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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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721 Ratings
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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 14
Gots: 52 | 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 Chickenhawk9932
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of fmccormi
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of ScarletFire1017
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of JustinMatthew
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jsh420
2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DOB on these bottles are 1/18/12 it's hard to get a fresher pilz then that around this area of Ohio. Dropped off at my local store today by Premium Beverage outside of Columbus. Pours a pale fizzy yellow hue with a large white head, fine even speckled lacing is left behind with eadh sip. A slight haze appears in the extremely pale yellow golden body, that fits well to the style. Label says it's brewed with two varieties of hops and two varieites of malts, so it's a pretty basic pilsner. Aroma has pale biscuit malt with upfront hints of herbal/herbaceous hop content. Citrus notes of lemon and lime also jump out within the hop profile. Flavors, come of crisp with ample bitterness upfront biscuit malt sweetness with more than enough hops thrown in to leave their mark finish nice and dry with citric herbal notes and a touch of Euro pils skunk character, but not bad compared to most of the green bottled versions out there. Mouthfeel is light bodied finishes dry and crisp with each sip, leaves a nice lingering bitterness but is balanced between sips as well. Not abrasive just a well made Southern Tier pilz, not like their original pilsner they used to bottle I used to love that beer. This one has an A with a circle around it a Craft Revolution!, and a Punk Rock Skull...did I mention the color scheme is black, gray, pink, white and pink. Those pinkie bastards brew some damn good pilz.

Photo of MattyG85
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Bottling date of 12/19/11.

Appearance: Pours a bright and very clear looking golden yellow with lots of rising bubbles and a solid two fingers of white head with good retention. Moderate lacing around the glass.

Smell: A light blend of pale caramel malts with some wheat grains. Has a nice grassy, somewhat herbal presence of Noble and Saaz hops giving that classic earthy Pilsner spice.

Taste: A nice bready, grainy taste of pale malts and grains up front that is followed by a earthy, grassy blend of Noble hops and Saaz. Hops give a nice little kick of bitterness and spice towards the finish. Pretty solid.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to heavy amount of carbonation. Very crisp and somewhat prickly. Very easy drinking.

Overall: A pretty solid take on the Classic Czech Pils.

Photo of hreb
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cold 12oz single with "DOB 12/19/11" printed on the bottle. I can't imagine which season this seasonal was destined for, but it's certainly fresh today. Poured into tapered stange. Beer is pale golden/straw in color with thin white head and lots of bubbles. Non-skunky, slightly sweet aroma.

Flavor is light, barely sweet, with a grainy edge of 2-row. Subtle (low-IBU) Saaziness. Not nearly as bold as a real Czech Pilz but a decent execution nonetheless. Hard to love, but might be more impressed come July.

Photo of sneth019
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Jimmys
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

bottled on 1/16/12. 12 oz bottle.

A: bright gold. super clear. a healthy bright white head. retention is good as is the lacing.

S: certainly spicy. a strong hop presence. the background is peppered with oatmeal and bran cereal.

T: more cereal is detected on the palate then in the nose. there is some spicy bitterness there as well and the two sides play nicely together. a very balanced finish.

M: medium carbonation with a medium body. very refreshing.

D: all czech pils have a high drinkability factor to them. this one is no different. good nose, good flavor, good beer.

Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of PorterBoy14
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of kbnooshay
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light malts, some hops and lager yeast.

T: The taste starts out with a mild burst of hops bitterness followed by breadiness from lager yeast and a thin malt character. There’s some mild sweetness and a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely several other beers in the style that I would choose before this one.

Photo of brown2cu
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle with bottling date indicated.

A: Pours a clear gold and is topped by a thin (very thin) white head. Plenty of carbonation can be seen rising to the top.

S: Light; I am getting some grass notes as well as a skunky almost cannabis like scent.

T: Nothing impressive; I am getting that skunky marijuana-esque character as well as some grassiness. The malt character is biscuity/doughy in nature.

M: Carbonated; however, nothing that would bloat or really cause a filling sensation, really light and clean.

O: Not something I would try again; although, I am curious as to if I received a skunked bottle.

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Without seeing the label or hearing about the New York State brewer's marketing and naming campagne; and simply tasting the beer yields a very nice Pilsner that would make any Prague beer aficionado proud.

Pouring a bright straw color, with brilliant clarity, the beer forms a cottony white and withstanding foam cap that lasts nearly the session. Where light on lace, the beer does very well in all appearance catagories.

Highly floral with classy German hops, the beer fuses aromas with soft malty components and round out in an earthy honey suckle kinda way. Light breads, soft grains, and herbal/grassy notes round out the aroma profile.

Soft malts deliver a light bready, doughy, and freshly kilned barley taste and doing so with the supple sweetness of confectioner's sugar and cereal grains. Fairly substantially malted for Pilsners, the beer balances with herbal spicy hops to taste but also developing into a gentle smooth earthy bitterness in finish that closes the beer. Light on sulfurs, esters, and buttery notes, the beer rounds out very well.

Medium bodied, maybe a bit fuller when compared to European Lagers, the beer has a crisp and creamy start that leads to a minty-cool, slightly warm alcohol finish as the hop bitterness aids in dryness and the carbonation subsides.

A very drinkable Pilsner for novice drinkers and coniseurs alike.

Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, "DOB 12/19/11" etched on the bottle

Pours super clear and super light straw in color. Fine near white head, stays a bit then goes to a loose film and leaves some nice looking very fine lace.

Grassy nose with a hint of lime.

Light (seems to be a theme developing here) crisp and summery in character. Light malts up front, quite drying and crisp tasting hops in the middle and finish. Another hint of lime.

I like it. Would be great with some peppery salads and spicy noodles, BBQ, other summery foods on a nice warm summer day...ahh looking forward to some warm weather, wont be too long now...get some of this and enjoy

Photo of asafarc2
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DOB 12/1211 poured from bottle to pils glass

Pale golden hue
High carbonation bright white head one finger fades with nice lacework

Aroma of faint malts slight floral hop

Taste is surprisingly sharp bready malts and slight floral

Very crisp and light mouth feel very refreshing Grass hop finish

Overall a highly sessionable and very tasty pils

pretty packaging a hit my wife says

Photo of kuhndog
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pils glass.

3.0 A: Clear light yellow color. Just one finger of frothy white head that fell quickly and left no lacing.

4.0 S: Biscuity and grainy malts. Super clean. Dank, floral hoppiness with grassiness right behind. Simple, yet seductive.

4.0 T: Grainy first, biscuity second. Soft bitterness, earthy and grassy hop flavor. Pilseners aren't the height of complexity, but this is a clean, tasty one.

4.0 M: Light body. Crisp and refreshing. My only complaint is that the carbonation is a bit too high.

4.0 D: Super clean and tasty. What more could you want in the style? This would be a good choice for a party.

Photo of amp138
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of codon2004
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Lee45102
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of hosehead83
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, yellow/gold in color, with a rather short head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Faint pilsner malt
Taste-Faintly bready, metallic, short hop note seems to un-balance this brew a bit. Missing the spicy Saaz hop (at least to my palate) that makes a Czech pilsner unique. There's a hop note here, just doesn't seem like the Saaz variety.
Overall, an o.k. offering, but there are much better Czech pilsners out there.

Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.