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

Presented in a tapered green bottle 330ml bottle with a pretty cool looking bold red label.

Pours a very nice golden yellow colour, with a wonderfully foaming head of miniscule white, sticky bubbles. The beer clears after a while to a brilliant burnished hue, with a slick of thin white on the top. Lacing is brilliant - this is just exactly what you want to see in a German pils.

Pleasant vegetative hoppy character on the nose, crisp and clean, with a honeyed back-note to it. Light metallic kind of zing that's maybe a little reminiscent of a Euro generic, but we can probably forgive that. Slight hint of pepper, green grass and grain. Nice. The sort of nose you expect from a pils, if somewhat subdued.

Taste is clean and crisp, without being exactly exciting. There's a very pleasant hop bitterness forward on the palate, with a dry but refreshing character that stays later. No hint of grain or malt, the sweet character on the nose has gone awol, but that's ok; we're left with a crisp, light bodied beer that is exceptionally drinkable. Mouthfeel is sharp and crisp. Spot on. Clean, refreshing and drinkable.

For a beer which looks a lot like a generic Euro Pale Lager, this actually delivers. This is a very decent German-style pils, almost verging into the sharpness of the Czech style. While there's only so much you can do with the style, this is pretty much a spot-on example.

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Photo of BWH3
4.32/5  rDev +19.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
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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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
3.61 out of 5 based on 509 ratings.
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