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Stoudts Pils - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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very good

607 Ratings

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 41
Gots: 16 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

woodchipper, Jul 13, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear straw color. The head is about two fingers high, white shade, and very fluffy for the style. Retention is excellent, as well. Add in nice streaks of lacing left on the glass, and you have a genuinely attractive pilsner.

S: The hop/malt balance actually smells bang-on here. Its hop profile is subtle, but there. Ditto the malts: subtle, but there. Notes of sulfur, earth, grass, and bread appear. I'd even call it delicate.

T: There's a very defined grain taste that I pick up as soon as it hits the palate. It's also backed by some sugar cookie flavor. The hop profile here tastes mild: seemingly only there to balance the rich malts out. Actually, no - it coalesces with the malts to create a spicy character.

M: For a pilsner, this is quite soft and creamy. Perhaps, even full bodied. And in spite of that, it's still very easy to drink. It isn't effortless, but it's honestly savorable. Carbonation is just restrained enough.

O: The finesse of this beer surprised me. Blindfold me, and I'd swear it came from Germany - they even spelled pilsner ze German way on the bottle! I don't even remotely care that it doesn't bring the hop assault something like Prima Pils does, either. I'll have to return to this one ASAP, it's that good.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 08, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +14.8%

A: Extraordinary clarity. Bright lemon yellow with beautiful white head. Retention above average, and average lacing.

S: Very straightforward and true to style with grainy malts leading the way. Some light spice and floral notes from hops.

M: Underwhelming carbonation actually builds as you let it breathe to become medium-high. Slight astringency in the finish.

T/O: Grains, biscuits, well-attenuated maltiness, but high bitterness. Good hop flavor that can be a little harsh with its straightforwardness-arrowroot, herbal character. One of the more accurate American re-creations of the style. Good lingering bitterness, tart lemon aftertaste. No doubt a pils for those who appreciate Noble hops.

orcrist_cleaver, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Shake, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

gritz147, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Tjmurray386, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

PTEdelman, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Porter, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Houser, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ShepardCommander, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tobek, May 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Fettpopps, May 18, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a brilliant lemony straw with a billowing ivory head that lingers.

Floral hops and crackery pilsner malt dominate the aroma. There's a hint of skunk.

Flavor reveals hop bitterness throughout. The base is crackery, dry malt. There's a slight sour/minerally note that is intriguing.

Body and carbonation are moderate. There's a bit of astringency in the finish.

Not a bad example of the style, but the sour character is out of place. Bitterness is certainly dominant.

barczar, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Rhettroactive, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

gory4d, May 01, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +14.6%

Golden yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with billowy, bright froth that maintained throughout as a steady stream of bubbles continuously migrated upward. Fresh biscuity malt and earthy floral hop aromas. Incredibly soft, delicate feel throughout with a light tanginess through the middle. Biscuity malt flavor up front followed by tangy, but gentle spicy hops. Spicy flavors transition to herbal hop flavors toward the end. Finished clean and crisp with a light biscuit malt aftertaste and herbal bitterness on the edges. Super easy drinking. If not the best, one of the best pilseners I've ever had.

IronLover, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Durandal_777, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

cdoan4, Apr 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ramrod666, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

victory4me, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

SocalKicks, Apr 14, 2014
Stoudts Pils from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.