ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, - DEC 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 Re-rate: Sample, very fresh, tried mid last year so rating from notes.
Mad pour, lots of pent up fury pushes up a mushroom cloud of white to sit out the lip by a good inch. The head lasts and laces well atop its sunny gold body that is bright as bright. Nice, clean hop and toasted, gritty grain nose with hints of lemon zest, grass and earthy herbs. Soft and delicate mouthfeel. Lots of flavour, a nice bitter edge on the swallow, grassy and herbal with a whack of peppery spice. Balancing depth of grain, straw and cereal-like, quite dry overall, ending crisp and excitedly clean. A little mint peeks through as the glass empties. This is a lovely Pilsner. Given how it doesn’t fair too well with a few months in the bottle it needs to be brewery fresh. Good stuff, I knew I had rated it earlier!!! (33cL, BB 12/01/12, Dan Murphy’s, Balcatta)
Needs a good rousing to get some life into the pour. Loose, limpid, shortlived white suds atop a wispily hazy (chill haze?) medium gold body with a fine bead. There is a little lemon zest under the layers of grassy noble hops and gritty toasted grains, very clean, spicy. Doughy, sweet, biscuity start with hints of pale honey. A little lemon grass runs the sides giving it a mildly tangy edge. Hops are dusty, the finish only moderately bitter, dry, crisp. Mild buttery notes plague the palate. Just doesn’t seem fresh. I had this months ago and thought it was a fantastic Pilsner. One for a re-rate! (33cL, BB 03/03/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine) 6-2-5-2-11
Rangi (494) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was awesome at the time of drinking. Cold, refreshing, no need to think just drink. Nothing to write home about but it was what a pilsner should be I suppose.
KeefOz (623) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a clear pale amber colour with a two- to three- finger white foamy head that diminished quickly and left a sudsy lacing. High carbonation with many trails of small to medium sized bubbles. Aroma of sourish malt and a trace of hops. Taste dominated by hops bitterness from start to finish. Light body. Long bitter finish. Not my style.
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent example of a pilsner. An aromatic bouquet, floral grassy precedes a beer with a smooth mouthfeel. Malts balance well with the hops and it finishes with a bitterness that is slightly harsh.
Bif (1191) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head that fades to some lacing. Clean aroma of some citrus, malt sweetness and fresh grain. Taste of mild citrus with some malt sweetness and fresh grain. Light bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp, smooth and refreshing, with a decent balance. A pleasant beer to enjoy and a summer day.
vinhol (99) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap Kilsyth club not really my style but an average pilsner ok but not great
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. a nice crisp refreshing beer. A nice balance of malt and hops, nothing overpowering but keeps you coming back for more.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml from Dan Murphy’s. Not too bad. Aromas of citrus and hay. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Yellow, with a thin head.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strangely alluring. Weird (ish) nose of tingly freshly cut river stone and talcum powder (think riesling). Flavours are clearly pilsner but there’s a spin on typical with more zingy minerals and stone. Finish shows some bitter aniseed. I thought this was really good and for mine clearly the leading beer of the house.
Davros (1720) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with a large, quickly fading head.
Nose shows grassy and floral hops, with bready, grainy malt underneath.
Very similar flavours, grassy hops, sweet bready and grainy malt.
Body seem watery.
Easy drinking stuff.