TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
ChrisTurner (206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Straw golden, milky head. Slight soapy texture with pineapple/melon like notes. Short finish - disappointing.
madquacker (1049) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very ordinary for a so called pils. More like a commercial lager to my tastes. Suprised because this brand has previously delivered.
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Did this have Saaz hops in it? I had no idea from thew taste. Drinkable but only if there is nothing better available.
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
Stew41 (1753) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
fiulijn (15210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.