3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. hazed pale strongly effervescent gold body with a tall-building medium-sized rocky white head of lasting retention. bright, vibrant and sweet nose of clean pilsner malt and dried citrus hops; somewhat soapy and ester-heavy yeast presence to the aroma (somewhat Belgian-like, actually) with a strong sugar crystal note. bright, crisp, semi-sweet clean malt throughout with more dried citrus fruit and citrus acid; medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness, medium-high acid. delicious, refreshing, very well-made.
Wittales (742) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance was clear pale gold with creamy almost rocky lasting white 2 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas where sweet malts,then tropical and citrus fruits with grass, pine herbs and spices flow in. Yeasts provide floral esters on nose. Taste was slight sweet malts, then grass, pine, resin,and herbs. Yeasts add fruits and biscuits. Palate was crisp and smooth with light CO2. The light-medium body with a average length resinous finish. Damm good New Zealand Pils...
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful pale golden with a tall lasting head. Smells fresh with powdery hop spice and bright malt. Full nectar with mild carbonation. This brew rolls off the tongue with a soft roundness and finishes with a bright hop bitterness. This is high grade Pils.
Mjollnir (392) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle. Pours clear pale gold with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit, berries, a little yeast. Medium bitterness, a little malty sweetness, reasonably fruity, a little yeast. Light body, lively carbonation, lingering dry finish.
davidm (1993) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lygon street shop. Nicely hopped, with good balance. Aromas of citrus, wet leaves, and hay. Taste is sweet and bitter, with average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brought back by my parents from a world cruise: green 375ml bottle, best before 21 Oct 2013. Poured into a Duvel glass on 23 May 2012.
Really impressed with this beer: golden with a huge white head.
Great tasting brew with a yeasty, piney nose. It may well be classed as a german Pilsner by the brewers but it carries a lot more bite, flavour and body than any other beer I’ve had in that style.
Another reason why I’d like to visit New Zealand.
Rangi (661) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow poor with pure fluffy white head. Brilliant hops creating a lively well balance crisp bitter beverage
Oakes (13903) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale. The aroma is quite yeasty with a nice pear fruitiness, but also some band-aidy phenols. Full body for the style, with lots of yeasty accents. No special character, here, though. The yeast dries it out quite a bit.
Syzzer (625) - Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Highly carbonated pale pilsner lager. It has a great white fluffy head on it. The overall impression is bitterness. The smell is of slightly sour cereal. The color is a light but bright yellow. 4-j 6-bd
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Poured hazy straw coloured with a big white head. Rich and complex aroma with spices and sweet esters. Light body with plentiful bright carbonation. Flavour starts lightly fruity (citrus with banana hints) and moves to a nice complex spicy bitter finish. Overall a very impressive and drinkable beer.