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Stiegl Goldbräu | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,761
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
414
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 414 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of javlin624
5/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of astrayan
5/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of bcpriess
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer in the world. Without rival - except perhaps Weihenstephaner.

I have had this beer both on tap and in a 16oz bottle. It is a remarkable beer in either form. I seek it out. I don't think I have a single negative comment about this beer - to my palate it is perfect in every way. It pours a pure, bright golden color with a white head. The smell is primarily of yeast - it reminds me of making bread, the subtle burn you feel if you bring your nose close to the bowl of yeast and sugar and water. There is some of that in the flavor as well. There is some hop, but its bitterness is negated by the malt and yeast. The malt flavor is not detectable per se - it is felt in the soft texture of the beer and it counters the bitterness of hops. Yeast is the dominant flavor. Breadiness. Mouthfeel is superior. It feels smooth and wet - there is not a hint of chalkiness or dryness to be found here. Like a loaf of bread, this beer can become heavy if one overindulges. That said, it is highly drinkable if your intent is to savor its impeccable flavor. If you, like me, love lagers, this is a beer you should seek out - there is nothing revolutionary about it...German purity law etc...but it is so perfectly executed that I simply cannot imagine a better, more satisfying beer.

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Photo of torwart68
4.9/5  rDev +39.6%

Photo of shakabrew
4.88/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite lager (marzen) to date. Perfectly balanced.

Initial sweetness, mild hop, great malt finish, soft smooth mouth feel. Full bodied.
My go-to brew.

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Photo of kurgan3
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

Photo of immunerecordings
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

Photo of herrmaurer
4.65/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nobody's perfect but this is close for a relaxation bier

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Photo of Mike-Harms
4.64/5  rDev +32.2%

Photo of btcook007
4.6/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer multiple times on tap on a visit to Salzburg. It was a wonderful accompaniment to my typical meals of sausage & kraut. It balanced those flavors perfectly with a light sweetness that came out against the sour and salty flavors of the food. It has been brewed in Salzburg for hundreds of years (Mozart drank it). Wish I could get it stateside!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.56/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stiegl Goldbrau has a thick, fluffy, white head, a hazy, golden, bubbly appearance, filled with tiny white sediment specks, and a thick, white lacing sheen left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, pungent, full barley malt, and the taste is of sweet, bready, biscuity barley malt, with a pleasant hop bitterness at the sip’s end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Stiegl Goldbrau finishes semi-dry, sweet, mild, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a great beer, and I highly recommend it!

RJT

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Photo of Treath
4.55/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a glass mug. First time drinking it.

A- Golden yellow. Bubbles streaming up. One finger head that fizzles down, but leaves a little bit. Not much lacing. Looks good.

S- Bready, malts, some hops. Fresh smelling.

T- Wow, this has a very bready and malty taste. It has a very little hops, but it has enough slight hop bitterness to mellow out the malty taste. A very nice balance. Slightly bitter, just the right amount.
Aftertaste is nicely bready and slight hop, but clean.

M- Clean, light, crisp. Carbonation is moderate.

Drinkability- Very drinkable. It flows so smoothly.

O- Overall, I'm very impressed by this Austrian beer. Very tasty. This was a fantastic surprise.

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Photo of iannutter
4.53/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a sentimental one for me to write about, as it was my standby beer when I studied in the town that this is produced in last year.

I picked up a 4 can pack of half liters, which although are not as good as the bottles, are much cheaper and more available than the alternative.

Anyways, I cooled these down to about 43 degrees Fahrenheit, which was similar to the temp i drank these at when I left them in the snow on my balcony.

Always a great head retention, this is a great Austrian example of the Bavarian style. The smell is light hops and grass, the flavour reflecting this.

I would absolutely recommend this anyone happily.

Prost!

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Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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 superdoopersauce
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Geiseman
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of thommo_nk
4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Offa
4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful, full-bodied, flavourful, golden lager. I want to point out, after reading those reviews wondering why this is identified as a Marzen that I think this is put under the Marzen category because this is what Marzens are normally like in Austria, rather than Germany. One book I have read, edited by Michael Jackson himself, discusses this distinction, stating that Austrian Marzens are a lighter-bodied, lower-alcohol (up to 5% abv) golden lager rather than the higher abv (around 5.5-6%) type people typically associate with Bavarian beer.

It's deep gold with a big white head that shrinks slowly to a permanent, small white head.

The aroma, rather sweet, is full-bodied, very nice and aromatic, with grain, white bread, honey, a strong, flowery hop character of herbs and pine.

The taste is full-bodied and aromatic in the mouth with a strong notes of grain, herbs, honey, and flowers. It has a light bitterness and a wonderful finish of sweet, fruity grain and grassy bitterness. It also has a slightly unusual quality that is hard to describe and is rather oily. It's refreshing and smooth but wonderfully tasty.

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Photo of Psychopath
4.45/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very good taste, not too bitter (not much hop), easy to drink (cool it well!), not too expensive (no dosser-beer though!)

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Photo of Shreyas
4.43/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | 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 K270
4.36/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer for the first time. This is a very good beer. I poured it into a glass and it had a small white head that disappered quick. It poured a very light golden color. While the beer was sitting on the table I looked down at it, the bottom of the glass was almost clear as water. Took the first sip and it was very mild, almost creamy. I could also feel the carbonation on my tounge. It wasn't intense. It was actually quite a nice feel. This is definatly a beer worth trying.

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Photo of tonysange
4.36/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great taste. Highly recommended if you can find it.

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Photo of latackbeer
4.35/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer all around. Everything expected for the style and the ABV. Poured a nice 2 finger huge white head straw golden with lots of carbonation. Smell very grassy little sweetness to it. Definitely drinkable and perfect for a summer day laying by the pool. Have recommended this beer to many of my customers who are looking for something simple not crazy and have yet to hear a complaint!!

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Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 414 ratings
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