Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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81
good

407 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 36 | 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:
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(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008)
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Top Hops last week, not having a Pilsener in a long time and never having a beer from Stieglbrauerei before. I almost thought that this was a European Light Lager when I saw the green bottle but thankfully, this was much more solid, normal-smelling, and easier to enjoy than any beer of that style and this turned out to be a great example of how crisp and hopped a good Pils should be!

The pour to this was a nearly-clear straw hue with a moderate amount of head and just a bit of lacing. Not a lot of aroma here but the taste more than made up for it. Lots of grass, straw, and lemon with a bit of sourness in the back. Somewhat bready but not as full as a Dortmunder or as starchy as a Macro Lager or mass-market beer, but the finish was crisp without being cloying.

I never considered a beer of this style to be one for a long session but this would have fit that bill perfectly. The carbonation was just right and there was just enough of a floral and earthy feel to this to keep it light while never feeling watered-down. This was a great example of the style and maybe the best beer that I've had out of a green bottle in quite a long time.

Photo of thegodfather2701
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a straw color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin layer of foam.

S-skunky, malty, grassy-like Noble hops

T-Grassy hops (Noble) and some caramel, with a skunky flavor to it.

M-Nicely carbonated, but more on the creamy side.

D-Very drinkable as the flavor is good and it is quite refreshing.

Overally, this is a solid German Pilsener that I would recommend others trying.

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Fakexican
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of herrburgess
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Riik3
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Miha
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of clarknova
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of cadaugherty
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of magpieken
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ajtorres311
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can't get very much more classic than this iteration of a German Pilsner. Tons of head & lace.

Grassy and sort of a clingy mouthfeel; I thought the nose was a little catty, but nothing that would put me off it. So much better than the Grolsch-Heineken business that too often overshadows this stuff.

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

Photo of NightINgale
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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!!

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

A- pale gold with a fluffy white head. Head retention is good, and lacing is inconsistent. Lacing improves once the head has receded a bit.

S- grassy, biscuity. floral hops.

T- Bready malt with a sharp hop bitterness. The finish is off-dry with the aforementioned hop bitterness.

M- Light and refreshing. Carbonation is light and prickly.

O- It's a nice representation of the style

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mac1381
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mattparsons
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
81 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.