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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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666 Ratings
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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 11
Gots: 36 | 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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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-19-2012 00:16:30 | More by NCbeerpirate
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jkrich

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: very attractive, clear golden with a too quickly receding white-head. This was a deep gold similar to the Czech style.

Very solidly pilsner in aroma with the inviting spicy aromas of noble hops and some bready/yeasty aromas.

There can be little variation in a pilsner: just make sure all of the typical characteristics are highlighted. Southern Tier does a good job: the fresh, sweet and crisp malt flavors with the teasingly tangy but pleasant hop bitterness. While this one has the hue of a Czech, the rather sharp, hop forward profile is more with a German.

Rather thin bodied, even for a light and refreshing pilsner with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is slick and fleeting with little of the faint malt sweetness remaining on the tongue.

Overall, I good pilsner that has the added advantage of being fresh, although if I am in the mood for this style, I would reach for others. That includes some better imports, as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:07:56 | More by jkrich
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williahd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-18-2012 22:47:41 | More by williahd
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teyuders

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

02-18-2012 19:59:08 | More by teyuders
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IPhantom

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale gold with a pillowy pure white head. Some scarce bubbles climbing up the center of the glass. Nose is mostly malt with some herbal hop character. Taste is crisp malt, peppery hops, some vague piney character, and a little bit of diacetyl. The mouthfeel is damn near perfect--light on the tongue, a little buttery, and a crisp finish. Overall, a very solid take on a traditional German pils, but nothing to go nuts over--there are better for the money you'll spend on this.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 01:15:17 | More by IPhantom
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casualfan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +32%

02-17-2012 14:10:13 | More by casualfan
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jk3

New York

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-17-2012 12:18:42 | More by jk3
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

02-17-2012 02:37:12 | More by busterthecat
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Ray7233

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

02-16-2012 23:46:29 | More by Ray7233
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. DOB 01/18/12.

Appearance: Pours a crystalline, straw-hued body with a well frothed, white, sudsy head.

Smell: Pils malt with accents of grain and dough and, though scantly, honey, too. Lemon-scented, floral, lightly spicy hops.

Taste: A clean, lightly sweet taste of pilsner maltiness with a faint kiss of wildflower honey. Light hint of grainy, gently-kneaded bread dough. Light lemon and spice from the hops with ample bitterness to balance out the initial sweetness and leaving one with a dry, crispish finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation, fairly sudsy.

Overall: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. I'll probably grab a six-er or two once the sweltering spring and summer hit in Georgia.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 20:59:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Prohibition Taproom, Philly, PA

Poured a golden yellow color, crystal clear, moderately carbonated, with a small white head that fizzled out pretty quickly. Aroma was light and bready with a light, crisp hoppiness. Biscuity taste, pale malts, light hops...pretty simple. Light mouthfeel, and pretty easily drinkable, just not really my style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 13:26:40 | More by Rifugium
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2012 23:58:43 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Doughbodyboy

Ohio

2.53/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

it pours a very clear very golden. the head went away as fast as it came. the smell is that of a rather cheap lager such as bud. it starts with the crisp punch of noble hops but quickly fleets to a rather dissappointing metalic taste. the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. i was was expecting more out of this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 20:36:35 | More by Doughbodyboy
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TheSarge

Virginia

5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this beer into a German Pilsner glass and the brew makes a strong two finger thick, bright white head, and the body has grand clarity with a copper and gold color.

The aroma is metallic, lemon, tobacco... 'nuff said.

Very malty in the taste. Cooked veggie, cereal graininess, some tobacco with a leathery smoothness.

Feels dry but creamy, polishes off the palate dry.

Overall this is the best pils/pilz ever, as far as what I've sampled. Beats Prima, Czechvar, and any German Pils.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 22:53:57 | More by TheSarge
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a pint glass. Light yellow body and a less than one finger white head that fades quickly. Very little lacing.

The aroma is a very light combination of lager yeast and bready malt. Minor note of hops.

Well the flavor steps it up a notch. The noble hop flavors come through cleanly and actually blend together nicely with the malt.

Light mouthfeel and a crisp finish. I don't normally mention other beers in reviews but I would put this beer just slightly behind SA Noble Pils and Victory Prima Pils. Solid effort.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 22:24:30 | More by FanofHefe
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meerkat2

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

02-14-2012 15:24:28 | More by meerkat2
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 00:54:43 | More by DrDemento456
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John_M

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 14:38:42 | More by John_M
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ryanpj

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12%

02-13-2012 04:01:16 | More by ryanpj
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light yellow/golden tan, slight green tint, not much of a head or lacing.

Smell - Pilsner malts, some lemon, banana, yeast, some light floral hops. Added sugars, some spices. Grassy and peppery.

Taste - Sweet and tart pilsner malts, light floral hops and spices make up the main flavor. Malts mixed with the hops work well with the added spices and sugars to make a really big flavor. Lots of lemon adds to the grassy flavors. Yeasty taste comes out along with the hops near the end.

Mouthfeel - Light, crisp and malty. Malts work over tounge and palette with there thick, bold flavor. Hops and spices come in after the malts and add flavor and balance. Aftertaste is malty, yeasty and a little dry.

Overall - Very tasty, smooth and easy to drink. Has alot of flavor and low alcohol. apretty good example for the style. Could use a little more hop kick to it but overall is worth the drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 00:22:55 | More by wvsabbath
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw yellow leaning towards green. It has a white head that quickly dissipates. It is extremely clear with lively bubbles rising.

Smell has a sting of carbonation with some faint lemon citrus notes. It also has some faint bread notes leaning towards a sweet malt smell.

Taste is slight lemon zest up front mingled with the sting of carbonation, which is lively. Then some bread notes are noticed with bit of biscuity sweetness, but they fade as fast as they came into a dry herbal bitter finish. This is a good highly drinkable beer with some good flavor. Yet, the flavors are faint leaving it very mild and unexciting.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 14:19:36 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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fmccormi

New York

3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a standard pint—my personal favorite, a Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Company beer glass. Bottling date of January 16, 2012 (“DOB 01/16/12” printed in yellow ink just below the label). Thanks again for bottle dating, Southern Tier! Much appreciated!

Appearance (3.5): Crisp, sunshiney-yellow body, perfectly clear, with a loudly popping, relatively quickly dissipating bone-white head that starts at a finger and recedes. Not bad, pretty standard for the style. Essentially no lacing—a couple of sudsy spots (bummer, I know).

Smell (3.5): Smells like fresh-cut hay and grass, very crisp and pils-style grainy. Some noble style hops, kind of spicy and grassy—very true to style, but not particularly notable.

Taste (4.0): Absolutely true to style, it’s got a more or less plain Jane malt body: crisp, clean, grainy but basically on the opposite end of the spectrum from “rich,” if that makes any sense. That lager yeast juicing the super-clean malt bill yields a nice playground for some very bitter, grassy / herbal hops to fill in the other half of the equation. Slight alcohol dryness, despite the relatively low ABV. For the style, this is absolutely spot on.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Very nice mouthfeel, actually. It’s smooth as that carbonation expands in your mouth and foams up, but prickly bubbles attack a good portion of your mouth almost immediately thereafter. Light, dry and quenching, this is a session beer in body and feel.

Overall (3.5): This is a good beer. It’s not outstanding, but if you’re looking for a good pils then this is a good bet. Nice addition to the lineup for this brewery, which most people look to for sweet imperials and a couple of hoppy 12oz’ers. But, for $10/ sixer, unless you’re looking for a specifically Czech-style pilsner (in which case, buy this), go with Prima Pils (an excellent example of the German-style pilsner). All in all, a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 00:42:17 | More by fmccormi
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ScarletFire1017

New York

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-11-2012 21:48:07 | More by ScarletFire1017
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-11-2012 01:39:50 | More by JustinMatthew
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jsh420

Illinois

2/5  rDev -41.3%

02-10-2012 06:37:51 | More by jsh420
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.