St. Pauli Girl Special Dark | St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.

St. Pauli Girl Special DarkSt. Pauli Girl Special Dark
BA SCORE
3.04/5
408 Ratings
St. Pauli Girl Special DarkSt. Pauli Girl Special Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
Germany
stpauligirl.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,618
Reviews:
238
Ratings:
408
pDev:
16.45%
Bros Score:
2.88
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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3.14/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nothing special about this dark lager. Just as weak as it's regular lager.

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Photo of mamaraza
2.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nodder
2.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CBrodbeck
2.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Unforgettable label.

This looks, smells, and tastes like a rich, dark Lager but is let down by the texture and finish. It's as if all the promise is up front and starts falling off from midpoint on. I think part of the problem is they have to finely filter then pasteurize the daylights out of this beer to keep it stable for the export journey. The ABV isn't high enough to make this one for aging so it's best consumed fresh, which is an ongoing problem with some of these imports. I know, shelf life of 6 months and all that, still the ones available locally are usually older. Green bottle and warm storage are problems as well.

I would certainly buy it if I found it fresh and/or properly stored.

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Photo of Brent_B
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zylod
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.84/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.9/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste is roasted malt, crisp and yet creamy. Dark brown in color and mostly clear. A nutty aroma and a medium body. Smooth head with some lace.
A gentle drinking lager for anytime.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.93/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Maiora13
2.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Honestly what i expect from a german pilsner. It is light and clear and drinks like water. No real distinct flavors but is good on a hot day.

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2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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2.64/5  rDev -13.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

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3.04/5  rDev 0%

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St. Pauli Girl Special Dark from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 408 ratings
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