - Very crisp and clean. A refreshing beer with a good amount of carbonation, which I like. Would be a very nice summer beer.

O - Not a bad pilsener, sans the aftertaste. The taste isn't bad at all, but the aftertaste isn't pleseant. Overall not a bad beer, just kind of bland. I know it's a lager, but they can still be full of flavor, this one isn't. I'd drink again, but wouldn't buy again. (995 characters)

Photo of SLeffler27
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pilsner glass contains a straw-gold (SRM 3-5) beer while a thin, rocky, white head quickly dismisses itself. Occasional large bubbles rise within this clear beer while a webbing of lace clings to the top.

The aroma is grassy with malt and a strong mustiness while light lemon rind lingers in the background.

The flavor is rather grainy with malt and white bread, while modest bitterness is followed by a soft, lingering finish that never quite ends.

Clean and crisp, with a medium body and soft texture accompanied by modest carbonation.

This is an easy, relaxing, lawnmower beer, but not very exciting. (612 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 (572 characters)

Photo of 312HopBomb
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A strong pours does not produce much head on this pale straw colored brew. Fine bubbles slowly stream after it warms a bit.

There is a light aroma of pale malt and grain. Slight hop smells like a good Czech hop like Saaz.

The taste is a malted up Pilsner Urquell with a nice Euro hop taste. It' s not bad at all for the style. A nice malt flavor with a slight sweetness turns to a dry finish then some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel has a light body with light carbonation this is right on point for a Euro Pils.

I liked this pilsner from Southern Tier. (550 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a crystal clear yellow with no visible body. The head was neatly thick with a fluffy build.

Aromas of grain, cereal malt sweetness and bready notes waft to the nos but a corny adjunct scent is present. I know that this has malt and hops but it's got a corn scent in the backdrop.

The taste is absent the adjunct and big on the grains and cereal malt flavor. Smooth, refreshing Pilsner qualities are there albeit lightly. Grain and bready tones are sewn in a easy to drink package.

It's difficult to review Pilsners as they are not overly complex and by nature don't get high scores. This is a quality addition to the genre just a taste weak. (651 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (445 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (1,233 characters)

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