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

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2.88/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,494
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
1,176
pDev:
22.22%
 
 
Wants:
14
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204
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Photo of corywalston
3.73/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jjmj51
3.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.77/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NHBeerSnob
3.46/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClintGoodman
1.95/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OkieMoosehead
3.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I like St Pauli. It might be because of the great label but I think it's a solid lager. It is hard to beat for a moderate priced mass produced beer and has a smooth bite when ice cold.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of depechemode1983
3.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a medium golden yellow in color. Head is white and foamy at the top. Retention is moderate with minimal lacing.
Picking up lots of grains and bread in the nose. Also getting light floral hops. A little better than i remember it.
The taste is of light grains and floral hops with a bit of honey like sweetness. Ends on a semi bitter not that lingers for a bit.
The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing and well carbonated.

I am a little taken back. This beer isn't half bad. I would rate it a solid 3 at the very least. I see one guy reviewing from memory and a few others reviewing it as a German Pilsener instead of a Euro Pale Lager. Maybe that is the reason for the low score.

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Photo of hozersr
2.96/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of moranm58
3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass; bottled on 1/3/2018, best before 1/2019. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread, and lightly toasted biscuit; with light notes of honey, nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. A touch of skunky aromas that went away as it sat in the glass. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread, and lightly toasted biscuit; with light notes of honey, nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero fruity notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good pale lager. All around nice robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Very clean pils malt flavors, with light earthy hop balance. A very enjoyable and well made offering for the style.

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Photo of osvath
1.5/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Chilmer
2.21/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mr-Beer
2.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

light crisp not much of a taste watery. Bubbly.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dcotom
3.62/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a stemmed flute. Crystal clear pale golden colored body, with a couple fingers of evanescent white head. Aromas and flavors of light biscuity malt, grain, grass, straw, and tart apple, with floral overtones and a hint of skunkiness. A little sweetness on the palate, not at all overbearing. Finishes on the dry side with some pleasant bitterness and a touch of astringence. There is even a little alcohol warmth as the beer reaches cellar temperature. Don't make the mistake of passing on this because of the rather low rating. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of digitalflood
2.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OzmanBey
1.84/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Jim67
3.11/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of acuziovapes
1.95/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ADKbeerguy
2.56/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light yellow with medium head.
Smell is sweet grain and slightly floral.
Taste is bready followed by a mildly grassy bitter finish.
Much maligned, but not as bad as the hype.

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St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
Beer rating: 2.88 out of 5 with 1,176 ratings