Eurotrash Pilz | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Eurotrash PilzEurotrash Pilz

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

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.

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Reviews: 175 | Ratings: 733
Photo of woodychandler
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is rare for me to be buying bottled beer, so this purchase (and subsequent review) must have something to do with its name and its labeling.

From the bottle: "Brewed with 2 varieties of hops and 2 types of malts"; "Craft Revolution and an "Anarchy" A".

I got a finger-and-a-half of rocky, bone-white head from my aggro pour which evidenced low retention due to the humidity of the day. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity and lots of carbonation in evidence. This sissy was looking forward to this fizzy yellow beer. Ya heard, Greg Koch? Nose had a very pleasant lemon-citrusiness and my mouth was watering at the prospect. Mouthfeel was thinner than all of the carbonation had led me to expect, but the taste was like a lemon tart/muffin/biscuit as the hops really interacted well with the malt in the mouth. Finish was semi-dry and not just refreshing but welcomed in the increasing humidity of this summer afternoon. Quite good and worth having again.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear, light apple juice yellow. Pure white head with low ok retention and lace. Lively carbonation in the glass.

S - Lemon, sweet breadyness, soft yeast.

T - Crisp lemon, snappy mineral center with a light malt sweetness, dry green bitter finish.

M - Light, medium-light to style. Nice smoothness. Par carbonation.

O - Clean and crisp with great drinkability. Done well to style.

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Photo of nimrod979
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a pilsener glass. DOB on bottle is 1/18/12.

Appearance: Clear body. Yellow in color. Average frothy white head that fades to basically nothing. No lacing. Lots of little carbonation bubbles flowing throughout.

Aroma: Spicy, floral hop. Lemon zest, biscuit and pilsener malt.

Taste: Quick spicy hop bite, somewhat floral and wet. Then kinda dulls and fades into a slightly sweeter malt character. Biscuit-y.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Soft carbonation kind of dulls it down but it's easily drinkable. and the flavors work well together. Finish is sweet dry biscuit.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Brilliant clarity on a golden-maize color shows a gentle whisper of effervesce. The head is oatmeal in color, frothy and patchy and quick to dissipate leaving no window lacing. Expected a bit more pop carbonation wise and head retention.

S: Green flowers on the nose, soft hay, very low grainiess, could of used a better and cleaner grain character and lacked the spicy hops of a good Czech pils.

T: A bit of moldy grain character, not very clean or crisp at all. Maybe that’s why they call it a euro-trash. Dry hay with a bit of funky mildewy hop finish and aftertaste.

M: Flat carbonation, but does have some substance body wise, still meh, lacks crispness.

O: Overall not very tasty, a bit of funky moldy hops, low carbonation and unclean malt profile leaves much to be desired. A shame because I usually like a lot of southern tiers beers, just goes to show you the real craftmenship is in brewing the lighter bodied beers where flaws cannot hide. Blah not even close.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a light clear gold color with three fingers of white head.

Aroma of lemon, biscuit, floral hops and sweet malts.

The taste matched the aroma. Lemon, floral hops, biscuit and sweet malts. Bitter bite to the finish.

Lighter bodied and crisp with a sharp carbonation.

I enjoyed this Czech Pilsner from Southern Tier quite a bit. I'll definitely have more this summer.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-06-04 in Columbia, PA

A - Very clear yellow with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S - Grassy, bready, herbal and light stone fruit. Volatiles fade quickly.

T - Honey-sweet pale malt, citrus, light stone fruit, grassy, herbal/metallic and some light hop bitterness come through at the end. Dries quickly leaving a citrus-tart and light bitter finish that sticks around awhile.

M - Light body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O - A pleasant but not earth-shattering pils. I much prefer Victory Prima Pils.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner: Light gold, clear body under three fingers of lumpy, glistening head that drops & leaves lichen-y lacing.

Smells of biscuity malt, lemon, white grape juice, slightly musty hops, a little "eggy" sulfuric.

Crisp taste of crusty biscuit, a little honey-like sweetness, mild fruitiness somewhere between melon & citrus, rounds off with a nice snap of bitterness in the finish & lingering dryness in the aftertaste, a little peppery.

Kind of teeters between smooth & "round", & crisp. Light-bodied.

This one's right in the wheelhouse. Nothing too spectacular about it, but solid & without any real flaws.

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

Pours a nice clear light gold with lots of visible carbonation. Medium white head. Smell is big herbal and floral noble hops. Lots of light sweet malt. Sharp hop bitterness in the middle. Good herbal hop flavors. There's a momentary a cake-like sweetness in the finish before fading to a lingering sharp bitterness. Pretty full bodied for a pils and well carbonated. Overall this is a really solid beer for its style and I'm not sure what else you want from a Czech style pils.

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Photo of JoeZeppy
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think you have to review a beer for what it is supposed to be, not what you want it to be. I almost didn't buy this, because the ratings were low. However, Southern Tiers reputation won out. I'm glad I did.

I love a giant hoppy IPA or belgian trippel as much as the next guy, but it's 90 degrees out this weekend. When it's that hot out, and you've been working in the yard all day, or planning a cookout on the patio, you want something crisp, easy to drink, and refreshing. Usually in that scenario, I'll buy a case of Heineken, Becks, or Pilsner Urquell. If you like them, you'll like this.

You know how Heineken has that funky sour smell to it? This has that. Pale golden straw color? Check. White creamy head? Check. (Stayed in the glass a while for me, maybe you guys need to wash your glassware better.) Pound two in a row on a hot day without feeling like you ate a loaf of bread? Check.

This is a great hot weather beer in the pilsener style. Good bitter hops flavor, not citrusy, but just a hint of what smells like tea to me. I've had Sam Adams Noble Pils, this is definitely better than that. More balanced, rounder flavor. Where the Sam Adams is kind of one-dimensional, this is a solid product. I'd buy it again. And, I'm still supporting a craft brewer, not a multi-national conglomerate mega-brewer.

I was actually drinking Heineken the night before at a party, so the taste was fresh in my mind. Kind of what put me in the mood. Again, this is not a big-ass Victory IPA or Dales Pale Ale, and it's not supposed to be. Is it as good as Pilsner Urquell? I can't say, as I haven't had one in a long time, but it's as good or better than Heineken, and tastes great with burgers on the grill.

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Photo of PDXHops
2.12/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle with no freshness dating, poured into a pils glass. What passes for a head is more or less gone by the time I finish pouring out the contents of the bottle. Nice clarity in the light gold body, though.

Husky and grainy nose with restrained floral and spicy hops in the background. An oddly boozy beer at such a modest ABV, but the alcohol does seem to accentuate the spiciness of the hops. Lingering semisweet doughiness, a thicker than necessary body and booze; this beer is anything but light and refreshing. Rough around the edges, almost like a malt liquor or a Euro strong lager. It's interesting, but I'm glad I only have a single to deal with instead of a sixer.

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Photo of yesyouam
2.52/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz is a super clear, pale golden lager with a white head that quickly fades to a bubbly film. There's not much aroma. It smells a little sweet, grainy and maybe lemony. It's very light bodied and pretty smooth with a dry finish. It tastes a little sweet up front, then a sort of chemical taste comes in with a little bitterness toward the finish. Yeah, I think this was appropriately named. There's not much going on here. I find myself drinking it faster to wash the aftertaste out of my mouth.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.12/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. Apperance is incredibly pale with a thin layer of white head which leaves decent lacing behind. The nose features grassy hops typical of a Pilsener with vague hints at skunk character. Sweet corn notes come through along with some grainy quality as well. The taste is absent of the hop character that I detected on the nose. Lots of malt character with a tinge of corn sweetness. Not a lot of flavor here. The mouthfeel is feather light with high carbonation. Overall, I am not a huge fan of this Pils. The nose is a bit off putting and the malt character is a little too sweet for the style.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light golden straw. Minimal head dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass, no lacing. Light aroma of bready malt, hint of wheat and sulfur. Flavor is very light, bready malt, a hint of hops. Finish is more flavorful bready malt and a light floral and fruit taste that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Light bodied, but decent carbonation despite the lack of a head. A somewhat lackluster pilsner redeemed by the quite nice finish. Refreshing.

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Photo of steveh
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first sample of a Southern Tier brew. Found it on sale locally, $7 a sixer, and since I've been on a Pils kick, thought I'd try it out.

No freshness date on the bottle, but I see this is the Spring seasonal.

A -- Pours a clear, deep pale yellow with a somewhat lackluster white head that fades quickly to a thin, bubbly cap.

S -- Light grains and lightly citric notes.

T -- Bready graininess up front that blends into a mildly lemon citrus character then into a spicy bitterness in the finish and a yeasty breadiness in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft up front to crisp and dry in the finish with a light-medium body.

O -- A pretty nice drinker with a good balance between malts and hops. Not at all in-your-face and easy to drink on the patio. Gives SN Summerfest a run for the money.

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Photo of aranheaney
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Moonwinks:

A-Decent, fairly transparent, little lace

S-Typical lager, pilsner bread, malt meh

T-Pretty decent, not my favorite style but it'll do

M-falls a little short in this regard, seems kind of thin

O-never had a bad beer from ST, until my next review

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

Pale straw yellow color with a fleeting white head that settles as a bubbly ring. Slightly doughy pilsner malt sweetness in the nose along with a floral/herbal hoppiness and a flash of sulfur. Simple, light flavors...cereal grain, grass, and a spicy hop bitterness. Clean, light, crisp, and suck-down-able, but ultimately too watery and plain to bother drinking more than one.

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Photo of Ego
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hopefully this beer won't have a financial meltdown during the tasting...

snap crackle pop white head rises up one full finger of craggy-ness, clean and clear straw hue, steady stream o' carbonation rising from the bottom center of my DFH bubble glass, the head retreats quickly but does not completely dissapear, good looking, on point.

grassy with some floral notes, malt bread tone, some peaks of spice, well rounded.

taste etc...
clean, smooth and refreshing, a nice easy drinking brew. the hops have their place but are not aggressive, you get a slight honey/floral aftertaste, this would be great on a summer's day but tonight will suffice, this is as advertised, a really nice easy bohemian pils, it has just enough character to keep me interested but yet should not be off putting to a novice, the breadiness/sweet notes are just addictively tasty, this beer is gone in a flash. The mouthfeel has just enough body to make this stand out.

I prefer their regular pils (a little more hopped up) but this is a really nice 'to the style' brew, I was afraid they were going to kill this with high alpha hops but no... this is just what it says it is and done well, tasty stuff.

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Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale, clear straw color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy, spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma consists mostly of a bready, yeasty bread. A bit of a peppery note from the hops.

The flavor has a nice peppery hop flavor that compliments the semi-sweet malt. There is a bit of an astrigent finish that hurts the flavor a little.

Nice body and texture. Properly carbonated and easy to drink.

Nice pilsner but the flavor was just a little off so it fell well short of the great Czech pils.

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Born on 01/18/12.

A: Pours a light golden hue with a 1 finger white head that is quick to dissipate. Ample visible carbonation. Crystal clear.

S: Typical pilsner aroma with a slight hop note in the background.

T: Starts off with the malt body you would expect in a pilsner, has a little hop spice and a slightly odd almost fruity (orange) finish.

M: Light, clean and drinkable. Good carbonation and a crisp finish.

Overall an easy going summer beer. Was better on tap but I chalk that up to the bottle being a little old. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a pilsner or is seeking an alternative to the macro brews out there.

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Photo of crossovert
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.

It pours a light golden color with a foamy white head.

The smell is bready and biscuity. Slightly perfumey with some noble hops.

The flavor is a bit off for a pils. It has some unwanted yeasty notes and too much candied orange (misuse of noble hops)

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Photo of Slatetank
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brass rail, enjoyed chilled in a shaker.

The color is brilliant golden with great clarity and fast rising minute bubbles to a white cloud of foam which has good retention qualiities. The lace sticks decently. The smell is yeasty with a slightly sulfur and slight toasted pils malt with a mild sweet scent. There is a tinge of floral hops to augment the malt and yeast notes. The feel is good with dry and slightly mild bitter quality with subtle vegetal tinge and light spice in the finish but generally medium light bodied.

The taste is very mild with malt up front and light hop spice, there is a gentle pilsner malt flavor under the slight acidic bite of the moderately high carbonation level. The mild touch of sweetness is pleasant with light bitterness and floral hop flavor recurring. The cracker-like dry edge of the yeast and toasted malt is appealing> overall a good pilsner. I would enjoy this at a cookout or with some barbecue anytime a refreshing and quaffable brew with very minimal off flavors

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Photo of markmiller
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal translucent and pale yellow. Light fluffy head and tons of bubbles.

I've never described a beer as grassy in a good way, but this Pilz had a grassy, kind of fruity (citrus) smell.

The taste is pretty good, this is way better than any of the Macro lagers out there. Smooth, yet bitter and great for summer or with food.

Very fizzy and full bodied. Decent

Highly drinkable, and good. Seems like an ok beer for a hot day.

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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 scruffwhor
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear pale color thats super bubbly. Great head and lacing!

Clean and grassy fresh hops. Light, freshly toasted malts. Good pilsner aroma.

Crisp, lightly toasted malt. Clean hops. A little heavier on the malt than hops. Great taste and refreshing. Super sessionable with good flavor.

I like this pilsener a lot and will buy again.

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3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle.Pilsner glass.Enjoyed on mar´12. Pale yellow color,clear appearance.White,small bubbled,froth forms a close crown with fairly good retention.Floral notes from German hops dominate aromas.Clean bitterness,slightly malty.Smooth mouthfeel. Light body,soft carbonation. Refreshing.Easy drinkability. I´ve had many Original German Pilsner so I could confirm that I prefer this NY Pilsner better than many of them.

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