fiulijn (16462) - 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.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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...
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
DuffMan (8056) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold, decent head. Bit of hoppy zest on the nose, nice malty palate with a balanced bitter finish. Enjoyable.
omhper (21416) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Golden colour. Grainy, grassy aroma. Raw and resiny with tarry hops and some vegetables. Unrefined.
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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)
ozymanposs (18) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disappointing Monteith are known foe Strong flavours but ths as one of ttht richness (Probbly just been spoiled By Emersons and Suires Pilsners recently)
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.