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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombutlin (97) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1810) - Järvenpää, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1840) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (344) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MRMedellin (217) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (643) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2014
Such a tasty wee beer. Easily drinkable but with some great balance and flavour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PGNZ (7) - Hastings, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2014 does not count
I just love this beer. Light straw colour with light white lasting head. Taste is well balanced beautiful malt followed by fruity hoppy bitterness. Perfectly balanced. Easy to drink. Fantastic beer. I think someone else has said all this !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2199) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Tap at Pig and Whistle Rotorua. Pours a dark orange colour, soft fruity malty aroma, taste is light with some bitterness, with a soft dry fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1152) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
Tasted 4/2/2014. Draught at "Pig & Whistle", Rotorua, NZ. Poured a clear golden amber with a white collar that laced poorly. Carbonation low with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of sweetish malt plus a nice floral hops. Taste of sweet malt, floral hops, and tropical fruit (?passionfruit). Light body. Clean, dry, with a nice faint bitterness on the finish. OK.


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