STS Pils | Russian River Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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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
Ranking:
#10,367
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
263
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbarletto
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh wow thought I already rated this one a few years ago when I had it for the first time. Pours an exceptional golden color with ample clarity given its unfiltered and kinda hoppy status. I dunno what more you could want in the appearance category, good 3/4" white head on the top, ample retention. The aroma hits the crisp grain and light hop feels. The lager yeast was apparent, and I like a little lager skunk, so I was happy with what i got here.

Taste is pretty straight forward classical interpretation of a pilsner with some additional hopping. Its a dry malt finish, light body, light but bitter hops that are prolly in the 50 ibu range for a lager. Stays away from being an IPL, this one isn't that jacked up on proprietary hops or whatnot. Carbonation is spot on here.

I would drink this with great frequency if easily available in the summer.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 510-ml. bottle (17.125 oz.)
Glass: Modern Times shaker pint
From: Bill and Chad
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received June 2, 2018
Consumed: June 9, 2018
Reviewed as: Czech Pilsner
Misc.: Bottled on May 7, 2018

Got this from Bill at the Firestone Invitational. Not sure if it was Bill or Chad who bought it, but I think Chad via his wife. When you get my second-favorite brewery (Russian River) making a pilsner, needless to say I was excited. Bottle description read, “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.”

Poured a semi-hazy straw color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy off-white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass at different speeds. Almost looked like pulp flakes. Excellent uneven foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled what I hoped it would smell like - noble hops, pilsner malt, slight skunk, metallic, corn cereal, hay, grass and white cracker. More skunk and metallic from the bottle. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste followed the nose with the addition of peppery notes. Got noble hops (Saaz), pilsner malt, skunk, pepper, hay, corn cereal, metallic notes, grass, white cracker, hints of herbal and dry vegetal. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Dry finish. (Feel - 4.25)

I had high hopes going in, but this may have even exceeded them. Excellent. (Overall - 4.25)

4.27 | 95 | A

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Photo of bouncepass
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawn530
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid 4 in this American planer. Perfect beer for pizza

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle. Pours a very clear pale yellow. Smells of grassy and spicy hops and a little bit of sourdough bread. Tastes of spicy hops right up front. They turn grassy quickly. Back end has a hint of doughy sourdough again. Lingering grassy hop bitterness. Light body. Outstanding.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mnine
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of daem3384
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John1985
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +3.1%
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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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
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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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kavinci
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason1221
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMV
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
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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STS Pils from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 263 ratings