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Brewed by Brauerei Beck & Co./Becks (InBev)
Style: Premium Lager
Bremen, Germany
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 970   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.3   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Two row spring barley from the south of England, a special strain of yeast, ice-age glacier water from the "Rotenburger Rinne," plus hops from the famous "Hallertau Hop Gardens" in southern Germany are the ingredients that give St. Pauli Girl Lager its unsurpassed quality and taste and keeps you coming back for more.


walterz42099's rating

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
walterz42099 (61) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2001


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spatenfan (54) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Faint grain and malt aroma. Light golden in color with a two finger, fast fading white head. Great warm weather, refreshing beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (322) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass Appearance: pours a 1+" frothy head that drops slowly. Color is clear pale straw with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma: initially a bit of skunk (green bottle) once that subsided, some mild sweet malt and grassiness. Mouthfeel: light and watery with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: sweet yeast rolls with a mild hop bite that lingers in the finish. Overall: nothing offensive (other than the initial skunk), but not near the best in this style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
purpledotdays (2) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Funny to read repeated "corn" comments. Sure, it is an InBev product, but it does not contain corn, so you have to discount those reviews. Lower alcohol content can be a plus when you have chores. Taste is acceptable and German enough. Not my favorite beer, but readily available and modestly priced.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aumentm (449) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Classic german beer. A staple that is light with a light taste and distinct german aroma.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jabah (210) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
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.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
another of the special beers from my youth..now..itís malty water with fizz..utterly undrinkable.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jow (2708) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle at Easter. Gold pour that flattens out. Cardboard and grainy nose. Tastes of corn grains cardboard. Lemon. Sour in bad way.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
tnkw01 (1336) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle. Clear, gold color with a medium head. Smells like skunk and tastes like skunk.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Augdraught1981 (201) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chad9976 (1421) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
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.


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