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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light straw in colour with a delicate floral aroma achieved using 100% malted barley, Czechoslovakian saaz hops, and cold fermentation.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
Yellow coloured. Slightly hazy. Very boring and watery. Actually artificial too. Seems a bit too old. Flower aroma.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madsberg (9628) - Sřborg, 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
Bottled. Hazy pale golden coloured. Slightly weak standard pilsener aroma. Rather strange flavour with notes of vegetables.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1402) - 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)

2.2
   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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1662) - 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.

2.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (684) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2004
Not my favourite of the Grand Ridge variety. Found the carbonation a bit of a put-off and the taste didn’t jump out at me either. Not bad though, just not my cup of tea.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
Remarkable pilsner zingy Saaz hop aroma with only a small bit of that Grand Ridge malt hit. Cloudy orange with a reasonable head. Zingy saaz hops that give way to an almost citrus lime flavour.


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