Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Pilsener
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Murray’s Rudeboy Pilsner has a distinctive crisp, fresh hoppy flavour that has made it a favourite among the country’s foodie community.

"The Rudeboy Pilsner is a very elegant lager with a classic biscuity malt backbone and assertive late hop character," says Head Brewer Shawn Sherlock. "It’s traditionally been available draught only, but now the beer is available in the bottle. It has been a real challenge to reproduce the popular draught beer in the bottled format but as a lover of traditional Czech Pilsner I’m really happy with how the bottled Rudeboy Pilsner presents."

The beer pours a pale straw colour with an almost meringue-like head. The intense citrusy aroma and flavour is delivered by the New Zealand Motueka and Pacifica hop blend, which is balanced by sweet Euro malt, and finishes with a refreshing bitterness.

Rudeboy is Murray’s interpretation of Pilsner made vaguely in the Czech style but with a New World twist. It pays homage to European brewing tradition using the old school lager brewing process of cold fermentation and extended conditioning periods, but the extensive late hopping takes this Pilsner in its own direction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Bitey hop aroma. Clear golden colour with brilliant head. Nice fruity hop flavours with a smooth finish. Light body with med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (624) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
What a crackin Pils. Grainy malt & zesty bitterness with a little sweetness in the middle of a lenghty hoppy finish. This is a great fresh, crisp summer pils. Spot on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2884) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Poured perhaps a tad warm, with a modest off-white head that soon settled and some lace. Color is a clear grain amber with some bubble trails. Aroma has a hint of butterscotch, then it’s malt, fresh beer. Flavor loses the butterscotch, brings out malt, bitter, carbonic tang, all the classic pils qualities in the just right amounts. Also some spice. Body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, taper slow and balanced and is very drinkable. Wish I had more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (779) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2008
I’m glad it isn’t just me that thinks this is a brilliant Pilsener. Initial impression is almost perfect appearence for a Pilsener, massive white fluffy head that lasts forever and straw body. Aroma is distinct zesty saaz hops with spice and tropical fruit. Great clean upfront flavours of malt and icing sugar (thanks mullet couldn’t quite put my finger on how to describe it) which goes on to a great burst of bitterness that transcends in to a long finish which has some breadiness and light hop notes coming through. Murrays are cementing a VERY solid reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1903) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2008
330ml bottle. Golden body, slightest bit hazy, with a fluffy white head. Quite a rich grainy melanoidin malt background, with in your face spicy hop character, and theres still more going on than that; leafy and herbaceous, the hops on the nose have a distinct tropical fruitiness that I can’t put my finger on. Palate is sensational for a beer of this style and strength; full-bodied, smooth and creamy, chewy malt body, carbonation is spot-on, delivering a refreshing hop sharpness. Sensational balance on the body; rich biscuity malt, complex within itself, setting a excellent sweet backdrop for a collage of amazing array hop derived flavours; i’m talking rockmelon, passionfruit, tobbaco, grass, lemon, pepper...I could go all day, but its like that! Finish lingers with quite a solid bitterness, yet clean with hint of bread. Can’t help but love the way Murrays brew beer. Consistantly pushing the envelope and this beer is no exception. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenbeer (46) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2008
This was a very welcome pilsner on a hot afternoon. hazy appearance, Fruity nose and nicely bittered. I may have found a new favourite Aussie pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2008
Pale say straw colour,misty,strong carbonation,big frothy head.Aroma hoppy spice and citrus,malt nose,good.Flavour citrus spice,very intense hop taste,delicious,has a nice bitter that lingers so plesant,a real thirst quencher as well.The malt is mellow smooth,a yeasty taste,finish superb hops bitter sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2009
Pale amber, approaching straw, with a huge head, that shows great persistence. Very clean, grassy, floral and lemony aroma. Some very light sweet malt in the background. I would have liked more spicy hops. Flavour is quite similar (lemon/grapefruit/passionfruit and some sweet biscuity malt) but also shows more of a spicy character, and is followed by a decent clean hoppy bitterness. Too much carbonation, but otherwise pretty bloody good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1096) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2008
Light on head and murky orange colour. Nice citrus flavours followed by some vegemite and a big long dash of salt. A biggish beer for a pils

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2008
Gotta love having access to fresh, bottle-conditioned pils. Tropical fruit hop aroma - pineapple, passionfruit, kiwi fruit etc. with some icing sugar and a faint touch of yeastiness. Firm but slightly sugary malt flavour, with fairly solid bitterness and some ephemeral yeastiness floating around in the back of my brain somewhere. The first bottle didn’t grab me much, but it’s really grown on me. Yet another flawlessly made beer by Murray’s. It could stand to be a touch hoppier and the malt tastes ’Australian’ (i.e. icing sugary) to me, but these are very minor points. A rare bottle Aussie micro beer I would buy regularly with confidence.

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