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Stiegl Goldbräu - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002)
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Photo of zbloom
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

zbloom, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

t0rin0, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of jibjib513
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jibjib513, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

warnerry, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at falling rock. I got this with a sandwich while I was waiting for the pliny the younger tapping. was looking for the least offensive, most neutral brew I could find, as I needed to clear the palate for what I knew would be one of the best beers of all time. it came in a pint glass, perfectly clear and golden with a finger or so of thick white fluff. the nose was super fresh, very very german in origin from the malt. fits all the stereotypes, but seems to have more body than some of the standard offerings in this style. unfortunately though, the nose is this beer's best feature. it tastes a little old, mildly metallic, and lazily handled. the malt freshness didn't come through the thicker body, and there was a starchy flavor to this that just dragged the whole thing down. I didn't even get spicy food and it couldn't clear my palate for me. it got even more heavy as it warmed, and left me pretty unsatisfied, although I will say again that the nose of this beer is very promising, and I will have to give the bottled version a fair shake at some point. overall a very plain beer, something for the BMC drinker in your life, since its a tad more hoppy than the generic stuff, but its not worth the import price.

StonedTrippin, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Davepoolesque, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Bpierso1
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Bpierso1, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.55/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stiegl Goldbrau has a thick, fluffy, white head, a hazy, golden, bubbly appearance, filled with tiny white sediment specks, and a thick, white lacing sheen left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, pungent, full barley malt, and the taste is of sweet, bready, biscuity barley malt, with a pleasant hop bitterness at the sip’s end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Stiegl Goldbrau finishes semi-dry, sweet, mild, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a great beer, and I highly recommend it!


RonaldTheriot, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of DubbelTrubbel
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Beerman1977
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Beerman1977, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of SpicyPrice
3/5  rDev -15%

SpicyPrice, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

OregonGrown7, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of lefty
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

lefty, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Polished brass with puffy white head that crusts and trails nicely.
Fresh grain and bright floral hops on the nose.
Proofing bread dough with thin honey, then mild grassy and light cumin hops.
Ginger ale finish and weak linger.
Thin, round, slight cling, clean.

Not really a Marzen or Helles by any stretch, more like an all-malt American. Malty, perfumed, pleasant, easy, watery, hopless and forgettable. The best Austrian lager I've tasted, which is not necessarily a compliment.

StJamesGate, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of LL_Cool_K
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

LL_Cool_K, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of astrayan
5/5  rDev +41.6%

astrayan, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of mactrail
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Kaiserhof Restaurant in San Diego where they call this "Stiegl Premium Lager." Crystal clear golden color in the mug. Average head doesn't stick around long. Very sparkly and sharp in the mouth.

An odd perfumey flavor seems to be the main sensation. That slightly spicy aroma enlivens this just a little. Some faint tang of hops along with that spicy mystery taste is actually the best feature. No malt flavor that I can detect.

This may be a little better than Serbian or Romanian lagers. You could pour this down your gullet for a thirst quencher, but even Heineken has more flavor.

mactrail, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Theshooster
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Theshooster, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

dmorgan310, Dec 02, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

graybayou, Nov 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

cfalovo97, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of BrienVoll
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

BrienVoll, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 1pt .9 fl oz can into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger rather flimsy white head, low retention, nice carbonation. Very unimpressive watery look, crystal clarity, thin golden color.

S- Smell is a vast improvement over the appearance. Golden malts, marshmallows.

T- Warm Marzen flavor. Nice malts and some golden hops. Not packing a huge punch, but tasty.

M- Medium bodied and creamy sort of feel.

O- Despite the atrocious look, this is a passable brew.

Murrhey, Oct 31, 2012
Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
81 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.