Eurotrash Pilz | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer may have a cheeky name, but don’t be fooled; it is modeled after fine European pilsners to be light and crisp. Aromatic Noble hop varieties, 2-row malted barley and European style pilsner malt contribute to this pale beer’s smooth character.

Added by aerozeppl on 06-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
733
Reviews:
175
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 733 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Village Beer Merchant. Terrribly named, this was a great summer beer and kept its carbonation overnight, excellent drinakbility I was able to finish 80% of it myself and it went well with a weekend of meals. Generous retained head, a nice moderate bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Really good for what it is.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer was lightly hopped with some earthy and grassy grains on the nose. The taste of the beer was light and crisp, it had some grainy flavors with the bitter hops finishing it off. The mouthfeel was very light and highly carbonated. Overall it's a pretty good drinkable brew. Nothing too special about it but I think it's alright.

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Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has some hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are very light aromas of floral hops in the nose. No traces of malts are detectable.
T: The taste has a mixture of flavors of bready and grainy malts along with hints of spiciness from the hops.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and crisp on the palate and a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is crisp and has some refreshing properties but I’m not sure if I would have more than one of these in a sitting as there are better pilsners out there.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Without seeing the label or hearing about the New York State brewer's marketing and naming campagne; and simply tasting the beer yields a very nice Pilsner that would make any Prague beer aficionado proud.

Pouring a bright straw color, with brilliant clarity, the beer forms a cottony white and withstanding foam cap that lasts nearly the session. Where light on lace, the beer does very well in all appearance catagories.

Highly floral with classy German hops, the beer fuses aromas with soft malty components and round out in an earthy honey suckle kinda way. Light breads, soft grains, and herbal/grassy notes round out the aroma profile.

Soft malts deliver a light bready, doughy, and freshly kilned barley taste and doing so with the supple sweetness of confectioner's sugar and cereal grains. Fairly substantially malted for Pilsners, the beer balances with herbal spicy hops to taste but also developing into a gentle smooth earthy bitterness in finish that closes the beer. Light on sulfurs, esters, and buttery notes, the beer rounds out very well.

Medium bodied, maybe a bit fuller when compared to European Lagers, the beer has a crisp and creamy start that leads to a minty-cool, slightly warm alcohol finish as the hop bitterness aids in dryness and the carbonation subsides.

A very drinkable Pilsner for novice drinkers and coniseurs alike.

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Photo of emerge077
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really dry and crisp, comes off more as a Helles. "022 12" date code on the bottle, so it's relatively fresh.

Saturated bright gold color, thin layer of white foam. Spotty lace, thin unbroken skim across the surface.

Wet barley smell, slightly sulfuric. Aspirin/medicinal/green hops. Light flavors of barley and husky grains, very crisp and clean, with plenty of simple flavors that coalesce. Feel is lean and drinkable, light carbonation. A very Germanic impression, not sure Czech Pils fits here, but it's intentionally ill defined.

Paired well with cured pork loin.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/2/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast esters; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Czech pilsner. Good balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of white head. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: A lot more bready malts here. Much more czech than the German version I just had. A little citrus and fruity esters. Grassy hops.

Taste: Again, a lot of bready malts. More hops here though. Very grassy and herbal. Some citrusy fruits. Zesty.

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, this was a decent pils. A little too malty though. I could have used a little more floral hops. Still, pretty drinkable.

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Photo of nickfl
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of white foam that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. The body is a clear, golden color.

S - Bready notes of pilsner malt with some subtle, spicy hops.

T - Bread and biscuit notes up front with light, spicy hops in the middle. Finishes with sweet graham cracker notes and herbal bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - This is a reasonable example of the style, though it is lacking some of the intensity of the better European examples. The hops are present, but a bit subdued and the pilsner malt character never quite comes out in its full glory. Nevertheless, it is quite drinkable and better than the average Euro-style lager.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner a light lemony color with a very thin head wich left me a bit dissapointed.Wet grainy aromas with some underlying iron/metallic notes along with mild toastiness.Firm toastiness on the palate with real restrained sweetness,a decent shot of sharp peppery hops in the finish.To me this is more of a north German style pilsner with its dryness and healthy dose of hops in the finish,still I have had much better pilsners,I still love ST though.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pure white 1 finger fizzy head that fades semi quickly at first before slowing, with pot marked head, over brilliantly clear golden straw colored beer.

Nose is typical pilsner, some cracked straw, toasted wheat like malts, bit of a juicy lager fruit, crisp lager as well, touch of fruit, and hints of floral hops, with a bit of a lager yeast aroma.

Taste is nice, crisp lager, light toasty straw malt pils, light toasted wheat, bit of juicy malt, plenty of lager flavors with a light fruit and crispness as well as yeast, even hints of toasted bready malts. Then hops, with a nice floral hop but a hint of spicy cascade family earthiness and spicy quality but not heavy or overpowering, with a decent bitterness that gets slightly herbal. Finish is dry and crisp, a bit more of the earthy spicy like hops, a nice long bitter finish, slightly herbal but earthy and spicy at the same time and never too much, hint of straw and pilsner flavors lingering.

Mouth is a bit lighter bodied but on par with the style, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, the hops may get a bit too much for what it is considering they seem more American style hops that get a bit spicy and earthy rather than noble hops, which might be the only downfall of the beer. Otherwise nice malts, drinkable, tasty, no real off flavors except perhaps a bit of the yeast flavor coming through (and the hops a bit much). I'm surprised this has such a low rating, although not too surprised considering the typical American palate is not a huge fan of the lighter but still tasty beers, especially pilsners and lagers overall.

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Photo of chinchill
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass (from Nov. 2011 notes).

Predictable flavor given the aroma since there is plenty of earthy and spicy hop aroma. There also some citrus in the nose, but the flavor veers more towards the citrus side, and leaves a moderately bitter grapefruit aftertaste.

A nice orange-amber with a lasting off-white head.

O - a bold and flavorful Fall seasonal.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light malts, some hops and lager yeast.

T: The taste starts out with a mild burst of hops bitterness followed by breadiness from lager yeast and a thin malt character. There’s some mild sweetness and a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely several other beers in the style that I would choose before this one.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours crystal clear pale yellow with just a hint of visible carbonation and a finger high bright white head which dissipates to nothing almost instantly. This beer exhibited little to no lacing on the glass.

S: Light aromas of floral hops and something that smells like it is just on the edge of spoiling.

T: The flavor of this beer is very sharp with bready and grainy malts present and the slight hints of spiciness.

M: Light bodied with low to moderate carbonation and a definite crispness.

O: This beer has a great name and unfortunately did not fulfill the greatness expected. Crisp and easy to drink, one could easily have a couple of these in a sitting, but would one want to with the many other superior pils available.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Rifugium
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Prohibition Taproom, Philly, PA

Poured a golden yellow color, crystal clear, moderately carbonated, with a small white head that fizzled out pretty quickly. Aroma was light and bready with a light, crisp hoppiness. Biscuity taste, pale malts, light hops...pretty simple. Light mouthfeel, and pretty easily drinkable, just not really my style.

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Eurotrash Pilz from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 733 ratings.
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