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

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68
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1,139 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,139
Reviews:
419
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
21.8%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
179
For Trade:
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Photo of Bmarkalan1970
3.88/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Once again I see that a famous German import gets a low rating compared to what I think. But what do I know? We were drinking these as a big treat way before all the American Crafters exploded on the scene. So maybe I'm being sentimental.

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Photo of losthusker
1.87/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'll go ahead and explain what skunky means. It means it smells like a damn road kill skunk. And it's all downhill from there, yikes. It does look like a beer, it is wet like a beer. But unfortunately it smells and tastes like a skunk. And not buying the green bottle bs because Hieneken, Becks, and even Special Export aren't nearly this offensive. Will not revisit.

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Photo of karlk1990
3.99/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have seen this around both at beer stores and in the import section at Meijer and Walmart . Finally decided to try it. To me, it tasted a little different than other beers in the style with a bready almost oat like after taste. Was good but it won't replace becks for me.

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Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just like Beck's version, an average tasting, mass produced lager.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +38.4%
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 Darrin_Smith
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.16/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I've pounded some of these over the years. Pours a feint straw yellow with a mild 1/4" white head that vanishes before your eyes. Aroma is skunky. I'm ok with that. I almost prefer it in this style of beer.

Taste is a minor noble hopped beer, very light pale malt and plenty of skunkiness over a mouthfeel of lots of carbonation. I dig it for what it is. Its a skunky Euro lager with some sex appeal marketing on the label. Hot weather beer for sure. Or maybe you didn't wanna wait in line for beer and just wanted to throw some meat on the grill and drink one of these without talking about some idiosyncratic taste you came up with to put in your review.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.04/5  rDev +39.8%
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 fthegiants
2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jsbirnba
2.96/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the pump house in victoria.

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Photo of Johncnh
2.59/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bshefftz
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beerguy04
4.08/5  rDev +41.2%
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 CaptainHate
2.71/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I had this at a Hungarian restaurant; nothing was on tap and the bottled choices were very unexciting. I had fond memories of this pre craft beer so I thought I'd give it a try. It wasn't bad so much as it was unexciting; a utilitarian thirst quencher that at no time caused me to think "this is really good".

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ordybill
2.22/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. I have had this dozens of times in the past, first time for a review. The appearance is a clear light yellow color with a very small white head. The aroma is all "skunk". The taste is awful, the first flavor is skunky followed by some mild hops.

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Photo of nater919
2.84/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Stoppenzeefromfloppenzee
1.75/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Yes I too some 32 years ago would slug these down , so I happen to see them this past weekend and like many have said ...WTF were we thinking lol

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Photo of JonnyCastle
3.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of user785335
3.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lunchbox1015
1.9/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours golden, the smell was bitter. Taste was bitter but not a lot of flavor. Mouth feel was light and crisp.

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