“St. Pauli” comes from the ancient St. Paul’s Monastery on which the original St. Pauli Brewery was founded and built in the 17th Century. A deep golden color, distinctive full-bodied taste and "hoppy" aroma has helped make this beer a Gold Medal winner for the American Tasting Institute. Special Dark is a remarkably smooth beer with a light hop character and rich malty taste. The malt in St. Pauli Girl Special Dark is slow roasted using a centuries-old recipe. This gives St. Pauli Girl Special Dark unparalleled taste and a uniquely vibrant color.