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Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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BA SCORE
81
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396 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | 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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

t0rin0, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with a 1/2 inch white head that fades to an oily film. Small streaks and dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, honey, and some white grape juice aromas. Taste is of sweet malt, honey, white grape juice, and some floral hops on the finish. A mild bitterness on the palate quickly fades after each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. A bit too much carbonation in my opinion. Overall, this is a good beer that is very easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear straw color with a pretty good white head with plenty of staying power. Nose is fairly aromatic with some good Noble hop notes as well as some very light grain. Taste is slightly bitter, earthy, and spicy with some raw grain underneath. Good, brisk carbonation on a light body. Drinks fairly well overall.

Thorpe429, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of bready malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts and floral hops. There are some hints of bitterness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sesionable.

metter98, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A simple and stately lager with supreme cleanliness, crispness, and with terrific balance of herbal and floral hops. A well crafted beer that won't get the credit it deserves.

With bright clairity and a sparkling golden hue, the lager's ample carbonation fuels an airy white head that retains well with minimum lace. A very solid look.

Cracker-like pilsner malts, light breads and bread dough describe the aromas of barley and yeast. Lightly estery and sulfury for an apple-like combination that's complementary to the lemongrass character from hops. Lightly flowery and grainy, the nose is as clean as any lager can be.

Flavors seem consistent with aroma; crisp cracker taste with light grain and yeast. Pleasantly acidic and bitter growing from apple and lemon, gaining intensity as the beer closes in finish. More hop character than is expected makes the beer decidedly balanced toward hops and keeps the beer tasting clean and crisp throughout.

Medium bodied, may seem creamier due to carbonaiton, but the carbonic bite helps to scrub the palate, giving the beer a clean and zesty taste. Lightly astringent and grainy-bitter late and going into the aftertaste.

A solid pilsner with great balance and terrific freshness and cleanliness. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

BEERchitect, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

kjkinsey, Jul 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

ygtbsm94, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -15.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Clear pale gold with a sticky, lasting head that leaves scattered lacing. Grassy, spicy aroma, quite hoppy with a clean lager yeast character behind the hops. Pils malt is faintly noticeable. Noble hops are strong on the palate, lending a big kick of spicy, herbal and grassy flavors. The malt base is light and dry, while the finish is strongly bitter and lingering, somewhat mineral. This is in the North German school, very dry and bitter. A great pils, Stiegl continues to impress me.

largadeer, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Apparently, I had some of this during my German trip back in 2000, so I figured I'd give it another go to get some idea of what I had way back when. It pours a clear lemony straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises musty wheat, flowers, light honey, and a touch of green apple skin. The taste holds notes of light grass, flowers, wheat, light banana, and green apple flesh. I'm actually a little surprised at the fruitiness here. It's not a negative, but I'm not entirely convinced it's a positive, either. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a nice pils, worthy of a trip down a decade-long Memory Lane.

TMoney2591, Jul 22, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a very clear, straw yellow color with a two-finger, fluffy head of white foam. It left sheets of lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma was typical of a lot of imports. Borderline skunky with a floral touch and some grain-like aroma.

T - Nice sweet caramel and grain flavor with a floral hop presence and a touch of bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and crackled on the tongue. A light bodied lager that is very easy drinking.

O - This is a nice pilsener. A nice value, too. Worth a try.

zeff80, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

NeroFiddled, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Jason, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

WVbeergeek, Aug 21, 2008
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2.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast, grain and a thin malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: A little smooth and not very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not too flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s definitely not one of the better beers I’ve had in the style.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent pilsner, though it's heavy on the malts, which gives a sweeter tone to it. Fairly one dimensional, but it's consistent. A nice enough beer that goes beyond the typical yellow fizzy stage. Kind of a small bottle though, which doesn't make too much sense for such a low abv beer, imo.

RblWthACoz, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Slatetank, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow, twist off... for a German beer that's sad! At least there's a somewhat bottle code on it, reading 03121 so not sure if that means drink by march 2012, or something else, but I imagine the year has to be 2012. And green bottle... come on! I'm not expecting much from this with all that jazz!

Pours a light super fizzy large bubbled head that fades fairly quickly to a light head covering then sticks around a bit longer, with the beer being a crystal clear golden almost honey colored (darker than I expected).

Nose actually comes out fairly nicely, with a nice cracked straw, plenty of pilsner malts, a nice robust malty character with some nice soft decoction like layered aroma, as well as some light fruity lager aromas, and a crisp demeanor, but i can't really get any hops. I also get a hint of a honey like aroma as it warms.

Taste comes bright and crisp, again loaded with pilsner malts, cracked straw, lightly toasty, and a bit of the layered decoction complexity. A light lager fruit flavor comes forward but also seems to bring the slightest hint of a metallic twing. I think I get a touch of oxidation as well but hard to tell. A little bitterness comes through this time, barely any hop taste but what is there is a light grassy hop, but it brings a light but decent bitter kick. It's the slightest sweetness at first, but moves towards dry and crisp, and overall quite dry, but does leave a slight sticky feel on the finish. The finish brings a slight bit more of the grassy hop bitterness, as well as more toasty straw pilsner malts. As it warms I'm getting the faintest hint of skunk thanks to the lame green bottle.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied but typical, decent carb.

Overall not bad, I had low expectations with a screw top and green bottle, which seemed to affect it a bit with a slight oxidation and hint of skunk, but not completely sure on that. As it warms and the more I drink it the more a slight bitter skunky flavor comes through that gives it a bit more of a macro lager flavor, but still worlds better than most macro lagers. The malts and decoction-like layers were pretty nice, hops could have been a bit more pronounced overall too. Drinkable, crisp, and fairly tasty. I could pound quite a few of these back to back no problem.

jlindros, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first beer of the day at Green Week in Berlin on 18th Jan 2014.

Draught half litre shared with my wife served by a guy in national dress and inside a wooden beer garden type of set-up within the Austrian area of the festival.

Regular looking lager/pils golden, bright and clean: standard white head which lasted longer than most beers of this type.

No great aroma or taste, refreshing and crisp enough but nothing stands out or separates this from the thousands of other lagers/pils in the world.

Mr average in all aspects.

BlackHaddock, Jan 28, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented in a tapered green bottle 330ml bottle with a pretty cool looking bold red label.

Pours a very nice golden yellow colour, with a wonderfully foaming head of miniscule white, sticky bubbles. The beer clears after a while to a brilliant burnished hue, with a slick of thin white on the top. Lacing is brilliant - this is just exactly what you want to see in a German pils.

Pleasant vegetative hoppy character on the nose, crisp and clean, with a honeyed back-note to it. Light metallic kind of zing that's maybe a little reminiscent of a Euro generic, but we can probably forgive that. Slight hint of pepper, green grass and grain. Nice. The sort of nose you expect from a pils, if somewhat subdued.

Taste is clean and crisp, without being exactly exciting. There's a very pleasant hop bitterness forward on the palate, with a dry but refreshing character that stays later. No hint of grain or malt, the sweet character on the nose has gone awol, but that's ok; we're left with a crisp, light bodied beer that is exceptionally drinkable. Mouthfeel is sharp and crisp. Spot on. Clean, refreshing and drinkable.

For a beer which looks a lot like a generic Euro Pale Lager, this actually delivers. This is a very decent German-style pils, almost verging into the sharpness of the Czech style. While there's only so much you can do with the style, this is pretty much a spot-on example.

lacqueredmouse, Aug 01, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dbrauneis, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured your expected fizzy golden yellow ith good carbonation leaving a nice white cap and some bubbles

S: Floral hops, hint of grains

T: Pretty average. Sweetness, lighter floral hops, some dryness and then flavor fades away

M; Dry, somewhat crisp

O: Ok

barleywinefiend, Jun 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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