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.
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1827) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
Hop malt aroma with a hint of spice. Clear yellow colour with fair head and lacing. Bitter hop malt flavour with spice. Flat palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2008
Spicy aroma on this one that is mainly sweetness and slight citrus with a cardboard like finish. A fraction under carbonated though which lets it down. Appearance is about what you would expect with clear light colored body with tall white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2008
Puffy head very large,gold coloured pils,aroma Bohemia style but boring smell,flavour bitter there is a metallic to sour off taste,I love my pils but not this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle 33cl. Clear golden body with small head. Malt and a little hops in the nose. Flavour dominated by malt and bitter hops. Nice pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
(On tap) Clear, deep golden with a small, white, lacing head. Fairly clean, malty nose with a whiff of flowers - a bit of Saazer? Medium in body and fairly clean with a good malt base and a dry, lightly hoppy finish. 28 IBU. 250108

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Plain pilsener from Monteiths. Watery, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle (330ml). Poured a pale orange with yellow highlights with a decent size white fluffy head, which was mostly lasting. Aroma was moderately malty with some grain present and light citrus notes at the back. Flavor was light with mild maltyness and bitterness with some sweetness towards the end. Body was light with a watery/smooth texture and short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (2142) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChrisTurner (207) - 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.

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