Stiegl Pils | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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3.58/5
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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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Ranking:
#38,702
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
530
pDev:
13.69%
Bros Score:
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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very sudsy. Has the soapy look that a good pilsener tends to have, including a decent body.

Smell: Lemon soap. Lots of minerals.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes like it smells. Pretty solid lemon flavor, but I wish the hops were a bit more upfront. Could use some floral notes to balance. Superbly crisp.

Overall Drinkability: One of the better commercial European pilseners.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a footed strange)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a swirling microcarbonation and a creamy antique white head that takes up half the glass.

S- The clean aroma has some touches of green sulfur and a pils malt note that comes through as it opens up.

T- The green slightly dry hop taste has a slightly sweet sulfur note in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a slight creamy texture as long as the head last.

O- The nice clean character has just a touch of sweetness which compliments the pils malt and a hint of hops. There are no off flavors and everything is balance making this very easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of greenmtn1111
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass goblet.

Light yellow and crystal clear with a small head. It looks like there’s a lot of carbonation being released. No lacing at all and only a very slight retention of the head. The aroma is of crackery malt and a little orange peel. Light, crisp and refreshing as I drink. Very slight bitterness and slight pungent hop characteristic to it as well. The mouthfeel is pretty decent with good carbonation. Overall, this is an enjoyable pilsner but nothing about it stands out.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Top Hops last week, not having a Pilsener in a long time and never having a beer from Stieglbrauerei before. I almost thought that this was a European Light Lager when I saw the green bottle but thankfully, this was much more solid, normal-smelling, and easier to enjoy than any beer of that style and this turned out to be a great example of how crisp and hopped a good Pils should be!

The pour to this was a nearly-clear straw hue with a moderate amount of head and just a bit of lacing. Not a lot of aroma here but the taste more than made up for it. Lots of grass, straw, and lemon with a bit of sourness in the back. Somewhat bready but not as full as a Dortmunder or as starchy as a Macro Lager or mass-market beer, but the finish was crisp without being cloying.

I never considered a beer of this style to be one for a long session but this would have fit that bill perfectly. The carbonation was just right and there was just enough of a floral and earthy feel to this to keep it light while never feeling watered-down. This was a great example of the style and maybe the best beer that I've had out of a green bottle in quite a long time.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a straw color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin layer of foam.

S-skunky, malty, grassy-like Noble hops

T-Grassy hops (Noble) and some caramel, with a skunky flavor to it.

M-Nicely carbonated, but more on the creamy side.

D-Very drinkable as the flavor is good and it is quite refreshing.

Overally, this is a solid German Pilsener that I would recommend others trying.

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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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