bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dredd (663) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 canít 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; iím 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. Canít help but love the way Murrays brew beer. Consistantly pushing the envelope and this beer is no exception. Fantastic!
kenbeer (46) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Davros (1723) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
madquacker (995) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden body with mainly lasting head. Lovely hop aroma which is still there in the taste but balanced well with the malt, yes this is a good pilsner and Murrays are building a good reputation for crafting beers.
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured with a massive frothy head, opaque orange body. I liked this one, despite having a somewhat muddled definition of what a pilsener is, thanks to the liberal over (mis)use here of the word. Sweet floral saaz aromas, and nice bitterness too.