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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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717 Ratings
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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 15
Gots: 50 | 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 harrymel
3/5  rDev -11.8%
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
Photo of musicforairports
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straw-colored and clear. Small head.

Smells of lightly sweet malt and grassy noble hops.

Thin, grainy, bready malt flavors and a grassy, citric noble hop profile. Flavor is inoffensive and light.

Mouthfeel is light, decently carbonated, and what you'd expect from a pilsner.

Overall this is an easy-drinking light beer, and a decent pilsner.

musicforairports, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

flagmantho, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of kc44
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good looking clear pale straw color, but this beer can't seem to hold onto its head very well, and certainly doesn't leave any behind as lace. Noble hops and not a whole lot else on the nose. Smell reminds me of big green bottle euro beers, and while it is a scent I personally don't mind, it still isn't really what I want or expect out of what should, by all accounts, be a fresh pils. Hop bitterness is there for taste and that's great, but what this beer really needs is to dry out on the finish; it is tasty but too sweet for what it is. It is fine through the mouthfeel in a sort of oh-hello-didn't-notice-you kind of way. It isn't thin or undercarbornated or viscous or anything, but it doesn't really perk up the tongue like some pilseners I've had. All in all, this is a tasty, drinkable, refreshing beer, but it does more to stand behind than in front of comparable brews. Not bad, but not great, has some flaws, but the overall balance keeps this as an average beer. If someone gave me a six, I'd work my way through it before to long and be grateful, but as it stands I'm not about to go get myself this beer again.

kc44, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of cousineddy
4.25/5  rDev +25%

cousineddy, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Yellow, clear with minimal head. Lots of carbonation through body.

Smell - Lots of strong noble hops coming through. Some malt as well.

Taste- Nice flavoring coming through the noble hops. Crisp finish. A slight off taste with metallic tinge.

Mouthfeel - Slightly watery and not as carbonated in the mouth as it is in the bottle.

Overall - A decent pilsner with plenty of flavor yet light for a hot day. Enjoy.

bubseymour, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of lumpy1126
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

lumpy1126, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

barnzy78, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
2.13/5  rDev -37.4%
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.

DefenCorps, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of mscott1975
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

mscott1975, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of chickenflea
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Crystal-clear gold with an average white head. Odd aroma - like beets. Light grainy nose predominant. Taste is much better. Bready with some with some funky, slightly sour floral bitterness balancing. The taste is very solid - starts pretty normal - sunflower oil upfront with funky herbal light bitterness. The finish is very smooth and clean. Body is thick for a pilsner: feels more like an imperial. Lightly carbonated but crisp. Sessionable. I liked it a lot. Refreshing and light without being boring.

chickenflea, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

lilnicky068, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

yourefragile, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
2.55/5  rDev -25%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass for $3 during happy hour. Sampled 2/15/12.

A: Arrives with no head or film, just a spare collar. The body is barely pale yellow - like one step above water - and magnifyingly clear. Very still on the inside. No chance of lacing. The clarity alone saves this beer from the lowest score possible.

S: Smells of generic grain and maybe even some rice or corn (though the latter is doubtful). Grassy hops, neutral yeast and a small lager-like fruit character that is mild.

T: Exactly the same as the nose.

M: Light, crisp & snappy. The beer glides across the tongue with a nice bite at the end and a great level of effervescence throughout. Refreshing. Light but substantial enough. The mouthfeel is the only thing that makes the ABV believable. I would have guessed 4%.

O: Not Southern Tier's most inspired offering. I hate the term lawnmower beer, but if I had to put that name tag on a craft beer, this one fits well enough. Which reminds me of this beer's offensive name! Really? A "z" in Pils? You're better than that, Southern Tier.

FeDUBBELFIST, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of wdarcy77
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

wdarcy77, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of johnkyoungoh
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

johnkyoungoh, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer was lightly hopped with some earthy and grassy grains on the nose. The taste of the beer was light and crisp, it had some grainy flavors with the bitter hops finishing it off. The mouthfeel was very light and highly carbonated. Overall it's a pretty good drinkable brew. Nothing too special about it but I think it's alright.

Knapp85, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear straw color with 2 fingers of white head. Moderate carbonation and spotty lacing.

N: Clean pilsner malts, grassy noble hops and some slight sulfur.

T: Follows the nose dead on. Pilsner malt, grass and lemon. Has a nice little hop bite in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, clean and semi-dry.

O: Not complex but very refreshing and easy drinking. Nicely balanced with a slight bitterness. A very nice Czech Pils!

justintcoons, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pilsner Glass

Appearance - Very Pale Straw Color that is about as clear as you can get. Small amounts of carbonation. Head pours around 1 finger in width that doesn't disappear but rather flattens out.

Smell - Malts and Barley along with some Yeasts. The entire smell is over-compassed by this very grassy smell.

Taste - Very Malty in flavor, along with some slight grassy hop flavors and yeasts. Nothing bad, but nothing great. Overall, very average tasting for a Pilsner.

Mouthfeel - The body is light and feels crisp. The carbonation is more on the average side, but it's easy to drink and feels good on the palate.

Overall - Aside from feeling refreshing, this is a very average Pilsner. It's good for knocking back with a snack or outside on a hot day, but this Pilsner leaves something more to be desired

NuclearDolphin, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of nh2032
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

nh2032, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really dry and crisp, comes off more as a Helles. "022 12" date code on the bottle, so it's relatively fresh.

Saturated bright gold color, thin layer of white foam. Spotty lace, thin unbroken skim across the surface.

Wet barley smell, slightly sulfuric. Aspirin/medicinal/green hops. Light flavors of barley and husky grains, very crisp and clean, with plenty of simple flavors that coalesce. Feel is lean and drinkable, light carbonation. A very Germanic impression, not sure Czech Pils fits here, but it's intentionally ill defined.

Paired well with cured pork loin.

emerge077, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of EZE123
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

EZE123, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of mothman
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of white head. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: A lot more bready malts here. Much more czech than the German version I just had. A little citrus and fruity esters. Grassy hops.

Taste: Again, a lot of bready malts. More hops here though. Very grassy and herbal. Some citrusy fruits. Zesty.

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, this was a decent pils. A little too malty though. I could have used a little more floral hops. Still, pretty drinkable.

mothman, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of RandyKemka
3/5  rDev -11.8%

RandyKemka, Mar 03, 2012
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.