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Stiegl Goldbräu - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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 RonaldTheriot
4.55/5  rDev +29.3%
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 +27.8%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of DubbelTrubbel
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Beerman1977
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Beerman1977, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -14.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of SpicyPrice
3/5  rDev -14.8%

SpicyPrice, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

OregonGrown7, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of lefty
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

lefty, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -7.7%

LL_Cool_K, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of astrayan
5/5  rDev +42%

astrayan, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of mactrail
2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
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 +13.6%

Theshooster, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

dmorgan310, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of graybayou
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

graybayou, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -14.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of BrienVoll
2.5/5  rDev -29%

BrienVoll, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
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
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

bigbeers84, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle, part of a Beers Of The World package. Ingredients are water, barley malt and hops, with an ABV of 4,9%. Poured into my pokal glass.
To begin with the bottle, I really liked the minimal and old fashioned label. No gender specified on the front label but on the back it says "Stiegl-Goldbrau" and in english "A wonderful refreshing Salzburg lager beer". Colour is deep golden yellow, with two fingers of white head. Average retention, leaves light lacing behind. Minimal activity in the glass.
Very malty on the nose, smells like a typical lager, and actually on the back label is referred to as a lager. Nevertheless, nice smell, makes you thirsty for the beer.
NIce taste too, mostly on the malty side again. Very slighty bitter on the aftertaste.
Medium thin body and average carboantion. Dry on the palate.
Nice beer, nothing to write at home about, but pleasanty drinkable. I don't have any other austrian beer examples to compare, but I find it quite good.

Douberd, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

gopens44, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of JohanB
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

JohanB, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Geiseman
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Geiseman, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

duff247, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ontap at Siegi's in Tulsa.

A - Pours a clear golden body, with a stark white head provides excellent lacing and tight spiderweb lacing patterns.

S - Clean grain, very yeasty, lightly sweet and fruity with a touch of grassy hops.

T - Grainy malt, lager yeast, honey, nice and fruity, earthy noble hops provide a clean bitterness. The finish is crisp and clean with a fruity aftertaste.

M - Thicker body, medium carbonation, very smooth with a crisp finish.

I'm reviewing this as a Helles Lager. Not sure why this is under the Oktoberfest style on here. Very bright and traditional flavors with incredible balance. I could have easily had 2 liters of this stuff.

StaveHooks, Sep 30, 2012
Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.