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Stiegl Goldbräu - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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282 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002)
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-18-2012 18:26:05 | More by HamGlade10
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SuperSpy

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a green bottle. Let's hope it's not skunked.

Golden and just a little hazy. Not much head to speak of but it's also not totally dead.

There really isn't much to speak of in the aroma. There is a weak apple juice smell but nothing that really lets me know I'm about to drink a beer.

There is some sweet malt, a bit of grass, and unfortunately a little bit of skunked hops. Very crisp and light. Overall the flavor isn't great but it is refreshing.

Sadly the overall impression is that this really isn't all that good. I've had this on tap in Salzburg and it was excellent, but I guess being so far from the source has left this beer underwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 22:57:53 | More by SuperSpy
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours transparent gold in color with a moderate white head. Aroma is strongly of golden delicious apple peel, and the flavor is a combination of golden delicious apple and honey, yet somehow without the merits that either would have on its own. A drinkable brew, but not something I would gravitate toward if given better options. The bar menu touted that Goldbrau was regarded as "the best beer in the world" by many beer connoisseurs, but I can't fathom how that is even remotely true to any extent. Not offensive, but certainly not something that I would ask for again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 04:43:51 | More by MaximalC
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-30-2012 01:09:04 | More by slimntubbs
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flagmantho

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: pale golden hue with just the tiniest touch of haze. There's a good effervescence and a finger of creamy white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet malt with the tiniest hint of grain and a good dose of noble hops. This is exactly what I want out of this kind of beer.

Taste: much like the aroma, there's a lightly sweet malt with just a hint of grain which provides a nice, drying contrast to the sweetness. Hops are present but mild, as the style dictates. Quite good!

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but a big and well-integrated carbonation which is bodaciously creamy -- moreso than this style usually is. Perhaps not to-style, but I love the effect. Great!

Overall: a very good Munich Helles. I would definitely have this again and again.

Serving type: can

03-24-2012 21:58:46 | More by flagmantho
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-14-2012 00:07:36 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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Hopslayer88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-11-2012 19:41:15 | More by Hopslayer88
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 00:51:14 | More by DerekP
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Brewdog1287

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15%

02-27-2012 16:35:56 | More by Brewdog1287
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iannutter

Chile

4.53/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a sentimental one for me to write about, as it was my standby beer when I studied in the town that this is produced in last year.

I picked up a 4 can pack of half liters, which although are not as good as the bottles, are much cheaper and more available than the alternative.

Anyways, I cooled these down to about 43 degrees Fahrenheit, which was similar to the temp i drank these at when I left them in the snow on my balcony.

Always a great head retention, this is a great Austrian example of the Bavarian style. The smell is light hops and grass, the flavour reflecting this.

I would absolutely recommend this anyone happily.

Prost!

Serving type: can

02-19-2012 21:27:18 | More by iannutter
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-16-2012 01:21:24 | More by Mdodge8837
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jman42

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Light pale yellow, slightly hazy (as compared to a European lager I was sampling), low head retention, poor lacing

S - Hoppy with a slight touch of maltiness

T - Slightly bitter (like a pilsener), but not as bitter as the Euro lager

M - Light in body, not overly carbonated

O - The lighter carbonation and lack of maltiness would make this a good beer to have when you're planning on having a few. Overall, I'd normally rather have one heavier ale than a few lagers, but...

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 13:25:11 | More by jman42
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warrior02a

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-11-2012 09:50:22 | More by warrior02a
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rcatalano

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

02-04-2012 12:58:27 | More by rcatalano
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received in my Beer of the Month six-pack from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Poured from a half liter bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a straw color with a larger head, which dissipates quickly and leaves nice lacing. Smell of malt lightly, but not much. Nice balance of hops and malt that have a great taste, better than most import lagers. Carbonation is correct and beer goes down well, definitely one you could drink down all night. A nice lager overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 04:20:05 | More by cyclonece09
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rdespain

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-02-2012 16:14:42 | More by rdespain
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-01-2012 03:09:40 | More by ElGallo
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Ezmunny

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-31-2011 02:33:46 | More by Ezmunny
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15%

12-01-2011 03:24:58 | More by barnzy78
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-22-2011 22:13:20 | More by brandoman63
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BeerArchivist

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-18-2011 05:15:06 | More by BeerArchivist
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DCon

Missouri

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-14-2011 06:46:50 | More by DCon
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seesnow3

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$1.75/bottle in NH, Gaffel stange, green bottle.

Pour-Two finger, moderately rich head that begins to recede but doesn’t right away. Brilliant gold, tons of various-sized effervescence bubbles, light thin lacing. Head ends up holding at a thin film with a thick outer ring.

Nose-Some skunk, tons of grains and some malt, not a whole lot going on but smells like it will be crisp. A little bit grassy.

Palate-Pretty sweet at first, fades to a sweet and sour sensation, somewhat bitter. Lightly spicy hops, a good amount of malt, a lot of grains and a moderately crisp flavor. Don’t really get the grassiness from before.

Body-Light weight, medium to heavy effervescence, smooth with a moderately dry finish. Incredibly drinkable and refreshing. The drying sensation is a little bit different, almost like that of tannins unless I’m imagining this.

The lasting qualities on the palate are quite short, and there really isn’t any complexity, but I don’t think there is supposed to be for the style, really. The effervescence just doesn’t quit. I like it a lot for what it is. I think everything is balanced pretty well and nothing sticks out as offensive.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 23:56:54 | More by seesnow3
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1fastz28

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a darker golden color with hardly any head, and no lacing. It is much darker than most macro-lagers. The smell is really nice, has a malty sweetness to it unlike most lagers, it is very inviting from the look and smell of it. Taste is average at best, the look and smell had me really looking forward to something special but the taste is just OK. For a Munich Helles it definitely doesn't have as much of a defined maltiness in the taste department like one would expect. Mouthfeel is watery and empty. Overall the beer is average, i believe this is my first Austrian beer and it leads me to think that the Austrians should leave the beer to the neighbors, the Germans.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 23:41:02 | More by 1fastz28
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head, straw color and clear. no retention.

S: sweet orange and peppermint notes.

T: some orange citrus with lager yeast and grain background.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: The aroma was nice. Most of these helles lagers are just less bitter light lagers for me. Nothing too special about this one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 01:34:54 | More by kylehay2004
Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.