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:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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

Photo of Brad007
4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a bright golden color with a two-finger head that fades, leaving some lacing in my pint glass.

Aroma is similar to that of fresh baked bread, malt sweetness and only a tiny bit of hop bitterness in the nose.

Taste is very light with only a touch of malt sweetness, hop bitterness and breadiness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and fluffy with only hints of breadiness and hop bitterness remaining at the back of the throat. Goes down with ease and leaves no harsh flavors.

Smooth, drinkable and flavorful. This is an excellent pilsener that is also sessionable. Definitely up there as one of my favorites of the style.

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Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A bottle from standard variety pack...freshness date showing until August 2013...decanted into pint tumbler...

A - Frothy 2 inch creamy white head...disipates to about 1/2 inch and hangs on...great lacing...champagne like bubbles...near clear/slightly hazy extra pale golden-yellow...

S - Herbaceous, piney, earthy noble hops, bready-biscuit-yeasty malt aromas...awesome!

T - Citrus, Pine, Biscuits, a kiss of sweetness, nice clean hop bitterness that isn't over powering...subperbly balanced...

M - A slight sting from the carbonation but not in a bad way...light mouthfeel...a little creaminess..

Ovearll - A delicious, crisp, clean and refreshing german-style pilsner...definitely in my top 5 pilsners...Pennsylvania has some great german style beers and this is right at the top...along with Stoudt's Gold Helles-munich lager which is not to be missed.

Other notable pilsners from PA...Victory Prima Pils, Slyfox Pikeland Pils, and Troegs Sunshine Pils, all of which are in the top 50 Pilsners on BA. A difficult style to get right and one that people often overlook or think about as generic...probably has something to do with all the Macro Garbage out there trying to pass themselves as german style pilsners/lagers. When you need a crisp and refreshing brew this summer, reach for a Pennsylvania-Made Pilsner!!

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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearence: Pours a brilliant, glowing gold with a nice, creamy bone-white head that stays forever. Perfect clarity and loads of carbonation.

Smell: The smell is a wonderful mix of strong, bready malts and noble hops. Smells very authentic.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Perfect. This is the exact way a pilsener is supposed to taste. Strong, perfumy taste with strong hop character bittering in the finish, with a nice bready taste cleaning the palate. The subtle complexities are wonderful, and it's a hell of a thirst-quencher. The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a highly underrated pilsener that really should be recognized more. One of the best American examples of the style. Clean, and pure. I think I'll have another.

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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It poured from the bottle a clear golden straw color with a nice white one finger head consisting of tiny bubbles and leaves a bunch of ancient African art stick figures on the side of the glass for lacing! COOOOL!

I was hit with an aroma of both sweet pale malt, earthy hops and white bread! YUM!

The flavour is pretty much the same way. It starts of pale malty sweet and releases some mild fruity notes as it moves across your tongue mixing with some bread then finally letting loose some really mild earthy and piney hops ending only mildly dry and peppery. WOW!

The mouthfeel is light creamy sweet moderate body and a bit of carbonation at first.

Overall I am going to say that this is my new favorite pilsner. It's really good and I highly recommend it to anyone! 5 out of 5! World Class!

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4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of heirStaaden19655
4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not a lot of experience with reviews,but I can say this was the best tasting ,clean pilsner I have tried in the past two years.

Poured a thick two finger head with lacing all over the glass and a half inch of foam at the bottom of my Sam Adams glass when I was done . Thought it might have been a fluke but was pleasantly surprised to the contrary on my next glass.

A clear bright Pils with a significant amount of carbonation,nice bubbling the whole way down. Complimented a dish of shrimp scampi quite well.

Superb , I will be thanking the freind who gave it to me , and now if I could only locate some myself....

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4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
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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4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a pilsner glass. Best by date: 8/13/07 (I think, a bit smudged). The body was a pale yellow/white/gold and had a bit of a chill haze. Three fingers of white fizzy head left a fine lace sporadically down the glass.

Smell was WOW. Floral, aromatic spice, lemony fresh. Light grain, clean. Very nice.

Taste was of light malts which were well balanced with a grassy bitterness. Delicate yet very flavorful. Drying with a long finish.

Mouthfeel was medium to light in body with mild carbonation. I could drink this one all night. A great American made pilsner!

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4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear gold with a good amount of white head. This pilsener has lot of aroma (I love it when a pils doesn't aim to be mediocre!): lots of honey, lots of granola-like malts, with faint grassy and lemony hops. If there is one word to describe this beer it is "substantial." There a lot of aroma, lot of flavor, and body that's bigger than expected. This is the best pilsener I've every had. Flavors of mixed grains, clover honey, floral and lemon peel bitterness. The body is medium at minimum, very mouth-filling. The next time I have sushi, this beer will be there.

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