Fish Rock Brewery
Formerly brewed at Australian Independent Brewers

Style: Pale Lager
Bowral, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A true pilsner style beer, using centuries old decoction mashing techniques and incorporating hop flowers from the fields of Zatec. Sweet barley flavours quickly recede revealing the emphatic spiciniess and characteristic aftertaste of the Czech Saaz hops.

Brewed for the Fish Rock Brewery by AIB

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Golden with foamy white head. Nice mild malt aroma slight hoppiness . Mouth feel is lively, lots of carbonation. Flavor is fresh with good overtones of sweetness. Lingering bitterness and slightly sour aftertaste. Tastes like a beer that a microbrewery might make in an effort to appeal to a larger market. Overall, quite good for the style, so I’ll give it a high rating. A great lager/pilsner for everyday drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2006
Surprisingly clean and fresh for a small time bottled lager. I had this in comparison with two german pils’ and this really stood up well. Nice acid balance, soft palate, a mild hop presence, just seemed surprisingly well rounded. Slightly on the sweet side but otherwise pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
Another bottle from Poperinge’s mysterious sources. Fluffy head. Light gold colour. Noticeable light grass and cookie aroma. Doesn’t have the bite I like with a Pilsener. A lightly sweet finish but not an overuse of malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2006
Above-average thirst quencher, not far off being a decent drop. Had a slight haze to it despite being filtered. Pale gold, moderate head, reasonable retention. Rather a shy aroma, soft and soapy. Has some Saaz dustiness and heavily watered lime cordial. Has a bit of body for the style. Very rounded and softly fruity - grapefruit and lime, with a hint of spice buzz in the finish. Quenching palate. Could imagine seeing a few of these off in summer. The more I drank, the more I liked it. (330ml bottle from Randwick Village Cellars)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jarmby (25) - Lilydale, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2007
An unexceptional but reasanbly drinkable beer that is more of a pils than a Pale Lager for me. It is a bit one dimensional and needs a malt boost to hype it up

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2008
Good looking,nice frothy large head,carbonation good,gold colour.Aroma malt,hopos grain.Flavour malt nice hops,mild bitter,spiciness,has a fruity touch with it.Saaz hops make a good ale,this is a good session ale.Finish spicy fresh hop taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ofey (68) - Doncaster, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2010
Strength of hops in the aftertaste is very distinct. The barley is pretty distinct too. Thought pilsners are not quite my thing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2007
Bottled, at the Australian Hotel, Sydney Australia.
Bright golden larger, with an energetic head. Sharp bitter flavour, with a snappiness about it. Moderate length on the palate. Just one of the several thousand beers had with the old-man and younger bro. April 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (4982) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2008
330ml bottle. An okay lager with a large white frothy head and pleaseant aftertaste. Tastes better the more you drink out of the glass. Medium bodied and amber in colour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2857) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2012
Tried back in September 2010.
An odd amount of proteins in suspension once it settled in the glass, held there by the finest, most minute carbonation I have ever seen. A sunny, yellow straw and just shy of bright with a snow-white, sudsy white cap that is well retained. Grainbed nose with hints of damp chaff and fresh mown grass. Pleasant vanillin, doughy sweet front in the mouth with a malty mid-palate sprinkled with lemon-pepper. Medium-light in body, not as delicate as a Pilsner should be yet the spritzy carbonation has it bouncing across the tongue with haste. Dusty, herbal finish, subtle bitterness with a crisp edge and only a short waft of hop and malt to linger. This isn’t in the best of form showing signs of deterioration, but still goes down a treat. Fresh it might just be a cracker. (33cL, BB 25/05/10, Dan Murphy’s Balcatta)

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