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Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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402 Ratings

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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008)
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Howycwap, Sep 03, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale yellow in color with heavy lacing and a frothy head of foam.

S: Bread, flowers, and spicy Czech hops blend well in this bold bouquet.

T: Just as the aroma had promised, but with extra emphasis on the hops. Bone dry.

M: Very light body with heavy carbonation.

D: Very refreshing, yet full of flavor. A perfect complement to almost any meal, but can hold its own in the solo realm as well. A great example of the Pilsner style, and worth seeking out for any fans of them.

Avagadro, Dec 22, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Audio_Phile, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of BierStein711
4.54/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Half liter poured into pokal.

Light amber body, vigorous carbonation!

Two finger off white head

Smells of wet grain, and lager yeast

Tastes: grassy, herbal, lemon, and a bitter sharp finish

Mouthfeel is moderate

Overall, this is a pilsner worth seeking out and having in your fridge. Buy some today!!

BierStein711, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

OregonGrown7, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Janelle_m, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of K270
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forgive me if the review seems vague.

I've had this beer several times and it's always good. It pours a light golden color with a small white head (about 1 finger thick. Maybe I poured wrong). To me the beer is smooth going down, a tad bit dry. No overpowering smells either. This is probably my favorite Pilsner I've had so far. I wish I could of given a more detailed review, but I'm still training my beer palette. Cheers!

K270, Jun 19, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Boyd-z, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Ethanol4one
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Chicago Brauhaus, seated right next to the owner, which did not color my review on bit. There's it's served on tap, perfectly. And it tasted like the gold standard of beer, clean, light, subtly balanced, absurdly drinkable.

You can talk talk talk, but these Germans don't play when it comes to beer. Everything I had there, including this beer was 4.5+.

All good.

Ethanol4one, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

RyGlas, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

dondoucette, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

richgro, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

immunerecordings, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

herrburgess, Jun 11, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had in a bottle at Spritzenhaus in Brooklyn, great spot for beer

A - Rich golden color, soft pillow of a head the retreats quickly that laces nicely throughout, decent activity

S - Grassy hops, light malt, fruity plums and berries

T - Sweet explosion but cut wonderfully by the hops. Great snappy finish. The mix of bitter and sweet is very unique, something I've never tasted in the variety. Delicious.

M - A bit heavy and rich due to the sweetness, but the snappy hop finish makes up for it

Overall a really great unique pilsener. Excellent summertime brew and something I will seek out again.

DrewSnyc667, Jul 27, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +23%
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.

Auraan, Apr 23, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A random pick up from the Foodery in Philly.

Little info on the bottle other than strict adherence to German purity law.

A: Straw yellow not golden like a Czech pils. Clean clear looks crowned by bubbly white head. Nice retention for a while but nothing tremendous. Very good for style but nothing to take it to exceptional.

S: The earthy, mineral tones of the noble hops are glorious. Just a slight amount of sweetness from German malts in the bouquet. The spiciness is toned down a bit but present, and of course a musty aroma typical to a Pils provides the undercurrent to the aroma.

T: For such a beautiful bouquet the taste was a let down. The taste follows the aroma almost exactly except the malt sweetness is a bit more prominent. The bitterness is perfectly smooth and quenches the palate well.

M: Light to low medium body. Appropriate for style.

D: I hate to beat the dead horse, but why oh why can american macros, or for that matter american micros, not generate such a delicate and sophisticated Pils. This is the type of quality session beer the masses should be imbibing at taverns across America.

BWH3, Jul 25, 2008
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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!

kingcrowing, Sep 13, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

tzieser, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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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

safaricook, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

helicopterbackpack, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

superdoopersauce, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

WolfsbaneBloom, Apr 29, 2013
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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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