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Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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410 Ratings

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 11
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008

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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.

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2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall it is... alright. The initial smell and taste were bitter, but after one drink it got better. The appearance, smell and taste were all ultimately average, with nothing really special to note. Really it was not bad, and not really great - just beer. I couldn't help think of Hugo Stiglitz every time I saw the name of the beer, which made for a fun time :-)

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2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from a Weizen glass.

Has a very pale color. Huge head after pouring but doesn't stay for too long. Leaves almost no lace. Just a few bubbles rising now and then.
Has a pretty strong and malty smell.
Standard lager taste. I find the aftertaste more interesting, hoppy and quite bitter for a pilsner.
Body feels light to medium, crisp and refreshing. It leaves your mouth dry and makes you want another sip.

Overall this beer is not outstanding in any way but it isn't bad either.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
81 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.