Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #223
Ranked #21,341
3.79 | pDev: 10.29%
Apr 20, 2021
Sep 08, 2003
Very Good
Notes: When we set forth to brew a Pilsner, we wanted to pay homage to a region that is legendary in its brewing tradition. This beer is brewed the German way, and you can taste the difference. We even sourced the hops and malts from Germany! It’s light, easy to drink, and it goes just as good in a boot as it does in a stein. We use German Pils malt, 2-Row malt and wheat to create a firm malty character with a crisp finish. This traditional Pilsner malt bill is complimented by German Lager yeast and German noble hops. Pilsner’s 40 IBUs help it finish dry, the way a German Pilsner should.
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Rated: 3.33 by Critter6 from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 3.8 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.01 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Jul 24, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho

May 29, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Purchased in a pick 6 at Shangy's in Emmaus, Pa.
Pours a very light, clear pale straw yellow with a pretty decent snow white head that has fairly good retention, but then disappears leaving no trace of head.
Aroma: grass. graom. cold metal, mild floral hops.
Taste: Light, sour, maybe as tint of lime, lemon in the hops. Not impressed
Feel: Thin, I can't find the malts.
I do not see the German Style they claim.
May 10, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by timmy2b from New York

May 04, 2018
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From the 12 fl. oz. can stamped 1/24/2018. Sampled on May 1, 2018.

It pours an olive-yellow color under a big but fading white foamy head. Some lacing.

The aroma brings out a good character of Euro=grainy malts, biscuit, lemon zest, grass, and an off-putting vegetable oil sensation.

Light, refreshing body.

Sweet barley grain malts in the taste with a more notable lemon character that was hinted at in the aroma, but more notable in the taste. This has the elements of a typical German Pilsner but just doesn't quite make the grade as far as I am concerned.
May 01, 2018
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked-up as part of a mixed fifteen-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twenty dollars. Not my normal style of brew, but this is good, would buy again.
Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by drh88 from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Drewvel from South Carolina

Apr 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look - poured from a 12 oz can. Straw yellow in color, two-finger head and considerable lacing. Seems well carbonated.
Smell - grassy, some citrus, with a hint of sweetness.
Taste - Moderately hopped, with the flavors of the noble hops present. Nice crisp finish.
Feel - Light bodied, medium-high carbonation, and a standard 5% ABV.
Overall - an above average pilsner, definitely much better than the adjuncts. Easy drinking and, overall, a pretty tasty beer.
Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 3.47 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by elamb106 from New York

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by VAbrookiechaser from Virginia

Jan 10, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Echo1M4Carbine from Florida

Dec 31, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by Cooker_stp from New York

Dec 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Pencible from Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This was better than the mass produced beers that call themselves pilsners, but it was not really that great either. Very grassy and maybe a bit skunky.
Dec 30, 2017
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Rated by MarkCoon from New York

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
6 pack of cans purchased at Southern Tier Brewery.
I'd make this my go-to Pilsner if i could find it locally in Rochester NY.
Dec 27, 2017
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Reviewed by JimKal from North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a pale clear yellow from the canned version. Decent head that leaves pretty quickly with some lacing. The carbonation was minimal. Some light bitterness in the taste but it really could have used more of this. Mouthfeel was light. Decent lager but not one I will seek out.
Dec 25, 2017
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- A clear golden hue with a nice head and slight lacing.
A-Lot of grass lemon hints.
T-The taste follows the nose.
M-A light bodied beer with decent carbonation.
O-Decent pilsner.
Dec 24, 2017
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours clear and golden, with a massive head; looks just like a pilsner should; clumps of lace hang around

Smell: Bready with lime and grass tones

Taste: Bread forward with the lime arriving quickly; somewhat grassy, through the middle, with a crisp, dry finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Never thought of Southern Tier as being a brewer of German style lagers but they have done a nice job here
Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by tmryan21 from Illinois

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Perfectly clear pale yellow body with a soft, fluffy white head that leaves soft, fluffy white lace. The nose offers pilsner malt and corn, a bit of soap. The taste is clean, my first time ever saying that for a pilsner, probably because it only displays a bit of that pilsner malt which I find to be a dirty flavor (as in actual dirt), and instead offers a warmer malt, like the vanilla/bread-like flavors that come from wheat. The lavender/soap flavor still hangs around in the background with the mild bittering hops. The body is smooth despite the moderate carbonation, all in all making this one easy to put away.
This might be my favorite pilsner, probably because it had few pilsner-like qualities. I could still detect that namesake malt, but it was subdued and a host of other, cleaner (IMO) flavors filled in for it. People talk about beers for "sour beginners" and "stout newcomers", this should have been my "pilsner gateway".
Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by 22Blue from Kansas

Dec 02, 2017
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Rated by Danjplourde from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not bad, not nothing special. Would drink again.
Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by OriginalWayOut from North Carolina

Nov 25, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by AC-Mivsek from Ohio

Nov 03, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Oct 21, 2017
Rated: 3.02 by mkh895 from Arizona

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 4 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by Toynk from Illinois

Oct 01, 2017
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Reviewed by brewerdrew from Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Served in pint glass ... nice straw color a very clear. Head dissipates fast

Clean mouth feel with a hop bitterness but not much Hop flavor

Decent Pilsner but certainly not one I am running to or seeking out
Sep 29, 2017
Rated: 5 by tfsimpkins from Florida

Sep 28, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by edthehead from New York

Sep 24, 2017
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