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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
401
Reviews:
170
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
56
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Ratings: 401 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of Eman17
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of badgerbeer1
4.4/5  rDev +26.4%
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 +2.3%
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 -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sjrider
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of generallee
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.11/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Savan
2.84/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

If you looking for a Grain Belt Premium only.... imported this is your beer. Pours golden with thick head of almond. The smell was like that of a run of the mill american lager. And i am pretty sure if I was to taste it side by side with a Grain Belt it would be identical in taste. That is to say its quite malt forward with a little bit of caramel to it and yes... refreshing and good overall feel about it. Not what I would call a craft beer but not terrible ... also not note worthy either.

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Photo of chillin
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.77/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cans. 11235 on the bottom. Got these to add fresh hops to, rated before doing so.

Bright amber orange gold. Chunky lacing and lasting head retention.
Smells like old cereal malts, very bland.
Mild cereal grains, boring malt bill, sweet and bland.
Taste is similar, dull and grainy, plain old beer.
Light feel, a little more presence than the american macros.
Overall dull and unexciting, who knows how old these cans are without accurate dating.

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Photo of drmeto
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-earthy.grainy,honey,spicy,apple
T:
-apples,pears,lemon,spicy,honey,sugar
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
-very sweet
F:
-medium,soft carbonation
-light body
O:
Very reminiscent of a Czech Svetly, but too sweet and not quite hoppy enough.

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Photo of kw_pip
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light gold (filtered) with full head that lasts for a while and leaves a few bits of lace. Nose is light grain and some pear. Not a bit nose, but fresh. Taste is crisp light grain. Not much going on here, but highly crushable. As it warms, the finish becomes less pleasant. Overall, a good beer for a hot summer day if you aren't looking for anything to think about.

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Photo of Shreyas
4.43/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
3.48 out of 5 based on 401 ratings.
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