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:
399
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
8
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56
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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of rickfos
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CotterEU
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thegerm87
2.41/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 mikeg67
2.62/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle at Austrian restaurant, NYC. Pours pale straw with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and pale malt. Body is medium and crisp. Pale malt and some hops combine on the palate. Finish is short, barely noticeable. Standard macro crap.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Black Forest in a half liter mug. It’s brilliant gold with a 1” white foam cap. It has light malt flavors but is not as rich as other Oktoberfests.

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

Photo of damndirtyape
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1pt, 0.9oz can served in a pilsner glass. No date, but stamp on bottom of can was 03635.

Appearance: Clear bright gold. 1/4" white foam on top. Lots of fine strands of lacing and some big sheets of persistent lacing as well. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Mild - a bit of skunkiness with some noble hop aroma.

Taste: Clean, mild, pilsner style malt with some mild noble hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, approaching fizzy but not quite. Otherwise nothing special.

Overall / Drinkability: This is not a Marzen style beer - this is a pilsner approaching Euro Pale Lager territory. A very no frills German beer that is good to look at and meets its name "Goldbrau" rather well in regards to appearance (a very good looking beer), but beyond that, isn't anything special. I am not interested in having another one or seeking it out again as there is better full-flavored German beer out there.

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Photo of KimenTshom
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MPSTARR
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a pale golden appearance. Good lacing. Aromas of light hops and grains. A little bit of a watery mouthfeel, bit of sweetness. Flavours are a nice balance of malts and hops, one does not overtake the other. A bit of a lemony aftertaste.

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Photo of kotzbauerm
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmurray50000
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronan201
2.57/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

sharp undertones got you feeling a bit frisky- but after a few of these you will be feeling more than that

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; light lacing;

S: a little skunky;

T: a bit skunky for a moment, then DMS takes over; a hint of pine and pilsner malt sweetness at mid-palate; finish is lightly bitter;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: perhaps a bit old; tough to rate as I don't believe it's an Oktoberfest; fresher, this would probably be a nice, refreshing beer;

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Photo of ShepardCommander
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of janubio
2.77/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear golden colour, big head that doesn't hold much, some lace. Smell of grass, grains, some malt. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste of grains, herbs, some sweetness. Average beer, nothing special.

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Photo of loubar
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz can from Whole Foods. Bready malt sweetness up front with a fair amount of bitterness and some floral and grassy hops. Crisp, yet smooth and tasty. An exemplary Euro lager.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While this was a great lager from Austria, I still prefer Stiegl's Radler overall.

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Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
3.48 out of 5 based on 399 ratings.
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