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


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theread (51) - Wagga Wagga, - JUN 12, 2009
Sometimes I thin k the quality in this beer varies. I’ve had it sometimes and Ireckon it is just about the best beer ever and then next time I have it, it seems to lack something. I’m not sure why this is. It has a great hop bitternes which I love and is a darker than usual pilsener. One that is easy to drink on a hot summer day while watching the cricket. Cheers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (596) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a clear yellow with a thin head. Pleasant aroma. Very smooth flavor, kind of buttery. Easy to drink. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12883) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170215

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (7368) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Christers. Pours light golden with a white head, loads of lively bubbles. Aroma of light malt, grain, grass and flowery hops. Flavor is light sweet, malty, grass, flowers. Medium body, lively carbonation. 170215

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (12167) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle, 5%. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, grainy, hop, little toasted and a little grass. Flavour is malt, caramel, little toasted, little grainy, medium sweet, little grass, little straw and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, grass, straw, malt and hops. Semi dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (397) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2015
345ml bottle into glass. Beautiful balanced nose. Caramel/hops together. Amber beer with lasting white head. Fresh bitter taste. Slight hop finish. S’alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As James Squire Four Wives Pilsener ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay - grass, pale malt, caramel, sweet malt, light to moderate hoppy, old hops, grass - hay, dry grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, old hops, malty, pale malt, hay - grass, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. IMO a bit borring and plain. [20141130]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 1, 2014
Tap. Clear, orange, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alang51 (44) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
Not bad for an Aussie pilsener but I have to rate it behind Mildura. Didn’t quite get that saaz hit. Nice crisp pilsener finish though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyhennessy (375) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Clean and crisp pils. Subtle but swift use of malt, medium carbonation. Noticeable vegetable aroma with some spice. Sharp bitter saaz finish. Good clear pilsener. Not my style however

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