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Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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BA SCORE
81
good

383 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008)
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Reviews by uno99:
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3.95/5  rDev +10.6%

Well I rarely bother to review a pilsner, but in my opinion this is right up there with the best classic and easily available examples from Europe.

Appearance: I love the label/can design. 3 colors. Minimal design. No bullshit that we as craft beer drinkers are used to being bombarded with. Reminds me of a KMFDM album cover. Beer is fairly pale straw but more amber than a weaker pilsner variant. Head sticks around a good while in my Carlsburg stange glassware.

Smell: Nice bright crystal malts. Reminiscent of a cream cracker. A little bit of minty hops. No euro lager swill skunk and funk going on. Very clean on the nose even when allowed to warm to near room temp.

Taste: The malt is the hero here. very well balanced though near the finish with some decent hop presence. Once the beer warms up the taste lingers for a good while and it is very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Nice acidic apple upfront. Rather bitter middle and semi juicy on the finish. Would like it to be a bit drier. Finish goes on and on though.

Overall: You can't do much better for a European Pils. Don't overlook this one - Right up there with Budvar and Pilsner Urquell

uno99, Sep 13, 2012
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Jason, Oct 15, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

tigg924, Apr 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

JohnnyBarman, Mar 22, 2010
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NoetheMatt, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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!

kingcrowing, Sep 13, 2010
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HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

WVbeergeek, Aug 21, 2008
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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

chinchill, Jan 08, 2011
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sgttibbs, May 29, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

(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.

rhoadsrage, Jul 23, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +22.7%

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.

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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
81 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.