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Monteiths Bohemian Pilsner

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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Pilsener
Greymouth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Monteith’s Pilsner Beer is a Bohemian-style lager in the heritage of extremely hopped blonde beers brewed in parts of Eastern Europe. It has a complex hop aroma and a rich hop bitterness characteristic of this tradition in brewing.
Monteith’s Pilsner Beer has a malty quality that includes smooth caramel characteristics from the use of Vienna-style crystal malts. The key flavour is its enormous hop character, crafted around this complex malt flavour.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (7889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle 330ml
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
TuiSamesi (7) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
A nice drop if you want a pure golden beer in your glass. Head didn’t last longer than 2 minutes but at least the beer tasted refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopfenWeisse (1082) - - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at viking line boat. Pretty basic bohemian pilsner. Malty and some spicy hops...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from Viking Gabriella taxfree as "Bohemian Pilsner"
Clear amber-golden color, small white head. A bit papery, grassy hoppy aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Spicey bitter hoppyness, ok palate but some cardboard in the finish. Light use of crystal malts. Seems to be 8 months old bottle (BB 02/2015).

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (293) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2014
0.33 l bottle from Viking Line ferry boat form Stockholm to Helsinki. My bottle says Bohemian Pilsner on the red label but I guess this must the same beer. Does not look very promising but taste is malts and hops i.e. exactly what a Bohemian pilsner should be. Also, this does not die in your mouth as quickly as the other brewerages from the same brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zarkam (447) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
330ml bottle from Viking XPRS, labelled Bohemian Pilsener. Clear darkish yellow colour, small fully vanishing fizzy white head, not much lacing. Moderately malty aroma of bisquit and hay with moderate herbal, grassy and slightly earthy hops. Taste is initially balanced bittersweet and slightly acidic turning into a moderately bitter finish with an astrigent feel. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Ok pilsener, no idea about where the enormous hop character is. Certainly doesn’t have the bit of a bitterness bite in the end that many of the better pilseners have. Somewhat above avereage anyway.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2014
now called bohemian pilsner with a red label, pale with a brief head, this is crisp & sharp with a vague peppery bitter aftertaste, easy to drink

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Nice fruity aroma. Pale golden colour with good head. Slight bitterness up front with very smooth finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (639) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a clear gold, small white head, fresh aroma and balanced flavours leaning towards malt. Not their best beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 31, 2014
Clear golden beer, small but persistent head, floral aromas as well as some not usual cheese ones. The body is light and the respective pilsner hop flavor is undeniable; however, the malt flavor is not strong enough and maybe is the only particularity. Overall is quite a good beer.


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