Lighthouse Brewery Tasman Bay Pilsener
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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewery (NZ)
Style: Pilsener
Nelson, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Yellow gold with a light, clean head. Sweetly aromatic hop nose with a clean malt note, fresh and bright with a citrus note and a mildly creamy/funky character. Big, crisp palate, full of aromatic hop flavours and bristly textures, lean and dry, with a mineral note at the finish and a touch of creaminess. Perfect, crisp, well-shaped, lingering, tasting beer with a firm, herbal hop end. All class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2007
2l rigger from brewery. Clear gold, with thick creamy head. Dry, dusty aroma. Dry, citrus & slightly at the bitter end. Clean & refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2004
High hoppy aroma, clear gold colour, big white head, nice bitter taste. A classic bitter Pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23731) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
Bottled. Clear pale yellow, really firm head. Light orangey nose. Dryish with soft, creamy mouthfeel and a gentle, lightly buttery malt character. There’s a touch of mango, but it’s fairly lightly hopped, and doesn’t have much bitterness. A well made lager beer, more a fresh, juicy variety of a dortmunder than a pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2013
The head is good, the body malty. It smells malty, bit bitter, hoppy, The taste is maltintensive, bit hoparomatic, bit bitter, Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Golden colour. Moderate bitterness. Citrusy hop flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2005
Tasted 18/06/2005. 500ml bottle from Regional’s, Wellington. Pale gold. Bright. Thin, pure white, head. Nice aroma of honey-like malt and fruity hops that hint guava and melon underneath the lemon dominance. Flavour is definitely hop-driven - dry, lemony and slight pepper notes. Strong bitterness. A very nice palate cleanser, not my type of session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, pale golden with a small, rough head. Very fresh, floral aroma. Medium body with a good and clean malt nose and dry, floral hop accents leaving a short bitterness. Lovely and well composed. 010208

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
more like an APA than anything - citric, passionfruity hops are about all there is, the malt is flat and cardboardy. some vanilla and pepper in finish helps the score a bit. too fruity for a pilsener, but not bad all the same. sort of like st arnou pils. some intriguing formic acid in there as well - reminds me of one of my first homebrews 6 years ago when ants got into my pilsener.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Enjoyed in New Zealand. Light and clear body. Aftertaste with a lot of hops. Bitter. Yellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2012
From rumaging through my old tasting notes: pours clear yellow-gold with a white top that sank into the glass. Aromas tend toward citrus with a whiff of classic German hops giving a rounded almost musty basement aroma. Tastes lemon citrus and almost creamy, quenching but not memorable. Perfect hot weather beer.

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