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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
522
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.57%
 
 
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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

Photo of freneticamnesic
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

330ml bottle, a refugee from the ill-conceived Stiegl 'Advent' calendar released a few months ago around these parts.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a bit of streaky, low-lying cloud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy, doughy pale malt, a bit of wet breakfast biscuit, some subtle corn bread sweetness, a twinge of estery petrol, and soft earthy, leafy, and somewhat spicy grassy hops. The taste is more doughy, grainy Euro Pils malt, a fading biscuity character, weak pome and drupe fruity notes, and more genial leafy, earthy, and dead grassy noble hop bitterness.

The carbonation is quite light and barely effective in its disinterested-seeming frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight for the base style, and tacitly smooth, that gasohol essence sniffing around a tad too greedily. It finishes off-dry, just, as the gritty, grainy malt strives to persist, alongside the somehow amped-up lingering hoppiness.

Overall, not a bad German Pils, the malt and hops doing well to balance each other out, and the other sundry players making their mark (hah!). Easy to drink, though not particularly complex or memorable, but that's ok, hardly all offerings such as this need to be - I'm not the one selling the stuff.

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Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can from Brewers Haven. Right in the ballpark for a German pils. Biscuity malts, clear golden body and soft creamy head. Crisp and clean.This is the foundation brew for their excellent radler.

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Photo of Dookiepants
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jach
4.56/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timontheroad
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow color, one finger fluffy white head that faded quickly to a thin film. Aroma is grassy with just a tinge of sweet bready notes. The taste is clean and bitter, just perfect for a good pilsener. The mouthfeel was very full bodied for a pils, with good carbonation. Very clean, crisp finish. Overall, this is very good pilsener. I'm a big pils fan and this one hits the spot.

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Photo of n2pux
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bruceb
2.79/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dertyd
1.3/5  rDev -64%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of jcubz
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of samthebeerman
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a huge white head, and a good amount of carbonation. Smell of light Pruitt and slight biscuit. Very easy drinking pilsner. Some hop bitterness with the sweet fruit, flowery malt. A thin body with a very smooth finish. Bitter hop sticks around, even resonates up the nose. I like!

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Photo of BrianLC1990
4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant straw under a 1” pure white foam collar that persiste and leaves good lace. S: Grainy Pils malt, flowery hops, no fruit, no esters, no diacetyl, initial sulfur aroma quickly fades. T: Crisp with a nice bitter accent especially on the end. Medium to a little above on the bitterness but its crisp and clean. The maltiness is light and clean. There is a clean Pils malt flavor that persists, lingers, sweetness is very mild. F: Light, medium carbonation,, creamy and smooth. O: Overall clean, refreshing, German hops, no fruit, light, good character, well balanced.

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

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden straw color with a puffy white foam head. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is biggest of a bready smell mixed with some grain and a bit of a corn sweetness mixed within. Rounding out the aromas are some light grass and a little bit of lemon and caramel.

Taste – The taste begins with a light cracker taste mixed with a light showing of a sour lemon and a little bit of hay. As the taste advances some grainy flavors and a bit of grass join the tongue, all while a little more lemon joins the taste. With a bit of drying out of some of the sweeter flavors and even more grain, one is left with a crisp and somewhat clean and slightly sour taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style, a little thinner body may have been slightly better to create a very crisp brew, but even with that said, the feel was rather nice overall.

Overall – A rather decent pils. Decently crisp and refreshing with a nice level of flavor and drinkability. Not a bad brew to at least give a try to.

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

Photo of tone77
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, a bit of grass. Taste is malts, some grains and a touch of sweetness, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good thirst quencher on a warm night.

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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
3.61 out of 5 based on 522 ratings.
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