Brewed by Galbraith Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Auckland, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bohemian Pilsner When we designed this lager we wanted to stay away from the insipid generic lager styles which are available nearly everywhere you look. We wanted a beer that had flavour that could still be tasted after several pints. High quality European lager malt along with Czech Saaz and German Hallertau hops have produced a fresh tasting aromatic lager that is full bodied for the style, malty and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2007
Draught at the brew pub, a clear and bright gold with a bubbly white head. A clean hoppy citrus aroma. The palate is quite smooth for a pilsner at first, but then becomes more dry and grainy - which I think dominates the flavours that could come from the malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2007
Tap: smells like sauvignon blanc. Is fresh in the mouth and tastes herby and grassy with dusty straw and rising bitterness that both linger into a long dry (and slightly dull) finish. Pretty good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2007
PET from brew pub (tasted 10/01/07) Clear bright golden, decent white head that lingers. Moderate malty aroma. Medium-full bodied mouth, nice slightly grassy/citrus middle & dry hop finish. Possible a bit stale but given I transported it back to ChCh & stored a few weeks that’s probably understandable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20472) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden. Grassy hops are there, but it’s dominated by bready malt. It’s medium bodied with clean mouthfeel and medium bitterness. It’s more like those modernized, clean Czech lagers, than the good old ones with loads of diacetyl and lots of saaz hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
On tap. Pale golden colour, thick white fluffy head. Nice strong grassy/earthy hop aroma. Some thin pils caramel malts. Flavour is quite grassy and earthy with a moderate but very clean bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2005
I had the 4.3%abv version. Sweet honey aroma, malty sweet taste no bitter hop after taste. Is appealing to main stream kiwi drinkers. Colour was gold straw colour with very small white head. Is passable but not tradional pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2005
Tasted 23/03/2005. Classic english pint glass on tap at the brewery’s ale house. Pleasant light grainy malt flavour up front is followed with nice long-lasting citrus hop notes in this unfiltered lager. I don’t come to Galbraith’s for lager though... so time for another bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004
Lets loose a sulfur stench like Rotorua. doesn't taste bohemian in the slightest, it's way too pale, dry, grainy and light. Hops are pleasantly spicy/herbal, there's a reasonable bitterness but not a lot, lacks body, roundness, guts, diacetyl - mmm diacetyl.

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