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Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

Stiegl PilsStiegl Pils

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320 Ratings

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%

Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008)
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Reviews by Ciocanelu:
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2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from a Weizen glass.

Has a very pale color. Huge head after pouring but doesn't stay for too long. Leaves almost no lace. Just a few bubbles rising now and then.
Has a pretty strong and malty smell.
Standard lager taste. I find the aftertaste more interesting, hoppy and quite bitter for a pilsner.
Body feels light to medium, crisp and refreshing. It leaves your mouth dry and makes you want another sip.

Overall this beer is not outstanding in any way but it isn't bad either.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 16:50:08 | More by Ciocanelu
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4/5  rDev +13%

04-16-2014 19:51:49 | More by Bellonc
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-08-2014 02:43:51 | More by HATS4BATS
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-07-2014 00:03:20 | More by tylerstravis
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-03-2014 14:36:13 | More by ralerwen
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

04-02-2014 21:23:58 | More by gnikola
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-22-2014 19:24:17 | More by Kylemif
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3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
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.


Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 14:58:40 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Ontario (Canada)

3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: can

03-11-2014 03:18:03 | More by DenisKolkin
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

03-03-2014 18:10:29 | More by leitmotif
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1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

03-01-2014 15:29:53 | More by RadfordBrewing
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 17:20:27 | More by Bouleboubier
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-14-2014 07:24:31 | More by SerpentX
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-14-2014 02:04:47 | More by Pmicdee
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-12-2014 06:25:51 | More by BJSmit
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-09-2014 06:57:20 | More by jman005
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-06-2014 19:46:52 | More by JTuomi
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-29-2014 18:56:16 | More by Schmoog
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2014 08:58:28 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-27-2014 23:25:50 | More by TubaDan
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3.61/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: can

01-22-2014 04:49:37 | More by NeroFiddled
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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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