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Stoudts Pils - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

586 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 36
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: psugrad98 on 08-11-2002)
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Ratings: 586 | Reviews: 358 | Display Reviews Only:
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

1.68/5  rDev -57%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've never been a big lover of German Pilsners so this low rating shouldn't reflect on this brew but it does reflect my tastes on this style. When a I come across this style and it's got the fresh cut grass aromas and tastes I just find it unwelcoming to me. I found this beer to fall into that situation. It's a clear yellow brew with the flavors and aromas mentioned above. Just not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 02:13:38 | More by Knapp85
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javlin624

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -55.2%

12-17-2013 01:36:46 | More by javlin624
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.8%

02-15-2012 20:55:52 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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boddhitree

Germany

2.46/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was disappointed. I thought it was hoppy enough with Noble hops but the mouthfeel was not nearly up to par with even an Oettinger. It was "weak" and thin. The Pils malts also lacked something. I didn't take notes, so this is the morning after. Basically, a weak imitation of a German Pils.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 10:19:40 | More by boddhitree
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

12-06-2013 07:22:06 | More by NonicPanic
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

11-24-2013 06:55:34 | More by PA-Michigander
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

01-27-2013 03:53:33 | More by lupercmda
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

05-18-2014 02:43:21 | More by Fettpopps
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MP72

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- poured into a dimple mug a yellow straw color with a white head a bit hazy looking.

S- grass and malts

T- Hoppy with an unsual aftertaste that all Stoudt beers seem to have. Sorry Stoudts not diggin this one.

M- medium body ,decent ccarbonation

O- Not what I would call a German pilsner,,compared to the real deal.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 15:55:53 | More by MP72
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kimcgolf

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -34%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very hoppy aroma and taste. Excellent appearance on the pour, almost clear yellow, with a frothy whire head and good lacing. I could not detect much flavor outside the heavy hops. This actually grew on me after a couple, but my beer is how I rated it. An okay-good, middle of the road pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2006 23:38:44 | More by kimcgolf
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brooks4

New York

2.63/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured cloudy gold with thin head and thin spotty lacing. Smell of hops. Taste is sweet at fist then pretty bitter. head remains throughout. Almoust a sour feel to the mouth, not very pleasant. This Beer wasn't too impressive, not something i would get again.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 20:52:01 | More by brooks4
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Stooges in Allentown

Maybe the keg was old, but this beer was just not right. The malt was too mellow and the hops were too harsh. If it weren't for the rough hops, the malt profile would be just smooth and slightly bready. But the grassy and spicy hops (which I normally adore) were way off.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2007 06:20:10 | More by tempest
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MDekker

Michigan

2.73/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured this into a tall, slender glass I got from a cafe in Bonn, Germany. I let it go in a bit too hard and got a whole hand's worth of white head. The liquid was translucent with a straw yellow color. All the head laced nicely. It had a dry, lemony aroma. The taste was considerably sour and bitter - too much so. I know I opened this before the date on the bottle, so I'm assuming that it's not gone bad, but this is weird. The bitterness lingers considerably. I can't find any sweetness to offset the bitter. After some time passes, it begins to improve some. It's It feels OK in the mouth, except for the aftertaste. I've enjoyed all of Stoudt's other products, and unless I'm just missing something on the pilsener style, this isn't much fun. Maybe all that head was a sign of a problem. Darn.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2006 00:57:05 | More by MDekker
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

04-30-2012 01:41:39 | More by beaulabauve
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epicness

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice gold color with a billowing two finger head. Tons of sticky lacing that clung to the beer all the way down the glass.

S: I feel it has a pretty unappealing scent. A strong bitter scent mixed with pungent skunky grain. Kind of a turn off for me personally.

T: Very nice taste mixture of bitterness and malted grain. The grain taste is semi sweet but doesn't last very long as a bitterness takes over and sticks around for a long aftertaste.

M: Light bodied and medium carbonation. It's crisp and refreshing.

O: It's a pretty drinkable pilsener and the taste isn't bad. Could drink quite a bit of it, but I'd rather drink Prima Pils.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2011 00:11:48 | More by epicness
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

04-29-2014 20:37:10 | More by atrocity
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle. Couldn't get too aggressive with the pour b/c it has some major head on it. Nice gold, perfect clarity, big puffy white head. Smell is kind of bland with some metallic scent and a mild floral hop character to it. Taste is rather bland, could hardly make out any distinct flavors. I probably won't drink many more of these in my life. I have enjoyed some Stoudt's brews in the past, but this is definitely the least exciting from this brewer that i've had.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2007 18:34:37 | More by beeroclock
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Hoppinchuck

South Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It is not a bad drink, but it is not what it claims to be. It tastes more like a pale ale than a pilsener. It is not a German pilsener, but more like a Sierra Nevada Pale. I like Stoudts products, but i do not like it when companies get so creative that they lose the intrinsic flavour of the type of beer they are wanting to produce.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 18:47:00 | More by Hoppinchuck
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Amalak

New York

2.85/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I had out of a 12 oz. bottle.
A- It's clear gold and slightly bubbly. No head or lace.
S- Kind of spicy scent to it.
T- Kind of a sour-bitter taste. Bad aftertaste. Really a poor attempt at a Pilsner. No distinguishing tasted. Limited all the way around.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 21:15:49 | More by Amalak
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

2.85/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: very pale yellow, one fourth finger head that dissipates rather quickly. Good lacing

Smell: Citrus, lemon; summery

Taste: Light hops, grass stains, citrus, with a dry finish

Mouthfeel: light, watery

Overall: Thought this one would have more of a kick, but it just never got off the ground. A bit better as it warmed. Just not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 16:34:40 | More by brewskifan55
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guinness72384

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint glass. Appearance isn't too exciting to me, rather clear and almost flourescent lookind when placed in front of the light, decent foamy head. The taste is a pretty average pilsner flavor, not very exciting for my taste. Mouthfeel isn't too bad, fairly smooth going down. I can see myself drinking a few of these beers if I had no good alternatives. Definately better than the average boring macro pilsner though.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2007 00:12:10 | More by guinness72384
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a four finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear pale yellow color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Straw nose. Flavor is sweet straw that fades to grapefruit hops. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. $2.00 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 22:21:22 | More by jdhilt
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Stunner97

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- golden yellow in color with small bubbles streaming the glass, with a fading white foamy head

Smell- the problem I had with this smell is i just couldn't get much smell, very faint hop and malt but overall not much going on in the nose

Taste- the taste is light up front and then you are hit with a strong wallop of hops on the back end, leaves a long bittering finish on the back end, lacks a bit of balance for my tastes as the bitterness is to much for a pilsner to me, lacks balance

Mouthfeel- very light with crisp carbonation and overwhelming dryness

Drinkability- this beer may actually be the cup of tea of some people and even at some point this may have very much been to my liking but the thing is its very one demensional now to me and over hopped but not in a good way, some german style american pilsners i have had i enjoy it but to me it really pulls back the drinkability due to the fact its just so bitter and lacking much else, not terrible but not something i would seek again

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 22:48:20 | More by Stunner97
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yen157

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

It started off real nice. The beer, poured for me at Andy's, came bright yellow topped off by a rather small, brilliant white lacing head. Nose was perfumy from the hops and showed a little malt if you look for it. Pungently floral and perfumy though. Yum. Beer was crisp in the mouth with good carbonation (not overdone). When cold, the grassy, yet perfumy hops clearly were a good match for the adequate malt body providing firm bitterness and a crisp, dry finish. When the beer wasn't very cold is when things turned ugly. The perfumy hop aroma turned soapy in the mouth, and the final sips reminded me of malty dish water.

I really wanted to love this beer. Great pilsners are tough to make and therefore quite rare on the micro scene. IMHO, this one started off good but quickly showed it's flaws.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2004 14:22:00 | More by yen157
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ppvora

Pennsylvania

2.96/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured a cold one from a 12 oz. bottle.

Apperance: Light golden or straw-like color. Plenty of aeration. Four-five fingers of head. Took their own sweet time to dissipate. Good bit of lacing.

Aroma: Mostly barley, a little whiff of hops.

Taste: After the gorgeous appearance, my expectation was that this beer was going to blow me away. It's a fine pilsner, but nothing to write home about. My standard for a really fine pilsner is the Victory Prima Pils (both Victory and Stoudts are within an hour's driving distance from my house). The Stoudts people could take a couple of lessons by driving down to Victory Brewing. While this is a fine beer, it had very little of the hoppy flavor that made Pilsners the favorite beers when they first started brewing them in Germany.

Mouthfeel: OK, not much change to flavor.

Overall: Beer looks nicer than it tastes. Too little of hops. No complex aromas or flavors here.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2013 14:34:42 | More by ppvora
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Stoudts Pils from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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