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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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690 Ratings
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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 13
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)
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Photo of riversider76
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a nice golde with a thin white head. Not much retention, and not laceing.Aroma is of bready malts, and grassy hops. Body is light and carbonated. Taste is malty with a nice tang to the finish. Decent version of the style, but the are better out there. Still very worth a try.

riversider76, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of creamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A nicely hoppy aroma, with traces of malt and citrus as well.

T: Tasted of hops and lemon up front, with a lot of malt in the finish. A typical pilsener flavor, to be sure, but still very focused and enjoyable.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not exactly a super-complex brew, but enjoyable and easy to drink.

avalon07, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of dedrinker
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%

Bee-yoo-tee-full clear pale gold/ straw color with a rich white head.

Faint aroma of white bread and earthy mineral hops.

Flavor is very clean with a light bready character and a crisp short finish. Between light and medium body, just a little bit lighter bodied and flavored than a good German Pils.

Which reminds me - this is NOT a Czech Pilsener - neither in appearance nor in flavor - but much more like a German Pils. Nowhere on the bottle or in the description posted on the Southern Tier web sight does it say this is a Czech style Pilsener.

dedrinker, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of ATPete
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

ATPete, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%

A- Pale golden with a white head that lasts decently but ultimately fades.
S- Grassy, light bread. Clean aroma with just a touch of noble hops.
T- Relatively clean throughout with a bit of crackery sweetness. The noble hops stay calm but show up as a bit peppery in the finish. Light, clean, but tasty.
M- Punches in a pretty low weight class. Almost watery. Good carbonation saves it.
O- A decent pilsner but nothing far and away better than most craft pilsners.

jsprain1, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of gabedivision
2.6/5  rDev -23.5%

Poured from 12oz bottle to a goblet glass

Pours a straw yellow with a 1 1/2 finger head. Smells of egg yolk, boiled corn water, buttery malts and faint hops. Extremely grainy on the taste, all corn water, this is not what i expected at all. Light in body and feel. Overall, not much to say about this beer. It tastes like a Budwieser with a little more of a buttery feel. Save your cash and buy a case of Genny for the same price of a 6'r of this, this beer was terrible from start to finish.

gabedivision, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of elec
3/5  rDev -11.8%

elec, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of lovindahops
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

ending the night with some euro trash

a- euro pours a golden yellow with a puffy white head that fades to nada. not so much in the lacing department, yet the brew does glow

s- some sweet corn and adjunct theme with a bit of floral and grassy hops. crisp and brief

t- very sweet, crisp, and refreshing simultaneously. the floral hops have some zestyness and spice involved. i like the uplifting sweet theme

m- the carbonation is spot on with the sweet flavor slapping around your taste buds. the feel out does the scent

o- what a change up from the cold weather. certainly this isnt the prima of pils. it was enjoyable

lovindahops, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of wrycon
4/5  rDev +17.6%

wrycon, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -11.8%

whartontallboy, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

THECPJ, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of kevgod
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

kevgod, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of KGarrett
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

KGarrett, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of ng85
4/5  rDev +17.6%

ng85, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of KarlHungus
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

This beer pours a clear pale gold color. The head is a half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is vaguely malty with very faint bread and caramel, but it is mostly air. The taste is a lot fuller than the aroma. There is a nice balance of bready malt with and spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a decent beer, but there are better pilsensers out there.

KarlHungus, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Foulmouthbrew
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

A- this beer is suppose to have a medium carbonation but seems a little low and the head is strong at first almost an inch high, but does not stay long. The color for this sytle is on the lower end of a pale gold, but the clearity is very good.

S- smell is pretty spot on the reason for the lower score is because of the diacetyl is a bit strong it is allowed but not to be that noticed.

T- this is ok the malt is strong and then the bitter hops take over works but the transiion between the to should be smoother. Carbonationis still a little low.

M- due to the malt it is a mouthful and with the diacetyl it is more pronounced.

This is good beer i wouold suggest slight more carbonation with minimizing the diacetyl to a more of a trace. Mostly adding the bitting hops a bit earlier would milded them out to help with the transition from the malt better.

Foulmouthbrew, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Denjhe
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Denjhe, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of rkcrozier
3/5  rDev -11.8%

rkcrozier, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +17.6%

halo913, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of wcintula
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%

Poured into a Noble Pils glass.

Perfect clarity on this pale straw beer with a thin white head. Moderate activity on this one. Smells of simple pilsen malt and noble hops. Grainy taste with a noble, leafy taste on the exhalation. Really good beer, really easy to drink. My problem with this beer is that it's a winter seasonal and not a summer seasonal.

wcintula, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of HopNelius
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%

Served- out of bottle and into a pint glass.
Appearance-Golden color, lots of carbonation.
Smell-light hints of malt
Mouthfeel-crisp.
Taste-crisp, refreshing. Had a typical pilsner taste but was better than the average pilsner.
Overall-I was reluctant to buy this beer due to the fact that I am not crazy about Pilsner's. Southern Tier is basically in my back yard and I have been to there brewery several times and generally like the beers so I gave it a shot. For a Pilsner this is pretty good. It tastes a lot better than the average mass produced American Pilsner you would get and I have to admit I liked it better than some of the European Pilsner's. I see this as there go to beer for someone that come's to the Brewery or in the market for that manner and says"Ah I don't really like "dark beers" do you have anything I might like. Good beer for the non craft obsessed masses.

HopNelius, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Eurotrash Pilz pours into the glass a straw yellow shade with a hint of light gold towards the edge. Barely a cap to speak of, no lace. Smell is straight up pilsner malt, very bold as this bottle is only a month out. Besides some grassy scents, nothing else to sniff. Taste is a bold C. Pilsner assertive with pilsner malt and minimal hop evasion. Very light earthy arraingement under the pilsner malt. Finishes very clean and the body is light. Carb is kinda lacking in this department, not as crisp as actual German styles. Clean tasting beer though, glad I found this fresh. Drinkable for one or two, but why would Southern Tier put this out as a seasonal in the dead of winter? It does stand out from everything else on the shelf this time of year, and Eurotrash will be able to avoid the rat race of 100 different pilsners on the shelf in summertime. Hopefully this sells. Good thing it has been a mild one thus far.

BARFLYB, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of kbutler1
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

Bottle. Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow color with a slight white head. Clean aroma of a slightly floral hop with some notes of wheaty bread. Light/medium mouthfeel. Slightly weet start with a floral hop that adds some nice bitterness components. Drinkable.

kbutler1, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of cbutova
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

A- This might be the worst pour I have ever seen. Poured into a pint glass with a clear, pale golden body. A miniscule white head forms for a few seconds but the bubbles are big like tonic water and it dies out almost immediately. No ring, no head just a tiny little cloud of white in the middle. I would easily mistake this for sparkling wine if I didn't know. Let's not even discuss lacing.

S- Light cracker malt sweetness, yeast/bread notes and some hops. Hops are somewhat grassy and herbal. Not hugely aromatic.

T- Starts with some herbal, grassy and floral hops. Rounded out with light caramel malt, grains, biscuit and yeast bread hints.

MF- Nice creamy light body with a nice smooth, moderate carbonation level. Finishes just a bit bitter.

Started off like a wet fart but picked it up somewhat with the flavor and feel. Not bad but nothing above average.

cbutova, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of WYVYRN527
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured into a pilsener glass from a 12-ounce bottle.

A: Pale straw yellow with good clarity. Fluffy white head quickly settles to a thin film on the surface.

S: Mainly grainy, cracker-like aroma with some floral, grassy hop undertones.

T: Malt lends some cereal notes, cracker, and a touch of honey, balanced with floral hop notes. Slight lemongrass tinge on the finish, which is crisp and clean.

Notes: Light to moderate in body with a very clean mouthfeel. Quite easy to drink, and a good offering for the Summer. I don't know why this one hit our shelves in early January. A solid beer, nonetheless.

WYVYRN527, Jan 07, 2012
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.