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Stoudts Pils - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudts PilsStoudts Pils

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635 Ratings

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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 42
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: psugrad98 on 08-11-2002

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer has a crystal clear deep golden yellow body with a spongy snow-white head that last for a few sips. There is a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles trialing to the surface.

S- The crisp dry smell of Munich malt and pale malt have a light honeycomb quality that increases as the beer warms. There is a mellow sulfur note to the finish.

T- The soft sulfur note gives way to a green hop prick that becomes more of a hop flavor as it lingers but still remains dry in taste. With a few more sips the faint pale malt qualities come through with a nice crisp freshness that balances the hops.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a tight little fizz that finishes the beer and enhances the hops.

D- This is a tasty beer. The sulfur flavor is smooth and takes a back seat to the crisp fresh malts and smooth green hops. This is really a great beer and it improves and develops as it warms a bit.

Photo of BigMike
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was part of Stoudts sampler case.
Poured from a brown 12 oz bottle.

Beautiful bright gold color. Thick white head that hangs around for a while with nice lacing.

Malty, floral and spice aroma.

This is very crisp and clean on the palate. Well balanced hops and malts and very drinkable.
Not my favorite style of beer but this is an easy to drink refreshing beer to have on a hot summer day.

Photo of KTCamm
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 10oz bottle into a pilsener glass. Pale yellow color, completely see through, with a creamy foam and lacing down the sides. Smell is unimpressive - some of the hops come through but otherwise unremarkable. The taste, however, is exactly what a pils should taste like - clean, crisp, slight hop finish, but otherwise very smooth and refreshing. Very drinkable.

Photo of hellbilly
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

another one from machfive55...

pours perfectly into a pils glass a typical straw yellowish with a wispy soap-like white head.

the aroma is heavy on the pils malt/grain with notes of cinnamon, straw, lemon and dryness (if dryness has a smell!).

it's nice and dry on the palate with flavors of lots of straw, earthy hops, pale malt, something softly fruity and a mild lemony-like sourness. the body is medium. carbonation is soft on the front palate but something happens to it as it develops on the tongue...there's no crispness. it just falls off, flat and dead... not a good quality in what is supposed to be a refreshing beer. 6/3/6/2/15/3.2

Photo of WalrusJockey
4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into Celebrator glass.

A- very bright, clear light straw color, with a white head.

S- light hops aroma, along with a bright, sweet, sugary malt aroma. Combined, it actually smells a bit like Corn Flakes, or something.

T- light, crisp, sweet flavor, which quickly meets it's hoppy mate, and the entertwine to form a very balanced, yet very flavorful sweet-hops flavor. Swallow is clean, into a sweet-starchy flavor, again reminding me of a breakfast cereal.

M- light, crisp, refreshing on the swallow, everything you could ask for from a pils.

D- pils are, by type, very drinkable beers, and this is a very drinkable pils. Smooth and refreshing; flavorful and delicious, this is an excellent example of the style.

Notes- is there corn in this? Because it smells like corn to me. (edit: actually, as it warms over the course of the glass, the corn in the nose and aftertaste both go away)

Photo of droomyster
4.72/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear gold with a good amount of white head. This pilsener has lot of aroma (I love it when a pils doesn't aim to be mediocre!): lots of honey, lots of granola-like malts, with faint grassy and lemony hops. If there is one word to describe this beer it is "substantial." There a lot of aroma, lot of flavor, and body that's bigger than expected. This is the best pilsener I've every had. Flavors of mixed grains, clover honey, floral and lemon peel bitterness. The body is medium at minimum, very mouth-filling. The next time I have sushi, this beer will be there.

Photo of bigdeuce
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great brew here. Lots of lacing down the glass and a sharp, tight, head on the pour. Smells almost like an IPA, very hoppy. Same taste too, what a great experience. Very creamy mouthfeel with nice munich malts and a good dash of hops. Great summer special but also remarkable anytime of year.

Photo of confer
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Pils pours a very bright light gold with a pure white head.
There is a bit of fruity aroma, pleasant.
The taste is delicious begins citrusy and then finishes only slightly bitter.
Nothing special about the mouthfeel. Thicker than water and slightly smooth.
This is a very drinkable beer.
I will definitely consider buying a case of just Pils. This bottle was part of the Stoudt's sampler

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz from Wasatch... muchas gracias.. I love a German Pils.. Poured into my shaped SA glass.

2 finger rocky white head.. tons of lace and a great cap that lasts the entire glass.. crystal clear straw brew is actually pretty impressive.

Nose is grassy hops with husky grainy pils malt.. very clean..

Bitterness is really pretty big.. even for an American attempt at a German pilsner.. very smooth pale malts mid palate with floral/grassy hoppiness throughout.. the finish is remarkably dry... even for a German pils.. very very clean.. almost too much. Crisp and very refreshing.... very dry.. This is a new one for me.. I don't know that I've ever had a pils like this.. I am really liking it and would love it during the heat of the Boise summer.. but honestly right now, it is pretty damn good and making me want another brew just to quaff the dryness away...

Thanks John.. very much appreciated.. this one was way better than I expected.. If Stoudt's can do a German Pils this well, then I am begging for more lagers!... How about a Maibock???

Photo of wedge
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear yellow with a white head that leaves some bits of lace on the glass. Aromas of pale cracker malts, lemon zest, and clean flowery hops. Crisp noble hop bitterness and some sweet grain. Herbal and grassy. Light and drying with prickly carbonation. Nicely done and pretty authentic.

Photo of Chinon01
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light lemony golden color with a dense head and prominent spotty lacing.

Smell - Citrus, lemon, lemon meringue, metal and mild biscuit.

Taste - Similar to nose with pleasant but noticeable hop bitterness in finish but which quickly dissipates. Metallic quality surrounds the tongue. Wonderful.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability - Mouthfeel is layered. Drinkability is soild.

Photo of trbergman
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Effervescent, straw-colored beer with one finger of sticky, bone-white head.

S - A little smell of toast/lees, with earthy, floral, and spicy hop aroma.

T - Crisp, clean, minimal malt taste, perhaps a bit of toast. Decent hop bitterness, not overwhelming.

M - Thin on the palate, but the nice hop bite keeps it from being boring.

D - Light, refreshing, and thoroughly drinkable. I'll have to get my hands on a sixer of this next summer.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle > Pilsner glass

This is a classic look, clear, white gold color, rushing, streaming bubbles form a 1" deep, light, kinda creamy head, crispy looking overall.

The nose is very bold for this style, herbal vanilla, dried corn, white rice, hearty, earthiness from the yeast and musty herbs. sour dough bready malt, but with a crisp edge. Very nice.

The flavor is Right on! ultra-clean and crispy malt, simple but full of flavor. A bready malt and big, earthy herbs, barn-yard delights of dried corn and clean wheat. The yeast and hops dance around eachother in perfect harmony, green beans in the hops and black pepper spices. amazing balance that is sublime as hell. This is a classic for the style, the flavors are bold but refined perfectly. big flavor, very clean finish. classicly understated! Light, crispy and clean!!

This is a bit more clean and simple than it's famous counter=part the vicroty Prima Pils, i think the Prima has a bigger musty, wheat effect, The Stoudts version is cleaner and brewed closer to style. This is now my go-to Pilsner. sorry Prima!

Photo of Brad007
4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a bright golden color with a two-finger head that fades, leaving some lacing in my pint glass.

Aroma is similar to that of fresh baked bread, malt sweetness and only a tiny bit of hop bitterness in the nose.

Taste is very light with only a touch of malt sweetness, hop bitterness and breadiness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and fluffy with only hints of breadiness and hop bitterness remaining at the back of the throat. Goes down with ease and leaves no harsh flavors.

Smooth, drinkable and flavorful. This is an excellent pilsener that is also sessionable. Definitely up there as one of my favorites of the style.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear, bright buttery gold wit a bright white foamy head that exhibited average retention slowly lapsing to a splotchy bubbly covering while the lacing was minimal. Visible carbonation was medium and fairly rapid.

S: fresh lemons and fresh bread with a soft herbal hopping. Really nice and clean overall with out any hint of SMS.

T: clean with a brisk, strong carbonation bringing out the citric tang and big graininess of the palate. Fresh lemons and bread with light hay notes followed by a beautiful flowery hopping makes this everything you can ask for per style. I awarded this an extra half point on its superb cleaniness per style (no SMS here) and for its appreciable hoppiness.

M: light, well carbonated with a nice carbonation bite. Some light lemon sourness and dried grains are left behind on the swallow.

D: Drinkability was very good. an all day quencher. A bright crisp carbonation and extremely clean flavor makes this a great example and try. Case worthy for a refreshing summer treat.

Photo of aubuc1
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a very clear, light and carbonated yellow/golden with a nice pilsner white head.

Smell is of saaz hops and lightly floral.

Somewhat bitter, yet faint sweet taste. Some malt in the background.

The carbonation makes this very light yet full- it keeps moving.

Bitterness lingers making this less drinkable than other pilsners I have had. Pilsners are not in my top 5 styles.

Photo of Kolsch
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear straw yellow, no imperfections.
Nice head retention, lace the whole way down the side of my Pilsner glass.

Smell: grassy with some hop and slight pepper tones

Taste: Hop taste upfront, then a mellow malt kick. Not sweet at all, but just enough so.

Excellent example of a German Pilsner and one of my favorites.

Photo of philipquarles
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to adamharbaugh for this one!

Pours clear golden with a nice white head and a lot of bubbles.

Smells of sweet malt and a bit of grain, along with some hops. The taste is similarly crisp and clean. Malty but with strong hop presence and grassy quality.

Overall, a very nice, very drinkable pils.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle

A- a dry grassy yellow pour with some head but nothing major. minimal lacing and froth.

S- wheat, barley, malts and grassy earth. piney and citrus hops as well.

T- a grassy citrus flavor that is quite unique and delightfully tasty. Some nice barley and malts comes to the forefront as i continue to drink.

M- Quite piney in the mouthfeel as well as a citrus that complements it quite well. Smooth and clean. Hops are on the back end.

D- easy to put back. Very nice beer to pound back through the week.

Photo of loosey
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

clear, pale straw gold, creamy foamy head forms and laces, but recedes pretty quickly

smell is robustly malty and a strong spicy hop variety

taste is somewhat grassy up front, light mouthfeel, malty, slightly sweet, toasted, 'wheaties' middle with a moderate amount of carbonation, just right actually to bubble away the bitter hop at the tail end of a sip, bitter dry finish, slightly crisp.. simple and pleasant

good, not great, drinkable in all situations not requiring complexity... like when talking to someone and you couldn't care less what they are saying ... its a genuine pils though... thats what my girlfriend's mother calls the birth control pill, 'are you on the pills?' she says, im sure its an uncomfortable conversation for her...

Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice golden yellow with a tall and medium sized white colored head that laces the glass alot on the way down.
S: Smells of some lightly toasted malts and then a decent amount of piney and citrisy hops.
T: The taste is pretty much the same as the nose - nice toasted malt base underneath a big piney and a bit of citrisy hop flavors.
M: Pretty light, smooth, and refreshing with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer with a light characteristic to it to make it a very sessionable beer.

Photo of cameraman
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden yellow color with bubblesof carbonation traveling up the glass. A two finger thick, white colored head, that laces slowly down the glass. A malty, bready frgrance and it finishing with a spicy, grassy hop aroma. The breadiness stands out in the flavor, with at touch of maltiness halfway. It all blends to a spicy, grassy flavor and finishes with a mild earthy flavor. A smooth and consistant mouthfeel, the carbonation cleanses the palate with dry, clean finish. A very drinkable beer, smooth and refreshing, this is a great summertime quencher.

Photo of czfreeman
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stoudts Pils pours out a very nice,golden tan color capped by an effervecent foamy head that sticks around for quite some time. lots of nice sticky lacing. Picture-perfect pils.
Aromas of grassy lemony hops, light toasted barleys, pils-bitterness. smells divine, havent smelled a pils this good since I was actually in Germany
Flavor is spot-on. Light, grassy, lemony sweetness up front, cut by a light hoppy bitterness. Light mouthfeel, effervescent carbonation.
Victory Prima Pils was my go to German pils, but Stoudts takes the cake.Prosit!

Photo of yourefragile
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Clear, pale yellow color with a massive foamy white head that leaves sticky clumps of lacing and hangs around forever.
S: Grainy, grassy hops, slight sweet fruity smell, very nice and strong.
T: Smooth, medium body with light carbonation but sharp hop bite. Body has a grainy, malty sweet flavor. Grassy, earthy hops appear in the finish and ends very clean and dry. Solid beer from Stoudts, not best pilsner, but nice session beer.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 8th Sept. Into my Trumer Pils glass

A: Clear yellow with a massive white head that fills the rest of the glass. As the head recedes, it leaves some nice lacework. Plenty of visible carbonation and this is decidedly appealing, fizzy yellow beer or not.

S: Grassy and lemony hops up front. Sweet, biscuity malt present in a very small amount. Delicious

T: Starts off mildly hoppy with a grassy note that finishes earthy (and I mean earthy - kinda like petrichor). Mild bready malt backbone is present but this finishes crisp, hoppy and dry

M: Well carbonated, nice dryness and bitterness on the finish

D: Very drinkable, I'll be picking up more of this

Stoudts Pils from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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