Stiegl Goldbräu | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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3.5/5
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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:
#41,318
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
421
pDev:
15.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 421 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
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 kurgan3
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of thommo_nk
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed golden color with not very much head. Malty nose of caramel and toffee. Very faint earthy hop profile.

Extremely clean and crisp tasting. If this is a Marzen though, what is Stiegl Marzen? This beer has Marzen like qualities but I'm a little confused by it all. There's rich vienna like malt in their with a toffee cara-pils like taste which is cleaned up by an extremely mild hop presence. A very malty beer and does taste like a very rich Oktoberfest just without a deeper hue. Simple but pretty well brewed. Nothing to complain about and has a bit of an edge on some other brews. It's year round though so you Oktoberfest lovers should get all over this one. Clean, smooth, and balanced. Pretty good.

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Photo of Beermazter310
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Kromes
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear straw color with a thin line of white bubbles on top.

S: A sweet toasted honey malt aroma.

T: Same from the aroma. Sweet honey malt with a little bit of grain and a slight lingering floral hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Light with good carbonation. Easy to drink.

O: Not a bad Marzen. There are better out there....this one is just above average.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
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 JKerfman
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of steveh
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being on a well-made light lager kick of recent weeks, and having a conversation about Stiegl in cans with another old-timer (like me), I thought I'd try it out again. Probably the first time since my last trip to Europe many moons ago.

I almost reviewed this as the Pils, but I see the fine print is calling this the Goldbräu Premium Lager (Märzen..?).

A -- Pours a slightly hazy, straw-gold color with a big, dense, long-lasting white head (rather Pils-like, actually).

S -- Big bready malts up front with mellow spicy - even slightly citrus - hops back and mild DMS.

T -- Same big, bready, mildly sweet malts up front that seem to linger then blend quickly into spicy hops -- then gone! The breadiness lingers in the aftertaste and the citrus character and some mild bitterness make themselves apparent in the finish, but that's it. It's really a rather smooth, easy drink with no bells or whistles.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth to lightly crisp with a dry finish and light body.

O -- Very easy to slug down, but hardly any form of Märzen. Sort of a cross between a German Pils and Bavarian Helles. The good breadiness is delicious up front with the mild hop bitterness in the finish that makes you think Pils, but either way -- this is a pretty satisfying beer for an after-worker.

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Photo of Buggies
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of SuperSpy
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a green bottle. Let's hope it's not skunked.

Golden and just a little hazy. Not much head to speak of but it's also not totally dead.

There really isn't much to speak of in the aroma. There is a weak apple juice smell but nothing that really lets me know I'm about to drink a beer.

There is some sweet malt, a bit of grass, and unfortunately a little bit of skunked hops. Very crisp and light. Overall the flavor isn't great but it is refreshing.

Sadly the overall impression is that this really isn't all that good. I've had this on tap in Salzburg and it was excellent, but I guess being so far from the source has left this beer underwhelming.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours transparent gold in color with a moderate white head. Aroma is strongly of golden delicious apple peel, and the flavor is a combination of golden delicious apple and honey, yet somehow without the merits that either would have on its own. A drinkable brew, but not something I would gravitate toward if given better options. The bar menu touted that Goldbrau was regarded as "the best beer in the world" by many beer connoisseurs, but I can't fathom how that is even remotely true to any extent. Not offensive, but certainly not something that I would ask for again.

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Photo of slimntubbs
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of flagmantho
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: pale golden hue with just the tiniest touch of haze. There's a good effervescence and a finger of creamy white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet malt with the tiniest hint of grain and a good dose of noble hops. This is exactly what I want out of this kind of beer.

Taste: much like the aroma, there's a lightly sweet malt with just a hint of grain which provides a nice, drying contrast to the sweetness. Hops are present but mild, as the style dictates. Quite good!

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but a big and well-integrated carbonation which is bodaciously creamy -- moreso than this style usually is. Perhaps not to-style, but I love the effect. Great!

Overall: a very good Munich Helles. I would definitely have this again and again.

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Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hopslayer88
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DerekP
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Stella Artois chalice glass. A rich golden appearance with a bubbly white head.

In the nose I catch spicy hops, fresh cut grass & bread crust. Stale apple juice. A touch of sweet caramel hits me also.

The taste is mildly sweet up front with bittering hops balancing it all out. Light and caramel malts seems to be the malt bill combo. An odd acidic astringency at times lingers.

Light-medium bodied. Reminds me of a kolsch. Worth a shot.

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Photo of Brewdog1287
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of iannutter
4.53/5  rDev +29.4%
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 Mdodge8837
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 421 ratings
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