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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hopped up new world Pilsner using all NZ hops, creating a robust, hoppy Pilsner with a refreshing clean crisp finish. NZ Pacific Jade, NZ Motueka, NZ Riwaka, NZ Nelson Sauvin hops. An authentic Czech yeast throws the bitterness forward and enhances the malt.

Taste: Crisp, firm bodied with notes of citrus and grass. Good subtle hop bitterness and light aroma of citrus and malt.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops (bittering: Pacific Jade; flavouring: Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka), Czech yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3442) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle from AD. Medium brownish gold with a thin head. Aroma is floral hop with an earthy background. Flavour is fruity hop with a mellow white wine texture and feel. Finish is sharp bitter, refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3001) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2012
This beer is a little difficult for me to rate as it’s very good, very fresh, and as much as I like hops, maybe they overdid the hop in this. Served at a good temperature and poured a large, foamy, frothy, off-white head that settles out after a bit and plenty of lace. Color is a crystal clear yellow gold with a number of small bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, grain, grass. Flavor is like nose, with good balance to the carbonic tang; fairly dry. Body is good although, for a Czech Pils, the hops do clash a bit with the carbonation a bit in contrast to the true Czech smoothness. Finish is like flavor, fairly long and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Features a great buttery bread malt aroma with a touch of hops. No skunk at all. Hazy yellow colored, looks unfiltered like a hefe. Pronounced bitter front with some sweet citrus notes. Dry, grainy finish. Not what one expects from a classic pils. Solid offering, though the price makes it a one bottle novelty sampler in the US. Imported by Shelton Brothers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodies_Best (266) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 330 ml bottle. Great golden colour on a summer’s day about to have a nice pizza. Faint hoppy and malt aroma. Hardly any head but that’s ok, there are a few bubbles rising to the top. Fresh clean hoppy taste. Smooth balanced malty flavour with fantastic bitterness coming through and lingering. Awesome Sunday afternoon drink in the sun.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Fantastic clear amber pour with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma is all zest and spices with a touch of doughy malts in the background. Taste is very buttery and citric. Loads of lemon zest with a touch of buttered biscuit and doughy bread. Bitter finish turns to a dry lengthy finish on the palate. Very good pils

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omega (886) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Consider this beer a good gateway beer to better things. Not overly hoppy, but enough for people to get a taste of what a good pilsner should taste like. Very quaffable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheeta (1181) - Langĺ, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
Moderate hoppy. Huge, frothy, white head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear, light yellow body. Heavy bitter and very hoppy flavor. Medium palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
11.2oz bottle, no date from College Liquors in Grand Junction. Hazy light golden with a one finger white head, fair retention. Biscuit malts and yeast dominate the nose, hints of grass at the end with a tinge of lemon--mainly biscuity though. Flavor adds some old dusty malt, but the biscuit still dominates. This may have a bit of age on it, as I’m having trouble with any hops here. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 4-5. Lowish creamy carbonation with a light body. If this wasn’t $5 a bottle, I’m sure it’d move off the shelves more quickly (and in effect be tastier)--kinda like Mikkeller’s $6 pils.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnat2006 (12) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2011
An altogether perfect pilsner, and has been a regular in the fridge this spring. Nice lightly-hopped crisp citrus aroma, hazy in the glass and remaining cloudy with a nice head. The flavour has a beautiful balance with fruity citrus hops up against nice outdoorsy grassiness. Would choose their APA over this any day, but this is a nice compromise now the APA not available for a while.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2011
The colour was pale amber brown, and there was a medium creamy white head with medium carbonation. There was a crisp citrus bitter aroma and a smooth malt fruit taste with a medium bitter hoppy finish. This is a pleasant clean crisp style with light fruit balance, and medium body.


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