Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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Reviews by ZeroSignal:
3.43/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16.9 oz bottle with code, poured into a SA Perfect Pint
A - Clear golden color with a good two fingers worth of bright white head. Retention settles to a skim, decent lacing.
S - Very soft nose; lightly floral, lightly grainy.
T&M - This one has a very German/Austrian hop profile; lot's of spicy hops in the flavor with the signature coarseness in feel that can sometimes be found in these types of pils. Golden malts are present mostly in the finish, and seem to have some difficulty standing up to the hop bill.
O - Not bad...very German. I typically prefer the more floral and soft pils I can find stateside, but this is a nice change of pace. Worth experiencing, but nothing that's going to send you running for more.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2011 01:15:25 | More by ZeroSignal
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3.66/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 21:50:00 | More by Brenden
3.93/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: can
07-03-2014 23:36:39 | More by joe1510
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.
Serving type: can
06-20-2014 21:48:30 | More by barczar
Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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