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Stoudts Brewing Co.

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From:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #70
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,162
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 11.73%
Reviews:
378
Ratings:
342
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 27, 2022
Added:
Aug 11, 2002
Wants:
  63
Gots:
  57
SCORE
88
Very Good
PilsPils
Notes: None
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Well made German style Pilsner.
It is missed dearly.
Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Feb 21, 2020
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Rated by DuaneL from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
DL says that although not as good as Prima Pils, it is a nice change off.
Jan 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by bubseymour from Maryland

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2019
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Rated by JohnWesolowski from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Excellent example of a pilsner. You can tell that they have been making pilsners for awhile: They got it right.
Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2018
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Rated by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Easy to drink; dry; crisp; not as hopped as other pilsners; not very memorable or unique
Apr 17, 2018
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Khyber Pass in Philly. The appearance is a clear yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is a blend of hops and malt. The taste follows the nose.
Apr 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Dec 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by Fenix2009 from Pennsylvania

Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a very tasty pilsner. It has all the trademarks of a good German Pils, with some nice bitterness and with a malty background that is just enough to provide some extra flavor. Very refreshing and enjoyable.
Sep 11, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle from NC.
Pours with a clear, pale golden body that is topped with a reasonably durable white head.
Aroma: Hop forward
Herbal-fruity, hop forward flavor.
Light body and medium+ carbonation; dry.
Aug 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2017
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Reviewed by chrishiker1409 from New York

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.
May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by GratefulJack from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.9 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Apr 22, 2017
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Reviewed by citizencane from Pennsylvania

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.
Mar 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Mar 24, 2017
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Rated by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

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.
Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by SHMD_Brewing from New York

Nov 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by mikr from New Jersey

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by CTaleMan from Connecticut

Sep 24, 2016
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Great look with lots of foam. This is a good example of the style. If I have a nit to pick it is a little abrasive on the back end.
Sep 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.54 by BubbleBobble from New York

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Aug 02, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by wpreynolds from New Jersey

Jul 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

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
Jul 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

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!
Jul 12, 2016
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Reviewed by JWU from Pennsylvania

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.
Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by kwgduke from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by MGibbons from Maryland

Jun 19, 2016
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