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Croucher New Zealand Pilsner

Brewed by Croucher Brewing
Style: Pilsener
Rotorua, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
keg and 500ml bottle
Pilsner brewed with New Zealand grown motueka and riawaka hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2015
One of my favourite pilsners, although I’ll got for an IPA every time. Long clean finish and decent resinous aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Spicy hops, mild bitterness, and a soft grainy base. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (309) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a crystal clear gold with short lasting bright white head. Big tropical fruit aroma as the bottle opened. As the beer sits in the glass a more traditional sharp, spicy character shows through along with some grainy pilsner malt. Tropical fruit flavours merge seamlessly into malty sweetness before taking a right turn into a crisp bitterness. The finish turns back on track with a smooth sweetness that lingers along with a refined bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours amber with a small head. Nose shows floral hops, soft peach blossom and a little orange peel alongside grainy, bready malt. Pretty much a Czech pilsner with new world hops. Flavours pretty much mirror the aroma. Spicy, floral hops followed by light grainy malt and an assertive bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AV (6) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Limpid in appearance, citrous nose, good mouthfeel and drinkability. Could use more lift on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
On tap @ Brew Craft Beer Pub, Rotorua. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is flowery. Clear, golden coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is very fresh hoppy, flowery, bit citric. Clean mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2294) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Tap at Brew Craft Beer Pub Tauranga. Pours a dark gold colour with no head malt and fruit aroma, taste is on the sweet side with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Plonk. Honey gold, pine, citrus, cut grass, biscuty/bready malt, sweet with nice bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1838) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Keg - Brew, Tauranga. Poured a hazy golden amber with a small, lasting and lacing loose white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, grain and a note slightly vegetal but predominantly crisp, fresh and bright with some biscuit and toasty malt in a support role. Medium body with good palate effervescence, a firm, balanced mid-palate and a crisp, dry citrus hop bitterness with endurance. A balanced but distinctly hop-forward Kiwi take on the traditional pils style though on the bitter side and a touch weighty for a ’true’ pils in terms of outward character(s) at least.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cantabrian (959) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2014
Taster at the Craft Beer Bar in Rotorua. I’m glad I was not the only one that had a problem with the aroma: boiled tripe with cabbage. Very umpleasant. Nothing of a Pilsner on aroma or flavour. I did not like it at all - and it has nothing to do with the fact that I missed their Chocolate Cherry Porter...

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