Stifts Pils, made by Dortmunder Stifts Brauerei, is the colour of golden fields of wheat with a fluffy white head. Looks lovely, doesn't it? The aroma is quite sweet, a little yeasty perhaps, in a bready sense, and has a hint of something that reminds me of hickory. There's nothin' like a nice piece of hickory.
The flavour, however, is uninspiring. The sweetness is there, but in a sugary way, and it has little hop bitterness to balance it. The hop presence that is there is of the slightly artificial resin type. The finish is thin and papery.
So, yes, I felt a bit stiffed by Stifts. Try saying that fast ten times after a skin-full.