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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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701 Ratings
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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 13
Gots: 45 | 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 KarlHungus
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of minneapolitanjim
4/5  rDev +17.6%

minneapolitanjim, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Longstaff
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty good yellow lager, but odd for mid winter seasonal release - actual springtime would be more appropriate I would think.

Very similar in flavor/feel as Sierra Nevada Summer but with a little more girth to the crackery malt profile. Floral/perfumey hops bordering on annoyingly perfumey, but just stopping short. Nice clean lager yeast profile, but not too clean to not notice it as a lager.

A good lager, and its dated right on the bottle. More craft breweries should take notice of the quality and date coding.

Longstaff, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear bright yellow color with a white head that thinned to a light layer leaving trails of lacing.

S - very European, a true pilsner aroma.

T - taste is also spot on for the style with bitterness left on the tongue and sweetness left on the lips.

F - light/medium bodied with a crisp, refreshing feel.

O - a good example of the style and a nice break in the winter months.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of hotmanflab666
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

hotmanflab666, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of gatornation
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

from 12 oz bottle

A- pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with a white cap head with very little lacing

S- was bread and citrus hops some malt, cereal gran and slight flower smells

T-was crisp noble hops with malts and grainy bread a little lemon citrus hops

M- was crisp and clean a little watery on the hops

O- a good pils and drinkable but there are many better than this, that i would buy first this 1 is just slightly above average

gatornation, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of sniper061
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Took a tour of the brewery last saturday and this beer was served directly out of the fermenter. I was amazed at the clean,fresh, citrus flavor. I am a huge fan of the Imperial Stouts and my wife drinks Michelob Ultra, but, we both agreed this was a very nice beer to drink and we look forward to having it out on the market.

sniper061, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Southern Tier : Eurotrash Pils

Pours a clear light straw, small white head forms and recedes to nothing, no lace. Light aroma, grainy mostly with a hint of flowery noble hops. In the flavor, more grainy flavor, pale malt, very mild bitterness and almost no hop profile. Mouthfeel is good, crisp carbonation, a bit of a grainy bite. Overall, this is a very average pils.

Stinkypuss, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Bobbique, Patchogue, NY.

Poured a hazy light copper hue with a faint whispy head.

The smell featured a light pilsner malt with subtle noble hop.

The taste consisted of soft doughy malts, earth, and a light cleansing herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was average for the style with a slightly prickly tight carbonation.

Overall a tasty summer selection. A nice run at the style.

plaid75, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Village Beer Merchant. Terrribly named, this was a great summer beer and kept its carbonation overnight, excellent drinakbility I was able to finish 80% of it myself and it went well with a weekend of meals. Generous retained head, a nice moderate bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Really good for what it is.

Sammy, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, just like the name, just like a Euro pils. In the taste, a small Saaz hop and a clean standard pils taste. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and clean aftertaste. A clean European pils, nothing exciting, but clean and fresh.

OWSLEY069, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of dogfishandi
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got a growler from consumers on abbott road. reviewed from notes.

clear deep golden color, big fluffy pure white head. lots of great sticky lace, great retention.

grainy pilsner malts, earthy floral hops.

pale, sweet, grainy pilsner malts, a nice spicy floral hopkick, then finishs with the grains once again.

light bodied, yet full flavored, great carbonation for the style.

great session beer, a growler is an easy kill. if your into pilsners, drink this if you can get it.

dogfishandi, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of sliverX
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Dwyer's... presented with a clear yellow brew with a creamy white head that Hung around a good time looks damn fine.
Smell is light sweet malt and a hint of hops.
Taste is a creamy sweet slightly hopped with noble hops.
Mouthfeel is creamy on the light side but perfect.
Drinkability is damn good on this one and lovely to throw back love it..

sliverX, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of billab914
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into my Surly shaped pint glass. Poured a pale golden yellow color with a moderate bright white head to it. Pretty decent head retention as well as lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma has a mix of grainy and toasty malts along with some earthy, herbal hops. Pretty well balanced and consistent with the style. Nothing extraordinary but not bad either.

The taste shows some of the same toasty and grainy malt characteristics the nose showed. A little bit of sweetness up front followed be a little bitterness in the finish. Hops are pretty moderate overall, but noticeable. It's pretty clean and crisp as a lager should be.

The mouthfeel is light and carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is decent, it's an easy drinking lighter beer. It was consistent with the style, but not something that really stood out within the style. Overall a drinkable beer but nothing to it that really stands out. It served it's purpose on this hot day though.

billab914, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of Kendo
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got the growler filled at Olivers in Albany ($9.99) on 7/22/10. Consumed on 7/23/10. . . .

A: Poured from the growler into a pilsner glass. Could tell right away it was kinda flat. . . . Small film of a head -- white. Some bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass, slowly. A little bit of splotchy lace left on the glass, but not much.

S: Also not much going on in the nose -- slight fruit, slight grain.

T: Cereal grains and light malt. Touch of sweetness, finishes with a bit of citrusy hops. Lingering hint of grassiness.

M: Light-bodied, a tiny bit slick (likely due to lack of carbonation).

D: Very good. Goes down easy and the flavors aren't overwhelming. Could use a touch more crispness, but not a bad beer at all.

Kendo, Jul 24, 2010
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.