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

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Added by UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008

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Ratings:
517
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.57%
 
 
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Photo of MFMB
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow/straw color, good carbonation. Smells of yeast, grains and bread like with a tad bit of sulfer. To my surprise there was a bit of citrus taste to this and while a bit flawed it didn't over power or detract from the yeast/bread like taste of the beer. Medium to light mouthfeel. Good beer, was about to order a Pilsner Urquel when the bartender suggested this. Haven't had Stiegl Pils but was nice to try.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours an extremly light honey, almost looks like white wine, nice head
S: Yeasty, bready, notes of bitter hops
T: Light bready flavor, notes of honey, very simple
F: Smooth feel, low to medium carb
O: A normal beer, a step up from your AAL, its nice on a hot day but would prefer something a little more flavorful

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Photo of Boo-urns
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decent quality pils. Grainy, grassy, not too sweet from malt with a decent enough bitterness that keeps it from being too doughy or puffy feeling. Clean drinking, nicely balanced in character.

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Photo of AD17
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was one of my favorites when I was in an area where I could get it. Was a bit on the pricier side but you gotta pay to play! Good stuff.

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Photo of daem3384
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNJR
4.46/5  rDev +23.5%
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 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 American_Hawk
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jackterry28
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very stable Austrian pilsner. Overall the taste of the beer is very full, balancing bitterness and sweetness perfectly. A comparable is hard to find. Czech beers like Pilsner Urquell have full flavour however are sometimes too bitter (depending on the tap). There is very nice sweetness in the drink with notes of grain and fresh grass. The bitter flavours are not too strong with some sharp corn aftertastes. If you enjoy pilsners however are looking for something with a depth of flavour, this is a good fit. The carbonation comes out as mild with subtle popping. The overall taste of the beer is somewhat doughy with a full flavour. One word to describe the drink: full.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

How odd that I have not reviewed this one before. It is my approved pic on file & tone77 credits me with getting a CAN to him. It is just more proof that The CANQuest (tm) CAN sometimes move in mysterious ways.

A nice, loud Crack! usually signifies that an inverted Glug will follow, but being that this was a 500-ml (16.9 fl. oz) CAN, I decided to CANtrol it with a gentle Glug, instead. A finger of fizzy, bone-white head developed briefly and then slowly dissipated into wisps. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Lots of CO2 bubbles were in evidence. Nose had a grassy hoppiness along with a biscuit maltiness. I generally prefer the Czech Pilsners, but this smelled right for a German Pils. Mouthfeel was medium, actually kind of soft in the mouth. The taste was a bit sweet for my taste, hence my preference for the Czechs, but it was clean, allowing the grassiness of the hops to accompany the malts in a way that was easy to discern. Finish was semi-dry with the hops becoming a little more assertive to leave a grassy flavor at the end.

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Photo of GlendonTT
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Straight "4's" across the board. Sampled back on 3/3/16. Comes in a single .500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for around $4.00. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5L thumb-print handled-glass German "HB" stein.

Brew pours a pretty apricot-honey in color with a good 2-finger foamy white head. A decent amount of lacing was seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of yeast and grains for the most part. Taste is close to the nose with some malt-like sweetness also. Crisp but smooth and goes down easy. Medium-bodied with close to normal carbonation. Overall a really good brew.

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Photo of pajfuwen
4.56/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
2.91/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours from a can, an effervescent light gold with 3+ fingers of fluffy pearl colored head. Stellar lacing & above average head retention

S: Slight metallic scent

T: Slight sweet breadyness, slight grassiness, but mostly cloying sweetness & a whisper of herbal hops. A little white grape & a ton of bready sweetness, hops are all but AWOL in this one, just a glimmer of herbal hops, plus a little grassiness. Finishes too sweet with a it of crispness

MF: Medium body, soft carbonation, skews too sweet

Drinks easy, but not a good pils, would try again if in Austria, otherwise I don't think their beers travel well

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Photo of tgf17
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garsher
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Desimoaj
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newlife1984
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like Pils beer, you have to try this one. Tastes very different to f.e. Stiegl Goldbräu because of its really hoppy flavour. Fits perfectly with spicy curry dishes, also with certain kinds of medium-dark Zotter chocolate. Light color, fresh and hoppy taste, but not too bitter. Highly recommended!

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

Photo of talo589
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I should start out by saying I love the look of the can. I think it might be one of my favorite can designs. That being said, I drink beer from a glass and decanted for tasting. Once poured from the can, this is still a pretty beer. It's a bit paler than many pilsners, but still has substatial-looking body and nice foam (i.e. nice thick head, clumping). I actually think it doesn't smell as good as it should - it smells a lot like the mass-market midwest beers that I've had. The taste is quite good, however. Despite the smell it has a very "normal" pilsener flavor. This is to say it's par for a wonderful course. I really appreciate Stiegl for this, actually and I don't view it as somehow inferior. It is currently my favorite German Pilsener. The mouthfeel is wonderfull. Sparkly, pop-rocks type feeling coupled with the refreshing Pilsener flavor. Wunderbar!

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Photo of sherillc
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
3.61 out of 5 based on 517 ratings.
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