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Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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BA SCORE
81
good

383 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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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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1.25/5  rDev -65%

DrunkenMonk, Apr 19, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -51%

RadfordBrewing, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of thekanna
2.03/5  rDev -43.1%

Had this near the Domplatz in Salzberg, Austria, while eating a spicy curry wurst sandwich.

Appearance: Pale clear yellow in a green bottle, reminiscent of Heineken. Clear is never a good color for beer.

Smell: Very faint yeast notes, not too noticeable.

Taste: Goes down like seltzer water. Slight bitter hop taste at the end distinguishes it from, oh, say drinking Perrier.

I would rate this one lower, but it complimented my wurst nicely. (literally.)

thekanna, Dec 18, 2008
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

johnnydicfore, Feb 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

bsopko, Feb 23, 2013
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2.42/5  rDev -32.2%

Pours a clean pale yellow with a white head. In the aroma, a sweeter malt, small pils hops, and quite a basic lager. In the taste, sweet malt in a quite standard European lager. A smooth and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness in the aftertaste. For a standard lager, a step above a macro, but eh! nonetheless.

OWSLEY069, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of Maxwell
2.43/5  rDev -31.9%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow fresh pressed apple juice, with a nice eggshell white head that dissipates quickly and leaves at best a light lacing. Very light carbonation

Smell: Smells almost wheat-like with a very bready up front kick. There’s almost an apple juice like tinge to the back of the smell.

Taste: Taste is bready with malts, yet crisp and clean, and again there is a slight tinge of sweet apple juice and a slight caramel feel. After taste is a lingering sweet on the edges of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Very watery with little to no carbonated tingle. Very clean and smooth on the tongue, I suppose, but over all just very watery.

Overall: This is a meh beer. The malty/apple-juicey taste is strange in a lager and the mouth feel, while extremely drinkable, isn’t very compatible with the heavier feeling that the lager leaves in the stomach.

Maxwell, Apr 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

irishkyle21, Jan 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

gnikola, Apr 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

ygtbsm94, Jun 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Nebergall, Dec 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

clarknova, Jun 01, 2013
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2.53/5  rDev -29.1%

Pours a fairly pale golden colour, well mostly golden. Not a great deal of head, fairly loosely dispersed with no carbs to feed it. Really, standard lager appearance.

A fair bit of bread yeast on the nose which I could smell from several inches away. Little bit of honey as well, has that unfortunate Beez Neez character. Not that great, really.

Yeah, that unfortunate honey continues on the front palate and throughout to the finish. A little bit of bittering hop on the back, but very smothered by the syrupy character. Can't really recommend this - standard lagery characters with an unpleasant cloying sweetness. Mouthfeel is quite smooth but that's about all that's good about it. Otherwise, very average.

laituegonflable, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of Long813
2.55/5  rDev -28.6%

Bought in Vienna

A: Pours a golden body with very little head, having very poor retention and lacing.

S: Light notes of straw grains, not much else.

T: Only thing I could taste is the off grain. Not pleasing

M: Light bodied and high carbonation. Fizzy texture, to much carbonation and a bad grain after taste.

O: Wasn't pleased with the beer at all.

Long813, Sep 10, 2011
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2.65/5  rDev -25.8%

A drinkable yet very average German Pilsner. Thishad a little hint of lemon in it which made this surprisingly better to me. Other than that, not much is special with it. It's yellow and crisp, Grassy to an extent but not 100%. Could be much worse. I would pick this up over most Pilsners out there.

Knapp85, Mar 28, 2011
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2.7/5  rDev -24.4%

A-Pours a watered-down honey color. Completely transparent. Bubbly and frothy head is thin. The bubbly portion of the had leaves circular lace via bubble explosions, and the frothy part leaves consistent lace levels.

S-Sweet in principle. Lacks that German hop aroma I usually detect in the style. This one is pretty sweet. But there is a touch of grassy/Noble hop.

T-An off-putting mix of sweetness and slight skunkiness. Lacks the piercing Euro-hop flavor that usually defines the 'clean/crisp' description. Perhaps the sweetest Pilsener I have had. I am assuming that this beer isn't brewed to a specific style and has been lumped into such category. Still, this is too sweet for me. Lacks the underlying components that make a sweeter beer delicious.

M-Lighter body. Carbonation is good enough. Kinda has a syrupy feel.

O/D-Didn't like this beer much. Glad I bought a single. This beer runs about $10.00 a six-pack; which I find to be a rip-off. Just doesn't cut it in my opinion. That is all.

VelvetExtract, Jan 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

NoetheMatt, Jul 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

jonmikel, Aug 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

apasternak, Sep 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

JDWEX1117, Jan 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

harrylee773, Aug 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Julian4077, May 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

leitmotif, Mar 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

quilty, Oct 23, 2012
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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
81 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.