Brodies_Best (248) - Auckland Central, - AUG 28, 2012
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap pours golden with white head. Not much aroma. Taste of mashed vegetables including brussel sprouts. Metallic taste with creamy nutty finish.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
rating from backlog. mild hops, mild malts, altogether this adds up to a very meh pilsner.
DylansDad (309) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a lager, this is a good beer, but as a pilsner, I found it a tad disappointing. To me, the hops, as nice as they are, overpowered the silky-smooth, delicate malt backbone. I would have liked to appreciate the malt more.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th September 2011
Slight haze on this gold beer. Tidy white head. Light palate, smooth with a crispy trailing edge. Nice creamy malt with a decent level of orange hops. Touch of lemon. A little bitterness in the smooth finish which is also slightly dry. Pretty good Pils - could easily session this.
kiwirevo (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good example of a pilsner. Nothing special but good if you want an organic pilsner.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle- A decent pilsner, nothing special but very drinkable and refreshing.
Wombata (456) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Good floral hop aroma. Less fruity than the Tuatara pilsner.
Palate: Light-medium body. Great balance
Flavor: Balanced floral hop and malt with a medium level of bittering.
Comments: Was informed that this is a more German-styled pilsner relative to other NZ pilsners.
omega (703) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sitting here reading the brewers description and trying to reconcile it with what is sitting in my glass. Not to say this is a bad beer, as it is actually quite nice and very drinkable and I couldn’t think of anything to say so looked to the commercial description for inspiration. Golden in colour, quite clean in the finish with a slight bitter after taste.
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 330ml bottle on 26/12/2011. Pours a clear yellow with a small head. Has a modest aroma of malt, fruit and honey. The flavour starts out quite sweet, with more fruit and honey, but this is balanced out by a good dose of hops. A refreshing, high quality pilsner which, imo, has been underrated on here so far.
Rune (8173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle bought at the Bieres Sans Frontiers Bar, GBBF’11. Clear golden body, frothy white head with short duration. Smells like fruity hops and pale malts. Mild flavour of fresh oranges, honey and grain. Well bodied. Fresh, clean and smooth in the mouth. Quality pilsner (hotel room, London 04.08.2011).