Stoudts Pils | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudts PilsStoudts Pils

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Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by psugrad98 on 08-11-2002

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Ratings: 712 |  Reviews: 378
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

L - light straw colored and clear. Little bubbles going up. Thin head on top.

S - a balance between malt and hops. Notes of bread, not too complex hop aroma.

T - full body malt up front, followed by a slight citrus taste with a bitter finish. Still a balance between malt and hops.

F - light and malty. Light in body and easy drinking. Classic pilsner feel.

O - this is a phenomenal local beer! Why can't the macros make a beer this good? Very well balanced for the malt and hops lovers around. Definitely a must try for PA beer geeks

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Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass a light straw color with a nice fluffy white head that stuck like glue as it settled,very German in the nose toasted grain and mineral qualities with a touch herbalness saaz maybe?Very dry pils here dry toasted malt underneath a dry,somewhat herbal hop profile I do notice a s I drink more a freshly baked bread elemeant to it that adds to its subtle complexities of malt vs hop.A damn fine pilsner one of the better to come my way in a while for sure.

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

Appearance – This Pils is a light, highlighter yellow in color and very clear with a nice, white, fluffy retentive head.

Smell – The aroma consists of light, husky grain with the smallest sugar aftersmelll.

Taste – The grain really opens up at the taste. It is very smooth and like I said earlier full of husk. The sweet flavor comes on much bigger as well. It is sweet like the sugary flavor you get from vegetables.

Mouthfeel – This is good and big for a Pils, much bigger than what I’d call light-bodied if not quite medium-bodied. It is incredibly smooth in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – This is one of the few truly drinkable examples of a German Pilsner I’ve had made here in the US. Well done, Stoudt’s!

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Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of otvomadeut
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):

Pours a bright, clear, pale golden color, topped with a creamy head and full of lively carbon- ation. Fresh malt nose with a gentle touch of flowers. Crisp and refreshing up front. Light bodied, but very smooth and creamy. Snap of citric rinds, some saltiness, a bit of peppery herbal flavor-- quite bitter. Thin layer of grape fruitiness beneath, followed by a base of fresh biscuity malts; a bit toasty, but dry overall with just enough sweetness and malt char- acter to keep the hops in check, while also allowing them to assert themselves. Finishes very clean with mild bready and herbal lingers, and a touch of steel.

WTF. We're in Germany! Translation: a spot-on example of the style and a damn solid Pils.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer stands out to me among the usual pleasant-but-forgettable everyday beers I have, so I chose it to be my first review back in a long time.

After drinking six of these, the most noticeable characteristic of this Pilsner is the sheer BITTERNESS. This is without a doubt the most bitter pils I have ever had. There's none of the usual "touch of sweetness" or "light-bodied" to be found here. This is a bold, strong, full-bodied, bitter pils.

The bitterness somewhat limits the drinkability, so having several of these in a row would be a bit too much to handle for most people. Stoudt's Pils isn't the best I've ever had (that honor goes to Troegs' Sunshine Pils) but it definitely takes a strong #2 position.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of shapudding
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the pint bottle a clear golden with light white head that settled down to a nice little ring. (bought from Stoudts) Scents of champagne, white grapes, maybe a little honey... very nice. Lots of carbination hits your tongue right away with a slight bite. Very light moutfeel, very thin but not watery. Slight citrus, little bit of grapefruit, chardonnay... Decent beer, little light for me though.Very drinkable.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled a 12 ounce bottle, poured light straw, with a medium bubble white head, minor lacing observed. Nose is the expected and hoped for grassy saaz hop type stuff. Crisp, cleansing and clean tasting Pilsner. Nice take on the style , well worth enjoying a bottle or two, went nicely with some cheese, crackers and salad.

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Photo of tigg924
3.07/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: bright yellow, clear, 1/4 inch head, high carbonation

Smell: malt, caramel, bread, and grass

Taste: a grassy malty start that is not overpowering with abrupt big hops at the end

Mouthfeel: super smooth, sweet with a bitter middle to end, light

Drinkability: After tasting several pils lately I find this one to be just average. This beer is very two note a weakish start followed by a bigger hoppy explosion. I could have one more, but I would just as soon turn to another pils.

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Photo of KolbMarley
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to djrn2 for sending this beer my way.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is lemon, pilsner malt and grassy hops. The flavor is spicy hops with medium bitterness. There is a nice malt backbone and some citrus notes. The flavor is also slightly metallic. Soft mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of Byeast
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a paler straw , with lots of fast carbonation rising to the solid inch of bubbly white foam.

Smell: Pale maltiness and spicy , green noble hop scents.

Taste: Malty straw , with a nicely assertive , bitter , and fresh hop kick. Some soapiness to the hops as well.

Mouthfeel: Fluffy and light , effervecent.

Drinkability: A nice american pils in the german style. Quite Drinkable.

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Photo of jakester
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is from a new sampler case from Stoudt's. Date is clearly stamped on the bottle. (Yay!)

Pours a brilliant, clear straw yellow with a two finger head of white foam. Looks well carbonated. The head eventually drops to islands and a ring, with great lacing. I love that!

Aroma is a great combination of German pils malt and spicy Noble hops. Malt is bready and stands out well. Hops are black pepper and maybe a little citrus. Aroma is a little grainy, but very nice! I actually sat at my computer smelling my empty glass when I was finished reviewing this!

Flavor is crisp pils malt, bready and light. The hop bitterness is right up front, and the flavor of spices like pepper or lemon pepper from hop flavor come through really well. Aftertaste is slightly grainy pilsner malt and Noble hops.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, with a good carbonation bite. Just enough residual sugar here to be felt. Finish is crisp and on the dry side. Delicious burps!

I haven't reviewed too many German Pilsners, so I don't have that much to go by, but, damn! this is tasty. You could drink this an entire Sunday watching football and still go back for another. Highly recommended.

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Photo of MikePags
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into my tall Penn pilsner glass from 12oz brown bottle with a crimped cap.

Slightly hazy golden/straw color with a 2" thick creamy white head with very good retention leaving rings of lace all the way down the glass. Well carbinated constiant streams of tiny bubbles stringing and racing to the surface.

Strong to Moderate great hop nose very spicy,also floral and grassy with toasty to burnt carmell aromas. Wonderful aroma.

A light carmell taste followed by some burnt/toasty and tart tastes,then the hops kick in with some good spicy/woody tastes. Some grassiness with a slight metallic edge thats not offensive. Finishes clean and crisp with a nice citrus rind bite. Very good taste and a nice balance to match.

Light mouthfeel,with a bit of a grainy roughness and a nice tanginess.
Very easy drinking and enjoyable could drink lots of these on a summer day.
A very pleasing beer,would reccomend this beer. I going to have to pick up a case of this beer this summer,would be great out on the deck.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Pours a very light clear yellow with a ton of bubbles. It's got a nice big fluffy white head, looks very nice! Nose is sharp, sulfury and a bit biscuit-y.

Taste is very raw, sharp and hoppy. There's a distinct sulfur finish to it, really crisp and clean. It's clean and easy drinking and has a lot of flavor, I'd say it's right on par with Prima Pils

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Photo of xdefeatsy
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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