Stiegl Goldbräu - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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Austria

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

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Reviews by DIM:
Photo of DIM
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Eine marzen?! Nein, kwatch! Das ist eine Euro pale lager.

There was nothing here resembling a festbier. This was fairly bland overall. Sweet bready malts that come across as kind of adjunct-y. Maybe a little grassy hop at the end. Heavy feeling overall.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bali_hi
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Keg of Stiegl Gold drank.

Photo of herrmaurer
4.65/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nobody's perfect but this is close for a relaxation bier

Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a light lemony color more that golden but with a nice large fluffy white crown that never really completely left.Aromas of lightly toasted bread,and a strange hint of vanilla tinged green apple,not a bad thing just a bit odd to me.Light to medium feel wich makes the beer more refreshing and easier drinking.Crushed pilsner malt flavors with a drying palate,somewhat grainy,even a soft smack of lefay hop to round out the finish.Will this beer blow ya away?No,but it shouldnt,its refreshing and food friendly,just great for a day out grilling like today.

Photo of EsoxLucius
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served from a 500ml can.

A: nice white head that vanishes quickly, decent lacing and it lasts for about 15 minutes. quite a bit of carbonation, but for this it's not a bad thing.

S: quite nice actually. earthly with some minor hop undertones, malt is present with a hint of spice.

T: pleasing to say the least, sweet citrus with malt being dominant. it's not bitter at all and tastes better than it smells.

M: decent body, about moderate. doesn't thin out as drank. not bad.

D: quite, it's not bitter and the taste and feel leaves me wanting another can in the future.

Photo of merlin48
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a standard, clear medium yellow body that is bristling with carbonation. Two finger white head drops into a soapy film after a couple of minutes and leaves a nice sheet and patch lacing effect on the glass.
Aroma is grainy barley malt and mildly sulfuric hops.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied, with aggressive overcarbonation.
Taste features bready malt, with substantial hops bitterness. Hops are slightly sulfuric, with floral Saaz notes and a kiss of citrusy lemon.
Fairly average for style. Not a bad beer at all, but nothing here to rise above the pack.

Photo of NicholasCasber
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer poured a nice light, almost strawberry gold. Produced little to no head at a fairly straight pour in a cylinder glass.

S: At first, opening the bottle, it gave off a very light, and fairly lemony sent, and I can tell, after letting the beer sit, that it has some honey undertones to the bouquet.

T: Overall this is a very decent taste, however it's not one of my tops. I feel that this could have easily been rated a 4, if it was on tap, instead of bottled.

M: This was one of the best mouth tastes that I've had in awhile. It was light, but yet very full, and kept me going back for more, which leads me to...

D: Drinkability was pretty high. I'd surely get one of these again, provided that at my local grocery store it wasn't $16 for a six pack.

Overall, outstanding beer, I'd highly suggest it to any of my friends.

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.28/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While this was a great lager from Austria, I still prefer Stiegl's Radler overall.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/2 liter bottle of Austrian lager, Stiegl. I'm accustomed to seeing the pils around my area. The local college in Steubenville has an exchange program with a college in Austria all of the Catholic college kids come back state side with a craving for this industrial style lager from Salzburg. A deep golden akin to apple juice with a large white head forming thick with flowing stream of carbonation bubbles in the glass, speckled lacing sporadic but there. The nose has nice floral/herbal hops in the back end with an upfront, bread dough sweetness with hints of cooked vegetable pretty straight forward Euro lager truth be told, but pretty clean so far. An enjoyable rolling malt sweetness, think biscuit malt with some mineral water, just enough herbal hops to give it a zing, completely clean dry crisp lagered finish. This beer is meant to be drank in number, not complex at all but doesn't really set out to be that type of beer. This is industrial style mass produced lager with a decent flavor, I can't complain it is what it is. Not leaps and bounds above an American style light lager, but there's more tradition in this glass than your average BMC. Goldbrau is right it says it all it's Gold beer, highly force carbonated yet finishes clean with just enough hop snap to keep you coming back for another sip. If those college kids want to relive their semester abroad more power to them, I can see the sentimental value in a lot of bad beers this is just extremely middle of the road to be a go to beer for me.

Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5l mug ontap at Stieglkeller Salzburg (highly recommended venue)

Crystal clear and sparkling with a tremendous quantity of bubbles rising to a durable off-white head. The mug gets nicely coated with varied lacing.

Aroma of earthy hops, yeast, wet bread, toast and malt.
The flavor follows suit, although eding with a solid hop finish that is notably bitter.

M: crisp and lively but, despite appearances, not over-carbonated.

O: very nice if unremarkable beer. Good with food. I like that it is a bit more hoppy and bitter than expected.

Photo of ByTor2112
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one straight from Austria via overseas container shipment!
Pours a nice straw gold color. Nice fluffy two-finger head.
Aroma is crisp, smells like a Lager or Pilsner, hops are present.
Tastes good, like some european macro, but not in a bad way. A nice froth on the palate sweetens up the brew nicely. Sessionable and would be very refreshing on a hot day. I have been fortunate to get many Austrian beers over the years and this one is middle of the road decent.

Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, in a friend's fire-pit enabled back yard. Stark Cold War era East German stylings.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy bone-white head, which leaves some random swaths of seaspray lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of grainy, bready cereal malt, some warmed and sugared lemon juice, and noble, slightly acrid grassy hops. The taste is more bready, cereal-heavy pale grainy malt, a more or less indistinct bland citrus essence, and slightly tangy, somewhat grassy, and faintly skunky hops.

The carbonation is moderate, and a tad frothy, the body a fairly solid medium weight for the style, with a soft glycerol slickness rendering it mildly cloying in its smoothness. It finishes just off-dry, a wee bit crisp, and sort of floral in its lingering hoppiness.

A decent enough warm-weather drinker, especially coming from a can, and a bit light for the 'winter is coming' style it's been assigned here, so I say, drink it now! And Prost! Now where did I put my second serving of spicy sausage...?

Photo of Dave128
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a half liter brown bottle into an Austrian stein I was given as a gift this summer. Imbibed during dinner after a workout so I am looking forward to this particular refreshment.

A - A slight bit darker than your average lager. Pours a bubbly 2 finger head that keeps rising as the bubbles disperse about the glass. Doesn't last too long, but leaves pretty decent lacing as it goes down.

S - Smells very clean and sweet. Can detect some hops on the nose but not too intense.

T - Very clean and easy. Sweet up front into a biscuity malt profile with a great balance of bitterness from the hops. I don't really get much hop flavor, but the bitterness is at the perfect level for this brew.

M - Light and crisp.

O - Pretty good brew. Maybe not worth the 3.99 I payed for it, but certainly much better than many other "macro" brewed lagers from Europe.

Photo of Sammy
2.6/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Metallic tasting lager, although some creaminess though like a nitrotap..Medium mouthfeel. Passable, above Molson and even some watery micros, but not really a good beer. Not bad for The Beer Store and its thin selection. Pale gold. On the refreshing side.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Stiegl Goldbräu
500 ml brown glass bottle
1.05€ @ BILLA, Singerstraße 6, Wien

Stiegl Goldbräu is a basic Euro lager. It's clean and well-made, combining a basic, gently bready malt with a very firm bitterness and some floral and grassy hops.

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the Bavarian Lodge - had to have something from a German-speaking country to go with my Schweins Hax'n. Described as a golden, the beer had an earthier quality than most Helles-styles beers I've tried. Definitely malty, it also had a sweet quality - not as clear a taste as other beers of this style. Not exactly what I was expecting but good for the moment.

Photo of cjgator3
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow color with a white head that leaves sporadic lacing around the edges of the pint glass. A good dose of malt in the nose with just a touch of hops. The taste much like the aroma is mostly malt with just a touch of spicy hops. The mouthfeel could use some more carbonation as it is rather flat and watery. Overall, this is a decent brew for what it is. However, I don't believe I will purchase again because there are so many better brews within the style.

Photo of DerekP
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Stella Artois chalice glass. A rich golden appearance with a bubbly white head.

In the nose I catch spicy hops, fresh cut grass & bread crust. Stale apple juice. A touch of sweet caramel hits me also.

The taste is mildly sweet up front with bittering hops balancing it all out. Light and caramel malts seems to be the malt bill combo. An odd acidic astringency at times lingers.

Light-medium bodied. Reminds me of a kolsch. Worth a shot.

Photo of HalfFull
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml. bottle served in a pint glass. The Goldbräu pours a moderate straw with a light white cap. An Oktoberfest it is not by any stretch. Nose of light malt and straw and some delicate hopping notes. Taste is smooth and easy with a slightly sweet and lemony grainy finish. A nice and light carbonation gives a full body and the moderate ABV makes for an easy drinking lager. Somewhat dry on the finish with a lingering fade of noble hops.

A bit more body and sweetness than their standard Pils, I see this brew as just another example of that style, more or less. A touch of corn syrup perhaps yet no caramel, and with a slightly creamy texture though a bit less refined overall. More Euro Pale in style than anything else.

Photo of beveritt
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured from a 500 ml can into a pint glass. Thanks to my buddy NavyMSC for setting me up with this one, I am finally getting around to reviewing it. The can is very simple, red and white with Salzburger Stiegl Bier written in what I would describe as a Germanic script. There is a date of 28.02.09 printed on the bottom, maybe a best by date?

Appearance: Pours with a single finger of pure white head. This settles quickly to just a thin coating of foam, maintained by a nearly constant stream of bubbles form the bottom of the glass. The beer itself is a honey yellow and perfectly clear.

Smell: Bready aroma leads into a sweet candy-like malt smell. Slight notes of a vegetal bitterness.

Taste: Decent carbonation bite upfront leads into a mild malt backbone, finishing with the barest of hints of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Higher than average carbonation, but appropriate for the style. Body is actually pretty good.

Drinkability: a refreshingly quaffable lager, but I would say definitely not a marzen. More like a pils.

Photo of Kinsman
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one quite a bit while visiting friends in Austria; glad to have a back home as well. Pours with a crystal clear golden straw color. Light white head rises and lowers quickly.

Sweet biscuity/bread note and cereal grain on the nose. Nice noble hop presence that adds a bit of spice and floral character to the aroma.

Nice clean and crisp German lager flavor. Slightly sweet malt backbone paired up with a mild bouquet of hops. Just a touch of bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a medium bodied feel. Overall, I enjoy my Helles Lagers more than most I'd say and Stiegl is another fine example from the Old World.

Photo of morimech
4.07/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pale yellow color with one finger of white head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Light spotty lacing.

Smell- Noble hops, spicy and peppery. Slightly grainy and some pale malt.

Taste- A good dose of Noble hops upfront. Some grains and cracker qualities. Bitterness is moderate for a European lager. Finishes dry and clean.

Mouthfeel- Light body with a well matched carbonation.

Drinkability- Picked this up for $1.99 for a .5L bottle. A good sessionable beer.

Photo of Mandrake
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very pale yellow with a white head that fades quickly. Smells slightly fruity and very pleasant. Taste is malty with some fruit overtones and some hop bitterness as well. Feels a little thin, but is well carbonated and is easy to drink. A fairly good beer.

Photo of vanrassel
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the only Oktoberfests available in my neck of the woods these days, but one I can definitely survive on.

It poured clear and golden into my pint glass from a 500 mL can, with a bubbly, one-finger head sitting on top. The smell is well-balanced between mildly grassy hops and bread-like malt.

The flavour continued where the aroma left off, but with a bit more complexity. Joining the grassy hop taste were some spicy, bitter hop notes and a bit more of a roasted flavour from the malt. Pleasant medium body and carbonation on the high side. It finished crisp, clean and refreshing.

Photo of eat
3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hey, this beer actually poured with some head! I wasn't really expecting any. A finger of bright-white foamy head sticks around. The beer is totally transparent and golden, with lots of visible carbonation. Bits of lacing. Looks pretty nice.

Smells mostly of yeast. Some grain and bits of hops, sweet malt and lemon. Decent but too weak.

The taste is quite a bit different than I was anticipating. On the sweet side of being balanced, though not in an unpleasant way. It's not way out of balance, just a little sweet. The sweetness is similar to that of apple juice but somehow it kind of works. Some honey as well. Bit of grain. Light hops, mostly showing themselves on the finish (which is a little dry).

The feel is really not too bad. Light-medium body with less carbonation than I expected, given its appearance.

I didn't know anything about this beer when I picked it up. Not a bad drinker, though definitely nothing special. It's quite a bit lighter than any Oktoberfest I've tried, but I'm not familiar enough with the style to say if it's off-style or not. If someone offered me a Stiegl, I would happily accept but don't think I'll be picking it up again. Very sessionable if you're into it.

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Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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