Brewed by Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg
Style: Pilsener
Salzburg, Austria


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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Enjoyment of first-rate beer with a pleasant hoppy character. Straw-colored and warm amber glow, pleasantly sparkling with a dry body. Using the aromatic hops from the Mühlviertel region, it entices you with a bouquet of fresh hops and a distinctive bitter finish. 11.4°

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sawbuck (762) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Aroma of spicy bread. Crystal clear straw color with a thick white head. Sweet bread up front. Sweetness tempered quickly with salty spices, and earthy hops. Nice balance. Finish is slightly bitter. Refreshing crisp mouthfeel. Decent.

Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Hazy golden color with floating particles. White foamy 3 finger head lasting around 5 minutes. Strong legs with subtle activity. Faint aromas and flavors of grains with floral and herbal spices. Sharp and crisp taste of pleasant bitterness. Light slick body with some nice carbonation. Well intensified but short finish, ending with slightly dry bitter mouth coating. Overall : Average pilsener that is slightly too watery and lacking in flavors.

Sebilinz (2621) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Golden body with nice white head. Aroma is citrus with grains and biscuits. Taste is is light fruits with citrus and malts. Aftertaste is nice bitter with some malts in the background. Nice Pils

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Hidden gems at the beer store are some of the best things about being a beer connoisseur. I picked up a can of Stiegl Pils because it was fairly cheap and I just wanted something to review. Little did I know that it would be a great example of the pilsner style.

I poured a 500ml can into a tulip glass. It seems to have been bottled in either August or November of 2015 and cost $3.79 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful white gold hue with total clarity. Carbonation visible at first. Pours to a very large, white, foamy head which retains and laces wonderfully.

Smell: Plenty of pilsner malt sweetness with a hint of graham cracker. A faint trace of lemon, too.

Taste: A good pilsner doesn’t have to be a massive bouillabaisse of flavors; simple pilsner malt and some Noble hop character is really all you need and this is a great example of that. Lightly bready with a mild sweetness up front, which is nice. Some spicy hop zestiness on the finish along with just a notion of [graham] cracker in the aftertaste. There seems to be some lemonpeel lurking in the background as well. It’s not ridiculously delicious, but it certainly is impressive and enjoyable to say the least.

Drinkability: I’m quite surprised that Stiegl Pils drinks this well since it’s rather light at only 4.9% ABV. I didn’t expect it to hold up this well (since imports like this tend to sit on shelves forever). The body seems a little beefier than you’d expect for a pilsner. Crisp to be sure, but in no way watery or overtly light-bodied. Refreshing while in the mouth with just a bit of a bitterness in the aftertaste. That it comes in cans makes it ideal for warm weather situations and for on-the-go.

RATING: 9/10

biir (1594) - Berlin, - DEC 31, 2015
Gutes, trinkbares Pils. Goldgelbe Farbe, Duft nach Heu und Gras, im Geschmack würzig, leicht hopfig.

scarletfire65 (1507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Pint at Hackney’s Printers Row. Top notch pils. Creamy, lemony, grassy, Noble hops, crisp and dry finish. Clean and poundable.

ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - NOV 2, 2015
This is a good pilsner pours a golden straw color with nice light head, Not overly malty or hoppy not bitter. Really good flavors easy to drink.

GRM (4174) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Glass, 0.5 l, at Pub Italia, savoured on October 23 2015; eye: golden, clear, lots of effervescence, nice white head, light lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light hops; mouth: malt, caramel, light hops, finale in malt with light presence of caramel, medium-light body, good carbonation, mildly sweet, slightly bitter, slick texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, en fût, 0,5 l, chez Pub Italia, savourée le 23 octobre 2015; œil : doré, limpide, très effervescente, belle mousse blanche, légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger houblon; bouche : malt, caramel, léger houblon, finale en malt avec légère présence de caramel, corps moyen-léger, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

Marduk (8381) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2015
500ml bottle. Pale yellow color. Medium size, white head, stays. Slightly metallic hops, malty, sweet, strudel in aroma. Spicy metallic hops, sweet strudel, mild rose pepper in taste. Spicy hops in aftertaste. Nice crisp palate. Hoppy brew.

FatPhil (17076) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 10, 2015
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk
Very citrussy - almost limey. Pale, nice tight frothy head, quite persistent. Wateryish palate, but not too thin, pleasant carbonation. Taste is thin too, not muh malt, but plenty of hops. Hops are noble, but a little sharp and spikey, citrussy. Has a harshness to it and a bit of acidity, so not so pleasant some of the time. However a fairly characterful lager, perhaps pils-heads might like it. A bit emasculated by being filtered.

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