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

BA SCORE
68
poor
1,132 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay
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St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Girl
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,132
Reviews:
415
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
21.8%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
176
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.99/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaltTeaseFalcon
1.85/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Tigerbrau
1.75/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

Photo of hegg4345
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 04.2017.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, light gold color with less than one finger white head that quickly dissipated until only a thin, broken ring of small bubbles remained around the glass, there is no lacing present, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread and that Euro skunk smell, not much else.

TASTE: initially sweet and then crackers and finishes with a skunky hop profile.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is not a good beer, I can't believe I once considered this beer to be something special before the craft beer revolution, amazing how perceptions change when there are more choices, don't bother with this one, there are so many better options available.

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Photo of Dms844
3.34/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wontonst
3.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
2.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
1.94/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pour is bright yellow with a small head that fades pretty fast. Smells of grain, and little skunk funk. Taste is pretty standard, grainy corn mix with mild hops and skunk finish. Overall a standard beer, not horrible if ice cold but nothing out of the ordinary with this one, taste pretty much like rest in its class.

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Photo of bankboy66
4.14/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.83/5  rDev +67.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very fair US pricing for this excellent Pilsner. One of the best import buys for price and quality.

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Photo of mdt88
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JGardner1415
3.91/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice German lager. Similar taste to Heineken and so many others though.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
2.34/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DinoVindaloo
1.56/5  rDev -46%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

The look of the bottle is classic and was appealing. However, simply opening the bottle gave a skunky aroma. Pouring it out gave a nice head and a slightly below average yellow color. The taste was merely slightly better than the odor. It's nicely carbonated, that being the highlight of the beer.

Overall, I would never drink this beer again. It's not the worst but the price point is far too high. Better than an Olde English, worse than a Corona. The skunky odor and taste really ruined this one for me.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

St. Pauli Girl pours a straw yellow color with a lacing head. Very grainy, and industrial aroma. Taste is very grainy, corn, chemically and its downright offensive. Flat and nasty aftertaste. Overall, pretty bad.

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Photo of Commandophile
3.59/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 54V4G3
2.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.84/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kamahl16
1.5/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
2.89 out of 5 based on 1,132 ratings.
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