Stiegl Goldbräu - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, malt, grass, and slight skunk. Taste is of grain, malt, and some herbal and grassy hop flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer and nothing all that special in my opinion.

Photo of JKerfman
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of steveh
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being on a well-made light lager kick of recent weeks, and having a conversation about Stiegl in cans with another old-timer (like me), I thought I'd try it out again. Probably the first time since my last trip to Europe many moons ago.

I almost reviewed this as the Pils, but I see the fine print is calling this the Goldbräu Premium Lager (Märzen..?).

A -- Pours a slightly hazy, straw-gold color with a big, dense, long-lasting white head (rather Pils-like, actually).

S -- Big bready malts up front with mellow spicy - even slightly citrus - hops back and mild DMS.

T -- Same big, bready, mildly sweet malts up front that seem to linger then blend quickly into spicy hops -- then gone! The breadiness lingers in the aftertaste and the citrus character and some mild bitterness make themselves apparent in the finish, but that's it. It's really a rather smooth, easy drink with no bells or whistles.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth to lightly crisp with a dry finish and light body.

O -- Very easy to slug down, but hardly any form of Märzen. Sort of a cross between a German Pils and Bavarian Helles. The good breadiness is delicious up front with the mild hop bitterness in the finish that makes you think Pils, but either way -- this is a pretty satisfying beer for an after-worker.

Photo of Buggies
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of HamGlade10
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SuperSpy
2.5/5  rDev -29%
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.

Photo of MaximalC
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Photo of slimntubbs
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Hopslayer88
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of iannutter
4.53/5  rDev +28.7%
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!

Photo of Mdodge8837
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jman42
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
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...

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.