Stiegl Gold
WE RATE IT:  / 5
Chilled, it’s absolutely delightful. A morish beer that deserves so much more than the small bottle it came in. It needs a stein, at least.
Brewed in Salzburg, Austria by Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg
September 22, 2020

Stiegl Gold Review

As well as having one of the most Germanic names I think i’ve ever heard, Stiegl Gold is also one of the nicest Austrian lagers i’ve ever had.

Stiegl Gold bottle and pour

The superlatives continue, too, as the gloriously named Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg is Austria’s largest private brewery and has been privately owned for more than 500 years, which is a long time so there’s no surprise they’ve honed their craft to an art form.

Stiegl Gold: Taste Test

Stiegl Gold is not an innovative beer. It’s made using traditional ingredients to a traditional recipe - one that’s likely hundreds of years old. But my, what it lacks in innovation it makes up for in style and quality.

Stiegl Gold

A testament to the phrase ‘do the little things well’, Stiegl Gold nails it. An Austrian lager with a malty taste that has a touch of bitterness, but body to go with it. It’s well carbonated but not excessively so, allowing the flavour of the malt and slight bitterness of the hops to shine through in every taste.

Chilled, it’s absolutely delightful. A morish beer that deserves so much more than the small bottle it came in. It needs a stein, at least.

Stiegl Gold: Bottle Notes

I love a green bottle. There’s something just so authentic about green bottled beer. Like it comes from a different age before cans with cartoons on and craft IPAs were even thought of.

This green bottle is Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg’s own creation, with ‘Stiegl’ embossed into the glasswork. The label is simple, but effective with a fraktur-style font which harks back to the medieval time when it was probably first brewed.

It’s eye-catching with the bold red type standing out against the cream background, but understated too in that the label doesn’t wrap the entire bottle. The paper-sealed bottlecap with the beer name and colour scheme is a lovely touch too. Pure class.

Buy Stiegl Gold

If you don’t want to support a 500 year old brewery by buying it from the Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg website (it’s been around this long, i’m sure it’ll be fine), then you can buy it from Beer Hawk for just £2.39 per bottle.

 

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
5%
Brewery
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg
Vessel
Bottle
Size (ml)
330
Beer Bio
Traditional Austrian lager, hoppy, malty, crisp
Style
Austrian Lager
IBU
20
Calories
163
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