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


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (6781) - 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?

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
an above average pilsner, some fruity flavours, good hop bitterness, nothing too special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2003
theres a tad skunkiness in the aroma of this golden clear white topped concoction..maybe some straw notes too..its a tad adjuncty, but somewhat smooth..doesn't really taste too much different than most american standards..in fact, I've had better american standards..why does this get pilsner status again?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Color of golden shit with little head. An enticing yet weak as hell straw, fresh horse stall feel to it, boring and bland. God damn is the aftertaste somethning i am glad that i dont remember.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jazz88 (2560) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Bottle. A light golden color with a laced white head. An odd aroma for the style that is part malty, with some banana, and a little of that organic whatchamacallit. A grainy body with that leaves a poor aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3620) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
Bottled. Gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Sweet malt in the nose with some banana notes and a slight starchiness as it warms. Sweet in the mouth but well hopped. Warming reveals some tannin. Chalky finish with a tingle of hop bitterness.

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