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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Greymouth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2004
clear bright golden colour, little unregular foam, decent hoppy nose with nutty notes, medium-bodied, tart and slightly dry, bitter herbal and malty finish - correct

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Not a bad beer, but not a very good pils. It is very much lacking in noble hops. Aroma is sweet could pass for a helles or normal lager, translucent gold, no head to speak of. Flavor is sweet, with a slight trace of hops. Finish lacks the dryness that I look forward to in a good pilner.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Gold with a smallish head that laces pretty well, distinctive hops & malt aroma. I found this to have a bit more flavor than most examples of the style and was somewhat pleasantly surprised. I don’t usually drink pilsners but would not turn one of these down.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2004
Hardly any saaz to speak of, just a sweet, clear golden boring as hell lager. Could almost be a light beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
A sweet but very hoppy pilsner, not at all skunky, thank the good Lord. Interesting contrast of soft mouthfeel and tongue-tingling bitterness on the back end. I really like this!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Bright golden color, modest head formation. Saaz hop aroma, quite peppery. Hoppy palate, dry with a touch of sweetness. Not a bad afternoon guzzler.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: APR 20, 2004 not much body or floweriness to speak of, fairly thin, gassy and bready, but at least manages a metallic bitterness that gets it into the 2-point-somethings for me. rer8: zero hops, slightly toasty sweet malt + vaguely herbal, clag-like aftertaste. this is one shithouse beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2004
tastes more like a bad european pils than a bad kiwi one. some saaz in the aroma, the main thing that put me off was some taste of olives which i seem to be getting a lot with pilses these days. what is happening to me?

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2003
Golden, crystal clear, with good carbonation. Forms a nice tight white head, with resonable longevity. A hint of steely hops, and little else in the aroma - certainly none of the slightly sweet aromas present in a typical pilsener. Taste of sugar adjunct, little or no hop flavour, but noticeable harsh, high alpha hop bitterness. Drying finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
an above average pilsner, some fruity flavours, good hop bitterness, nothing too special.


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