maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 Beautiful looking pale pils style beer. Great taste but for me, a little heavy on the hops. While this is true to style there is a balance and I am not sure that they have it quite right with this pils. Still, great beer, great drink, great value.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one pleased all my senses but my tastebuds, I have to admit that I am not familiar with the pilsener style, but the malt is not as clean tasting as I expected, and the hoppy palate seems overdone. Where did that honey get lost between the smell and the taste?
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 i'm sick of this beer and i'm glad to see it's not in the top pilsener list anymore. i used to be impressed by it, but now it tastes pretty dirty and cheap. sharp, hard mouthfeel, doesn't keep a head, the malt tastes too grainy and flat, the bitterness struggles to dominate the dirty, husky malt ick in the finish.rer8: in reasonable form last night on tap, decent full gold colour and good head ret, fair bit of grassy hop flavour, but malt is still crappy and icky. more flavour than some pilseners, but less class texture-wise.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Impressive. I wasn’t expecting alot to be honest but I was pleasantly surprised. Grassy flavours abound.
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden colour. Firmly malty, bready, dry and clean. Slightly salty and bitter finish. An excellent firm malty pilsener, which I find closer to a south German pilsener than a Czechish one.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great effort from Malt Shovel. A true pilsener, nicely malty, with a nice bitter hop finish. I agree it seems best on tap.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pils. Relatively mild hop aroma. Anice spicy, bitter hop flavour with some sweet caramel malt to balance out in the middle before a dry finish. Golden-yellow colour. This is definitely up there with Emersons Pilsener, althouh the James Squire has less of a continental flavour due to the fairly substantial malt middle.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stylish pilsener, that gets better each time you try it. It is well balanced with its maltiness and it’s hoppy finish. Best on tap.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 Lovely czeck style pilsener, lovely maltiness (mmmmmmmm.....) and great hop bitterness on the finish. Beautiful malts, with some lovely floral, bitter hops. Very well balanced. Could be my favourite pils, if not, its very close. Tastes very authentic.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2006 this used to be a pretty good pils. alas nowadays the previously light body is all sticky, the bitterness is muted, the hop character is one-dimensional and it gets up my nose a bit. and for all that it’s still one of the better options at most sydney pubs