Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden with white head.Quite sweet on the nose with floral hops, vanilla and a bit of malt. A very smooth beer due to a roasted malt flavour, but the fruity hops dominate. A hint of vanilla on the finish, and a bit too yeasty on the palate for my taste.
mabel (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[8218-20160510] Tap. Mild bready grains aroma. Clear, pale yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Grainy straw flavour. Medium body. Average. (6-/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(@ Brew, Rotorua, NZ)
jercraigs (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2016-05-10. Crisp pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grassy straw and pale malt. Flavour is surprisingly bitter, grassy hops, more alcohol prominence than I’d expect given the abv. Average to light bodied palate, lots of carbonation. 6-7/3/6+/3/13+ On tap at Brew, Rotorua, NZ.
adasko (1712) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, bright yellow color. Tiny white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Very delicate, quite clear. Might be a bit more intense, but still it’s ok. In taste on the other hand it’s awesome. Taste like with addition of passion fruit and fairly amount of fresh new wave NZ hops. Huge surprise. Mouthfeel is also great, perfectly carbonated, crisp and clear. One of the best pilzeners I had for a long time!
DylansDad (569) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma, unfortunately, is dominated by vegetable water, cheese and onion, with some floral, light citrus and moist dark bread sneaking through. Malt is coarse and roasty for a pilsner, the middle is sticky honeyed grapefruit and floral, ends fairly short and dry with a pleasing lingering bitterness.
tombutlin (198) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of my favourite pilsners, although I’ll got for an IPA every time. Long clean finish and decent resinous aroma
blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Spicy hops, mild bitterness, and a soft grainy base. Good stuff.
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Davros (2663) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
AV (6) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Limpid in appearance, citrous nose, good mouthfeel and drinkability. Could use more lift on the palate.
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.