Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Pilsener
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The key to the distinctive flavour is the use of quality ingredients. Using a much higher hopping level than most Australian Lagers, James Squire Pilsener is brewed with Czech Saaz and New Zealand Belgian Saaz aroma hops to produce the pronounced floral spicy finish and the wonderful herbaceous aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Medium gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A medium bodied pilsner. WOW a pilsner with some substantial flavor to it. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are spicy and grapefruity. Nice balanced between the fruitiness, spiciness and bitterness. It is a little out of style for a pilsner, but I think I might have found a pilsner I really like. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2003 The Aussie Pilsner Urquell. A great beer with that saaz aroma and bitterness. The all malt flavour comes through which is a nice balance to the bitterness. It is crystal clear and looks great in the glass. Either on tap or from the bottle this one is a beauty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anonmatel (22) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2003
If you ever get the chance to try this Pilsener on tap, give it a go, I was pleasently suprised how much better it tasted from the tap than from the bottle, refreshing, could be drank all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2003
This is a pleasant pilsner. true to style, nice saaz mellow flavour and aroma. All malt - U bet, how else are U suppose to make beer; obviously the majority of brewers in the world think you can add suger and make money, yes they can but it tastes like crap. Hey Carlton only uses around 30% malt, rest is sucrose and rice for all their beers; and plus they throw in hop extract to bitter the beer after the fermentation. What a joke (Oh no I sound like I'm whinging) Ok back the Chuck's beer (C Hahn). Nice, beautiful, great Aussie (Real) beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2003
Pours clear yellow with lots of carbonation. Bubbly white medium head with good retention. Mellow floral hop aroma with hints of spice. Well balanced light malt taste that comes through to a lovely bitter spice. Suprisingly smooth considering how light it is. You can tell its all malt no corn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2003
Spicy hop aroma with floral notes. It has rounded hop bitterness, especially in the finish, and this is balanced by the malt characteristics that grow from the light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2002
Well, I seemed to like this fans and airconditioners. Saaz is perfectly attended to. Yes, I see dubs, better than Urquell...?...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2002
Now i must admit I have been quite harsh towards Lion Nathan but this is quite a great beer, I enjoy all the Malt Shovel brews....They do have a habit of giving me a headache while drinking them, might be quite a high sugar content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2002
My favourite of the James Squire stable with the possible exception of the India Pale Ale. A nice, easy drinking pilsener, but still maintaining that JS tang that annoys me a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2002
Very Impressive! Loved the taste, great body, easy on the palate.

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