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Southern Bay Requiem Über Pale Pilsner

Brewed by Southern Bay Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Moolap, Australia


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lager is not dead. But it has been invigorated. we scoured the planet for the palest malt we could find to give this beer a subtle malt backbone and über pale colour. Then we used three different Hallertau hop varieties from Germany, Australia and New Zealand both in the kettle and in the fermenter. The result? A hop forward Pilsner that challenges you to rethink the lager style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2015
Pale gold pour with a thin but long lasting white head. Bready, grainy, fruity aroma. Taste is sweet, malty, a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
Pour golden with a minor haze. Two fingers of foamy white head. Straight up bready malts, clean dry and crisp. Bitter finish, slight spice. Very drinkable

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevieT (1244) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with minimal head, quite hoppy for a pilsner, but still quite smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Pours cloudy golden color with a minimal head. Smells like a fruity pale ale. Tastes pretty sweet and therefore more like a pale ale and not like a crisp pilsner. The only thing that resembles a pilsner is maybe the slightly bitter finish. Smooth texture and good carbonation. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (800) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer. Super-pale golden, thin white head, grainy, honey aromas, touch of yeast, low bitterness, some honey sweetness, light body, thin palate. Ok, not a stand-out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
It pours transparent yellow and has a very distinct and specific Vegemite aroma. It has a smokey taste but otherwise lacking, still interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1854) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
Hard to say much here. Not particularly hoppy (despite what the commercial deScription says), rather a broad palate with subtle bitterness. Nothing wrong, just so middle of the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9281) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 33 cl from Chas Cole Cellars, Belmont/Geelong, on August 1, 2013.
Hazy yellow color, white head. Sweet, malty, hoppy, fruity scent. Malty, grainy, hoppy, bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1262) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2013
330ml stubbie. BB 14/02/2014. Poured a semi-translucent golden colour with a one-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. Moderate carbonation as seen by large bubbles forming trails. Aroma is sweet with malt and a touch of hops. Taste initially sweet followed by a mild hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Moderately long mildly bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2769) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2013
Comes across as one very unusual Pilsener starting off with its hazy, sandy yellow body and fine conditioning. Head is little more than a limp, splash of white that manages just a little lace. Aroma of barnyard grain and granola atop a strange touch of stewed rhubarb, Shao-Xing wine, lemon-pepper and kelp. Has a rubbery note to the palate that is just a little unsettling. The aroma playing into the finish where it is bitter but wishy-washy and a tad oily. Not much length; herbal, peppery and sour. Grainy mid-palate with a touch of honey giving a restrained sweetness. Too much that is just not right with this. Hoped for more so onto the re-rate pile! (33cL, BB 10/12/13, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

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