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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pDev:
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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.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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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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Photo of GlendonTT
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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 +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
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 rpcarr17
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garsher
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Newlife1984
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
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 -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of talo589
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of freneticamnesic
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -6.1%
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 -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jach
4.56/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timontheroad
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Stiegl Pils from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 535 ratings