buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - MAY 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not only have Renaissance branched out to - shock horror - a lager, but jove, they’ve nailed it. I felt the Paradox blonde ale was a bit underdone, but this one hits the pilsner spot perfectly. A bit of resiny hops on the nose carried up a bit of butterscotch and biscuit. In the mouth it’s a big bold bit of crisp lemon cheesecake, with a lovely dry lingering after taste.
Very impressive, and right from the first bottle I might be thinking this may replace Croucher’s Pilsner as my favourite New Zealand lager.
Holmen1 (4618) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal (Asko Rogaland ølmesse): klar lys gylden med fint ok skum. En tydelig definert pilsner med god, tørr bitterhet preget av gress og (litt for mye) kokte grønnsaker. Må prøves igjen.
gunnar (7594) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours almost clear golden with a small white head. Grassy hop aroma . Taste is dry, clean and crisp pilsner, lingering bitter, a good pilsner On the hoppy side.
mrjez (379) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 330ml bottle from Costco.
Pours clear gold with a low white head. Great aroma of citrus, passionfruit, light biscuity malt. The malt is represented well in the flavour and balanced well with fruity hop. The feel is light and crisp with a nice spice. Really refreshing.
KyotoLefty (8922) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Lemony nose, nicely hopped in a very new world way. Deep golden, clear, low head. Decent hop flavor, some biscuity malt sweetness. Body is rather full and a bit oily. Decent, though comes across more like a golden ale than a true pilsner.
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium golden color. Frothy white head. Straw, hay, honey and mangoes in the nose. The mouth lacks a bit of body, but generally refreshing and fruity. Lots of mangoes. Nice crisp bitter finish. Decent stuff.
GenkiGonzo (988) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Pale gold with a fine white head. A hint of tropical fruit, but mostly grassy hops. Very light beer with a slightly dry finish.
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bronze and a bit lively upon opening. Pleasant slightly spicy and nutty flavour. A lot of body considering its relatively low strength. Lots of distinctive flavours floating around. Well worth trying.
jmgreenuk (7085) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head and a little lace. The aroma is dry yeast, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with light hoppy, light pepper spice palate and a little citrus in the finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not a bad Pilsner as far as Pilsners go.
maekchu (3304) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from local Yamaya. Nice mild tropical fruit nose, some grass, citrus, a bit spicy. Amber gold color. Fine citrusy initial, moderate bittering, balance in mid, some metallic notes in mid and final. Nice nose. Flavors are a bit less. Thins out slowly.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home... Amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft grassy fruits nose... Dry metalic fruits malts... Light bitter herbal malts