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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Kauri gyle open fermented Speights Pilsner is based on a 1955 Speights Brewey recipe. With such a classic Czech lager style, the challenge is to achieve flavour balance between characterful malts and the strong hop content.Nelson Sauvin and New Zealand Saaz hops are added at boil's end for a fresher fruiter aroma. The biscuity residual sweetness of Munich malt provides the balance, leaving a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MRMedellin (275) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - JUN 14, 2014
Clear amber beer, small and persistent head. Fruity aromas, with some malt ones, medium body clear taste, a little bit hoppy, but nice and balanced. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
(5-Dec-2006) Swwet light fruit hop aroma. Amber colour, low head and light suds lacing. Big hop and light sweet malt flavour. Bitter hop and flat thin finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2011
Draft. A golden beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as lighter notes of grain and hay. The flavor is sweet with notes of matl and straw, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
Sampled from on tap at the brewery. Bright yellow gold with a lively large white head that leaves generous lace. Grainy with surprising tropical fruit hoppy aroma. Less aromatic hops on the palate, nice clean biscuity malts, medium bitterness. Quite nice actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2009
Pours murky golden, bubbly white head.
Aroma has hops, slightly grassy, and a brief bready malt.
Hops hit the tongue initially, developing into a nice dry bitterness. Bready malt stays in the background and balances nicely.
Surpisingly nice and quenching from this brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2009
The nose is hoppier than I expected. hints of passionfruit with a base of grainy malt. Flavours are quite sweet, although this is almost (but not quite) balanced by a bitterness from the hops - but is this enough to be classed as a pilsener? The sweetness is that of apple, with a bready malt in the background. Mildly dry yet short-lived finish. Certainly not bad, but rather one-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Draught. Golden colour, mediumsized creamy head. Aroma is fruits, malts, hops and mild saltwaer. Flavour is malts, hops, saltater, fudge and some grassyness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 5, 2008
On tap, Speights Ale House Ferrymead. Typical Pilsner colour, with a average white head. Floral, grassy aroma. More malty, and less bitter then most Pilsners are. I think I read this has only 23 IBU’s. Clean tasting beer. Not to bad a drink never the less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear golden with large white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with malt and caramel. Sweet flavor with yeasty and malty notes. Almost no bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
A Mes rate: Tap at the Speights bar in Temple.Gold with a brownish hue and a slight almost white head. Wheaty malt aroma with some light grassy hops and some very very slight metal but it’s not a spoiler. Nice pale malt flavour with some faint but pleasant Sauvin and Saaz with more slight metal notes. Little kick of sweetness on the finish. A most tolerable pils.

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