waiake (16) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, rich golden colour, frothy head which slowly dissipates, enduring pleasing aroma, slight bitterness while not too hoppy, long succulent finish, very enjoyable pilsner
KeefOz (833) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 8/2/2014. BB 21/May/14. Poured a clear golden colour with a one- to two-finger white frothy head that retained a while and laced OK. Carbonation moderate with large bubbles. Aroma of clean sweet caramel malt and grain; no hops; larger-like aroma. Taste of sweet mild malt followed by a mild hops bitterness; a pilsner-like taste. Light body. Clean and sweet with a long mild bitter finish.
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quiet, hoppy and clean Pilsner with notes of sulfur, grass, herbs, spice / pepper, leafy greens, small touch of celery seed, that’s the Saaz for sure. Malt is a tad crude, cereal-like and grainy. Light body, creamy carbonation but peaked mouth feel that could use more firmness and presence. The Saaz are nice, there’s no obvious defects, t’s well-made and spicy and a little green. Not a game changer but altogether solid stuff. From draft at Andrew Andrew in Auckland.
Tourpiper (1) - - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Its ok. Not a patch on an emersons or a croucher. Nice and refreshing after an afternoon in the garden
beer-yum (434) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An enjoyable example of a style I’m not usually too keen on = a very good Pilsner. Looking forward to comsuming a few more this summer (weather permitting).
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
grassy hoppy flavours dominate, with a fairly robust bitterness holding on for a while. not all that interesting but refreshing when cold which does seem to be the purpose of a pilsner anyway.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500m bottle. Pours golden yellow with thin white head and heaps of carbonation. Smell is refreshing citrus hops and cheese yeast. Taste is bitter hops. Nice pilsener
nonvocatus (1) - Whangaparaoa, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I obviously need a Pils education!! I’m very new to Pils, I’ve been tasting craft beer for about a year, maybe 2, and have really not strayed into this area before.
As an initial impression...it tastes a lot like shitty generic Steinlager. Or any of those other green-bottle 24 packs.
I’m drinking this bottle-poured from a nice beer-tasting glass and all I’m getting is generic. I’ll check the date on it actually. BB June 2013...maybe it was left out in the sun. Green bottle! Gotta be careful!
Ok I had another smell, the aroma is actually really nice so I’m changing my score there. It’s also more complex than your regular European mass-beer.
Conclusion - I have to try more Pils because I have no appreciation of this potentially awesome beer. It tastes a lot like Grolsch or Stella Artois.
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good easy drinking Pils which is not overly hoppy, but has a hint of underlying bitterness.
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verre de 16 oz, d’un fût chez Hishigo Zake. Arômes délicats de malt pilsner et de houblon herbacé. Légères notes sulfureuses. Robe blonde et limpide, légère dentelle tenant bien et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, la bière montre un malt pilsner très bien extrait, aux complexes notes de grains et d’herbes fraîches. Le houblon apporte des notes épicées, assez semblables à celles du Saaz tchèque. Finale sèche et légèrement amère. Une bière qui devient meilleure au fil des gorgées.