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

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Brewed by:
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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Photo of soju6
2.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with a small white head and some lacing.

S: Mild grain aroma and a bit musty.

T: Flavor of grain with a mild sweetness and a gritty bitterness and fairly clean finish.

F: Light body and crisp. A bit rough around the edges.

O: Kind of a bland generic beer. Not one of the better Euro Lagers.

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Photo of bigred89
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jsisko01
3.88/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a light golden color with a half-inch thick head that disappears quickly.

Smell - Grassy, somewhat skunky, with some bread characteristics. I like the smell of this.

Taste - It tastes skunky as well.. It doesn't have too strong of a flavor of anything though. Hard to point anything out. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Kinda light to medium bodied, same as the carbonation.

Overall - A pretty good beer. Nice and refreshing.

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Photo of Arsenal11
3.6/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

St Pauli Girl the first import I ever had many years ago :) Let me start by saying that I bought mine as a twelve pack which is the only way to go with green bottle imports thats why I had no skunkiness whatsoever.

A- Typical Lager but who really pours this stuff out of the bottle? The label is way better to look at.

S-Grassy a slight hint of hops

T-Light and refreshing, a little grassy, some sweet malts finish lingers nicely.

Overall this is a great beer that I would purchase again.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.61/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have to say the label is the best thing about this; a buxom Bavarian wench carrying steins of beer, whats not to love?

The beer itself was decent, slight skunk scent, (damn green bottles), medium yellow body, great head that lasts a while. Clean, crisp (grassy?).
I would drink it again.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.03/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is no carbonation showing (?!) and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, malts, floral hops, corn, skunk

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it comes across as sort of watery taste wise. The flavours include corn, wheat, malts, and some light hops. There is also a bit of a metallic flavour going on. It finishes with a grainy/corn aftertaste with some slight bitterness.

Overall – Not something I would ever seek out again. It might work well as a camping beer, but even then, there are better/cheaper options.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a nice looking golden yellow color, the head was white and fluffy. The smell of the beer had the typical German Lager aroma of some fresh grass and some aging in there too. The taste of the beer is a little grassy also and finished with a crisp clean flavor though. The mouthfeel of this one is light, crisp and clean also. Overall this brew isn't bad but I prefer the Dark Lager over this one personally.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
2.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A) A clear and bright yellow color. There was an inch of white head, not much retention, no lacing.

S) Sad to report, but this is mostly skunk.

T) This was not as bad as the nose. There was some skunk unfortunately, but it was at least somewhat counter acted by grains, hints of hops and a slightly grassy dry finish.

M) Pretty light bodied, with a decent amount of carbonation. There is some fizz to this one.

O) Perhaps this is the curse of the green bottle. I can't recall a time I've had a Pauli Girl that wasn't a bit skunky. This beer isn't terrible. Ice cold out of the cooler, you could do worse.

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St. Pauli Girl from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
Beer rating: 2.87 out of 5 with 1,158 ratings
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