Brewed by Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Pilsener
Dunedin, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A ‘Kiwi Classic’, Pilsner is a showcase for Nelson grown Riwaka hops. Its overt fruitiness begs comparison with Marlborough’s world-beating Sauvignon Blancs. Emerson’s Pilsner oozes citrus and passionfruit aromas and flavours. The beer’s palate shows a hint of early malt sweetness but develops a lengthy dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Clear straw color with a lacy white head. Aroma is grass, funky NZ hops, white grape skin, grain. Flavor is balanced and dry, medium bitter with nice hoppiness. Light and drinkable but not thin. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
A light malt aroma with a hint of fruit and floral hops. Pours a hazy gold color with a thin white head with nice lacing. Taste of fruit and floral hops lighter body with a floral hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2015
poured from a keg amazed I haven’t tried this before yellow gold & consistently lacy with an appealing malty light fruity aroma this tastes really good crisp fresh bitter fine blend of malt hops & fruity flavours without anything being too dominant

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombutlin (220) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2015
A fine tap beer, but no more than fine. Aroma was minimal, but a good bitter body and aftertaste. Mild citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Almost clear golden color, white head. Nice crispy aroma is hops and malts. Nice pure crispy hoppy taste, malty, dry hoppy end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2015
Cervesa poc aromàtica però amb un gust molt intens on es destaquen les fruites tropicals. Cerveza poco aromática pero con un sabor muy intenso dónde destacan las frutas tropicales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
Tried on tap at Fine Wine Delivery Co. Light gold in colour and minimal head with a slight malty aroma. A very approachable pilsner, nice and fresh off tap too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1176) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2015
500ml bottle at Fox & Ferret Riccarton, Christchurch. Pours a cloudy light yellow with little head. Sweet nose. Pleasant bitterness, very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MRMedellin (274) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - JUN 15, 2014
Clear golden beer, small but persistent head, floral aromas as well as some esters like cheese are felt. The body is light - medium and it is flavorsome with a nice balance between malt flavor and bitterness, my only concern is that actually the pilsner flavor is too fruity and for that reason I’m not sure if it is matching properly the style. Anyway is a good product and for sure I would have it again. Probably the best example of a New Zealand style Pilsner available. Something of a classic and one I have tried many times. Very delicate earthy nose typical of Czech Pilsners. Light straw colour with light white lasting head. Taste is a master class in balance; beautiful pale malt followed by fruity hoppy bitterness. Perfectly balanced. Easy to drink. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2014
Such a tasty wee beer. Easily drinkable but with some great balance and flavour.

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