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

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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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look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I really do not like this one. From the standard green bottle, poured into clear dixie cup. Golden pour with decent fluffy white head. Aroma is skunk and light hay, no sweetness, a bit of dryness. Taste is like sucking on a skunk's ass. Why do breweries continue to use the green bottles. I have had this multiple times and no improvement. I tend to prefer the standard macros like Bud Light to this one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (Best Before 10.2012) into a pilsener glass.

A strong pour yields a 1-finger bright white head that slowly fades after a few minutes to a nearly nonexistant dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a perfectly clear pale straw with a moderate amount of carbonation bubbles. Some light lacing can be seen throughout consumption but never really sticks around that long.

The first detectable aroma while pouring the beer is a glorious skunkiness (gotta love those green bottles). A closer inspection reveals light, grainy malts, and herbal hops. Some slight notes of toast, biscuits, and wet hay are noticeable.

Just like the nose, sweet, grainy malts and herbal hops flavors hit the tongue at first sip. As the beer is held in the mouth, notes of biscuits, toffee, and skunk come through. Upon swallowing, a little more skunkiness comes out along with more herbal hops flavors.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a one-finger white head that quickly dissipates into nothingness. Very minimal lacing, spotty as hell.

Smell: Skunked! Behind the skunk is light hop smell

Taste: Not nearly as skunked as the smell, but still skunked. Behind the skunk is a light flavor of malts and hops, with a mild bitterness, but mainly grass and water.

Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body, high carbonation, very easy to guzzle down.

Overall: This just doesn't have enough flavor or presence to keep my interest. I couldn't even buy it to get sloshed because it's another ridiculously priced import.

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St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
2.9 out of 5 based on 1,143 ratings.
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