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

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2007
Draught, a dark gold with a filmy head. A clean grassy hop aroma with some citrus fruit and honey. A creamy palate with grainy malt flavours. The finish was dry and earthy.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2007
330ml bottle. Minimal sort of aroma, some hops maybe. Pours a clean golden body with a white head. Body is reasonably light. It has a nice hop bite to it; citrusy and grassy. Dry finish, tiny bit of lingering bitterness. Not much to it but pilsnerish enough to suffice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChrisTurner (206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle -- A pale yellow brew with a large, sudsy white head with poor retention. It lives up to its name (Monteith’s Lively Pilsner Beer) with the glass full of bubbles. Little lacing. Aroma is very lagerish and lightly malty with some fruit. Flavour leaves a bit to be desired, with some of that typical pils bitterness present but spoiled by a watery palate. This simply lacks oomph. Nothing speical and not as good as the other Monteith’s brews I’ve tasted.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2007
Draught. Straw golden, milky head. Slight soapy texture with pineapple/melon like notes. Short finish - disappointing.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madquacker (1049) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2007
Very ordinary for a so called pils. More like a commercial lager to my tastes. Suprised because this brand has previously delivered.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2007
Did this have Saaz hops in it? I had no idea from thew taste. Drinkable but only if there is nothing better available.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2006
(bottle) Clear golden colour with a short foamy white head. Moderately sweet malty and herbal hoppy aroma with a touch of honey. Medium dry and soft malty taste, light to medium body, crispy carbonation; dry-ish, slightly hop-bitter finish. Clean and drinkable, but all in all a rather bland Bohemian Pilsener.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stew41 (1753) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2006
Not a bad beer. Pours a fairly standard macro looking golden amber with poor head. Falls on the malty side of the pilsner genre with a slightly tired, musty nose and a medium bitter / hoppy palate. Reminds me of quite a few mainstream Czech beers.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2006 Pours a golden coulour, with a tiny white head, poor retention and average lacing. Aroma is very grassy and ’raw’. The mouthful is quite malty, and the bitter finish rounds off the beer reasonably well. A average pilsener.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
Blond color. Very light malty aroma. Quite dry, light flavor of eggs, some malt, a bit metallic, quite strong bitterness at the end, not aromatic. Mediocre.


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