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

St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Girl
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St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Girl

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

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

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Ratings: 1,145 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another beer that I had not touched in almost a quarter of a century. The marketing slogan used to be, "You never forget your first Girl", and that was certainly the case for me. She was a skunky mess that quickly became a drain pour, despite the fact that I was underage and had really worked to score that beer. Big, foamy, two fingers worth of bone white head. Color was a pale straw-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a Saaz hops bitterness to it. Mouthfeel was medium with a real Saaz bite on the tongue. The label identified it as "Lager", but I would put it as a Pilsner. This was really quite good. Finish had a pleasantly lingering hopiness. This was a real eye-opener.

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Photo of Jason
2.81/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

More or less skunked depending on how old it is and where it has been stored. Either way there is that underlying overcooked hop aroma and flavour ... not as bad as some other known skunk laden imports though.

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Photo of ZEB89
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

and so it begins another adventure down the road of the bottom of the barrel. stopped in the store on the way home and grabbed a few more tonight. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 08/16/2010.

one of the classics, i grew up with this one and what more can i say about it. had to throw one in the cart tonight. the highly carbonated light amber pour produces a huge head of white that quickly drops off. aroma is full of grain, lots of bready notes, hints of light, very light euro hops and tons of malt. each sip is clean, crisp, clear and refreshing. nothing great about this beer, but its simplicity and ability to stay true to form should be commended. light aftertaste has a touch of corn and a light crispness that make you go back for another round.

overall not the best, never will be but for what it is, it works, word order it in a pinch over 95 percent of this list.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Zaphog
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

St Pauli another Euro lager, possibly the most famous German import. Who knows where this is brewed today? Appears pale fizzy yellow golden with a bright white head that fades quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma has cooked veggies with rough slightly skunked herbal hops, this green bottled lager was straight from a 12 pack so no light exposure yet. Flavor is really minimal, slight sweetness mineral water tone, with harsh herbal hop bitterness and a tad of that skunk note. Mouthfeel is light bodied much like carbonated water, bad finish with those harsh hop oils. Drinkability is what it is a beer that will continue to be solid in every grocery store across the country when so much better options are available.

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Photo of InspectorBob
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pale gold with a thin lacing of loose, bubbly, white head that has little retention

S - musty, corn, skunky

T - musty, grainy, corn-like sweetness, grassy, faintly bitter

M - smooth, crisp, a bit heavily carbonated, light to medium bodied

This is a pretty typical euro lager. It's musty, skunky, comes in a green bottle, and has a rather simplistic flavor. Nothing special to report here. I'll avoid in the future.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of krome
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rolltide8425
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BEER88
2.36/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dvmin98
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of rab53
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of jwc215
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw yellow with a thin white head that soon disappears.

The smell is of grass and sulfur.

The taste is of grass, sulfur, some oily slickness. Sweet malt with some slightly metallic hops. Sweet, oily finish.

There is something of a crispness to it. Overall, fairly smooth. Chemicalish aftertaste.

An average-ish green-bottled, boring Euro-lager. Not much of a pilsner, but ok. Pretty easy to drink. Not "bad", there are worse - but there are better. A better pick than Heineken or Beck's, but...

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Photo of Duff27
3.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden, pale. Not much lacing, if at all.

S- Skunky, pretty common for German Pils most of the time.

T- Bready, got that classic bite to it.

M- Crisp, medium carbonation.

D/O- This calls for a 6 pack night as an alternative to any major corporate beer.

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Photo of Tone
3.11/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, straw color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight hops, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of sulfur. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, hint of metallic, slight hops, hint of sweet malt, hint of sulfur, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, but aroma and body are hurt by hint of sulfur and metallic notes.

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Photo of Lare453
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -30.6%

St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
Beer rating: 9.1% out of 100 with 1,145 ratings
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