Stiegl Pils | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Austria | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008

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174
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501
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
22.71%
 
 
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Photo of edward_boumil
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Golden yellow, bright, clear. Head has super fine bubbles and amazing retention, Seriously impressive.
S: Pretty light aroma. Sweet honey notes, biscuits, and floral hops. Pretty standard.
T: Repeat of the nose. Overall not enough bitterness, could use just a dash more to balance out the sweetness. But certainly not bad.
F: Light body, good carbonation.
O: A solid pils. Might add this into the rotation when I want something a little less hoppy than other commonly avaiable German pils.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From Hipercor Sevilla Este. In Bavaria glass. Playing Bleed. A german pilsner just how I like them. Very drinkable, malty and tasty, without anything offplace

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Photo of dikebrewery
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow/straw color, good carbonation. Smells of yeast, grains and bread like with a tad bit of sulfer. To my surprise there was a bit of citrus taste to this and while a bit flawed it didn't over power or detract from the yeast/bread like taste of the beer. Medium to light mouthfeel. Good beer, was about to order a Pilsner Urquel when the bartender suggested this. Haven't had Stiegl Pils but was nice to try.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours an extremly light honey, almost looks like white wine, nice head
S: Yeasty, bready, notes of bitter hops
T: Light bready flavor, notes of honey, very simple
F: Smooth feel, low to medium carb
O: A normal beer, a step up from your AAL, its nice on a hot day but would prefer something a little more flavorful

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Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decent quality pils. Grainy, grassy, not too sweet from malt with a decent enough bitterness that keeps it from being too doughy or puffy feeling. Clean drinking, nicely balanced in character.

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Photo of MNJR
4.46/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I only drink this on draft at Huettenbar in Chicago. So, I can't rate the canned or bottled versions, but from the keg this is a delicious and easygoing beer with excellent crispness and flavor. It has a delicate feel and refreshing flavor that I keep going back to because I can't find a better German pilsner. Smooth and lightly hoppy with some lemon flavor and fresh, clean carbonation. To me, this is the the benchmark German pilsener beer and I go back to it even after trying the newer pils beers and always enjoy it. The low ABV is great for a session of 2-3 pints.

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Photo of jackterry28
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very stable Austrian pilsner. Overall the taste of the beer is very full, balancing bitterness and sweetness perfectly. A comparable is hard to find. Czech beers like Pilsner Urquell have full flavour however are sometimes too bitter (depending on the tap). There is very nice sweetness in the drink with notes of grain and fresh grass. The bitter flavours are not too strong with some sharp corn aftertastes. If you enjoy pilsners however are looking for something with a depth of flavour, this is a good fit. The carbonation comes out as mild with subtle popping. The overall taste of the beer is somewhat doughy with a full flavour. One word to describe the drink: full.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

How odd that I have not reviewed this one before. It is my approved pic on file & tone77 credits me with getting a CAN to him. It is just more proof that The CANQuest (tm) CAN sometimes move in mysterious ways.

A nice, loud Crack! usually signifies that an inverted Glug will follow, but being that this was a 500-ml (16.9 fl. oz) CAN, I decided to CANtrol it with a gentle Glug, instead. A finger of fizzy, bone-white head developed briefly and then slowly dissipated into wisps. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Lots of CO2 bubbles were in evidence. Nose had a grassy hoppiness along with a biscuit maltiness. I generally prefer the Czech Pilsners, but this smelled right for a German Pils. Mouthfeel was medium, actually kind of soft in the mouth. The taste was a bit sweet for my taste, hence my preference for the Czechs, but it was clean, allowing the grassiness of the hops to accompany the malts in a way that was easy to discern. Finish was semi-dry with the hops becoming a little more assertive to leave a grassy flavor at the end.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight "4's" across the board. Sampled back on 3/3/16. Comes in a single .500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for around $4.00. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5L thumb-print handled-glass German "HB" stein.

Brew pours a pretty apricot-honey in color with a good 2-finger foamy white head. A decent amount of lacing was seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of yeast and grains for the most part. Taste is close to the nose with some malt-like sweetness also. Crisp but smooth and goes down easy. Medium-bodied with close to normal carbonation. Overall a really good brew.

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Photo of russpowell
2.91/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours from a can, an effervescent light gold with 3+ fingers of fluffy pearl colored head. Stellar lacing & above average head retention

S: Slight metallic scent

T: Slight sweet breadyness, slight grassiness, but mostly cloying sweetness & a whisper of herbal hops. A little white grape & a ton of bready sweetness, hops are all but AWOL in this one, just a glimmer of herbal hops, plus a little grassiness. Finishes too sweet with a it of crispness

MF: Medium body, soft carbonation, skews too sweet

Drinks easy, but not a good pils, would try again if in Austria, otherwise I don't think their beers travel well

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Photo of Newlife1984
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like Pils beer, you have to try this one. Tastes very different to f.e. Stiegl Goldbräu because of its really hoppy flavour. Fits perfectly with spicy curry dishes, also with certain kinds of medium-dark Zotter chocolate. Light color, fresh and hoppy taste, but not too bitter. Highly recommended!

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Photo of talo589
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I should start out by saying I love the look of the can. I think it might be one of my favorite can designs. That being said, I drink beer from a glass and decanted for tasting. Once poured from the can, this is still a pretty beer. It's a bit paler than many pilsners, but still has substatial-looking body and nice foam (i.e. nice thick head, clumping). I actually think it doesn't smell as good as it should - it smells a lot like the mass-market midwest beers that I've had. The taste is quite good, however. Despite the smell it has a very "normal" pilsener flavor. This is to say it's par for a wonderful course. I really appreciate Stiegl for this, actually and I don't view it as somehow inferior. It is currently my favorite German Pilsener. The mouthfeel is wonderfull. Sparkly, pop-rocks type feeling coupled with the refreshing Pilsener flavor. Wunderbar!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, a refugee from the ill-conceived Stiegl 'Advent' calendar released a few months ago around these parts.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a bit of streaky, low-lying cloud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy, doughy pale malt, a bit of wet breakfast biscuit, some subtle corn bread sweetness, a twinge of estery petrol, and soft earthy, leafy, and somewhat spicy grassy hops. The taste is more doughy, grainy Euro Pils malt, a fading biscuity character, weak pome and drupe fruity notes, and more genial leafy, earthy, and dead grassy noble hop bitterness.

The carbonation is quite light and barely effective in its disinterested-seeming frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight for the base style, and tacitly smooth, that gasohol essence sniffing around a tad too greedily. It finishes off-dry, just, as the gritty, grainy malt strives to persist, alongside the somehow amped-up lingering hoppiness.

Overall, not a bad German Pils, the malt and hops doing well to balance each other out, and the other sundry players making their mark (hah!). Easy to drink, though not particularly complex or memorable, but that's ok, hardly all offerings such as this need to be - I'm not the one selling the stuff.

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Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can from Brewers Haven. Right in the ballpark for a German pils. Biscuity malts, clear golden body and soft creamy head. Crisp and clean.This is the foundation brew for their excellent radler.

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Photo of timontheroad
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow color, one finger fluffy white head that faded quickly to a thin film. Aroma is grassy with just a tinge of sweet bready notes. The taste is clean and bitter, just perfect for a good pilsener. The mouthfeel was very full bodied for a pils, with good carbonation. Very clean, crisp finish. Overall, this is very good pilsener. I'm a big pils fan and this one hits the spot.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a huge white head, and a good amount of carbonation. Smell of light Pruitt and slight biscuit. Very easy drinking pilsner. Some hop bitterness with the sweet fruit, flowery malt. A thin body with a very smooth finish. Bitter hop sticks around, even resonates up the nose. I like!

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant straw under a 1” pure white foam collar that persiste and leaves good lace. S: Grainy Pils malt, flowery hops, no fruit, no esters, no diacetyl, initial sulfur aroma quickly fades. T: Crisp with a nice bitter accent especially on the end. Medium to a little above on the bitterness but its crisp and clean. The maltiness is light and clean. There is a clean Pils malt flavor that persists, lingers, sweetness is very mild. F: Light, medium carbonation,, creamy and smooth. O: Overall clean, refreshing, German hops, no fruit, light, good character, well balanced.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden straw color with a puffy white foam head. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is biggest of a bready smell mixed with some grain and a bit of a corn sweetness mixed within. Rounding out the aromas are some light grass and a little bit of lemon and caramel.

Taste – The taste begins with a light cracker taste mixed with a light showing of a sour lemon and a little bit of hay. As the taste advances some grainy flavors and a bit of grass join the tongue, all while a little more lemon joins the taste. With a bit of drying out of some of the sweeter flavors and even more grain, one is left with a crisp and somewhat clean and slightly sour taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style, a little thinner body may have been slightly better to create a very crisp brew, but even with that said, the feel was rather nice overall.

Overall – A rather decent pils. Decently crisp and refreshing with a nice level of flavor and drinkability. Not a bad brew to at least give a try to.

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Photo of tone77
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, a bit of grass. Taste is malts, some grains and a touch of sweetness, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good thirst quencher on a warm night.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the big can in a pint glass. This solid pils pours a crystal clear light straw color with an excellent head of foam that lingers long with awesome lacing. Nose of sweet honey, light grains, and slight hops. Flavors exceed the nose with sweet honey like malts to all sides and a delicate hop character on the finish blending nicely with a very light grain note. One of the best pils I have had. Creamy, smooth, and refreshing. A good brew to break that good beer abstainer out of his or her mold. Satisfying.

Cheers

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy golden color with floating particles. White foamy 3 finger head lasting around 5 minutes. Strong legs with subtle activity.

Faint aromas and flavors of grains with floral and herbal spices. Sharp and crisp taste of pleasant bitterness.

Light slick body with some nice carbonation. Well intensified but short finish, ending with slightly dry bitter mouth coating.

Overall : Average pilsener that is slightly too watery and lacking in flavors.

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Photo of Csikic93
4.49/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was recommended this by one of the guys who works in the local beer store. He told me he had this in a gas station in Belgium. I decided to give it try and was blown away. It pours a light yellow with a foamy head.
It is refreshing, and almost feels hydrating.

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Photo of loubar
4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz can from Whole Foods. Pale golden yellow with a foamy white head. Taste of sweet cereal grains and freshly baked white bread up front. Floral hoppiness along with a grassy backbone takes over. The carbonation is lively. The body is light with a dry finish. The flavor is well balanced, creamy yet crisp and clean. An exemplary pilsener.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 fl oz. can, with no apparent canned on date or freshness information on the can. Acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a pale golden yellow body with one and a half fingers of foamy white head with nice staying power that leaves behind excellent scattered webbed lacing. Looks very nice, considering the style.

S - A fairly one dimensional, sweetened grainy aroma. Corn, wheat, & husky.

T - Taste follows the nose - sweetened grains / corn / husks, with a touch of bready pilsner malt, crackers, and a faint herbal hop presence.

M - The feel is crisp, smooth, grainy, and clean. Light-bodied and easy drinking.

Overall, an average, albeit very drinkable representation of the style from Stiegl. I'm more interested in their radler creations, but this one is worth a look as well.

Stiegl Pils -----3.5/5

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Photo of DaveBar
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 500ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a small head that is gone in 30sec. Medium gold color. Clear

S- Has some goodness here. Lots of malt. Fairly hoppy for a German pilsner

T- Has a bit of bottom end flavor. Not a Bud but close. Has a body that can stand up to a nice BBQ hamburger so that means the malt can stand on it's own. Not a lot of hops though but this is not a beer for that. Pilsner's are not my thing

M- Has a bit of creaminess to it that is enjoyable.

O- Pretty good but will only buy if North American beers like Bud or Millar are only available. Too expensive for what it is takes down the overall rating as well.

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with..... BBQ hamburgers. Nice regular ground beef no spices BBQ'd slowly watching out for those nasty flame ups.

Enjoy

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