Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Pilsener
Woodend, VIC, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Lager, Lager, Lager! The biggest selling beer on draught at Holgate Brewhouse. Our Pilsner is a true European style lager - a light straw colour brewed with bucket loads of Czech Saaz hops. This lager is the ultimate session beer, but also offers enjoyment for the beer enthusiast with a clean malt palate and grassy/floral hop aroma and flavor. Crisp and refreshing anytime, the Holgate Pilsner matches well with seafood or rich dishes such as deep fried fish and chips or pizza. Available in bottle and draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (5153) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2009
Pours a crisp golden colour with no head at all. Hazy in appearance with a heavy hop aroma and mild flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (812) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2009
Pours light yellow with white fluffy head. Aroma is a mix of passionfruit and some zesty hops. Flavour is more tropical fruit coming out in the initial palate with some mild but pleasent bittereness that finishes with a slight breadiness. Not what I think of when I think pilsener, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
Draught. Juicy malt on the nose with the hops showing both grassy and citrus notes. The palate was full of fruit for a pilsner, and not really that dry. Seemed more a pale ale, with the malt quite flowery. Still enjoyable, and it dried out more as I drank it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2008
330ml bottle - no b/before. Mid golden, slight haze, no head. Very aged hop aroma. No best before so doesn’t help. Sweet lagerish tendancies but overwhelming stale character. Put a date on the bottle and I might buy one again next visit...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (2105) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2008
330ml bottle, served chilled. Pale golden body, slight haze, fluffy white head. Biscuity malt background, with a good hit of grassy citrus Saaz aroma.Carbonation is kept reasonably low, clingy texture, sharpness of hops comes through the dryness of the body. Solid hop presence, lemon rind, pepper and grass, a touch biscuit malt comes and goes, lingering metallic bitterness. Didn’t mind this, one of the better Aussie pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2008
Poured a cloudy yellow (not the clear Bohemian pils I’m used too) with little to no head. Taste of citrus up front (like an Amercian pale ale), lemon in the middle and then salty at the back. Not very balanced, but interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle (330ml). Poured a hazy golden colour with yellow highlights, good lace and a decent size head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was very fruity and hoppy with hints of guava and passionfruit on the nose. Taste also on the fruity/hoppy side with a well balanced hoppy citrus bitterness and some mild passion fruit at the back. Finish was pleasant and lingered longer than you typical commercial pilsner, mainly dry and metallic with slight a grassy residue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2007
top aroma and bitter taste,lovely gold like colour that is sharp on the palate and leaves a good lasting flavour.graeme acacia ridge

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2007
A very pale hazy yellow with a small white head. Delicate aroma with some floral white wine notes and grassy Saaz that becomes more evident on tasting (especially in the finish). A good quenching drink for a warm early spring day, with a moderate bitterness that somehow seemed to increase as I reached the bottom of the glass. Overall I found it to be a reasonable drop, quite middle of the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2007
Solid Victorian pilsener with plenty of genuine Saaz character. Ticked most of the boxes for me. Clean and malty, with good bitterness. Soft mouthfeel. (330ml bottle at Kristen’s uncle’s place in the Blue Mountains - thanks, Chris)

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