STS Pils | Russian River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
251 Ratings
STS PilsSTS Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
STS Pils is a classic European style Pilsner. It is straw in color and often times will have a slight haze due to the fact that it is unfiltered. STS Pils is a hop forward pilsner with a mild malt foundation, strong lager yeast characteristic, and a dry, bitter finish.

Added by bsuedekum on 07-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
251
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
37
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of mnine
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of daem3384
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John1985
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at brewery. Beautiful yellow gold with an ample white head. Straight forward hoppy pils with balance malt and a slightly bitter finish. Light bodied and easy drinking on a warm day. The best pils I had in California this trip.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Looks great, smells great, tastes very fine and feels pleasant. I have become so enamored with a good pils. This is shoulders above most you can get but I find it to be a little bit too hoppy. My only complaint is that.

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Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

6/5/17 - On tap at Monk's in Philly. Served in a classic pint glass. Looks and smells like any other pilsner. Little to no lacing. Taste, though. Spectacular. Smooth and malty. Some bitterness. I'll pass on every other pilsner until I can have this again. Get some.

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Photo of shiu-chan
3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light and dry pilsner, close to a European style pilsner.

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Photo of BdM
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kavinci
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason1221
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMV
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 510 ml bottle into a pint glass. Simple classy artwork.

L: Pours a mostly clear light golden color with 3+ fingers of foamy white head. Sticky lacing all around the glass.

S: Noble hops and spice. Malts and grains.

T/F: Solid malts give some sweetness... grain character and spice. Sharp and clean. A little lemon/citrus. Noble hops add some nice bitterness. More pronounced than most pilseners and this is NOT a bad thing. Just outstanding flavor. Good carbonation. Medium to light in body. Finish is crisp and clean.

O: Just an outstanding American made pilsener... impressively crafted and one that I think a Czech would readily appreciate. Just a great beer and thanks again to DEK196 for including this one in a trade.

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Photo of Kuges
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear golden straw ylow with a silky white head in the wine glass I poured it in. Large and small bubbles neighbor each other.
The aroma is clean of straw and mild hops.
This is a perfect pilsner. It's incredibly clean, crisp. No flaws. Refreshing. Very dry, with zero aftertaste that would remind you of a hint of industrial lagers. I wish I can have this every day.

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Photo of Buck89
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A crystal-clear golden straw color with a medium-sized foamy white head. The nose had bread and grainy malt, with a subtle lemony and floral hop presence. The taste followed with A clean, sweet grain flavor and a balanced floral hop flavor. Clean finish with a medium body.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NapaClancy
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best Pilsner there is. Zesty lazer-like finger lime taste. Dry mouthfeel and the pilsner bitter finish. Just refreshing as it gets. Med to full bodied within beer type.

For those that like dry lighter style beers

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Photo of locoformavs
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdown
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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STS Pils from Russian River Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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