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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 175
Hads: 731
Avg: 3.47
pDev: 30.84%
Wants: 15
Gots: 66 | 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:
Beer added by: aerozeppl on 06-18-2010

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.
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Reviews: 175 | Hads: 731
Photo of horshack7
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of beergod1
2.82/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear golden color with white head

Smell - grass, wheat, cracker,

taste - grass, wheat, cracker, spicy hops in the finish

mouthfeel - lighter end of medium bodied, crisp and clean going down, ample carbonation, lingering bitterness on the finish

Overall - this was a good production of a pilsener, great lawnmowing beer or good even for a BBQ

Price Point - $4.99/6pk 12 oz bottles

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Photo of tviz33
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a pilsener glass.

A- Pours an absolutely clear and golden with minimal head and a little retention. Looks like an American macro.

S- Bready malts and a solid amount of spice, accompanied by some hoppy notes.

T- It's hard to pinpoint any one standout flavor, so I'd say this tastes a bit like a garden salad. Not my favorite.

M- Pretty light, but well-carbonated. Could use a bit more body.

O- I don't really have anything negative to say about this offering, but there isn't much good to say either.

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Photo of sailorastro
4.07/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall: A great pilsner that dominates with a traditional flavor. Fans of pilsners will not be disappointed.

Appearance: Pale gold, foggy body with a slight foamy head and no lace. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Medicinal; white grapes; strawberries; crackers; vinegar; wheat.

Taste: Slight bitterness opens up to tart, bold, wheaty notes and a wheaty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a soda-like crispness.

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Photo of Noxious26
3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown bottle poured in a pilsner glass. Purchased on my trip to New Orleans in March. DOB 01/06/2014.

Straw yellow and clear. White head is about 1/4 inch on the pour but recedes to a thin ring around the edge. Little spots of lacing here and there.

Aroma is grainy with a little bit of herbal/floral hops.

Pretty plain. Tastes about like an american lager with a little bit of hop kick. Cereal graininess followed by some herbal hops.

Not bad. A little weak for my liking, but would certainly be refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of burnstar
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear light gold with lots of visible carbonation. Medium white head. Smell is big herbal and floral noble hops. Lots of light sweet malt. Sharp hop bitterness in the middle. Good herbal hop flavors. There's a momentary a cake-like sweetness in the finish before fading to a lingering sharp bitterness. Pretty full bodied for a pils and well carbonated. Overall this is a really solid beer for its style and I'm not sure what else you want from a Czech style pils.

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Photo of atr2605
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light, soapy, white head. A nice aroma of floral/spicy hops and sweet malt. A very light golden color; clear as can be. It starts off bitter, with a metallic twang. It builds into a medium bitterness, and then near the end, the biscuity malt shows through atop the floral hops. Lingering bitterness.

Not really my favorite Pilsner. There is just too much bitterness and too little hop to make it work for me; it's like hopping back asswards, almost.
Don't get me wrong, it's not bad....it's just not very good.

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Photo of jkrich
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.33/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very straw yellow with a short white head, leaves some lacing

Smell: Cracker and biscuit malts, noble hops

Taste: Cracker and biscuit malts, noble hops. Not a huge depth of flavor, but it is right for the style

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Not a bad representation of the style, but I've had better.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of gabedivision
2.61/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Phocion
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce dateless but brightly labeled bottle poured into a stange-like Pilsner Urquell glass. Bright, bubbly straw colored body with a half finger of foamy, white head. The head is small, but has good retention and leaves behind steady and consistent layers of thin lacing. A thin cap stays on the beer all the way down.

Light bready and grainy malts with some Noble hops. Very floral and slightly spicy aroma. Just the lightest hint of buttery yeast.

The flavor is of cracked grains with a very subtle hint of honey. Floral hops with a dry spicy, earthy finish.

Well carbonated and just a touch of diacetyl adds a bit of body, without becoming distracting. Very crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a pleasant, refreshing beer. Even for a Czech pils, the flavor is still a bit thin. In particular, I expect a bit more malt complexity, which this is lacking. Still, it is very drinkable.

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Photo of stella77artois
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into SA perfect pint glass.

A - Light straw-yellow with some haze. A good amount of carbonation to it. A 1.5" head formed, which stuck around for a while. Small pieces of lacing stuck to glass.

S - A hint of smooth earthy hops, cut grass, dankness. Not a bad smelling lager, just kind of weak.

T - The aforementioned aromas were present, as was a faint lemon taste. Tasted good and crisp, but aftertaste was kind of sour and bitter, not in a good way. Also detected some hints of white bread/yeast and spicy hops. Taste itself wasn't bad, but the aftertaste lowers my rating.

F - Very crisp and clean. A refreshing beer with a good amount of carbonation, which I like. Would be a very nice summer beer.

O - Not a bad pilsener, sans the aftertaste. The taste isn't bad at all, but the aftertaste isn't pleseant. Overall not a bad beer, just kind of bland. I know it's a lager, but they can still be full of flavor, this one isn't. I'd drink again, but wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.54/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of ToddT
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden color with a nice off white head. Head fades quickly and leaves little bits of spotty lace on the glass.

S- Crisp and clean, notes of floral hops and cereal malts.

T- Light bread notes that give way to bright floral hops, singular in taste but crisp and clean. Finish is slightly dry and with minimal aftertastes, just a hint of hops.

M- Less than medium in body and well carbonated, a clean and refreshing beer.

O- More interesting than most examples I've had of this style, the 5.2% ABV is well suited to this as an easy drinking summer style.

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Photo of musicforairports
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of wcintula
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of UnderPressure
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very clear, very light. Little head.

Sharp, pungent aroma. Slight skunk.

Nice malt and hop balance. Good crisp flavor. Clean finish.

Light bodied. Appropriate for style. Not overly carbonated.

This is a really decent pilsner. Something light, refreshing, and genuinely flavorful.

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Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
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

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Photo of nimrod979
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a pilsener glass. DOB on bottle is 1/18/12.

Appearance: Clear body. Yellow in color. Average frothy white head that fades to basically nothing. No lacing. Lots of little carbonation bubbles flowing throughout.

Aroma: Spicy, floral hop. Lemon zest, biscuit and pilsener malt.

Taste: Quick spicy hop bite, somewhat floral and wet. Then kinda dulls and fades into a slightly sweeter malt character. Biscuit-y.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Soft carbonation kind of dulls it down but it's easily drinkable. and the flavors work well together. Finish is sweet dry biscuit.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very light beer.
Southern Tier should release this beer for the summer.
It reminds me of Budweiser with a hop bite to it.
Crisp, clean and refreshing. A slight malt back bone with a mild bitter finish.

I like it.
Just think this would be a better beer for summer time drinking.

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Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - It is a nice golden color, with a good head that stays.

Smell - A hoppyness, with a bit of malts in the background.

Taste - Its a bit light on the hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Good bodied and good carbonation.

Overall - Decent beer.

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Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.