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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 15
Gots: 49 | 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 TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

TheBigBoy, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of ToddT
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden color with a nice off white head. Head fades quickly and leaves little bits of spotty lace on the glass.

S- Crisp and clean, notes of floral hops and cereal malts.

T- Light bread notes that give way to bright floral hops, singular in taste but crisp and clean. Finish is slightly dry and with minimal aftertastes, just a hint of hops.

M- Less than medium in body and well carbonated, a clean and refreshing beer.

O- More interesting than most examples I've had of this style, the 5.2% ABV is well suited to this as an easy drinking summer style.

ToddT, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Ted
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Ted, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

barczar, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Radeberger flute at low altitude.

A: Looks at home in the Radeberger glass. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a prickly two-finger stark white head that fades to nothing within about 15 seconds. No lacing here, but the small carbonation bubbles look nice as they waft toward the top of the glass.

S: Bread, noble hops, grassy notes. As it should be, the smell is relatively subtle.

T: Bready yeast up front gives way to some slight grassy notes and noble hop bitterness. The finish is slightly metallic. Really not much to set this apart from a lot of the other pilsners on the market.

M: Light-bodied with a wet mouthfeel. I could have done with a bit more carbonation, but the mouthfeel suits the flavors well enough.

schlimenhaumer, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of sailorastro
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall: A great pilsner that dominates with a traditional flavor. Fans of pilsners will not be disappointed.

Appearance: Pale gold, foggy body with a slight foamy head and no lace. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Medicinal; white grapes; strawberries; crackers; vinegar; wheat.

Taste: Slight bitterness opens up to tart, bold, wheaty notes and a wheaty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a soda-like crispness.

sailorastro, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of hardcor33
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

hardcor33, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of bowlerjoe2
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bowlerjoe2, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of andrewj17
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

andrewj17, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

st9647v3, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -11.5%

djrn2, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

acurtis, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of outdoorbrewer
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Typical pour into a "Noble Pils" glass creates a pure white head that fades to a ring leaving some lacing. Sparkling clear, medium
size bubbles, light yellow hue. Nice aroma from pils malts and floral
hops. Pleasant flavor combining the grains and hops used. Clean
and refreshing with some lingering bitterness in the finish. Worked out well on the deck this afternoon while warming in the sun.
Good session.

outdoorbrewer, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of rik0366
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - light gold, and bubbly. Very crisp, no murkiness, sediment, or cloudiness.

Smell - Noble hops and a faint hint of cereal.

Taste- Just like it smells. Faint floral hop notes, with a not-necessarily-bad cereal hint on the finish. Very crisp and finishes extremely smooth.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation, and light on the mouth feel, a bit watery. Exactly what I'd expect from the style.

Overall - A very good representation of the style. The slight hints of cereal both make it more interesting than some Czech Pilseners but are also what keep it from being an excellent representation. A beer well worth trying, and an excellent session beer. Another good effort from Southern Tier.

Serving type: bottle

rik0366, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +18%
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.

Brenden, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: minimal head, medium-high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: grass and some sweet malt

Taste: grass, toffee, and bittering citrus hops at the end

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a dry bitter finish, moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied

Overall: An above average no frills pilsner that leans slightly to the bitter side. Not a bad beer, but nothing I will revisit soon.

tigg924, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Finn
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A sweet, clean and spicy aroma arises from a rich yellow, fully carbonated brew. It tastes much like it smells: clean, crisp, sweet malts with nice bit of spicy hops balancing it out. Nice crisp moutfeel with lots of carbonation up front. It finishes well, not lingering too much, but not dissapearing all together either.
Overall, I am impressed with the quality of this czech pils. I willbe buying it again. Too bad its a seasonal though.

Finn, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Joev_84
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Joev_84, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

smcolw, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of pogoowner
3/5  rDev -11.5%

pogoowner, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.43/5  rDev +30.7%
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 jmarsh123
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Yogi's

Pours clear straw with a small white head. Spotty lacing.

Aroma is pilsner malts and grassy earthy noble hops with a little bit of bready malt.

Follows the nose and is classic to the style. A little bit of grainy sweetness along with a lemon grassy hop profile.

Medium body, very crisp with good carbonation levels.

A nice Czech pils. Wanted something a little lighter and it delivered. Not complex, but nice and crisp.

jmarsh123, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Profchaos20
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Profchaos20, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled: unk

Pours light yellow with a finger of fine, white foam and plenty of resonance. Pretty beer. Earthy hops with a slight, but subtle sweetness in the malts. Simply nose, nothing special. Flavor is bitter with a dry, crispy grain flavor. Body is thin, even for the style with reserved carb and a semi dry finish. Overall, this would be an average pilsner IMO, a little too bitter, with a shy grain character and a little hard in the mouthfeel.

harrymel, Mar 23, 2012
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.