Stiegl Pils | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Stiegl PilsStiegl Pils

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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 DrunkenMonk
1.25/5  rDev -65.1%

Photo of dertyd
1.3/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of DerwinWentworth
1.5/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of RadfordBrewing
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of thekanna
2.01/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this near the Domplatz in Salzberg, Austria, while eating a spicy curry wurst sandwich.

Appearance: Pale clear yellow in a green bottle, reminiscent of Heineken. Clear is never a good color for beer.

Smell: Very faint yeast notes, not too noticeable.

Taste: Goes down like seltzer water. Slight bitter hop taste at the end distinguishes it from, oh, say drinking Perrier.

I would rate this one lower, but it complimented my wurst nicely. (literally.)

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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of Maxwell
2.41/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow fresh pressed apple juice, with a nice eggshell white head that dissipates quickly and leaves at best a light lacing. Very light carbonation

Smell: Smells almost wheat-like with a very bready up front kick. There’s almost an apple juice like tinge to the back of the smell.

Taste: Taste is bready with malts, yet crisp and clean, and again there is a slight tinge of sweet apple juice and a slight caramel feel. After taste is a lingering sweet on the edges of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Very watery with little to no carbonated tingle. Very clean and smooth on the tongue, I suppose, but over all just very watery.

Overall: This is a meh beer. The malty/apple-juicey taste is strange in a lager and the mouth feel, while extremely drinkable, isn’t very compatible with the heavier feeling that the lager leaves in the stomach.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.43/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clean pale yellow with a white head. In the aroma, a sweeter malt, small pils hops, and quite a basic lager. In the taste, sweet malt in a quite standard European lager. A smooth and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness in the aftertaste. For a standard lager, a step above a macro, but eh! nonetheless.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gnikola
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.52/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a fairly pale golden colour, well mostly golden. Not a great deal of head, fairly loosely dispersed with no carbs to feed it. Really, standard lager appearance.

A fair bit of bread yeast on the nose which I could smell from several inches away. Little bit of honey as well, has that unfortunate Beez Neez character. Not that great, really.

Yeah, that unfortunate honey continues on the front palate and throughout to the finish. A little bit of bittering hop on the back, but very smothered by the syrupy character. Can't really recommend this - standard lagery characters with an unpleasant cloying sweetness. Mouthfeel is quite smooth but that's about all that's good about it. Otherwise, very average.

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Photo of Long813
2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bought in Vienna

A: Pours a golden body with very little head, having very poor retention and lacing.

S: Light notes of straw grains, not much else.

T: Only thing I could taste is the off grain. Not pleasing

M: Light bodied and high carbonation. Fizzy texture, to much carbonation and a bad grain after taste.

O: Wasn't pleased with the beer at all.

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Photo of CraigP83
2.62/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Watered down Euro lager, low hop bitterness but lots of Apple flavor. Just not good

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Photo of Knapp85
2.67/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A drinkable yet very average German Pilsner. Thishad a little hint of lemon in it which made this surprisingly better to me. Other than that, not much is special with it. It's yellow and crisp, Grassy to an extent but not 100%. Could be much worse. I would pick this up over most Pilsners out there.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a watered-down honey color. Completely transparent. Bubbly and frothy head is thin. The bubbly portion of the had leaves circular lace via bubble explosions, and the frothy part leaves consistent lace levels.

S-Sweet in principle. Lacks that German hop aroma I usually detect in the style. This one is pretty sweet. But there is a touch of grassy/Noble hop.

T-An off-putting mix of sweetness and slight skunkiness. Lacks the piercing Euro-hop flavor that usually defines the 'clean/crisp' description. Perhaps the sweetest Pilsener I have had. I am assuming that this beer isn't brewed to a specific style and has been lumped into such category. Still, this is too sweet for me. Lacks the underlying components that make a sweeter beer delicious.

M-Lighter body. Carbonation is good enough. Kinda has a syrupy feel.

O/D-Didn't like this beer much. Glad I bought a single. This beer runs about $10.00 a six-pack; which I find to be a rip-off. Just doesn't cut it in my opinion. That is all.

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2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall it is... alright. The initial smell and taste were bitter, but after one drink it got better. The appearance, smell and taste were all ultimately average, with nothing really special to note. Really it was not bad, and not really great - just beer. I couldn't help think of Hugo Stiglitz every time I saw the name of the beer, which made for a fun time :-)

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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