STS Pils
Russian River Brewing Company

STS PilsSTS Pils
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Style:
Bohemian Pilsener
Ranked #10
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,751
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 11.42%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
381
From:
Russian River Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  32
Gots
  56
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Reviews by Jacobier10:
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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

17.25 oz bottle brought back from California by my best friend. Thanks Jesse!

Pale gold color with excellent clarity. Big, frothy white head that eventually settles to a thin layer. Nice looking Pils!

Heavy hops in the aroma. Bursting with lemon and peppery spice. A firm bready malt backbone upon tasting provides surprising balance given the bitterness. Dry finish with medium-light body.

Even for a Pils, the hops stood out in this one more than usual but I really enjoyed it. An excellent Pils to kick back with after a long day but not something I'd reach for every day.

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprise of the day at Wild Friendship Blend. Well balanced, incredible aroma and a nice biscuity malt backbone. A little hoppy for style. Great Americanized pilsner.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The groan beer when the list for wild friendship day was released turned out to be a nice surprise. A fresh, clean finishing pilsner with the hop presence you'd expect from Russian River. Would grab again for sure.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

510 ml bottle. Pours bright clean straw yellow, thick foamy fluffy head that won't go away, some suds cling on as it eventually recedes. Light grain n grass aroma. Light grain sweetness combined with some nice zesty lemon and grassy bitterness. Very clean dry finish. Great mouthfeel for the style, medium soft n slippery. Excellent pilsner, one of the best I've had so far.

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 510 ML into a tumbler. Nice clear, pale yellow appearance with half finger foamy head. You get lemon rind and yeast in the nose with just a hint of menthol as it warms in the glass. Tasty lemon and dough flavors with the slightest of slight sweetness at the tip of the tongue. Has a creamy and smooth texture with just the right amount of carb. It finishes with a lingering citrus and mild bitterness. Wish I had some more. One per customer, unfortunately...

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Photo of MTKATL
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mxsluis
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VoodooBear
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Draft, served in a Revival pint glass.

Appearance: The thick, one finger head settles down into a thin foam layer that stays until the end. It leaves a lot of thick lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a slightly hazy, pure gold color.

Smell: It's very faint. There's some earthy, grainy malt and a light hint of floral hops.

Taste: It starts with a clean, malty sweetness and finishes with a hint of bitter, earthy pine resin and citrus from the hops. Simple but very good.

Mouthfeel: It's medium bodied, crisp and refreshing with a dry finish and medium-high carbonation.

Overall: An excellent pils with a great hop-forward flavor and a heftier than average body while still being refreshing.

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Photo of xJMFCx
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of jmbeerdude91
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssgunbond
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robertjskelton
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of gelasin
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmulebarn
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stum-pub
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Ssippisam
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had STS Pils from 17.25-oz. bottle, label stamped BOTTLED ON: “041719,” muled back south in cross-country drive from California, poured into pilsner glass.

This “hoppy Pils” has the appearance and aroma of a classic European pilsner, except it is nicely cloudy when the yeast is emptied from the bottle, and hoppy mainly means distinctly bitter throughout.

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STS Pils from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 381 ratings