Puntigamer | Brauerei Puntigam (Brau Union)

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Brauerei Puntigam (Brau Union)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 04-12-2006

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by 3frog:
Photo of 3frog
2.28/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on tap in Wels, Austria.

Appearance: very light straw; very little head

Smell: little smell to speak of; a little grassy.

Taste: have to say that I didn't like it. Pronounced corn taste; also seemed overpasteurized with not much other flavor to speak of.

Mouthfeel: light, not overly fizzy.

Drinkability: I really had a hard time getting it down. The taste verged on unpleasant.

Austrian beers seem generally less hoppy than their German and Czech counterparts, but typically have a balanced (but light) level of malt and hops. The good flavors were so light on this one, that the less-desirable flavors were able to stand out.

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Photo of Der_Hopfenmann
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We made the brewery-tour in 2006 as students for 2 € p.P. and the guide was a very nice and sympathic old man who told us a lot about how the beer is made there. However, it turned out to be so cool that we always booked the tour after we passed an exam at university. After the fourth time Vinzenz (his name) separated us from the firsttimers and sent us directly to the tap where we waited for the others, watched soccer and drank some beers and had free prezels.

Maybe there are some better beers on this planet - i hadn't had one from a brewery this size so I rated it 4, just in case - , but when it comes to emotion and great memories I connect to a certain beer, then this one is number one! It's a very well balanced beer without too many edges, has a very nice carbonization and it's nice to have it next to lunch or dinner.

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Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Puntigamer "Das "bierige" bier"
,5l can
.98€ @ BILLA, Singerstraße 6, Wien

Das "bierige" bier translates to "the beery beer", and I guess that's right. This was being sold as a Märzen, but it's clearly not that, it's just a mainstream Euro pils. It has a great appearance, but I felt the aroma was lacking, and the flavor wasn't that special either. It's got a basic maltiness, a moderate bitterness, and some floral and grassy hop flavors to it. Overall: drinkable but nothing special.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of DOCRW
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lelepat
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of DaneBramage
2.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into a tall glass, brought back from a recent European trip by a friend. Pours golden yellow with medium white head. Smell and taste are basically light malt and hops. This is a typical Austrian pils/lager that goes down easy but isn't remarkable at all. Very inoffensive, not great but not bad, pairs well with most food (and it's not unusual to see maintenance workers drinking it while eating a cold sandwich on their lunch break). I toured the brewery in Graz when I was a student there over 20 years ago and the recipe hasn't changed at all.

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Photo of dolzan
2.51/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank while in Bad Gleichenberg.

Very light, almost completely transparent, with a well formed head.

The consistency is of a typical Euro pale lager, although the taste here is slightly disappointing and the mouthfeel is a tad too watery.

The smell is also very faint, some hops are noticed in the aroma, but almost no bitterness can be tasted. It's very drinkable, but then, so is water.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thommo_nk
3.77/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think this beer is a helles, rather than a euro lager as is stated above although I may stand corrected. It is certainly not producded on the scale of most euro lagers.

Nice and light, very refreshing brew, just the right amount of carbonation. Typical of Austrian beers in this style. Nice retro packaging.

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Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Blwissler
3.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djura
2.58/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got it from Austria.

A-Clear yellow,average one finger white foam,medium carbonation.
S-Nothing much special to smell,below average for pale's.
T/M-It tastes very old.. Like some school made lager. But,not the taste i like. A bit more bitter,unpleasant aftertaste.

O-Usual cheap EPL,pass it.

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Photo of Beerman1977
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of bmaggot
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Black_Pearl
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of volga
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of stoutman
3.8/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled a bottle and a few drafts at Brauhaus Puntigam, Graz, Austria. - golden coloured, quite nice and little too sweet, a refreshing and overall above average beer. Foamy head with limited bitterness and little aroma, but overall a light enough beer to enjoy with food.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmaslakov
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a nice 0.33 bottle in Graz, Austria. Puntigamer pours crystal yellow color with one finger foam. Damp wheat and vinegary yeast in the nose, not very pleasant. Mouthfeel is fresh and nice, yet very plain and straightforward, with medium carbonation. Slight fruity sourness dissolves quickly on the tongue, leaving no aftertaste worth mentioning. Overall: tastes better than smells; too simplistic to return to.

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Photo of claytong
3.46/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Pales. The carbonation in this beer is one of the biggest kicks in it for me. It also seems dark for a pale which is perhaps one reason I like it as well. The malt is nicely balanced and certainly not overdone. I like it, but don't recommend going out of your way for it

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Photo of rpcarr17
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronin926
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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