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


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014
The head is medium, the body gold. It smells malty, less hoppy, less interesting. The taste is malty, a bit hoppy-bitter, quite boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Sweet corn, DMS and saccharine with a stagnant hoppiness and a dirtiness of dust bunnies. Harsh carbonation with equally harsh malt texture, something similar to warm high carbonic acid seltzer water cut with simple syrup. A lot of poorly made NA beers have this character. There’s no hop aroma, only a stale, leafy bitterness in the finish with lingering apple-y acetaldehyde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2986) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery in Greymouth, NZ Excellent clarity in this light amber ale. Both flavor and aroma are a bit light for style, particularly the aroma. The flavor suggests the use of something other than, or in addition to, traditional Saaz hops. Well-crafted and balanced, as well as very fresh (of course). Feel: Light+ body with medium-high, very crisp carbonation. Clean finish. O: a verydrinkabe if somewhat light flavored pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (5676) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2013
Pouring in clear golden. Shared wuzh McTapps. Solid with a mixture of grass and some hay. Drinkable but average piwo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (5716) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of hops and straw. Taste of mild hops, grass, nuts, straw and peaches. Easy to drink, refreshing but in the end just average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (9691) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to kappldav123. Clear gold thin white head. It’s fine. A little thin and watery some late hop sting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhunter111 (10462) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig, grasig. Geschmack wässrig, leicht malzig getreidig, minimal herb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dervock (607) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle - pale gold with small white head. Doughy, earthy aroma, with something spicy. Definitely not like a pilsner, fairly drab taste, some sweetness, none of the hop aroma or taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5480) - GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle looks simple but good. Nice format. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts malty-spicy, modest dry, zippy, fruity hints of lemon. Finish mild but not washy, still fine spicy. Not bad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1135) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
BB 19-11-13. Poured a clear golden colour with a one- to two- finger white foamy head that diminished quickly and laced with a few rings. Carbonation moderate with large bubbles. Aroma of light sweet malt and some yeast. Taste initially of light sweet malt followed by a low bitterness. Light body. Smooth with a long slightly bitterness and somewhat metallic on the finish. Disappointing.

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