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North Island Pilsner

North Island Pilsner
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Brewed by North Island Beer
Style: Pilsener
Ebetsu-shi, Hokkaido, Japan


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
ピルスナーは日本でもっともポピュラーなビールスタイル。 軽快な飲み口でありながら、しっかりとした麦芽の風味とアロマホップの爽やかな香りが楽しめるピルスナーに仕上げました。

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 Draft at Fall 2014 Keyaki in a North Island sampler. Clear goldenrod color with a small white head. Slight grain and grassy hop aromas present. Mainly grainy taste but a slight citrus flavor comes out as it comes up to room temperature. Refreshing and good mouthfeel. 2015 re-rate: On tap at BBNI. Clear gold with a perfect white head. Grassy aromas still present with some citrus and biscuit notes as well. Crisp and clean on the palate. Very fresh and refreshing. Good biscuit notes on the palate as well and highly drinkable. Creamy buttery finish. Really great in Hokkaido on tap!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (773) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Clear very pale straw, small head. Aroma has dry hops. Flavour has biscuity and grainy notes, almost buttery finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14660) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Draught at Ushi-Tora. Clear yellow - white head. Hay. Straw. Grainy. Light bitterness. Sulphor notes. Light fatness. Orange. Nice - high drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - OCT 7, 2013
Sweet malt aroma. Pear flavor, cereals. Can’t expect too much from a pilsner, still quite a smooth and refreshing one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
Tap at Keyaki fest. Golden colour. Aroma is wheaty, not massive amount else, but decent. Taste is pretty good, wheaty, light hoppiness, good dry finish. Touch of fruit too, almost tropical. Apricot maybe. Pretty good. Getting more into pilsners I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
Botella at a family Golden Week gathering. Golden colour, nice medium white ehad. Aroma: malt with fruitish hops, pleasant. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fresh with malt and fruity hips, light citrus in the finish. Nice bitterness!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 20, 2013
Draught at Qbrick. Light grassiness, cookies, flour. Golden straw color with a very creamy head. Rich, sweet malt, with some decent bittering. Thin-medium body. Solid pils. Maybe a touch too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (5482) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Tap at Ant n Bee, Tokyo. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma of malt, a hint of citrus. Flavour is citrus, fruit, malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2009
On tap at the brewpub, Sapporo. Clear golden with a creamy little head. Rather neutral malts aroma. Some toffee and balanced by just enough bitterness. A bit hard on the tongue. No lasting impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2008
Draught at the brewpub, Nov 2007. Slightly amber color. Very fine, 2cm head. Looks great. Malty aroma with good hops and a bit of citrus. Very fruity, slightly buttery flavor. Some citrus. Good, full malt. Hops light but noticeable. Citrus fruit and hop finish, semi-dry. Very nice.

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