Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Pilsener
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Monteithís 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.
Monteithís 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3504) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle. Gold, white head, high bead. Aroma has moderate amount of malt and rather muddled-smelling hops. Taste is firm malt and just a little bitterness. Iíve had Pils where the bitterness isnít that high, but thereís just not enough here to make this anything more than an OK Kiwi lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is hops, grass, grain, and malt. Flavor follows suit, with a sweet and moderately bitter quality. Light bodied. Too grainy, which masks some of the hops, but still has a decent earthiness to it. Not bad for the style because it doesnít have the Euro skunkiness that so many of its peers have.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, fruity, sugar, moderate hoppy, grass, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and sticky. [20090514]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a clear shade of yellow with some white foamy head. Light grainy aroma. Tastes pretty similar, with a noticeable crisp hop finish. The only thing saving this beer is the fact the palate is pretty good for the style. High carbonation. Itís not too bad, but I was expecting more after trying Monteithís Black.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a big white head over a clear golden body. No aroma of note. Body balances the sweetness of malt and the hoppy bitterness. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle. The aroma is not great - lacks true Saaz character of a Czech style pils. The flavour is a slight improvement, but my overall impression is just another boring pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JUN 2, 2009
Bought it a place that I think was called Trader Joeís in Temecula, CA. Itís just north of the mall. Dumped out a pale gold with a white weak quick death head - bubbles....going going gone. Meh. Smelt ok, but nothing out of the ordinary - sweet, grass, hops, malts. Christ, Iíve got the Westmalle Tripel hiccups....Taste ,well, quite drinkable considering tasting fake - plain malts, hops, grain and this "I made this in my basement and bottled it in old plastic pop bottles". Went down prety smooth leaving a good bitter aftertaste - just a little slick though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, thx to Papsoe. It pours a clear, golden body under a white head. Fruity nose with some pale malts. Tropical fruits too, but in the background. The flavor is also on the fruity side, with some tropical fruits and a little malty sweetness. Medium body. Some bitterness in the finish, I would like it more pronounced. Maybe a bit on the sweet side, but itís a quite nice beer. (090514)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
Clear golden with a white head. Sweet aroma with hints of malt. Flavour was somewhat malty with hints of caramel. Finished slightly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2009
33 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear and golden yellow with a fully gone head. Mild citrusy and vague grassy hops aroma. Light sweetness, vague cardboardish note and mild grassy bitterness. Ends dry and lasting grassy flavoured.

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