Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Pilsener
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16462) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2005
Poured golden yelow with a light frothy head. Left virutally no lacing. Some saaz in the aroma, along with some faint toffee notes. Bitter dry finish with a bit of a yeasty aftertaste. Not too bad really, but not a really challenging beer. Then again, that’s probably what the aim is...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
On tap. Pale golden colour, thin white head. Very faint aroma, some light pale malt, faint grassy and earthy hops. Some light caramel flavour. As it warms a bit more hop flavour comes out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8056) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
Clear gold, decent head. Bit of hoppy zest on the nose, nice malty palate with a balanced bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (21416) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour. Grainy, grassy aroma. Raw and resiny with tarry hops and some vegetables. Unrefined.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2005
Nice golden colour with a fast fading white head. Almost spicy, floral aroma. Very hoppy flavour overpowering the slight malt notes. Slight residual sweetness. Medium carbonation and a weak bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2005
Disappointing Kiwi pilsener. Pours a shining gold with a fast- diminishing 1cm rocky head. Aroma is principally stale cardboardy malt with some zesty Saaz hops but not enough for the style. Initial burst of sweet fruitiness on the tongue, plenty of pale malt and some Saaz bitterness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, closer to a golden lager than a pils. The late burst of hops is astringent and not really pleasant. Feels unintegrated and a bit clumsy. (Bottle, best before Nov 2005)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozymanposs (18) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2005
Disappointing Monteith are known foe Strong flavours but ths as one of ttht richness (Probbly just been spoiled By Emersons and Suires Pilsners recently)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2005
Tasted 24/03/2005. Underground at Jet Bar, Wellington. Imagine, if you will, a reasonable pilsner (a bit of hops and malt flavour) with a little floral aroma. Now fill a glass three quarters full of this and add one quarter carbonated mineral water. You’ve got Monteith’s average Pilsner. At least this one wasn’t vege flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2005
Slowly making my way through the Monteith’s range and disappointed by their attempt at an Irish Red, I gave this a go. Pours a brilliant gold with small bubbles failing to raise a head. Aroma was crisp and spicy. Leafy hops dominated, with minimal malt tones. In the mouth, flavours of spicy bittering hops, again, dominated any malt tones, bar some sweetness in front. A little ’DMS’ boiled vege’ water was noticeable (may have been the sample), but was well hidden by the medium carbonation and short bitter swallow. Overall, it would make a good Summer refresher if drank in bulk, but it is and undemanding little example of the style.

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