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


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   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.

Lubiere's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12241) - Ottawa, Ontario, - NOV 17, 2011
A golden pils with a thin white head. Light signs of oxidation in aroma, with faint German hops. In mouth, there is still some life left in this one, with grainy (attenuated) malt, still a nice grassy German hops attack, mineral notes, oxidation is not too bad. BB March 2010...still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3967) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
Food Hallen, Amsterdam. Very dark brown-gold, oddly dark. Small soapy head. Mild tart malt aroma. Clean, syrupy pils, maltier side. Kind of macro and cider but demonstrably better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
markoijelena (1928) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at the Food Hallen Amsterdam Netherlands.28.02.2016.Taste with bro luttonm.Pour it really dark golden color with small white head.Aroma of malts,some that Czech feel but just a pinch.Taste not so fresh,corn,malt,soapy,funky finish but better than IPA for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1393) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle@Home. Appearance: clear golden with white head. Aroma: flowery hops, malt. Taste: malt, bittersweet. Palate: refreshing, small body, medium carbonation. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1815) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Pours a blonde colour. Tastes like supermaket own brand piss lager. Quite dissappointing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hapatus (5) - - FEB 12, 2016 does not count
Pale amber color. Malty and dusty, light lager aroma. Malty and dusty flavor, quite sweet too. Boring but OK pilsner, easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (791) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2016
330ml bottle into lager glass. Malt aroma, touch of plastic. Golden amber beer with fluffy white head, carbonation is fine and busy. Flat mouthfeel with caramel malt taste. Some hops are present in the finish. Certainly easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (818) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from Dan Murphys (October 2014). Pale amber, white head, biscuity, grainy, moderate grassy bitterness, light body, easy drinking, sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (1956) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle from Cask & Still, Edinburgh. Light yellow, decent off-white head. Mild aroma of lemon, cornmeal, hay: not particularly enticing. Taste is sweet but more saccharin than sugar, like an own-brand diet soda. Slight bitterness for temperance. Aftertaste is sweet with an added acrid medicinal note. Just can’t get into this beer. It is refreshing but that’s all I can really say.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2015
330ml bottle (Viking Line). Clear amber color. Huge size, white head, stays. Very malty, perfume, dusty in aroma. Sweet and dusty malty taste. Maltiness is overwhelming. Typical Monteiths.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (12692) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2015
330ml bottle (Viking Line)
Golden, persistent tight white head. Simple light lagery aroma, a bit dusty. Taste is a complete mess. Dirty malts, harsh acidic bitterness. Finish is rough and hash, very metallic and chemical. For a lager, not a total disaster, but this being vaguely drinkable reinforces my opinions of them not being ale brewers, as their ales suck donkey balls.

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