Brewed by Speights Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Pilsener
Dunedin, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A real pilsner true to its traditions, Triple Hop Pilsner uses three distinct hops; one for bitterness at the beginning and two for aroma added later in the brew. The moment you spark up the barbecue is the moment to take the top off a Triple Hop Pilsner, perfect beer match with anything from the sea; snapper or cod you choose.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tombutlin (139) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2015
Imagine that you’re in a bar with a limited range of mass-market beer, You spy the words "Triple Hop", and allow yourself a glimmer of hope. In a perfect world, the accountants who brew this would triple the amount of hops they add, but sadly they must have simply had 3 small sacks of stale hops from which the labels had been lost. The marketing department heard the wailing and decided that this was in fact a selling point. You can fool me once, Lion Breweries

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (575) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2014
12 for $19 good value, sweetish aroma of malt & hops with a light hoppy bitterish taste thats not too overpowering, quite drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2366) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light gold colour with no head, weak malt aroma, has a light mal taste with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
KeefOz (1262) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Tasted 9/2/2014. Draught at "Right Track Sports Café", Auckland, NZ. Poured a clear pale golden colour with a maximum of a one-finger white frothy head that diminished quickly. Lacing virtually nil. Carbonation very low with small to medium sized bubbles. Aroma slightly of sweet malt and a subtle trace of yeast. Taste bland - sweetish with no hops bitterness at all; lager-like. Light body. Bland lager-like - forgot to put any hops in, let alone triple hop it. Not a pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (3588) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
On tap and served in a “handle” at Ratbags in Dunedin, NZ. Looks like a typical pilsner: pours golden amber with streams of small bubbles. Excellent clarity. Decent head. Aroma: typical in both quality and strength. More hops than grains. Flavor: the triple hops may add some complexity and balance but this is less hoppy than most pilsners. Feel: medium body; nice crisp carbonation. O: a decent but unimpressive pilsner that’s poor in comparison to the Emersons Pilsner I had earlier in the day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2013
The head is medium, the body blond. It smells malty, watery, a little bit hoppy. The taste is a bit bitter, malty, watery, mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
this beer is exquisite in my opinion its subtle and goes down well, slight bitterness and is easy to drink, worth purchasing

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Pita (1) - NAGORNO-KARABAKH - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
Promised more than delivered...little citrus flavour and full-mouthed bitterness one expects from a well-hopped beer. Clean and fresh...a light summer beverage produced to a budget rather than a full-rounded pilsener.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. I’m actual surprised that there is some hop flavour upfront. But a half second later, that’s it. Just watery, metallic, grainy malt after that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2012
My first observation is that the deScription on the bottle is just a touch masturbational and needs an overhaul. This sort of thing should not be left to some pointy-shoed marketer but someone with imagination and appreciation of the brewing process. I could rail at this for hours but will direct my attention a little more constructively. However: "The thirst quencher to share with mates"? Go and dip your head in a bucket of warm wank. The beer appeared clear and light-golden with evident bubbles but nil head. The aroma gives off a bit of perfumy aromatic hop, carbolic soap and gooseberry. This comes through in the flavour, especially the soapiness, oddly enough. There is a nudge toward hoppy bitterness that reminds you of the gooseberry and this carries it toward a medium-short finish. Not a show stopper, but pleasant enough for having a few in the sun.

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