Stoudts Pils | Stoudts Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
703 Ratings
Stoudts PilsStoudts Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by psugrad98 on 08-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
703
Reviews:
376
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 703 |  Reviews: 376
Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a golden yellow with a nice two fingers white head.

S: Bready, lemon .

T: Follows nose, finishes dry. Real nice.

F: Medium to light body, moderate carbonation. Very crisp.

O: This was well done. Easily one of the best pilsners I have had.

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Photo of GratefulJack
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of citizencane
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale golden yellow but has some foam and leaves lacing: smells of bread and mellow hops. Taste is same. No normally a German pipe fan but, much like Pullman Pils this hits a good balance that doesn't turn me off. Quite tasty and drinkable actually. I haven't been too impressed with the other beers of theirs I've tried, but this is well done.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rypkr
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid for a pilsner. Zero aroma but maybe my nose palate is fatigued. I'll have to revisit this one.

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Photo of SHMD_Brewing
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTaleMan
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bankboy66
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great look with lots of foam. This is an almost perfect example of the style. If I have a nit to pick it is a little abrasive on the back end. A must try.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wpreynolds
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a snifter
Aroma – wet grain and faint hops
Head small (< two cm, slow pour), white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to irregular three to five mm ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing – poor. Few drag marks as the head recedes
Body – light yellow, clear
Flavor – distinct hop bitterness, very faint dimethylsulfide; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

(12 oz bottle, best by rubbed off, but it was Aug 2016... left out 30 min then poured into fluted goblet)

L: polished brass-hued liquid, brilliant clarity... somewhat tight, spongy, off-white foam, sudsy grip of lace... head pours high, takes its time sinking down... keeps a thin blanket of suds atop, and it left a thick Saturn ring of lace after one larger sip

S: lightly-doughy, toasted cereal malt... underbelly quite bready, almost like fresh crumb... delicate floral notes waft up, mild dusting of lemon zest... overall, very potent scent, very inviting

T: initial hit of bread crust, followed by an explosion of green, fabulously leafy-bitter hops - the bitterness rather tannic, invigorating, and lasting long through the aftertaste - this is prime noble hop beauty (reminds me of a cracking English bitter)... essence of lemon, maybe even a touch of grapefruit... not much residual sweetness of note, the hop bitter is at high volume... dry finish, with almost a nougat note

F: again, the finish is nice and dry... not entirely crisp as the carbonation tingles a little up front then rides a soft foamy wave down the back of the palate... perhaps a light film of hop resin left behind... bit of a warm, spicy hum from the hops, plucking at the buds... could be a touch glassier in its viscosity, but otherwise disappearing-dry and moreish

O: haven't had this in a long time but, when fresh, I can't say I've come across a more delectable American version of a German pils... bready, doughy malt with biting, herbal, leafy bitterness - just fantastic!

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Photo of JWU
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

A- A claer golden/straw color with a huge white head, great lacing.

S- fresh malt, and a big whack of grassy/floral hops.

T- a very nice, crisp malt note up front, but man do the grassy/floral hops whack your palette. Wonderful interplay of sweetness from the malt and bitterness from the hops.

M- lighter side of medium, ample carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.

O- Doesn't get much more German than this state side.

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Photo of kwgduke
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/9/16

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Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Double Barley can-shaped glass. Bottleneck says Best By 08 24 16

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Yeasty aroma with some mild noble hops and an overall clean profile.

T- Bready malt with some moderate hop flavor and bitterness for the style. Slight sweetness plus some richness from the yeast. Goes down easy.

M- Crisp with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A fine German Pilsner from a brewery that deserves more credit. Their old world styles are always outstanding.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squire123
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTen
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Stoudts Pils

L: Crystal clear. Golden, yellow. White head with great retention. 4.75
S: Sweet malty, bready aroma dominates. Some floral, grassy hop. 4.5
T: Up front bitterness. Very clean fermentation. Malt is sweet and grainy and a subtle spicy, floral hop note. Getting a little cracker and black pepper. 4.5
F: Combination of maltiness, bitterness and carbonation make it feel more substantial than it's light body. 4.25
O: Great German Pils! Balance is spot on. I could drink this all day. I may like it better than Prima which is saying something. 4.75

Best by 9/23/2016

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