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Stiegl Pils - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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397 Ratings

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website

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 sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of mulder1010
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ML bottle poured into a Bittburger glass

A-- Pours a clear straw gold color. Not a lot of visible carbonation. Just a bit of small carbonation bubbles. Big, fluffy white head that slowly fades away to a small, soapy collar that clings to the glass well at the top of the glass

S-- Lots of grassy hop notes and sweet bread.

T-- Highly carbonated. Grassy, metallic notes and more sweet bread.

M-- Highly carbonated and quite creamy. Pleasant feel even with a metallic feel from the hops. Crisp, clean sweet bread finish.

O-- Too carbonated to my palate but a good beer. Got a fresh bottle so none of the skunky notes that others seem to get. A little metallic in places but nothing too bad. A well done mass produced beer.

mulder1010, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

LJWalker, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Domingo
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally grabbed a bottle of this that wasn't caked in a massive layer of dust. Cheers to Mile High W&S for having some fresh bottles.
Pale straw yellow with steady carbonation that never dies. I poured a traditional 1/2" head and found the beer did a fine job of keeping the head steady and lacing the glass.
The nose reminds me a bit of a Czech pils with the saaz character, but minus the creamy malt note.
The flavor comes from three directions at once thanks to this being west Austrian. The hops are floral and lightly bitter, and the malt is somewhat dry. However it's not as dry as most northern German pilsners and the light honey-like malts creep in here and there. There's clearly a Bavarian, Czech and Rhine influence here, creating a nice mix of pilsner characteristics.
A tasty pils with a lot of flavor while remaining something you can drink pint after pint of.
Austrian pilsner...I think I like it!

Domingo, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

edwardkersh, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Rlombardi75
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Rlombardi75, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of campofapproval
3/5  rDev -15.7%

campofapproval, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of EasyReader
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

EasyReader, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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
Photo of irishkyle21
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

irishkyle21, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL can into 0,5L glass.

A: bright gold. pretty much clear, however, there is some particulate floating around in there. head is cloud-like and inviting. bright white. good lacing.

S: noble hops. grass. dandelion. moss. very earthy aromas. a little bit of grain back there, but this one is mostly hoppy.

T: starts sulfury with a pleasant dash of german noble hop. earthy and bitter. after that, goes right into metal. pretty metallic finish as well. lingers and makes me unexcited for the next sip. blah.

M: solid carbonation on this lager. light bodied for sure.

D: i hope this brew is better out of the bottle cause i really cant move past the metallic flavor here. everything else seems solid, appearance, smell, mouth, palate is my only real complaint. otherwise crushable.

Jimmys, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found a 500ml can of Stiegl during a trip to Canada. The beer pours a clear pale/golden yellow copper with a fair size foamy white head. The smell had malt, hops, slight citrus. The taste starts somewhat dry and then finishes with a slight bitter hop taste. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer that is definitely sessionable.

WoodBrew, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

FortSmithHops, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Ezmunny, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

phantasm714, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dbrauneis, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Fatehunter
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. Golden color with the bubbles going up to the two fingered head. Beautiful, just beautiful.

Great aroma of barley and wheat, a muted lemon scent too.

Mild bitter taste, honey and metallic.

Crisp and clean texture. Moderate to high carbonation. Light body. Perfect pils body.

Drinking this brings back great memories from traveling to and through Salzburg and Austria. Great looking and smelling, the taste was less than I remember at the source.

Fatehunter, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of CrazyMike
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow appearance with a small amount of white head that slowly settles down leaving little lacing. Smell is sweet, floral and grainy with a hint of hops and malt.

Taste consists of grass, corn, grain and earthiness with a hint of hops and bready malts. Refreshing and smooth combination so far. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a lingering dry and sweet taste.

Overall, this is a decent Pilsner, crisp and easy to drink; as well as cheap and commonly available. Worth a try if your picking out random tall cans.

CrazyMike, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is a fairly good amount of lacing. The head lasted for shorter than average.

Smell - Grains, bread, malts, hops, grass

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste grains, lemons, and hops. There is also a touch of corn and a light breadiness. It ends with a grainy aftertaste.

Overall – Better than average for sure. With so many run of the mill euro beers available in my area this one at least has a taste different enough to set it apart from the rest.

spinrsx, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

djcreepshow, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Allurex
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Allurex, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

sim0n17, Dec 03, 2011
Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
81 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.