Stiegl Pils | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Austria
stiegl.co.at

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008

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Ratings:
522
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.57%
 
 
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with a 1/2 inch white head that fades to an oily film. Small streaks and dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, honey, and some white grape juice aromas. Taste is of sweet malt, honey, white grape juice, and some floral hops on the finish. A mild bitterness on the palate quickly fades after each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. A bit too much carbonation in my opinion. Overall, this is a good beer that is very easy to drink.

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Photo of spycow
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Knapp85
2.67/5  rDev -26%
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 t0rin0
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of bready malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts and floral hops. There are some hints of bitterness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sesionable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A simple and stately lager with supreme cleanliness, crispness, and with terrific balance of herbal and floral hops. A well crafted beer that won't get the credit it deserves.

With bright clairity and a sparkling golden hue, the lager's ample carbonation fuels an airy white head that retains well with minimum lace. A very solid look.

Cracker-like pilsner malts, light breads and bread dough describe the aromas of barley and yeast. Lightly estery and sulfury for an apple-like combination that's complementary to the lemongrass character from hops. Lightly flowery and grainy, the nose is as clean as any lager can be.

Flavors seem consistent with aroma; crisp cracker taste with light grain and yeast. Pleasantly acidic and bitter growing from apple and lemon, gaining intensity as the beer closes in finish. More hop character than is expected makes the beer decidedly balanced toward hops and keeps the beer tasting clean and crisp throughout.

Medium bodied, may seem creamier due to carbonaiton, but the carbonic bite helps to scrub the palate, giving the beer a clean and zesty taste. Lightly astringent and grainy-bitter late and going into the aftertaste.

A solid pilsner with great balance and terrific freshness and cleanliness. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

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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 kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sharply overcarbonated, but refreshing and drinkable.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of emerge077
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a very clear, straw yellow color with a two-finger, fluffy head of white foam. It left sheets of lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma was typical of a lot of imports. Borderline skunky with a floral touch and some grain-like aroma.

T - Nice sweet caramel and grain flavor with a floral hop presence and a touch of bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and crackled on the tongue. A light bodied lager that is very easy drinking.

O - This is a nice pilsener. A nice value, too. Worth a try.

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Photo of largadeer
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Clear pale gold with a sticky, lasting head that leaves scattered lacing. Grassy, spicy aroma, quite hoppy with a clean lager yeast character behind the hops. Pils malt is faintly noticeable. Noble hops are strong on the palate, lending a big kick of spicy, herbal and grassy flavors. The malt base is light and dry, while the finish is strongly bitter and lingering, somewhat mineral. This is in the North German school, very dry and bitter. A great pils, Stiegl continues to impress me.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stiegl Pils
,5L can

Stiegl, from Salzburg, is Austria's largest privately owned brewery.

Appearance: Standard crystal-clear yellow-gold body beneath a creamy, average-sized head.

Smell: Malt aroma dominates but there are some hops present. Basic.

Taste: A well-rounded, balanced beer that pretty much starts and finishes the same way. There are some floral and grassy hops threaded through but they don't particularly stand out. Very firm bitterness. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium to medium-bodied with a gently crisp, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Basic beer. Accessible. Clean and well-made but unexciting.

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Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz (.33L) bottle served in pint glass

A - normal for style: clear yellow amber like apple juice. White head with limited retention but lasting ring.

S - nice malty aroma with some caramel and no off odors.

T - normal for type. Clean malty flavor with some mild hop bitterness.

M - smooth and dry

A good pils with no flaws for style.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear straw color with a pretty good white head with plenty of staying power. Nose is fairly aromatic with some good Noble hop notes as well as some very light grain. Taste is slightly bitter, earthy, and spicy with some raw grain underneath. Good, brisk carbonation on a light body. Drinks fairly well overall.

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Photo of jlindros
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow, twist off... for a German beer that's sad! At least there's a somewhat bottle code on it, reading 03121 so not sure if that means drink by march 2012, or something else, but I imagine the year has to be 2012. And green bottle... come on! I'm not expecting much from this with all that jazz!

Pours a light super fizzy large bubbled head that fades fairly quickly to a light head covering then sticks around a bit longer, with the beer being a crystal clear golden almost honey colored (darker than I expected).

Nose actually comes out fairly nicely, with a nice cracked straw, plenty of pilsner malts, a nice robust malty character with some nice soft decoction like layered aroma, as well as some light fruity lager aromas, and a crisp demeanor, but i can't really get any hops. I also get a hint of a honey like aroma as it warms.

Taste comes bright and crisp, again loaded with pilsner malts, cracked straw, lightly toasty, and a bit of the layered decoction complexity. A light lager fruit flavor comes forward but also seems to bring the slightest hint of a metallic twing. I think I get a touch of oxidation as well but hard to tell. A little bitterness comes through this time, barely any hop taste but what is there is a light grassy hop, but it brings a light but decent bitter kick. It's the slightest sweetness at first, but moves towards dry and crisp, and overall quite dry, but does leave a slight sticky feel on the finish. The finish brings a slight bit more of the grassy hop bitterness, as well as more toasty straw pilsner malts. As it warms I'm getting the faintest hint of skunk thanks to the lame green bottle.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied but typical, decent carb.

Overall not bad, I had low expectations with a screw top and green bottle, which seemed to affect it a bit with a slight oxidation and hint of skunk, but not completely sure on that. As it warms and the more I drink it the more a slight bitter skunky flavor comes through that gives it a bit more of a macro lager flavor, but still worlds better than most macro lagers. The malts and decoction-like layers were pretty nice, hops could have been a bit more pronounced overall too. Drinkable, crisp, and fairly tasty. I could pound quite a few of these back to back no problem.

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Photo of oberon
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light golden with a large white fluffy crown,nice look with good carbonation.Somewhat bland in the nose,lightly toasted grain and a metallic note mainly.There is quite a sweetness present on the palate like others have notes a tinge of honey,light toasted and metallic in the finish.A little sweeter than expected but useful for a grilling day like today.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast, grain and a thin malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: A little smooth and not very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not too flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s definitely not one of the better beers I’ve had in the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a Weizen glass.

Has a very pale color. Huge head after pouring but doesn't stay for too long. Leaves almost no lace. Just a few bubbles rising now and then.
Has a pretty strong and malty smell.
Standard lager taste. I find the aftertaste more interesting, hoppy and quite bitter for a pilsner.
Body feels light to medium, crisp and refreshing. It leaves your mouth dry and makes you want another sip.

Overall this beer is not outstanding in any way but it isn't bad either.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of dcmchew
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
3.61 out of 5 based on 522 ratings.
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