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Stiegl Goldbräu | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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3.51/5
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412 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Austria
stiegl.co.at

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,450
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
412
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 412 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at the Tavern in Libertyville with my boss. It poured a clear golden with white head that did not leave any lace. The scent had hints of biscuit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink....some butter bread notes. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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

Photo of superspak
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 500 ml can into lager glass, canned on 11/30/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts that whole glass. Nice thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of honey, white bread dough, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of honey, white bread dough, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of honey, white bread dough, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean finishing. Very slight dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very good Munich helles. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A touch on the bland side for the style, but it's not watery. Nothing but clean pils malt flavors, with just enough hops to balance the sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Grunauer in Kansas City.

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Photo of tommyferris1
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of miobrien
2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Smooth and easy to drink but overall pretty bland.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unimpressed with this beer.

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Photo of Rudy0007
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flyingpig
2.6/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle from Bavarian Brauhaus, Glasgow (£3.80):
Quite a disappointing & poor beer overall, this one was very basic from the start & beyond some light malts & subtle lager hops there wasn't really much going on here. Some spices showed at times & a few hints of cereal & hay showed around the middle but it's certainly not one I'd go for again.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of aleigator
3.07/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours as golden as its name indicates, with a solid, froth head.

Smells of sugared lime zest and sun bathed wheat, entangled into toffee.

Has a soft, light mouthfeel with a pleasant, well nuanced carbonation.

Tastes of a pleasant, dough soothed herbal quality, sweetened by soft wheat. Turns very sweet during midpalate with caramel malts and a light effervescence. Finishes smooth and light with an enjoyable dry note taming the sweetness.

Well done Helles, lacking a little in hop balance, tasty nontheless, especially due to its pleasant mouthfeel.

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Photo of Eman17
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

As it suggests, the body is pure gold in color, with a fluffy, 1/2 finger head on top that leaves generous lacing as it recedes slowly.

Aromas of honey, wood, and pils malt. I'm guessing Perle hops, as well.

A light, crisp flavor with honey, a touch of medicine, and a crisp saaz hop finish. I'm guessing the base malt is a mix of pils and Gambrinus, it's got that signature stiff honey flavor.

Feel is crisp and semi-clean, with a hint of dryness on the finish.

Overall, like most Stiegl beers, it's not bad at all, just not groundbreaking. I'd have it again, sure.

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of badgerbeer1
4.4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am a fan of lagers, but this may be the king of all german-related brews. I have had it in can and on tap and think it is the beer other lagers should look up to. Great taste, clean, smoothe and smells like beer should. Praise Salsburg for this gem

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Photo of smcolw
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear with a light gold color. Moderate head that lasts. Some streaks for lace.

Clean aroma of mildly toasted malt. Attractive.

The taste falls short of the nose. More grainy on the tongue. The carbonation is very high and the body is a little light. There is little hop. And there's nearly no aftertaste. Disappointing after the smell.

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Photo of monkist
2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sjrider
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of generallee
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.11/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 412 ratings
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