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


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RATINGS: 163   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (36362) - 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 (380) - 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 (39) - 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 (353) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StuffWine (135) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
Poured gold-amber with loose white head. Not much aroma, slight tropical fruits. Sweet malty and bready taste switching to sharp bitterness. Moderate body, creamy carbonation, and very very long finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (327) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
345 mil bottle no real aroma golden in colour white head taste is better than most pilsners

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
On tap pours golden with not much head. Not what I expected when ordering a pilsner. Aroma is of rosehip. Taste is of rosehip followed by a weird intermediate liquorice flavour then spices like cinnamon come through. Aftertaste of spices and Christmas pudding. Interesting but makes me belch a bit more than usual. Yup can taste the hops in that buuurp

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gnoff (8005) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle, at James Squire Brewhouse at the Portland Hotel, Melbourne, on July 30, 2013.
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, herbal, grainy taste. Grainy, herbal aftertaste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty, sweet, a bit vegetable scent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2013
Light gold pour with lively carbonation. Floraly, yeasty aroma. Light and fruity on the tongue, medium bitternes. Crisp, dry, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1506) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 Appearance: Golden brown, nice amount of white head. Aroma: Hops, malt, slight sweetness. Taste: Caramel, malt, some hops. Interesting. Info: 345ml bottle, 4/6-2013, 224/300, 236/500

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