St. Pauli Girl

Having had a pretty decent experience with the dark version; http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/224/698/?ba=Ding I was very disappointed with this. Lifeless and pretty tasteless was the overall verdict, with little to endear it to me. In fact, it had macro junk stamped all over it. Pale appearance, slightly skunked and that odd combination of being over carbonated but unable to hold its head, this gave a grain/corn aroma and the same in the initial tastees. Mouthfeel below average and a...

St. Pauli Girl Special Dark

Good looking beer, with its dark body and nice head making it look sort of grand and noble. Doesn't drink anywhere near as massive as it looks, in fact it's a pretty light drinking brew. Malts don't come through as I expected, but there is a balance to the beer, if somewhat unspectacular. Not much nose, but a decent mouthfeel. Nice level of carbonation gives this a lively look and a pretty refreshig effect on the palate. Nothing to write home about, but a decent beer to fall back on. i quite...