mags3999 (36) - Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Classic german beer. A staple that is light with a light taste and distinct german aroma.
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is the typical yellow skunky beer...but not quite like bud, etc. Smoother since itís a "pilsner". Besides that, the taste isnít all that bad. Iíd say that itís drinkable, but barely. Donít know why anyone would buy this though, with so many alternatives out there for the same price.
mstrcrwly (590) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
another of the special beers from my youth..now..itís malty water with fizz..utterly undrinkable.
Jow (2534) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Easter. Gold pour that flattens out. Cardboard and grainy nose. Tastes of corn grains cardboard. Lemon. Sour in bad way.
tnkw01 (1299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle. Clear, gold color with a medium head. Smells like skunk and tastes like skunk.
Augdraught1981 (176) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear gold pour with a healthy one finger head. Slightly skunked aroma with a silky smooth body & German malt flavor thatís more velvety smooth than crisp. Finishes watery but thatís ok, its a pale lager and a step above others I can think of. I could really get into drinking this on a regular basis as a lawnmower beer.
Chad9976 (1353) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iíve only reviewed a few beers from Brauerei Beck & Co., but theyíve all been pretty bad and leads me to believe this might be the worst brewery in the world (it is part of the InBev conglomerate after all). This is another generic pale lager that is supposedly all-malt, but is completely lacking in flavor or distinctiveness. I donít think brown bottles or cans would make much of a difference Ė itís just plain bad.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a lager glass. It had a best before date of 9/2015 and cost $1.85 ($0.15 per ounce).
Appearance: Pale amber hue, crystal clear with slow steady carbonation. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which fizzles away and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Strong skunk odor due to the green bottle. Eventually fades. Little genuine beer aroma.
Taste: I think I have a pretty high tolerance for bad macro beers. I can recall drinking other brews much worse than this, but Iím still scoring St. Pauli Girl Lager low because itís a lousy beer overall. The palette is pretty bland and boring; no malt or hop characteristics whatsoever. Initially, thereís a tang or spoiled flavor from the light strike, but I seem to build a tolerance to that quickly. Other beers of the general style tend to have a modicum of sweetness, but thereís none to be found here. Kind of ironic considering how it touts its ingredients. There are much better examples of mediocre pale lagers and theyíre as readily available and cheaper than this. Avoid.
Drinkability: At only 5% ABV, itís clear that St. Pauli Girl Lager isnít intended to be fussed over. The mouthfeel is thin and crisp with a watery texture. It doesnít finish completely clean as the skunky character actually does linger on the tongue for a bit. Though light in body I would not consider this a refreshing beer.
Dacrza (594) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
DATE TASTED: December 14, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan pilsener... OCCASION: drinking off and away Johnny Footballís forgettable first start... APPEARANCE: transparent, sallow yellow body; off-white head begins well but flattens to a casual smear... AROMA: beefy, doughy, buttery fragrance associated with cheaper, imported, green-bottled lagers... PALATE: drinkably nondescript--light and refreshing but so liquid, the only thing left is a small biscuity aftertaste...TASTE: thin, sweet and syrupy flavors dominate a rather weak profile... OVERALL: tough to slam a beer that is as happily drinkable as SPG, so I will instead suggest that in the right circumstance, this beer could compliment the standard party fair...but it doesnít distinguish itself much from the other green-bottled brethren...
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh bottle (best before 07.2015), but green glass -- it was a toss-up, but no skunk here. Nose is very strong in corn, light grain, sugary. Pours pale yellow-golden thatís closer to clear, abundant silent carbonation and a bright soapy head. Taste is very sweet and grainy, malt is simple but not watery, thereís a touch of fresh bread expanding in the finish but itís capped by a metallic ceiling. Light body, somewhat crisp and nicely soft, does manage to squeeze in some noble hop juice (actually, much more than many better-liked German pilsner). Light grassy character, not terribly dirty (not terribly clean, either), mineral/hard water character, but probably one of the better examples to be found in green bottles.
ajnepple (3059) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz via bottle at Cleoís. Clear appearance with a white head. Crisp and pretty smooth with light malty sweetness and minimal bitterness. Boring but easy to drink.