Why? - I always take at least 10 minutes when looking for a beer wherever I go, weighing value and taste. This time I was at the local grocery store (Publix) and saw a 12-pack of St. Pauli Girl for $9.99 Not a bad deal, and I haven't had it in a while so I picked it up.
Look - Very clear, bright yellow/gold, similar to Miller Lite as far as the liquid is concerned. The head was a tad thicker than I expected, which is good, but still a little "fizzy" looking. The head took a couple minutes to dissipate, which seems about average. Does that even matter? I don't know, bear with me. 6/10
Smell - This gal has a neat little sniff to her, kind of bitter and sweet if that makes sense. Reminds me of Heineken, but not as skunky, I like it. 7/10
Mouth Party - Not a whole lot of taste initially, which is unfortunate because I was hoping for a bit of bitterness, but maybe I slugged it down too quickly, a bad habit from college that I need to break. The ending is where the flavor comes in, the nice bitterness that I was looking for, and a flavor I had a hard time describing. I decided on "buttery saltine crackers"....pretty good and definitely something I could have a few of, and not be sick of it. 7/10
Perno's Score: 5.6 (80% weighted on taste) + 1.05 (15% nose) + .3 (5% eyes) = 6.95 / 10
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