1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Eurotrash PilzEurotrash Pilz

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

688 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 688
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 12
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 688 | Reviews: 173 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

In a pilsner glass the beer was a light gold color with a tiny white head. There was a smidge of lace.

A rather nondescript aroma. Hints of grass, pepper, and sweet malt. Nice, but not great.

Taste similar to aroma. Sweet biscuit and a hint of grassy hops. Again, nice but not great.

The beer was crisp and refreshing, and was easy to drink.

02-29-2012 12:19:15 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of goblue3509


3.4/5  rDev 0%

Pours a crystal clear golden yellow color with a skim head that leaves lines of lace on the glass at some points. The aroma is of grains and a sweet malt. The taste follows close suit with a grainy taste with hints of grassiness and a touch of citrus. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and crisp and clean. Overall it was a decent pils, a nice flavor with a good pils mouthfeel profile.

02-28-2012 19:51:08 | More by goblue3509
Photo of rlee1390


3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

A-Clear Straw yellow, one finger head, some carbonation

S-Grainy, malt and some butter

T-A complete 180 from the nose when warm. Cold it follows the nose but as she warmed some spices, slight balanced bitterness with grassy and lemon notes.

M-Light in body, smooth with decent carbonation.

O-At first I was not pleased with this beer, but as it warmed more flavors came out and it became nicely balanced.

02-28-2012 14:21:26 | More by rlee1390
Photo of KingRascal

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-28-2012 00:01:28 | More by KingRascal
Photo of outsider


5/5  rDev +47.1%

02-27-2012 20:31:44 | More by outsider
Photo of gunclubchris


3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-27-2012 05:29:09 | More by gunclubchris
Photo of jlindros


3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

Pours a pure white 1 finger fizzy head that fades semi quickly at first before slowing, with pot marked head, over brilliantly clear golden straw colored beer.

Nose is typical pilsner, some cracked straw, toasted wheat like malts, bit of a juicy lager fruit, crisp lager as well, touch of fruit, and hints of floral hops, with a bit of a lager yeast aroma.

Taste is nice, crisp lager, light toasty straw malt pils, light toasted wheat, bit of juicy malt, plenty of lager flavors with a light fruit and crispness as well as yeast, even hints of toasted bready malts. Then hops, with a nice floral hop but a hint of spicy cascade family earthiness and spicy quality but not heavy or overpowering, with a decent bitterness that gets slightly herbal. Finish is dry and crisp, a bit more of the earthy spicy like hops, a nice long bitter finish, slightly herbal but earthy and spicy at the same time and never too much, hint of straw and pilsner flavors lingering.

Mouth is a bit lighter bodied but on par with the style, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, the hops may get a bit too much for what it is considering they seem more American style hops that get a bit spicy and earthy rather than noble hops, which might be the only downfall of the beer. Otherwise nice malts, drinkable, tasty, no real off flavors except perhaps a bit of the yeast flavor coming through (and the hops a bit much). I'm surprised this has such a low rating, although not too surprised considering the typical American palate is not a huge fan of the lighter but still tasty beers, especially pilsners and lagers overall.

02-27-2012 02:02:55 | More by jlindros
Photo of horshack7


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

From notes:

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a bright white head around a finger thick.

Aroma: Floral hops, grassy notes, a little bit of dryness in the nose. Touches of bready malts.

Taste: Nice amount of crispness in the mouthfeel. Good amount of dry floral hop along side light bready malts. In the tail end is a wisp of lemon zest.

Notes: Nice and drinkable good crispness. Cheers.

02-27-2012 01:15:14 | More by horshack7
Photo of GreenMountainBoy


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-25-2012 22:06:41 | More by GreenMountainBoy
Photo of mcorwin


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-25-2012 01:19:30 | More by mcorwin
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -18.2%

Shiny golden yellow body, tons of carbonation streams, excellent clarity, topped by a slightly disappointing half-finger of level snow white foam.

Nice solid fresh grass/hay aroma.

Slight sweet beginning. A bit wimpy. Minor bitterness builds to a smallish bite. Everything clears out in the aftertaste, with a hint of bitterness the last sensation.

Wishy washy mouthfeel, light, too light.

Overall, an unimpressive pils, stick to the likes of Victory or Stoudts.

02-24-2012 21:57:33 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of Brad007


4.23/5  rDev +24.4%

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.

02-22-2012 01:07:55 | More by Brad007
Photo of Hojaminbag


3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz has a completely clear, golden colored body with a lot of active carbonation bubbles leading to a very soapy looking, white head. The retention and lacing are both very good, and overall I would consider this Eurotrash to look pretty good.

The aroma has a bit of floral hops to it that is backed up with a lot of pale, sweet malts.

The flavor is fairly balanced between hops and malt. The hops come through first, with a lot of floral and grassy flavors, as well as some lemon. The malt base is quite sweet and completely pale. Flavors of cracker and bread come through as well.

High carbonation and very light feeling.

I really thought that Eurotrash was close to the trash European pilsners than the quality Czech and German versions that I have tried. It is by no means terrible, but I doubt I will be in a hurry to try

02-21-2012 22:23:44 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of FightingEntropy


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

If not for being Southern Tier and the funny name, I would never pick up a Czech Pilsner. Eurotrash Pilz is a translucent light gold that shimmers with the rising bubbles from the laser etching that continues to build the head. Light floral spicey hop over a corn and light malt. Hoppiness is clean and pleasant on the tongue, slight carbonic bite and a sweet apple and malt body that's light but not overly thin. A good representation of the style and fun to drink for what it's supposed to be. If you like Czech Pilz or funny names, pick one up for fun.

02-21-2012 02:56:57 | More by FightingEntropy
Photo of aprilianewman


4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

02-21-2012 02:42:50 | More by aprilianewman
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Clear and golden, not a whole lot of head or lace.

Smell is grainy, with a light hoppiness and just a touch of notable earthy malt. Taste pretty much follows, with a pretty tasty crisp hops accent to a slightly slick, somewhat sweet malt backbone, finished up by grassy notes.

Body is light and a little slick with a slightly sweet, lightly hoppy aftertaste.

It's tasty but isn't one of ST's top beers. Would be nice in cans for fishin' though.

02-20-2012 15:26:29 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of mdaschaf


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

02-20-2012 03:29:53 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of firebeer06


3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-19-2012 22:38:54 | More by firebeer06
Photo of beergod1


2.8/5  rDev -17.6%

Poured a Bright Clear yellow, with a small fluffy white as snow head. Smells skunky, but it was fresh. Taste is Light hops, Grainy, fizzy....I don't know, There are better Pilz brews out there (Victory,Lagunitas,Sam Adams,great lakes...) I "May" try again 1 day, to see if I had a bad bottle, but this was not very good.

02-19-2012 15:16:25 | More by beergod1
Photo of dreichus


3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-19-2012 04:34:19 | More by dreichus
Photo of electtodefer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

02-19-2012 02:35:45 | More by electtodefer
Photo of atr2605

New York

3.23/5  rDev -5%

A-pours crystal clear yellow with a small white head that fades rather quickly
S-faint aroma, has some sweet malt and a hint of spice
T-A bit of creamy malt met with spicy hop bitterness that finishes clean
M-light bodied
O-Very refreshing, good session beer.

02-19-2012 01:24:41 | More by atr2605
Photo of NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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


3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

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


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-18-2012 22:47:41 | More by williahd
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.