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Stiegl Goldbräu | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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3.51/5
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412 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#40,450
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
412
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
60
Trade:
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Ratings: 412 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of beersareonme
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nothing awesome, but a good pint for a European brew. I ended up with it on a sampler platter. Nothing I would go buy, but if I was given a case I would still really enjoy it. Solid pint.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.31/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft at Laschet's Inn (half litre mug). I thought this was a lovely offering! Clean, crisp, refreshing and slightly, sweet, floral on the finish. Could drink it all day as it's hanging around 5%ABV, too.

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Photo of russpowell
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mystery dating on this & no decoder ring handy, bummer

Pours a very effervescent gold with 3 fingers of gorgeous fluffy eggshell colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Pears and a little grassyness

T: Slight breadyness, a little bit of pear & grassiness, plus a touch of cloying apple juice up front. Some herbal & grassy hops, but kind overwhelmed by apple juice sweetness. Finishes too sweet, with a little grassyness

MF: Light body, fairly firm carbonation, skews sweet

Barely drinkable, close to a drain pour, disappointing

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Photo of jws7968
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From Alcampo. In Bavaria glass. Reading CPPHTP Ch13. Not memorable but drinks well

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Photo of samEBC
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigBry
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft offering at Wurst in Calgary.
Pours slightly hazy, golden yellow with a tall, foamy head. Foam settles to a thin film on top of the beer, small streaky lace.
Smell is basically all of grain and malt, some wet grass.
Taste is same, grain, malt, and some mild grassy hop flavors.
This beer has a good level of carbonation, crisp mouth feel, easy enough to drink.
Overall, this is a pretty average beer, nothing special, there are better examples of the style.

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Photo of Samzzzy
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.47/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Disappointing, coming from the heart of beer country. Bland, musty lager, clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is day old bread dough, slightly sour, taste is funky grain, no hops what so ever. Blech!

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luka
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinAniello
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear straw colored with a hint of amber. One finger of head that quickly dissipates to a light cap and minimal lacing.

S - Sweet bread and apple, possibly a hint of citrus.

T - Starts out sweet with a bit of apple, getting breadier on the swallow. Just a small hint of hops.

M - Light body and carbonation.

O - Not bad for a session beer, but not really following Marzen style. Too light in body and flavor.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of rickfos
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CotterEU
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thegerm87
2.41/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
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 -25.4%
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%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MPSTARR
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stiegl Goldbräu from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 412 ratings
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