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Eurotrash Pilz - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%


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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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 00:00:32 | More by mothman
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/2/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast esters; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Czech pilsner. Good balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 05:04:03 | More by superspak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours crystal clear pale yellow with just a hint of visible carbonation and a finger high bright white head which dissipates to nothing almost instantly. This beer exhibited little to no lacing on the glass.

S: Light aromas of floral hops and something that smells like it is just on the edge of spoiling.

T: The flavor of this beer is very sharp with bready and grainy malts present and the slight hints of spiciness.

M: Light bodied with low to moderate carbonation and a definite crispness.

O: This beer has a great name and unfortunately did not fulfill the greatness expected. Crisp and easy to drink, one could easily have a couple of these in a sitting, but would one want to with the many other superior pils available.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 15:17:42 | More by dbrauneis
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 15:14:45 | More by OWSLEY069
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 14:05:03 | More by avalon07
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a stemmed pilsner glass, the beer is a heavily carbonated, light, vibrant honey-gold coloring with a thick, dense, big bubbled, white head. Aromas are subtle and clean, with a toasty backbone and some light floral highlights. Flavors are a little more biscuit and toast, with a creamy butter overtone and some tangy, resiny hops at the end of the profile. Decent lacing that clings to the glass. The aftertaste is more heavy on the hops, both floral and bitter, leading to a clean, slightly dry finish. With the constant flow of carbonation, the beer has a surprisingly smooth, full body. Tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2012 16:40:12 | More by GarthDanielson
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The "seasonal" caught me off guard. I did get this from NY and thankfully it's fresh.

A - The brightest of golden hues. Not as much head as expected but lacing is great.

S - A bit of lemon hops (zesty) maybe some bread but overall mild.

T - Crisp but not overly skunk with pills malts, hops are nice and the finish is like a honey sweet bread.

M - Light of course but great for a pills.

Overall I don't think I will see this much around here but it's another great beer from Southern Tier. Glad to have ordered this.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 00:54:43 | More by DrDemento456
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.13/5  rDev -37.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 02:43:08 | More by DefenCorps
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear pale color thats super bubbly. Great head and lacing!

Clean and grassy fresh hops. Light, freshly toasted malts. Good pilsner aroma.

Crisp, lightly toasted malt. Clean hops. A little heavier on the malt than hops. Great taste and refreshing. Super sessionable with good flavor.

I like this pilsener a lot and will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 01:22:43 | More by scruffwhor
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flagmantho

Washington

2.63/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 21:08:35 | More by flagmantho
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light golden straw. Minimal head dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass, no lacing. Light aroma of bready malt, hint of wheat and sulfur. Flavor is very light, bready malt, a hint of hops. Finish is more flavorful bready malt and a light floral and fruit taste that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Light bodied, but decent carbonation despite the lack of a head. A somewhat lackluster pilsner redeemed by the quite nice finish. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 03:04:27 | More by LiquidAmber
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of white foam that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. The body is a clear, golden color.

S - Bready notes of pilsner malt with some subtle, spicy hops.

T - Bread and biscuit notes up front with light, spicy hops in the middle. Finishes with sweet graham cracker notes and herbal bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - This is a reasonable example of the style, though it is lacking some of the intensity of the better European examples. The hops are present, but a bit subdued and the pilsner malt character never quite comes out in its full glory. Nevertheless, it is quite drinkable and better than the average Euro-style lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 08:00:45 | More by nickfl
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer proves that a good pils can look like what BMC claims to be without lacking flavor or resorting to inferior ingredients. It looks, for all intents and purposes, what BMC advertises in commercials and on packaging. It's pale gold, completely clear and bubbly. A pillow of pure white head is fluffy and sits almost 2 fingers tall initially. Lacing is left in tight webbing, then patching, then spotting.
Sulfuric Saaz hops are right up front in the nose, and it's clear this isn't a weak BMC. Hops are showcased here but balanced by a doughy malt. A bit of light sweetness with floral notes to it rounds it out some.
There's a bit of grains that avoids the impression of cereal character before hops smack the palate. It provides a biting spiciness as well before some bready malts come in to soften it up. This is certainly on the hoppy side for a pils, and I feel the malts and a touch of light sweetness keep it from going abrasive in the finish, which it seems it might otherwise.
It's as light as I'd expect, though a far cry from the thin feel of some efforts, pretty well verging into medium. It's got a constant crispness as well as carbonation, and it's clean.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 14:26:38 | More by Brenden
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a quarter of an inch of loose, soap bubble-like head that has decent retention. The nose is grassy and straw-like. The taste is straw-like and a little grainy with a smooth, grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is light, smooth, and crisp.

This is brewed to style so there's really no surprises. It's smooth, flavorful, refreshing, and very drinkable. This is a really solid beer to have around as the weather warms.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 20:02:22 | More by tdm168
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 21:52:55 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no apparent bottling or expiration date. Sampled on April 2, 2014.

It looks exactly like a pilsner should with its pale yellow, well carbonated color building up to a huge white head. So I can't give it a bad mark for how it looks as far as the style goes.

I can mark it down in the aroma category which comes across as grassy and somewhat skunked, even though it did not come from a green bottle. But all I could think of was green-bottle skunkiness when I took my first whiff. A touch of toasted biscuit malt.

The body is light and refreshing.

The taste has a bit of the toasted biscuit malt character with a clean, crisp hop finale. The taste is a slight improvement over the nose but it is generally pretty average. Oh well, today got up to 55 degrees so it hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 21:31:20 | More by puboflyons
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In a pilsner glass the beer was a light gold color with a tiny white head. There was a smidge of lace.

A rather nondescript aroma. Hints of grass, pepper, and sweet malt. Nice, but not great.

Taste similar to aroma. Sweet biscuit and a hint of grassy hops. Again, nice but not great.

The beer was crisp and refreshing, and was easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 12:19:15 | More by lordofthewiens
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 02:41:53 | More by DavoleBomb
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 02:27:05 | More by BARFLYB
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: minimal head, medium-high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: grass and some sweet malt

Taste: grass, toffee, and bittering citrus hops at the end

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a dry bitter finish, moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied

Overall: An above average no frills pilsner that leans slightly to the bitter side. Not a bad beer, but nothing I will revisit soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 13:40:59 | More by tigg924
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 04:26:12 | More by KarlHungus
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morimech

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale, clear straw color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy, spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma consists mostly of a bready, yeasty bread. A bit of a peppery note from the hops.

The flavor has a nice peppery hop flavor that compliments the semi-sweet malt. There is a bit of an astrigent finish that hurts the flavor a little.

Nice body and texture. Properly carbonated and easy to drink.

Nice pilsner but the flavor was just a little off so it fell well short of the great Czech pils.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 21:48:54 | More by morimech
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance –Pours a deeper yellow- golden colored brew with a one half finger pure white head. The head fades rather slowly, leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A musty and grainy aroma create the base of the brew. Mixed with these smells are a lighter grassy and herbal smell as well as a little bit of a papery aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and slightly grainy flavor with hints of a caramel sweetness. As the taste advances the sweetness fades more, with a slightly herbal and grassy hop flavor coming to the tongue. The hop flavors remain relatively light, but persist to the end of the taste, where the grassy flavors then grow a bit stronger, leaving a lightly bittered and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –For a 5.2% abv. pilz ,the body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thickness takes away from the refreshing nature ever so slightly (very slightly), but accentuates the more herbal and grassy hop flavors of the brew. Overall it is a pretty decent feel.

Overall – A decently easy drinking and refreshing brew. Nothing too flavorful or special, but good for what it is meant for; a somewhat crisper, easy drinking, and refreshing brew to drink while sitting and conversing with friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:17:32 | More by Darkmagus82
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billab914

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-13-2010 21:10:20 | More by billab914
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz has a completely clear, golden colored body with a lot of active carbonation bubbles leading to a very soapy looking, white head. The retention and lacing are both very good, and overall I would consider this Eurotrash to look pretty good.

The aroma has a bit of floral hops to it that is backed up with a lot of pale, sweet malts.

The flavor is fairly balanced between hops and malt. The hops come through first, with a lot of floral and grassy flavors, as well as some lemon. The malt base is quite sweet and completely pale. Flavors of cracker and bread come through as well.

High carbonation and very light feeling.

I really thought that Eurotrash was close to the trash European pilsners than the quality Czech and German versions that I have tried. It is by no means terrible, but I doubt I will be in a hurry to try

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 22:23:44 | More by Hojaminbag
Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.