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

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St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Girl

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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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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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Best by 12/2012.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy 1/2 inch beige head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip down the glass on the drink down. Smell is very skunky up front but this gives way to some grain and slightly vegetal aromas. Taste is mainly of grain with some vegetal and slightly skunky flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but the smell is quite skunky.

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A- Green bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear and really pale light straw body with a white cap. Head forms to a huge size and has good retention. Somehow the massive cap falls to a small, bubbly cloud fairly quickly. No lace in sight.

S- Really not much going on here. I pick up faint light fruit and sweets.

T- More here but still not that much. Light fruit like white grape and apple, light caramel cracker malt sweets, bread and hops. Hops are spicy and grassy/herbal.

MF- Bubbly but creamy light body. Slight bitterness in the finish.

Pretty much what I expected. Drinks better than most American light beers but still not very flavorful or satisfying.

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St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
2.9 out of 5 based on 1,142 ratings.
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