Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Pilsener
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Light straw in colour with a delicate floral aroma achieved using 100% malted barley, Czechoslovakian saaz hops, and cold fermentation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is malty and slighlty sour, while the flavor is sweet malty and slighty hoppy. Boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, USA - JUN 11, 2005
A hazy golden beer with a white head. Sharp buttery and citrusy aroma. Rancid malt flavor with butter notes. Quite sweet with a sour tone of infection behind the sweetness. Not very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
Yellow coloured. Slightly hazy. Very boring and watery. Actually artificial too. Seems a bit too old. Flower aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madsberg (10524) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
Bottled: Pale yellow coloured. Unclear. Small off white head. Sweet and light floral aroma. Very vague. Sweet and light grassy aroma. Is dry and quite boring. Not much going on really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
Bottled. Hazy pale golden coloured. Slightly weak standard pilsener aroma. Rather strange flavour with notes of vegetables.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1424) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2005
By no means the best beer in the Grand Ridge range but a decent stab at a pilsenser. It looks great. Lemony gold, with a formidable head. Light, zesty Saaz characters in the nose. Refreshing and very clean on the tongue. Decent slug of hops in the finish. Some strong tea-like characters - in fact, tea with lemon. (Bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
The appearance, yet again, was really nice, a bright golden colour, with a thick ice cream style head, it looked like a nice pilsner. The aroma was a little off, a bit of a resinous hoppy character, and something else that shouldn’t have been there, I’m not sure exactly what it was, but there was something a bit out. To drink it was rather lacking, the resinous hops carried through, as well as the something else; it tasted like a boring Australian lager really, with a dash of hops thrown in. Yet again the beer fell short of really achieving, well anything really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1775) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2004
Light golden orange, a little hazy. Roasted, almost toffee notes on the nose, from the malt. Quite sweet but very enticing. Light mouthfeel, some faint floral, sweet notes, but a little generic or larger like. Like other TN’s below needs more hop kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2004
Bottle: Poured crystal clear gold with a large head of big bubbles. Classic Saaz aroma with some slight caramelised malts, slight tang, and a very elusive frangipani note. Flavour was dissapointing. Very like a generic lager and a little bland. Light carbonation and bitterness were nice. Nothing special, though like the other Grand Ridge beers this could be better with some tweaking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (702) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 This is a cleaner style lager pilsener rather than smack in the face with hops pilsener. OK beer, but could do with some more hoppiness. RR: A few years on, it is a nice beer with a bit more resinous hops to it than i credited last time. Still a good beer and is very true to style.

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