Stiegl Goldbräu | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
395
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 395 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of Sammy
2.6/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Metallic tasting lager, although some creaminess though like a nitrotap..Medium mouthfeel. Passable, above Molson and even some watery micros, but not really a good beer. Not bad for The Beer Store and its thin selection. Pale gold. On the refreshing side.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head, straw color and clear. no retention.

S: sweet orange and peppermint notes.

T: some orange citrus with lager yeast and grain background.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: The aroma was nice. Most of these helles lagers are just less bitter light lagers for me. Nothing too special about this one.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, malt, grass, and slight skunk. Taste is of grain, malt, and some herbal and grassy hop flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer and nothing all that special in my opinion.

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Photo of djrn2
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

on tap at falling rock. I got this with a sandwich while I was waiting for the pliny the younger tapping. was looking for the least offensive, most neutral brew I could find, as I needed to clear the palate for what I knew would be one of the best beers of all time. it came in a pint glass, perfectly clear and golden with a finger or so of thick white fluff. the nose was super fresh, very very german in origin from the malt. fits all the stereotypes, but seems to have more body than some of the standard offerings in this style. unfortunately though, the nose is this beer's best feature. it tastes a little old, mildly metallic, and lazily handled. the malt freshness didn't come through the thicker body, and there was a starchy flavor to this that just dragged the whole thing down. I didn't even get spicy food and it couldn't clear my palate for me. it got even more heavy as it warmed, and left me pretty unsatisfied, although I will say again that the nose of this beer is very promising, and I will have to give the bottled version a fair shake at some point. overall a very plain beer, something for the BMC drinker in your life, since its a tad more hoppy than the generic stuff, but its not worth the import price.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A smooth and refreshing German Lager that shares a lot in common with traditional Marzens.

The beer pours with a deep straw, light gold color. A steady stream of carbonation fuels a stark white head that looses its structure a little sooner than I liked; the beer could be froathier and creamier. Bright and clear. An appealing look.

Floral and spicy hop character lead the way while a blend of pilsner malt and grain follow closely behind. The aroma may favor the grain over the soft pilsner malts. Lightly earthy and pungent with light notes of apple, pear, and lemon lying deep in the scent.

Flavors do an about face, with the pilsner malt flavor gaining precedence over any grain taste and a later surge of hop spiciness and bitterness. As the sweetness and apple flavors fade, the hop bitterness and dryness take hold and allow for a crisp finish of lemon zest and light grain taste.

Medium bodied early on but when the bitterness rises, the beer settles into a cracker-like crispness and dryness. Slight astringent in the end from grains and with a light acidic lemony, minty bite.

The beer almost captures a caramel bready note that reminds me of Oktoberfests but not enough to overly state itself. But the hop character and dry finish favor the German Lagers. A nice beer that is both highly drinkable and characterful.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, in a friend's fire-pit enabled back yard. Stark Cold War era East German stylings.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy bone-white head, which leaves some random swaths of seaspray lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of grainy, bready cereal malt, some warmed and sugared lemon juice, and noble, slightly acrid grassy hops. The taste is more bready, cereal-heavy pale grainy malt, a more or less indistinct bland citrus essence, and slightly tangy, somewhat grassy, and faintly skunky hops.

The carbonation is moderate, and a tad frothy, the body a fairly solid medium weight for the style, with a soft glycerol slickness rendering it mildly cloying in its smoothness. It finishes just off-dry, a wee bit crisp, and sort of floral in its lingering hoppiness.

A decent enough warm-weather drinker, especially coming from a can, and a bit light for the 'winter is coming' style it's been assigned here, so I say, drink it now! And Prost! Now where did I put my second serving of spicy sausage...?

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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 largadeer
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Haus Staudt. Clear and golden with a lively head that's fed by a steady stream of champagne-like bubbles. Clean and malty aroma with notes of hay and leafy hops. A touch soapy at colder temperatures, cleaner and sweeter as it warms. Flavors of lime zest and hay are prevalent on the palate, supported by herbal and slightly earthy hops and pale malt. Clean, light-bodied and balanced almost to a fault, this is a well-crafted easy drinker that's lacking a bit in character. Finishes dry and mildly bitter. I'm impressed by how clean this is; very solid stuff.

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Photo of zeff80
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle pours out a golden yellow with next to nothing for a head. It was highly carbonated, tons of bubbles. The smell was a little bitter, the taste however was not. It was crisp and smooth. It was very drinkable. It is very typical of many European lagers.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a light lemony color more that golden but with a nice large fluffy white crown that never really completely left.Aromas of lightly toasted bread,and a strange hint of vanilla tinged green apple,not a bad thing just a bit odd to me.Light to medium feel wich makes the beer more refreshing and easier drinking.Crushed pilsner malt flavors with a drying palate,somewhat grainy,even a soft smack of lefay hop to round out the finish.Will this beer blow ya away?No,but it shouldnt,its refreshing and food friendly,just great for a day out grilling like today.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Stiegl Goldbräu
500 ml brown glass bottle
1.05€ @ BILLA, Singerstraße 6, Wien

Stiegl Goldbräu is a basic Euro lager. It's clean and well-made, combining a basic, gently bready malt with a very firm bitterness and some floral and grassy hops.

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Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5l mug on tap at Stieglkeller Salzburg (highly recommended venue)

Crystal clear and sparkling with a tremendous quantity of bubbles rising to a durable off-white head. The mug gets nicely coated with varied lacing.

Aroma of earthy hops, yeast, wet bread, toast and malt.
The flavor follows suit, although ending with a solid hop finish that is notably bitter.

M: crisp and lively but, despite appearances, not over-carbonated.

O: very nice if unremarkable beer. Good with food. I like that it is a bit more hoppy and bitter than expected.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a mottled medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy + biscuit malts with a light to moderate aroma of floral + grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy + biscuit malts with just a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of floral + grassy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront and smooth through the finish.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing, very enjoyable - reminds me of many days spent in Salzburg for work... Simple but with really good flavors and aromas - a classic.

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Photo of mactrail
2.82/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Kaiserhof Restaurant in San Diego where they call this "Stiegl Premium Lager." Crystal clear golden color in the mug. Average head doesn't stick around long. Very sparkly and sharp in the mouth.

An odd perfumey flavor seems to be the main sensation. That slightly spicy aroma enlivens this just a little. Some faint tang of hops along with that spicy mystery taste is actually the best feature. No malt flavor that I can detect.

This may be a little better than Serbian or Romanian lagers. You could pour this down your gullet for a thirst quencher, but even Heineken has more flavor.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.2/5  rDev -8%

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3.48 out of 5 based on 395 ratings.
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