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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 703 |  Reviews: 376
Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really nice German Pils. I could easily put a few down on a hot day. An overall "clean" beer that I will be having again. Nicely made.

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Photo of spycow
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WolfStOner
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grodd87
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright yellow/straw color with nice steady carbonation and a frothy pure white head of foam that sticks around and doesn't dissipate.

S - Crisp, crackery honey malt, lemons, pears, light grassiness along with some earthiness, and floral aroma.

T - Follows the nose pretty much spot on. The honey malt is present all the way from start to finish with a complimentary blend of hops over the top: lemons, crisp pear, earthy grassiness, and some bitter floral at the very end. Finishes with a nice bitter bite that lingers for a good long time.

M - Medium body and IMO, actually a little heavier than most pilsners (but no complaints here), nice carbonation pricklies on the tongue, nice lemon floral bitterness with a slight sharpness rounding out the malt base to clean any sweetness of the palate for a crisp finish.

O - Stoudts is fairly local, why have I never tried this before? This is a really nice beer for warm weather and unlike several pilsners I've tried, this one lacks harshness and is well rounded.

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Photo of trekbiker3000
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pahn
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Stag's Head (minireview from notes).

Excellent feel (don't expect less from Stoudts). Middling pilsner malt flavor with little aroma. Decent noble hop influence. Easy to drink a lot of, yet unremarkable. Did the trick when I was waiting for some takeout on a hot day.

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Photo of Lukass
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tedvr
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopmeplease
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of addiwilliams
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prisdefer
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justintcoons
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance
Straw with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Cracker, pear, biscuit, and florals.

Taste
Crack and biscuity malts. Honeydew melon, pear, and lemongrass.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and easy drinking.

Overall
Damn balanced and easy drinking Pilsner.

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Photo of Paul432_1
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lambdon
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of classixIII
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice surprise! Started out as yet another pilsener, but a hint of spiciness showed up with just the right amount of hops for clean refreshing finish. This could easily be a good back yard beer this summer.

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Photo of BB1313
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 5/12/15. 12oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a light golden with bubbles racing to the top; fluffy eggshell white head that leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas have hints of corn and lots of grass. Malts and grains are there. Smells like your typical pilsener. The flavors are pretty bold. Nice hop bite. Subtle spiciness. More grass. Malts and grains. Lots of earthy notes. Finishes dry and very clean. Mouthfeel is great. The body is on the fuller side of light. Nice crisp carbonation making this very smooth and drinkable. Very refreshing.

This is a great pilsener. It's not flashy, but it's well executed. Well done. Recommended.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stoudts Pils from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 703 ratings.
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