Stiegl Pils | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

Stiegl PilsStiegl Pils
BA SCORE
3.58/5
528 Ratings
Stiegl PilsStiegl Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Austria
stiegl.co.at

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 06-16-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,983
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
528
pDev:
13.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dictatorial
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall it is... alright. The initial smell and taste were bitter, but after one drink it got better. The appearance, smell and taste were all ultimately average, with nothing really special to note. Really it was not bad, and not really great - just beer. I couldn't help think of Hugo Stiglitz every time I saw the name of the beer, which made for a fun time :-)

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a Weizen glass.

Has a very pale color. Huge head after pouring but doesn't stay for too long. Leaves almost no lace. Just a few bubbles rising now and then.
Has a pretty strong and malty smell.
Standard lager taste. I find the aftertaste more interesting, hoppy and quite bitter for a pilsner.
Body feels light to medium, crisp and refreshing. It leaves your mouth dry and makes you want another sip.

Overall this beer is not outstanding in any way but it isn't bad either.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of uno99
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well I rarely bother to review a pilsner, but in my opinion this is right up there with the best classic and easily available examples from Europe.

Appearance: I love the label/can design. 3 colors. Minimal design. No bullshit that we as craft beer drinkers are used to being bombarded with. Reminds me of a KMFDM album cover. Beer is fairly pale straw but more amber than a weaker pilsner variant. Head sticks around a good while in my Carlsburg stange glassware.

Smell: Nice bright crystal malts. Reminiscent of a cream cracker. A little bit of minty hops. No euro lager swill skunk and funk going on. Very clean on the nose even when allowed to warm to near room temp.

Taste: The malt is the hero here. very well balanced though near the finish with some decent hop presence. Once the beer warms up the taste lingers for a good while and it is very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Nice acidic apple upfront. Rather bitter middle and semi juicy on the finish. Would like it to be a bit drier. Finish goes on and on though.

Overall: You can't do much better for a European Pils. Don't overlook this one - Right up there with Budvar and Pilsner Urquell

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of endovelico
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I came across this beer at a quirky Austrian café, in downtown Lisbon, on a searing hot end of morning. As the waiter, stumblingly but proudly tried to nuance out the differences between the limited range of Austrian lagers available, the scientific description of 'Sweetest of the bunch' grabbed my attention as it's often the case that testimonies of the sort will point to the most interesting beers of a bunch.

The undescriptive, laconic label left me in doubt as it could be interpreted as both a half-ass commercial lager or as a endearingly amateurish label that could point to some kind of regionality and hence, untouched big-business hands.

The brew had a deep golden color with semi-persistent foam and low perceived carbonation while the aroma is subdued and skewing towards noble hops character, cooked vegetables and grass.

By now I'm tepidly reassured, as this is most likely a heller (or at least something brisk with
some hop character) and will provide some flavor and plenty of refreshing qualities needed to ease the kilning i was being subjected to. It's somewhat chewy, but relatively effervescent; medium light bodied, but with decent kick of hop bitterness. Low in alcohol, but graceful in the was that it lets the ABV show through the other 'layers'.

The taste is evergreen-ish, minty with notes of honey sickle and the ubiqutuous cooked vegetables, denouncing the probability of corn or just slack brewing procedures. Nonetheless, regardless of what central European lager category it belongs to, it's still a pretty unremarkable beer.

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Photo of ccrida
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The 33cl bottle is the same label as pictured, but the bottom of the label states "goldbrau premium lager", which BA has listed separately as a marzen, which this most certainly is not...poured into my Straub pils glass, Stiegl is a spritzy gold with a small white head leaving zero lace.

Smell is cereals and a little doughy. A kiss of skunky hops overcome by sweetness.

Taste is on the sweeter side, clean cereals, and a slight hint of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is dry, spritzy but not sharp, light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, classic and well executed. Not much here, it's good, but simple, leaning on the sweet side, but not cloying.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 528 ratings
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