Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Invercargill, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A smooth all-malt strong New Zealand Pilsner with an enticing hop aroma of tropical fruits, styled to compliment authentic Indian cuisine. The perfect accompaniment to curry.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2011 330ml bottle. Clear deep golden hue with a small white foamy mostly diminishing head leaving delicate lacing. Nice balance of malty and hoppy aromas; moderate honey, biscuit, toffee, caramel, moderate fresh smelling grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, lychee, some pine resin. Taste is at least moderate sweet, moderate bitter of average duration. Medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter then long dry finish. Iím a big fan of those tropical fruit hop aromas so I really enjoyed this beer. Very moorish, though lacking the wow-factor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5715) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 26, 2015
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry, crisp yeasty, light floral citrus palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Iím sure itís a fine beer to accompany a curry, but then again, so is water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2036) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2014
Letís set the scene: Beer from the fridge after a day playing cricket and having just mown the lawns before warm spring rain started falling. Iím at the table with a lager in front of me. Iím expecting something cold, malt driven but vaguely floral. What I got was a pils as close to what it is supposed to be originally. Brassy golden colour with a skim of bright white marshmallowy head. The aroma is of caramel-malts, buttercups and herbs. The taste is strong and malty with nods toward tangerine, roses, spices and turkish delight with a finish that is dry and spicy. Thereís more to this beer than meets the eye - the label suggests a match toward curries, and yes I can see that. It is drinkable and even quaffable but it sits on a higher plane that takes it out of the after-cricket and lawnmower lagers... which I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (664) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2014
Deep gold pour with a decent off white head. Nose is malt, more malt, a little passionfruit and lemon. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, with a little fruitiness, and a little bitter at the end. Easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
The head is medium, body dark-gold. It smells maltintensive, hoppy, a bit alc., bit citrus. The taste is citrus-hoppy, bit alcoholic, malty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Metal, apples, stale crackers, DMS cauliflower and cabbage, orange gelatin. Medium body, syrupy, low bitterness, sour, seemingly low sweetness and low carbonation. Wet dog hair and nuts and granny smith apples. A pointless beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4821) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is malty sweetish and citric. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. Taste is light bitter with slightly citric hops. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
rating from backlog, a good pilsner, fruity as well. not awfully memorable but nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DylansDad (430) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2013
Beautiful looking beer. The typical pilly flavours are soft around the edges and bleed into one another and carry an extra hint of something I canít quite put my finger on. Is it Cardamom? Nice beer. Itís actually pretty warming for a Pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (506) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2013
It lovely hoppy aroma leds to itís nicely bitter note, an incredible golden orange colout with a fluffy white head. The underlying notes are citrus. Itís good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (927) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 27, 2013
What makes it a Pilsner? This is so good, so un-Pilsner... Grapes and passion fruit written all over. Adstringent, hoppy-tasting and smelling like an IPA. Easy and pleasant to drink. That would be my favourite Pilsner!

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