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

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St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
European Pale Lager
Ranked #263
Ranked #29,886
2.89 | pDev: 22.49%
Feb 04, 2023
Dec 07, 2000
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Rated: 2.89 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
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Rated by Eriepa76 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
When this was made in Germany it was my favorite beer. Now it's Budweiser I. A green bottle . Shame on them. Sweet. Ricey. Rubbish.
Dec 09, 2022
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Rated by Jimmyvail from Virginia

1.69/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Don't bother.
Dec 02, 2022
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hey man, you are the man. Trust yourself. Believe in yourself. And party like the St Pauli girl is your date and her man is out of town. And you know what? Raul feels this way while drinking this beer. There are no problems. There are no complications. There’s just a German hottie by my side (well, before Mrs Raul, of course), and she keeps filling my glass when it gets empty.

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

2.69/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Clear, light gold appearance with a medium size, white head. Vegetal, grainy malt aroma. Sweet malt, lightly hopped flavor. Dull finish. Its been awhile since I had the original German produced product but even then it did little to distinguish itself. This latest offering does nothing to raise the bar. Maybe not a drainpour but not worth a repeat purchase.
Sep 19, 2022
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Rated by JakeV2001

1.87/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Brewed in St. Louis not Germany. Doesn’t taste authentic at all. Pretty much just like a Budweiser. It’s drinkable ,but wouldn’t buy again.
Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan

3.12/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Year Round Release - 6 pack
12 oz. bottle best before 03APR22 (4/3/22) - 5.0% ABV / 20 IBU
Brewed and bottled in St. Louis, MO
Poured into an unbranded pilsner glass

Look - Pours a dense and fizzy white head that evaporates quickly. Crystal clear, pale yellow appearance with a few floating bubbles.
Smell - The nose is very faint with bready malt and grassy hops.
Taste - Taste follows the nose with some bitterness that lingers throughout.
Feel - Thin bodied with a crisp mouthfeel and finishes pretty dry.
Overall - Not really much on flavor and it burns the back of the throat which reduces the drinkability.
Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 3.56 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by DOCRW from Washington

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 3.07 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by carolusincius

4.32/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
I am no beer expert. I am an amateur at best so do take my scummy St. Louis Irishman opinion with a grain of salt...

St. Pauli Girl is certainly not the best beer ever. It is drinkable but as many have noted not exceptional really in anyway. It is kind of a gimmick too... I am not even sure it is really German and infact I know it isn't because it is brewed in St. Louis Missouri. St. Louis is not in Germany I do not think. If you want a fantastic German beer try a good Hefewiesen. Franzikaner is my favorite.

But I will tell you what this beer is to me at least... and maybe you can make your own judgement on it (which I know for a fact you are going to!).

My family is from St. Louis. My father was the middle child of my hard-working Irish catholic grandmother's six children. I don't know if they drank Pauli Girls in the bars that my Dad and the other kids would play stickball in the alley behind. (stickball is like baseball... but you are too poor to afford a bad so you use a stick instead) but they drank it in Pensacola, when my Dad was learning to fly A-6's in the Navy. He ended up not being a Navy Pilot in the end. That was in the 1980's and President Carter was offering general discharges (not dishonorable) to those who wanted out of the military. My Dad was seeking a purpose in his life, and Navy pilot, even though he loved it, was not it. So he became a carpenter as he always loved building things and I bet they drank Pauli Girls at some point then, because they were scummy St. Louis Irishmen and that is what we drink. He met my Mom, went to school for nursing, I was born, times became tough, my mom and dad divorced, and my dad is now the medical provider for a small New Mexico oilfield town, where he saves lives every day and still makes house calls... he is happy because he is serving others not being served. He likes Belhaven scotch ale the best now, because he is a grumpy old man now and can afford to spend $15 a six-pack on good beer... I hope I get to that point in my life too someday, but I am only 28... so I buy Pauli Girls.

But you know... I do not think that my dad would turn down a St. Pauli Girl if he was offered one... in fact... I know he wouldn't, because when he comes over that is usually all I have!

So raise a Pauli Girl (or a Belhaven Scotch Ale, if we are at my dad's house...) to all the hard-working Irish Grandmothers, Back-alley stickball players, the boys at Pensacola Naval Air Station, and the friendly little Cowtown of Eunice NM... after all... after all, the St. Pauli Girl is often the only girl in the bar that will sit near most guys... so don't be rude to her. Bars are for people and beer both.

Beer is for Man. Man is not for beer.

Take it from a scummy St. Louis Irishman. I would know.


How I rate beers:

1 = I don't like this aspect of this beer.
3 = I am indifferent on it
5 = I like this aspect.

Sot scientific but it works for me.
Sep 22, 2021
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Reviewed by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This is a default German Lager that is on PAR with American Lagers. I doubt St Pauli Girl follows reinheitsgebot this might be a German Adjunct Lager that uses German 6 row barely or perhaps 2 row but that is a different story. White head, tasty flavor but nothing to get in a twist about. This beer pairs well with BBQ food. This is a late spring mid summer beer but it is available all year round. "You never forget your first girl" That is true, but this is introduction To German Lagers. This is the miller genuine draft of Germany.
Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 3.41 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Sep 14, 2021
Rated: 3.09 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a tall lager glass.
L: Pours a vividly crystal clear light vibrant pale yellow with a 3/4" white head that dissipates within a minute or so. Decent carbonation with little to no lacing.
S: Grassy, malt, bread, light skunk.
T: Balanced malts & hops, very light breadiness and very light caramel with a hint of bitterness. It is lightly sweet. This beer shakes hands with pilsner style lagers.
F: Brilliant, crisp, light to medium-light bodied and somewhat buttery mouthfeel that is brisk and semi-dry in it's fast finish.
O: Everything about the taste and feel of this German Pale Lager is light. A very well balanced sort of a hybrid European lager that is extremely refreshing and easy to drink. It is very good in it's style.
Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.3/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thin white head, not much lacing, pale yellow.

Bready malt and grassy hops.

Muted but crisp malt and moderate noble hop flavor and aroma.

Light and bubbly, nominal CO2 and easy to quaff.

Not bad, Not exceptional, but not terrible. Someone compared this to Brens lager (from Aldi) on here and I had to check it out. They are quite similar. But for about $9 a six pack for "the Girl" vs. $7 for Brens, why bother?
Aug 10, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by kerboo

Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 1 by doctorgary from New York

Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by hfgottlieb

4.48/5  rDev +55%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Brewed in St Louis, but brewed to the original German Purity Law, only Hops, Yeast, Malted Barley, and Water. They brought over the master brewer from Germany to set up the brewery. Tastes like the German import, but fresher. Can't agree with the green bottle's, but in the cardboard 12 pack it's protected from light. Think a lot of the imports taste stronger since they're skunked in the shipping. Lagers just can't take the heat like an IPA can, they need to stay cold. Decent fresh lager, and not destroyed like Miller did to Lowenbrau or AB did to Becks.
Jul 25, 2021
Rated: 2.84 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Jul 25, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 25, 2021
Rated: 4 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 3.49 by BEZMEZ

May 29, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Fallen232 from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2021
Rated: 3 by Mustela_Man from California

Mar 29, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Mar 13, 2021
Rated: 3.35 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: Fresh bottle for once. Filtered clear. Deep golden color. Subtle carbonation.

S: Buttery malts, mild hops. Like a fancy coors light.

T: Tastes really nice now that I've managed to find a fresh batch. I never thought the skunk was intentional. There's a plain date on the label, it's not in Julian-code like other Anheuser-Busch specialty products.

F: Light and easy. Beer is made for drinking, and drinkable it is.

O: Even though it follows the German purity law of 1516, it was brewed in St. Louis, Missouri. There are subtle yet dramatic differences in the water sources in American water vs European water. If you can drink a Budweiser or Michelob Ultra and not get a headache, Saint Pauli Girl is for you. If you feel adverse effects with Bud/Mich, I recommend going for something brewed in Munich, Germany instead--Like Spaten or Paulaner, or ideally Hacker-Pschorr or Saint Augustiner, which are admittedly much harder to find in the States.
Feb 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
$7.99/sixer plus tax at a grocer in Metairie, Louisiana. I know I've rated this before in handwritten notes, but I guess I haven't typed those up yet.

Grainy and grassy with a 2-row pale malt backbone...maybe some pils malt too.

I don't taste any adjunct and I find no off-flavours. It's not insipid or anything.

Does tend a bit minerally.

Crisp and clean drinking. Highly carbonated. Not a soft texture.

Drinkable and enjoyable for what it is, but not a standout beer. They push the German angle sheerly for marketing, sure, which is a bit plastic, but it's not a bad beer - disingenuous marketing aside. I've paid more for far worse, and I'd sooner drink this than 90% of the $16+/4x16fl oz can format beers floating around out there these days.

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 3.43 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Truegent2004 from Minnesota

1.99/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
I had not tried it since college days. Thankfully I only bought an individual bottle at the liquor store. Utterly rancid. I took two sips and poured the rest out.
Dec 26, 2020
Rated: 2.58 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Dec 19, 2020
Rated: 2.21 by Milkman_d83 from Kentucky

Nov 01, 2020
Rated: 3.35 by jgido759 from New Jersey

Aug 17, 2020
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Rated by hybridentropy from Angola

3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
a cheap alternative to heineken!
Jul 18, 2020
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Reviewed by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

2.53/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Bleh...not impressed at all by this bier. I thought it would be better, but I was wrong. Cannot recommend this particular one at all. Flat, no taste, poor finish......just cannot say anything really positive about it.
Jul 12, 2020
Rated: 3.57 by smi69 from New York

Jul 06, 2020
Rated: 3.04 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Jul 04, 2020
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