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Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 11
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008

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Ratings: 430 | Reviews: 157
Photo of SFNC
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good classic Pilsner from Salzburg, Austria. Clean tasting and good looking.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy golden color with floating particles. White foamy 3 finger head lasting around 5 minutes. Strong legs with subtle activity.

Faint aromas and flavors of grains with floral and herbal spices. Sharp and crisp taste of pleasant bitterness.

Light slick body with some nice carbonation. Well intensified but short finish, ending with slightly dry bitter mouth coating.

Overall : Average pilsener that is slightly too watery and lacking in flavors.

Photo of Csikic93
4.49/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was recommended this by one of the guys who works in the local beer store. He told me he had this in a gas station in Belgium. I decided to give it try and was blown away. It pours a light yellow with a foamy head.
It is refreshing, and almost feels hydrating.

Photo of loubar
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz can from Whole Foods. Pale golden yellow with a foamy white head. Taste of sweet cereal grains and freshly baked white bread up front. Floral hoppiness along with a grassy backbone takes over. The carbonation is lively. The body is light with a dry finish. The flavor is well balanced, creamy yet crisp and clean. An exemplary pilsener.

Photo of almostjay
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If BMCs tasted like this I might not be so into craft.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 fl oz. can, with no apparent canned on date or freshness information on the can. Acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a pale golden yellow body with one and a half fingers of foamy white head with nice staying power that leaves behind excellent scattered webbed lacing. Looks very nice, considering the style.

S - A fairly one dimensional, sweetened grainy aroma. Corn, wheat, & husky.

T - Taste follows the nose - sweetened grains / corn / husks, with a touch of bready pilsner malt, crackers, and a faint herbal hop presence.

M - The feel is crisp, smooth, grainy, and clean. Light-bodied and easy drinking.

Overall, an average, albeit very drinkable representation of the style from Stiegl. I'm more interested in their radler creations, but this one is worth a look as well.

Stiegl Pils -----3.5/5

Photo of DaveBar
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 500ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a small head that is gone in 30sec. Medium gold color. Clear

S- Has some goodness here. Lots of malt. Fairly hoppy for a German pilsner

T- Has a bit of bottom end flavor. Not a Bud but close. Has a body that can stand up to a nice BBQ hamburger so that means the malt can stand on it's own. Not a lot of hops though but this is not a beer for that. Pilsner's are not my thing

M- Has a bit of creaminess to it that is enjoyable.

O- Pretty good but will only buy if North American beers like Bud or Millar are only available. Too expensive for what it is takes down the overall rating as well.

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with..... BBQ hamburgers. Nice regular ground beef no spices BBQ'd slowly watching out for those nasty flame ups.

Enjoy

Photo of Zorro
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear yellow colored beer with a smallish white colored head.

Smells mild and of hay with a floral and fruity hop aroma. Mostly I get saffron and herbs.

Starts out malt and yeast with a grassy aftertaste. Medium level of bitterness the grassy hop gets stronger as you drink it. Basic Pils taste it hit all the right points.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a good solid pilsner that is certainly worth a try.

Photo of surfcaster
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp, light clean pils. I keep these for a warm day and my BMC pals. Never disappoints.

Photo of safaricook
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Had couple of them fresh from the tab at the Klosterhof in Linz. I loved every sip of it and was especially excited about its gently but distinct hoppy nose, bitter balancing finish and drinkability. A lager at its best

Photo of allengarvin
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%

Like the graphic design of the cans. Very early 20c.

A: 4.25 Crystal clear golden straw with a tall, thick head.
S: 3.75 Aroma is light, but is classic pils malt with a modest hop scent.
T: 3.5 A bit disappointing flavor wise, because of the lack of flavor. Doesn't come close to matching the best German examples. Bitterness is medium-low, leave it somewhat sweet. Malt is likewise very light.
M: 3.75 easy drinking
O: 3.25 Just not that pleasant to drink. I love a good German pils. This Austrian example has no real flaws, except being very uninteresting.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15: avg 3.67

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tall can pictured here poured into the available pint glass at a Calgary pub. A bright golden amber color with a decent dose of creamy white head, I get a pleasing, assertive but not aggressive aroma of fresh bread, grain husks, some fruity esters that almost grade into orange-like citrus, apple, and faint sulfur that recalls coconut flakes along with noble hop grassy and spice notes (dare I say cinnamon). Palate largely mirrors this, if a little more rough around the edges, some grain husk and darker than usual malts that almost enter nutty territory for a moment, a yogurt-like lactic tartness, slight vinous character, and a moderate degree of carbonation for the style. Nice body that has a bit more substance than the average macro-brewed pilsener. Finishes crisp but also rather bready. Nice hop aroma and flavor throughout. Quite a lot is going on here and this is one of my favorite continental pilseners, relatively easy to track down and with an almost ale-like fruitiness that makes it stand out from the pack.

Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A clear and very bright yellow gold, this pils develops an bone-white airy head to about half a finger that falls somewhat slowly to a layer on top that puts down a mixture of spotting and patching on the glass.
Leaf and grass have a very light peppery spiciness to it in the hops, balanced by a somewhat honey-like sweetness and some fruity esters that are a little more tart than I expect. Breadiness in the malts, not quite as dry as some, leads to a little bit of a graininess sliding in underneath before going more crackery, as expected. The hops bite a little stronger on the tongue than I think, which is a pleasant surprise.
It's crisp and creamy with a high carbonation and, interestingly, a bit too much to the medium body. It's clean up front, something building lightly but just.

Photo of joe1510
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz Can
$6.99 4-Pack
Binny's - Bolingbrook

Stiegl is straw golden with clarity enough to read a book. Carbonation is small stature but in large number and streams to the surface. A fizzy white head grows easily to a couple fingers before crackling down to a solid head with staying power. Patchy lacing is left behind.

Freshly husked grains aggressively lead the way, a little musty, with a touch of cereal grain sweetness. Floral hoppiness runs from front to back while a grassy edge pops up in the back. A drizzle of honey adds depth. It's clean, crisp, and makes me salivate immediately. Simple and precise.

The flavor, again, is crisp and clean. Fresh grains upfront before segueing into the softly sweet cereal grains. White bread, freshly baked runs through the middle before the crisp graininess returns. Floral hoppiness has its fingerprints all over this pilsner along with a grassy backbone that grows through the drink, eventually taking over on the swallow. Delicious!

The carbonation is lively, pushing the beer through at a good clip but not harshly. The body is on the light side of medium with a finish that's dry before I even swallow. A sturdy grass bitterness is accentuated by the dryness. With the crispness and dryness the drinkability is high as a kite.

Stiegl's Pilsner is a classic, in my opinion. One that's easy to find and, when fresh, amazingly satisfying. It's all things a good pils should be; precise, clean, refreshing, dry, hoppy, and immensely drinkable. It's a shame this beer doesn't get the love it deserves. Either way, I recommend buying some.

Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great crackery pilsner malt character, nice bittering hops, slightly earthy, but there's a touch of citrus that is very welcome. Crisp and refreshing, this is a great example of the style. Floral hops are subtle, but noted. Very well constructed and clean.

Photo of Auraan
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a gorgeous golden color with a two finger white head that stuck around for almost the entire glass and a wonderful amount of bubbles. An excellent looking pilsner. Scents of crisp lager yeast, grainy malt and flowery hops. A very crisp and clean aroma, a nice classic pilsner scent. Flavor begins with a crisp combination of herbal and floral Noble hops and some nice grainy malt. Moves into more herbal and floral flavors, some more dry grainy flavors and a slight hint of sweet pilsner malt. Finishes dry with a nice hit of floral and herbal Noble hop flavors. Aftertaste is floral and herbal Noble hops. A very nice, simple, one-note, clean flavor profile, just like a pilsner should be. It is refreshing and pleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a semi-drying feel. A good, crisp, clean and refreshing mouthfeel. Very true to style. Overall this is an excellent German Pilsner. It is crisp and clean in aroma, flavor and mouthfeel, as the style should be. It isn't complex at all, but for this style that is a good thing, and for a nice refreshing lager it is amazingly well done.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Stiegl-Pils has a thick, foamy, almost permanent, white head, a mostly clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance, and very heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, biscuit, barley malt and grassy hops. The flavor is the same, with a nice, sharp, but not harsh, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Stiegl-Pils finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable.

RJT

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Re reviewing this as I happened to receive a can as a gift. Wasn't impressed last time Itried this but wondering how this will grade out with a full review. 500 ml can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear dark golden color that is rich looking as far as pilsners go. Few effervescent bubbles and 1 + fingers of head white head with pretty good retention. Very golden color is worth reiterating and some sparse lacing is left around the glass.

Smell - Grassy notes, some grain, aromatic yet subtle. Pretty good for a Pils.

Taste - Clean and refreshing, some light grainy flavors that don't linger on the tongue through to the aftertaste. Clean but a bit bland by Pilsner standards.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation, medium bodied and very nice in the mouth overall. Good feel.

Overall - Note a bad pilsner, but I don't see how this is vastly better or worse than most. Although in retrospect this was better than I had remembered it.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: clear gold, 1/4" white head w/ no retention - disappears almost immediately... nifty-looking art deco style label.... dumb green bottle

S: immediately strikingly similar to Heineken.... champagne-like aromatics.... old grain, oxidation.... typical honey-ish malt aroma from older Euro lager bottles

T: as expected.... mild sulfur overtones.... oxidation not as bad as anticipated.... healthy pop of hop and carbonic bitterness up front, lasts part way through the aftertaste.... lightly grainy-sweet.... overall, dominated by yeast character, champagne notes

M: really clean, moderately dry... some residual slickness, film left on palate.... mild effervescence

O: all about the bottle label? i don't know why you'd want to drink this otherwise.... tastes like Heineken or any other similar pale Euro lager

Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first beer of the day at Green Week in Berlin on 18th Jan 2014.

Draught half litre shared with my wife served by a guy in national dress and inside a wooden beer garden type of set-up within the Austrian area of the festival.

Regular looking lager/pils golden, bright and clean: standard white head which lasted longer than most beers of this type.

No great aroma or taste, refreshing and crisp enough but nothing stands out or separates this from the thousands of other lagers/pils in the world.

Mr average in all aspects.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stiegl Pils
,5L can

Stiegl, from Salzburg, is Austria's largest privately owned brewery.

Appearance: Standard crystal-clear yellow-gold body beneath a creamy, average-sized head.

Smell: Malt aroma dominates but there are some hops present. Basic.

Taste: A well-rounded, balanced beer that pretty much starts and finishes the same way. There are some floral and grassy hops threaded through but they don't particularly stand out. Very firm bitterness. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium to medium-bodied with a gently crisp, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Basic beer. Accessible. Clean and well-made but unexciting.

Photo of bamberger603
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Admittedly, I'm not the biggest pils fan, but this was a solid beer that is an above average representation of the style. I did drink it straight out of the bottle, but it was a very cool commemorative 2013 holiday bottle. As soon as it was opened, a half inch of large bubbled foam appeared on top of the beer. The smell was actually quite pleasant; strong piney-hop smell. The taste of this beer is pretty standard for a pils; if anything it is a bit on the weak side, but I do appreciate that it is less harsh in the mouth than many other brews in the style. Overall, I would say that as far as pils go, this is a solid choice and very drinkable, but there are many superior Austrian brews to choose from.

Photo of PorterPro125
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 mL into a large beer mug.

A- Pours pale yellow, crystal clear, and with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing to be found on the glass.

S- This brew smells quite grainy with a hint of citrus and a minuscule note of hops . Nothing too extraordinary here but it is pleasing nonetheless.

T- Bread-like malt, grassy hops at the initial taste with a skunky, mildly citrus finish.

M- The mouth feel is light and crisp with low-medium carbonation. A prime example of a summer refresher!

O- For me, this Pils isn't something that stands out from the pack but it is a fine example of the style that deserves a solid recommendation. I would definitely like to give Stiegl another taste in the future!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast, grain and a thin malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: A little smooth and not very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not too flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s definitely not one of the better beers I’ve had in the style.

Photo of magictacosinus
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Albany Taproom while looking to kill some time. Works for me - I always love German-style pilsners. Poured into a half pilsner flute pint glass.

Pours a typical golden-yellow color, complete with a good deal of frothy white foam. I always argue that these kinds of delicate beers are far superior on tap than they ever will be in the bottle, and I feel that they always look far prettier as well when they're closer to the source. Champagne-like bubbles, nice lines of carbonation gliding upwards from the bottom of the glass, and decent lacing in its wake. Rated to style, this doesn't deliver anything new, but is top-notch.

Smells quite good as well, with a crisp, malty and grainy sweetness with slight grass - always a refreshing and inviting aroma after a long week of consuming stronger and heavier beers. Notes of white grapes, raisins, and slight white peaches are most predominant, alongside notes of grass, tarragon, and lemon peel. There's a sharp cane sugar sweetness from the grains at hand, and everything is pretty green and balanced overall. I could tell that this was a fresh keg, as well - there's a lot of room for the grains to open up, but I feel that consuming this at a faster rate than one does with the average beer is perhaps the best plan in mind.

Tastes pretty good as well - nothing spectacular, but all of the flavors are as well presented as they were in the aroma, with the exception of seeming wetter and sweeter overall. White grapes, peaches, slight banana and pineapple, with notes of grass, citrus peel, and light pine. For a mass-produced beer straight out of Austria, this is ridiculously easy to drink given the refreshing flavor profile, and the balanced bitterness between the grains and hops at hand. Quite moist, yet crisp enough to prevent this from becoming fully watery in feel. Not very complex, but definitely a well made pilsner in its realm.

I always look forward to good quality pilsners on tap, and this one definitely did the trick for me recently. It provides everything I expect a German-style pilsner to carry without taking too many risks. I'd imagine this is dramatically inferior in the bottle, but at least this is easy to find on tap if I'm looking for a good session beer that is tasty, as well as taking a break from offerings that usually plummet my ass to the ground.

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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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