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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Admittedly, I'm not the biggest pils fan, but this was a solid beer that is an above average representation of the style. I did drink it straight out of the bottle, but it was a very cool commemorative 2013 holiday bottle. As soon as it was opened, a half inch of large bubbled foam appeared on top of the beer. The smell was actually quite pleasant; strong piney-hop smell. The taste of this beer is pretty standard for a pils; if anything it is a bit on the weak side, but I do appreciate that it is less harsh in the mouth than many other brews in the style. Overall, I would say that as far as pils go, this is a solid choice and very drinkable, but there are many superior Austrian brews to choose from.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 mL into a large beer mug.

A- Pours pale yellow, crystal clear, and with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing to be found on the glass.

S- This brew smells quite grainy with a hint of citrus and a minuscule note of hops . Nothing too extraordinary here but it is pleasing nonetheless.

T- Bread-like malt, grassy hops at the initial taste with a skunky, mildly citrus finish.

M- The mouth feel is light and crisp with low-medium carbonation. A prime example of a summer refresher!

O- For me, this Pils isn't something that stands out from the pack but it is a fine example of the style that deserves a solid recommendation. I would definitely like to give Stiegl another taste in the future!

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Albany Taproom while looking to kill some time. Works for me - I always love German-style pilsners. Poured into a half pilsner flute pint glass.

Pours a typical golden-yellow color, complete with a good deal of frothy white foam. I always argue that these kinds of delicate beers are far superior on tap than they ever will be in the bottle, and I feel that they always look far prettier as well when they're closer to the source. Champagne-like bubbles, nice lines of carbonation gliding upwards from the bottom of the glass, and decent lacing in its wake. Rated to style, this doesn't deliver anything new, but is top-notch.

Smells quite good as well, with a crisp, malty and grainy sweetness with slight grass - always a refreshing and inviting aroma after a long week of consuming stronger and heavier beers. Notes of white grapes, raisins, and slight white peaches are most predominant, alongside notes of grass, tarragon, and lemon peel. There's a sharp cane sugar sweetness from the grains at hand, and everything is pretty green and balanced overall. I could tell that this was a fresh keg, as well - there's a lot of room for the grains to open up, but I feel that consuming this at a faster rate than one does with the average beer is perhaps the best plan in mind.

Tastes pretty good as well - nothing spectacular, but all of the flavors are as well presented as they were in the aroma, with the exception of seeming wetter and sweeter overall. White grapes, peaches, slight banana and pineapple, with notes of grass, citrus peel, and light pine. For a mass-produced beer straight out of Austria, this is ridiculously easy to drink given the refreshing flavor profile, and the balanced bitterness between the grains and hops at hand. Quite moist, yet crisp enough to prevent this from becoming fully watery in feel. Not very complex, but definitely a well made pilsner in its realm.

I always look forward to good quality pilsners on tap, and this one definitely did the trick for me recently. It provides everything I expect a German-style pilsner to carry without taking too many risks. I'd imagine this is dramatically inferior in the bottle, but at least this is easy to find on tap if I'm looking for a good session beer that is tasty, as well as taking a break from offerings that usually plummet my ass to the ground.

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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
3.61 out of 5 based on 519 ratings.
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