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

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000

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Photo of bankboy66
4.14/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianLC1990
4.12/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Give the girl a chance.

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Photo of beeroclock
4.1/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my staple beer. I keep this in my fridge and have for years now.

A - Pale yellow, gold in color. Pours into a pint w/ a nice foamy head that fades quickly, but laces the glass throughout the drink.

S - Slightly skunky

T - Very crisp, pilsner taste.

M - Carbonated.

D - Tasty, goes down smooth, an excellent choice for an everyday beer.

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Photo of beerguy04
4.08/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color with a foamy white head. A faint malty smell. Taste is a faint maltyness as well. Mouthfeel is watered down. Overall I like this beer. I feel like it's what BMC was supposed to taste.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.04/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

St. Pauli Girl | St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is three fingers thick, with solid lacing, and a clear medium gold body.

Smells like full-bodied grains and hearty malts.

I taste a clean and clear version of the smell, with slight bitterness.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate St. Pauli Girl | St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co. with an overall 4. Not up to par with other German brews out there IMO.

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Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +39.4%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Pauli Girl brewed by St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co. This German Piliser with an ABV of 4.90% pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is some nice spotty lacing to this brew,it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is mild skunkie with grains and malts. Not a fan of brews in green bottles,but it is what it is. Now for the taste, it is bold with grins and malts. You do pick up on some nice mild hops in the taste as well. The skunk flavor is there. However it is not to bad, I have had a lot worse. The body is a solid medium, a real smooth going brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a real nice balance to it. This brew would be nicer on tap or out of a can . The mouth feel is Bold, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving St. Pauli Girl a soild 4 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co., Did a nice job with this brew.

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Photo of syndelee
4/5  rDev +39.4%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of DaveNdesert
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers!

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Photo of stella77artois
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of prock180
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of gdk_nj
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of inbierveritas
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of dubmax
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of AdrianRP
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming back to this here in early 2016. I STILL see people speaking of the 'skunk' factor. I REALLY wish this company would make the beer LIKE THE USED to!!!! And for once and all GET IT OUT OF THE DAMN GREEN BOTTLES!!!!!!!! Do you hear me St. Pauli Girl Brauerei????????

I just do not understand how a company that prides itself on quality, completely commit suicide by knowing destroying it's beer before it barely leaves the retailer in the customer's hand!

I just speechless at the STUPIDITY!

Let me begin by saying that the 4 or 5 reviews below are utterly inaccurate. I say this because they did not give this beer a fair rating which in part is the brewers fault.

Shame on you all!!

Bottom line: "IF ITS SKUNK IT'S JUNK!!!!"

This is true for ANY beer as it should never, EVER smell like a skunk! It it does its been damaged by light and is ruined..

This particular brew is HIGHLY susceptible to light damage due to its completely inadequate packaging primarily because of its green bottle and exposed 6 pack containers.

NEVER buy this beer in a six pack unless you are removing it from a completely enclosed case packaging..NO EXCEPTIONS!

If you are going to buy this beer, buy it in a completely enclosed 12 pack container and ensure you grab one that hasn't even had the handle cutouts pushed in!

This beer WHEN ITS FRESH is really quite good..and if purchased properly has a ZERO skunk factor. Its highly drinkable, and has good German flavor, light years ahead of ANY U.S. domestic lager.

This beer at one time use to be my favorite, in fact it is the beer that got very interested in higher quality brew in the first place.

However, in 2002 it changed considerably not only in its packaging, but also in formula. The result was a more accessible beer that could appeal more to the U.S. domestic market.

Countless emails to the brewer about my dismay in the change were never returned. I really miss my old St. Pauli Girl beer..but the replacement still isn't half bad. Its still a decent Euro style beer with decent hops flavoring and appearance..and..

It stills pours a healthy, creamy head with adequate lacing (when fresh!) sticking to the sides of my glass inviting me to drink more. Lastly, its pricing is always reasonable, and is still available in 12oz. bottles

I have a 12 pack chillin' in the fridge right now waiting for Saturday afternoon. I can't wait!

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Photo of irongator
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of upperclass420
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a perfectly fine lager, and anyone who says otherwise should consider what a lager is supposed to be. it is supposed to be easy to drink and balanced so that no flavors overwhelm over the course of drinking more than a few.
I must say though, this beer just like many other imports, it should be in a brown bottle.
some people may not even be familiar with the differences, but these import lagers ive tried in both green and brown bottles, they always taste better in the brown bottle, and its easily noticeable. The green bottle gives the beer an almost sour sweetness, and the brown bottle has a more natural grainy tasting sweetness without the sour flavor which is also referred to as a skunky flavor. The thing ive noticed, is that when i purchase a 12 pack package of this st. pauli girl beer, since the beer is not exposed to light, the beer taste more like it should taste without that certain skunky sweetness. i pour it into a glass from a distance to get rid of the extra carbonation put in it, and it taste absolutely awesome over a 6 beer drinking session. I just suggest to get it in the 12 pack package so that the beer has not been effected by light.

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Photo of VILJ
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good German beer like Beck and others.

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Photo of sudz42
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's interesting that Beck's and St. Pauli have the exact same rating here at BA. However I'm finding that, notwithstanding it's more limited distribution and lack of 12-er cans, it is a better drink than Beck's. There's more malt and the typical macro bitterness is replaced by detectable Salz.

I used to drink this when I was young, and along with Dab, Warsteiner, Paulaner, "the girl" had a special place. Going on memory, except for a recent 6 of Warsteiner, the girl is the cheapest, closest thing to a Munchen beer-hall lager readily available. If there were 12-er cans it would be my go-to macro, along with Pilsner Urquell.

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St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
Beer rating: 2.87 out of 5 with 1,151 ratings
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