Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 54 | 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: 435 | Reviews: 159
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz (.33L) bottle served in pint glass

A - normal for style: clear yellow amber like apple juice. White head with limited retention but lasting ring.

S - nice malty aroma with some caramel and no off odors.

T - normal for type. Clean malty flavor with some mild hop bitterness.

M - smooth and dry

A good pils with no flaws for style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern, Plymouth

Appearance: 1/4 head, medium carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: grass and honey

Taste: big dose of honey, grass and light hops in the background

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness in the finish, moderate carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Nothing too complex but a nice and light pilsner that I could have several glasses of. An excellent summer beer. Happy to have found this on draft.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a lager glass. On the lighter side of golden, with about a half-inch of head. A few flecks of lacing, a thin ring remains.

Nose is earthy, grassy hops, with a touch of flowers and honey.

A surprisingly earthy brew given the nose, but still the whole thing felt a bit reserved. Despite an overarching sweetness, the hops balance out the finish. Finishes dry and bready.

Mouthfeel is low-moderate body, moderate carbonation that gets you in the back of the throat. Easy to drink.

A tasty little pilsner, quite enjoyable to drink. Could have been a bit more robust, but still a very drinkable brew.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle poured into a flute.

Pours a nice orange color with a small white head. Nose is malty sweet and creamy, very nice.

Taste is really malty creamy and smooth. It reminds me of budvar. It's got a mellow full mouthfeel. Overall a super tasty beer. Worth trying!

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a very pale straw golden hue, basically like watered down apple juice golden. Carbonation has fine bubbles streaming upward from the bottom of my 16 oz Gordon Biersch glass. Head forms thick and dwindles down leaving behind even thin lacing with each sip. Labeled a pils but definitely hits more along the lines of a Euro lager or pils than a German or Czech style. Aromatic starts off with a snappy skunky hop flow with grapefruit peel Saaz and herbal tones galore, light pale malt doesn't offer much sweetness here. Only clean mineral water notes with a touch of metallic character coming across my senses. Flavor wise this beer is clean with a crisp bitterness and dry finish, definitely a mass produced Austrian beer. Herbal skunk weed hop notes run rampant I can't even say pure Saaz here more cluster hops than crisp classic Noble hop flavors. Bone dry on the mouthfeel carbonation is crisp carries this light bodied pils well, but this just can't compete with the likes of Penn Kaiser Pils, Troeg's Sunshine Pils, or Stoudt's Pils. Drinkabiltiy, overall I could enjoy this occasionally but with Prima Or Pikeland in PA, I don't have to consider not so fresh imports from Germany or in this case Austria.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a footed strange)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a swirling microcarbonation and a creamy antique white head that takes up half the glass.

S- The clean aroma has some touches of green sulfur and a pils malt note that comes through as it opens up.

T- The green slightly dry hop taste has a slightly sweet sulfur note in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a slight creamy texture as long as the head last.

O- The nice clean character has just a touch of sweetness which compliments the pils malt and a hint of hops. There are no off flavors and everything is balance making this very easy to drink.

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 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 GratefulBeerGuy
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz Green bottle

A clear Gold, thin look but full of life with a thin, active white cap.

A sweet and bready malty aroma, garden greens, gentle veggie, earthy hops, green peppers. Simple but inticing for sure.

Oh, yeah, I'm all about these simple, yet complex flavor's, big time earthy-crisp and dry yeast, mildly sweet, green pepper hops, light flavor's all in perfect balance and very true to style.

A light, crisp, lively and fun mouthfeel, oh, and refreshing to the core.

Me like!

Photo of greenmtn1111
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass goblet.

Light yellow and crystal clear with a small head. It looks like there’s a lot of carbonation being released. No lacing at all and only a very slight retention of the head. The aroma is of crackery malt and a little orange peel. Light, crisp and refreshing as I drink. Very slight bitterness and slight pungent hop characteristic to it as well. The mouthfeel is pretty decent with good carbonation. Overall, this is an enjoyable pilsner but nothing about it stands out.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very sudsy. Has the soapy look that a good pilsener tends to have, including a decent body.

Smell: Lemon soap. Lots of minerals.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes like it smells. Pretty solid lemon flavor, but I wish the hops were a bit more upfront. Could use some floral notes to balance. Superbly crisp.

Overall Drinkability: One of the better commercial European pilseners.

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 WoodBrew
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found a 500ml can of Stiegl during a trip to Canada. The beer pours a clear pale/golden yellow copper with a fair size foamy white head. The smell had malt, hops, slight citrus. The taste starts somewhat dry and then finishes with a slight bitter hop taste. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer that is definitely sessionable.

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Photo of sfprint
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I try not to rate beers when I didn't obtain them from the region (for freshness), but this one I had in California.

Appearance: Very neon yellow, basically no head, with very subtle carbonation rising from the bottom.

Smell: Clean and sweet, a caracature of a lager, which makes it not as lagerish.

Taste: A tad tart, but excellent taste. not so lager like.

Mouth feel: mild to moderate carbonation.

O: Great, different and refershing clean lager.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. Golden color with the bubbles going up to the two fingered head. Beautiful, just beautiful.

Great aroma of barley and wheat, a muted lemon scent too.

Mild bitter taste, honey and metallic.

Crisp and clean texture. Moderate to high carbonation. Light body. Perfect pils body.

Drinking this brings back great memories from traveling to and through Salzburg and Austria. Great looking and smelling, the taste was less than I remember at the source.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a golden clear. Ring white head with slight lacing.

Aroma is very crisp pils. Little more hop aroma than some. Bit of that pils malt.

Taste has a slight bit of honey to it. Nice crisp pils flavor. Nice slight bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Higher carb.

Overall maybe my favorite pils. I'm gunna need to out it up against Spaten but they are close for my favorite.

Photo of HalfFull
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a pilsener glass. Shows a bright and clear light straw with an inch of white foam. Decent retention is in order along with light lacing. Settles to a light film and is quite light in color.

Nose is full of hay and light grain along with some lemony hops. Flavor follows and has a decent body as predicted by the nose. Full and a bit grainy with a touch of musk, yet not overly coarse or bready. Clean and smooth on the feel yet without offering too much character either, yet well balanced for what is there. This alllows for an easy drink as the feel is fuller than the pour might suggest and it never becomes sweet in nature. An easy drinking pils with a good balance of flavor and texture.

Photo of morimech
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale yellow with a large white head that leaves heavy lacing on the glass. I was going to lower the score because the lack of color but then thought better of it because it is a pilsner and it did have an impressive head and nice lacing. The smell is intense hop aroma. The noble hops are on full display. Earth, herbal, pepper, and floral elements from the hops. No malt comes through in the aroma. The hops dominate the flavor as well. Nice herbal and pepper hop flavor. The malt does lend a dry cracker quality in the finish. Light body with a very active carbonation. Nothing really special here. A very refreshing beer. I like pilsners on the dry side so this one really appealed to me.

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 Tripphop
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color, very clear, with a rocky white head. Minimal lacing, head dissipates in a few minutes. The nose is very bready, toast and grain. Flavor has a fesh grain character, slight bitterness from hops, but not much. Quaffable summer brew, not my favorit style, but a good representation here.

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

Enjoyed from the big can in a pint glass. This solid pils pours a crystal clear light straw color with an excellent head of foam that lingers long with awesome lacing. Nose of sweet honey, light grains, and slight hops. Flavors exceed the nose with sweet honey like malts to all sides and a delicate hop character on the finish blending nicely with a very light grain note. One of the best pils I have had. Creamy, smooth, and refreshing. A good brew to break that good beer abstainer out of his or her mold. Satisfying.

Cheers

Photo of philipquarles
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Pours clear gold with a substantial, fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing. Smells very sweet and grassy--lots of noble hop character. Strong honey notes as well. Sweet graininess in the taste, with just the right amount of hop bitterness to balance it. Grassy with some earthiness. Medium body. Really pleasant drinker.

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 puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the pint can stamped 06721. Sampled on July 29, 2011. The aroma is totally European with a fine balance of vibrant German malts and baked bread but also something off kilter like glue. Still, it was not terrible, just different. The body is creamy and smooth. The taste is also smooth and malty sweet. I thought this was a fairly average to good pilsener.

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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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