Brewed by Brauerei Grieskirchen
Style: Pilsener
Grieskirchen, Austria


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The Grieskirchner Pilsner is the flagship of the brewery Gries churches. Anyone who has tasted the bitter delicate hop aroma once, will not easily be persuaded to an alternative.

Through its delicately tart hop aroma is very digestible. The Grieskirchner brewers affectionately call it their "Zechbier".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Alc/vol at the perfect 4.8% guarantees this will have a tart refreshing hop taste which it does.Without a doubt the BEST pils beer I have had in years.No metalic tin can taste in this brew,copper kettle smoothness at its best.Very refreshing and highly recommended,the hotter the outdoor temperature the better it will taste.Reminds me of Eichbaum Urich from 30 years ago.Pity on the green bottles which will destroy a good brew in very little time):Make sure you get some out of a light sealed case.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5906) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle at my hotel in Vienna. Pours straw coloured with a small white head. Lots of visable carbonation. light sweet malty aroma. Bitter, hop centered flavor, with ok malt balance, but definitely on the hoppy side. Decent bitter finish as well. Light body. Ordinary pilsner.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Picked up a sixer at Cellars Wine & Spirits. Pours a clear golden straw colroed brew with an average size off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of green bottle skunk at first and then a citrus and golden grain malt. Taste is slightly tart, mild bitterness with flavors of tart apple, hint of skunked citrus and some green cabbage. Finish is bitter and tart with some apple and cabbage aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2010
11.2 oz bottle from Beer of the Month Club. Pours yellow with a decent white head. Slight floral hops aroma. Taste a little of the hops, a bit dry and a faint metallic taste. Nicely carbonated. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2010
11.2 oz bottle Pours pale yellow - medium lasting head. Aroma dominated by hops this bottle had a slight skunk aroma to it, with notes of sweet malt. Only lightly sweet flavor with a dry end, even a bit fruity. Interesting creamy mouth feel, but not as bitter as other Pilseners.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
The shiny green bottle from a local Grocery Outlet. Pours gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of grassy hop. Could be a hint of skunk. Crisp. Lightly bready. Lots of hop. If there was skunk it left. Finishes fairly dry. Nicely bitter. Not the best pils, but certainly a decent one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vir4030 (550) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Smells a bit skunky, and pours up with almost no head. The taste is strong, but not really good. It’s a bite with no purpose or flavor. It doesn’t taste so bad when you get to the end of the bottle, maybe you just get used to it a bit. I guess it’s not much worse than Old Style, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010
12 ounce bottle from beer of the month club, poured into a German Pilsner glass. According to the BOMC, although Czech often gets credit for inventing the Pilsner, the first lager beers were brewed in Austria in 1941. Clear yellow straw color with lots of thick foamy head (producing nice lacing) and many tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Grassy, floral aroma. More grass notes with a bready, doughy (I keep thinking pretzel dough, but maybe that’s from the beer’s region) flavor. Pleasant tobacco hoppy bitterness in the finish that lingers forever. Well carbonated, light bodied with a very dry finish leaving you wanting more. Very nice session beer or beer to have on a hot day. Would pair nicely with a large pizza or maybe a cheeseburger on the grill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhatB420 (691) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2010
11.2oz from beer of the month club. Small lasting head gives way to nothing. Taste is tinny and boring. Straw color reminds me of an old western without the west. Taste brings nothing important to the surface, the hop and malt combo is horrilbe. This is a fine reason why pilsner, imported or not, is on the ass end of my beer spectrum. Blah.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
11.2 oz bottle pour from beer of the month cub. clear bubbly pale yellow with flimsy white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is strong on the pils malt as expected with a tinge of grape notes. Flavor is dry pils malt with the hint of tart like unripene grapes. very thin texture and a slight metallic tone in the short dry finish. Classy looking bottle though.

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