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Stiegl Pils | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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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 reddfoot
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Light golden yellow colour, smells like a typical euro pils - which is good. The best thing about this is the smell. Tastes surprisingly watered down, poor flavour overall. Now I get what people say about piss beer taste. Not much aftertaste, pretty bleh though. Not buying this one again.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11-23-16 - On tap at Distrikt Steakhouse in Vienna. Our waiter teased "when in Austria....", so I got a .31 liter. Clear, crisp, and surprisingly smooth. Clear straw/golden color with oh-so-white head. Little lacing. So tasty and made me feel like a local. When my filet arrived, I allowed the wife and kids to finish the bottle of red and I ordered another. Yes, I'll get it again when I get back home.

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Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Greenish hued, cloudy light gold color. Nice head from a vigorous bottle pour. Some streaky spots on the glass.

Soft aroma of very pale malted barley. It's almost fruity like banana. Light flowery hop.

The flavor is straight forward with a light berry fruitiness. The hop provides good balance. The body and carbonation are what I expected it to be. Crisp and refreshing with enough complexity to keep this interesting.

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Photo of spoony
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 16.9 oz can (code on bottom says 02136) to a pokal glass. Reviewed from notes dated July 1, 2016.

A-The beer is lightly hued and yellow-golden in color. It is clear and the carbonation is active in the liquid. A healthy white head sits on top and hangs around for a while. Nothing special to look at, but it does look like a pils.

S-The aroma is a mixed bag of yeast, cooked corn, honey, and just a hint of grass, straw and spice. It is quite sweet smelling.

T-The taste is also on the sweet side of things. There is some honey and just a bit of lemony hops to open. The beer suggests biscuits and dried grass on the finish. I detect a slightly skunky, funky note.

M-The body is lighter than average, but in range for the style. Carbonation is soft but voluminous on the palate.

O-I can't say this is my favorite pils. It does pack more flavor than a typical AAL, but it is too sweet for my liking and the strange skunky flavor is a bit of a turn-off. Cool can art though!

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edward_boumil
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Golden yellow, bright, clear. Head has super fine bubbles and amazing retention, Seriously impressive.
S: Pretty light aroma. Sweet honey notes, biscuits, and floral hops. Pretty standard.
T: Repeat of the nose. Overall not enough bitterness, could use just a dash more to balance out the sweetness. But certainly not bad.
F: Light body, good carbonation.
O: A solid pils. Might add this into the rotation when I want something a little less hoppy than other commonly avaiable German pils.

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Photo of KingBiscuit
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of josanguapo
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From Hipercor Sevilla Este. In Bavaria glass. Playing Bleed. A german pilsner just how I like them. Very drinkable, malty and tasty, without anything offplace

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Photo of Tschnab
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgkiller
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cshaffer
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -1.4%
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 +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
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 +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNJR
4.46/5  rDev +24.6%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sharply overcarbonated, but refreshing and drinkable.


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Photo of American_Hawk
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jackterry28
4.19/5  rDev +17%
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 +12%
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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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 530 ratings
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