Stiegl Pils | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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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Photo of BrettHoo
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of AdrianRP
4.84/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply put, this is one of the finest Pilsners I've ever drank...and I've drank plenty...most of the popular ones. This beer pours utterly clear, with a beautifully contrasting white, large head that becomes frothy and asymmetrically placed on top of the beer. It remains significant all the way down...which is awesome as well all know that a great deal of a beer's flavor is in it's head. Plenty, and I mean PLENTY of lacing adhering to my imperial pint glass. Now on to the taste. Exotic, period. The hops used to make this beer evoke a floral flavor that is unique and different from all other Euro Pils that I have tried. This is a very unique Pils. I love the Czech variety of course, as well as many of the German offerings, but this IS THE BEST.

Now, this beer, unlike, and unfortunately like many other beers, is available in half liter cans, (16.9 oz) 4 packs that are reasonably priced. This not only represents a great value, but it ALSO ensures you beer will be fresh and NOT like struck! I think on average here in my Chicago neck of the woods I can buy a 4 pack with tax for around $7.00..more in Chicago of course because of high sales tax, but in the burbs, much cheaper. If you do the math the you'll see the volume content is nearly the same as a 6 pack of 12oz bottles. This also equates to less > $1.50 per beer. Not bad AT ALL when you consider the outstanding quality of this brew, and it IS a brew... If you're a fan of Lager/Pils type beers this is a must try. Get the cans if available..pour into a nice clean glass and prepare to be hoppily entertained!

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Photo of Avagadro
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale yellow in color with heavy lacing and a frothy head of foam.

S: Bread, flowers, and spicy Czech hops blend well in this bold bouquet.

T: Just as the aroma had promised, but with extra emphasis on the hops. Bone dry.

M: Very light body with heavy carbonation.

D: Very refreshing, yet full of flavor. A perfect complement to almost any meal, but can hold its own in the solo realm as well. A great example of the Pilsner style, and worth seeking out for any fans of them.

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of Jach
4.56/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pajfuwen
4.56/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BierStein711
4.54/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Half liter poured into pokal.

Light amber body, vigorous carbonation!

Two finger off white head

Smells of wet grain, and lager yeast

Tastes: grassy, herbal, lemon, and a bitter sharp finish

Mouthfeel is moderate

Overall, this is a pilsner worth seeking out and having in your fridge. Buy some today!!

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of huthuty
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy amberish yellow with a thick head
Smells very sweet with a sharp skunky smell and noticeable hops
The taste is strong of malt, like a dortmunder, with considerable hops
Overall a really tasty brew that's just a little ballsy

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of K270
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forgive me if the review seems vague.

I've had this beer several times and it's always good. It pours a light golden color with a small white head (about 1 finger thick. Maybe I poured wrong). To me the beer is smooth going down, a tad bit dry. No overpowering smells either. This is probably my favorite Pilsner I've had so far. I wish I could of given a more detailed review, but I'm still training my beer palette. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Ethanol4one
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Chicago Brauhaus, seated right next to the owner, which did not color my review on bit. There's it's served on tap, perfectly. And it tasted like the gold standard of beer, clean, light, subtly balanced, absurdly drinkable.

You can talk talk talk, but these Germans don't play when it comes to beer. Everything I had there, including this beer was 4.5+.

All good.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Csikic93
4.49/5  rDev +25.4%
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 MNJR
4.46/5  rDev +24.6%
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 Auraan
4.37/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a gorgeous golden color with a two finger white head that stuck around for almost the entire glass and a wonderful amount of bubbles. An excellent looking pilsner. Scents of crisp lager yeast, grainy malt and flowery hops. A very crisp and clean aroma, a nice classic pilsner scent. Flavor begins with a crisp combination of herbal and floral Noble hops and some nice grainy malt. Moves into more herbal and floral flavors, some more dry grainy flavors and a slight hint of sweet pilsner malt. Finishes dry with a nice hit of floral and herbal Noble hop flavors. Aftertaste is floral and herbal Noble hops. A very nice, simple, one-note, clean flavor profile, just like a pilsner should be. It is refreshing and pleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a semi-drying feel. A good, crisp, clean and refreshing mouthfeel. Very true to style. Overall this is an excellent German Pilsner. It is crisp and clean in aroma, flavor and mouthfeel, as the style should be. It isn't complex at all, but for this style that is a good thing, and for a nice refreshing lager it is amazingly well done.

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Photo of BWH3
4.32/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A random pick up from the Foodery in Philly.

Little info on the bottle other than strict adherence to German purity law.

A: Straw yellow not golden like a Czech pils. Clean clear looks crowned by bubbly white head. Nice retention for a while but nothing tremendous. Very good for style but nothing to take it to exceptional.

S: The earthy, mineral tones of the noble hops are glorious. Just a slight amount of sweetness from German malts in the bouquet. The spiciness is toned down a bit but present, and of course a musty aroma typical to a Pils provides the undercurrent to the aroma.

T: For such a beautiful bouquet the taste was a let down. The taste follows the aroma almost exactly except the malt sweetness is a bit more prominent. The bitterness is perfectly smooth and quenches the palate well.

M: Light to low medium body. Appropriate for style.

D: I hate to beat the dead horse, but why oh why can american macros, or for that matter american micros, not generate such a delicate and sophisticated Pils. This is the type of quality session beer the masses should be imbibing at taverns across America.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.32/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a style-appropriate clear pale color with tons of effervescent bubbles spiraling to the top to supplement and keep the very tight cap going. It's a pretty world class appearance for a Pils.

Aromas of sweetbread, apples, pears, and light barley starch.

Flavor is much of the same which is a very positive thing. Tons of fruity flavors underneath a great bready, malty profile. Apples, pears, and light watered down melon sit atop bread and bread crusts, and some leafy qualities with a slight metallic presence which seems to be its only flaw. I imagine in Austria there's no time for it to sit in a container being shipped overseas so that metallic presence is probably not there. This is really, really good.

Feel is crisp, creamy, and smooth. Just crushable.

Overall, I have no problem doting on a beer if it's blowing my mind. This one is. It's a solid pilsner and worthy of attention. Best of class?

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