beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this beer. A great take on a pilsner, and well executed. Nicely hoppy, clean flavours, just well made. ’Nuff said.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks exactly how a pilsner should, nice white foamy head. Very hoppy on the nose, some malt, smells appetising. Very well balance on the palate, superb feel, great backbone. Great local pilsner, one of the best for me. Forgot to ad, nice pleasant dry finish, not overly bitter!
hawthorne00 (2214) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Gold, just slightly hazy. A finger or so of bright white head. Some bread and lots of floral hops on the nose. Slightly earthy. Creamy mouthfeel. Restrained malts, lots of citrus. Finish is a little short - it’s bitter, but insubstantial. Fresh and lovely. [3.7]
Bottle. Very pale gold with a very white head that lasts pretty well. Floral, light bread, bright lemon. Light-bodied, fairly high carbonation. Light bready malt, firm bitterness with lemons and some pepper. Well inside the fine Kiwi lager camp.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vibrant gold pour with a large but quickly fading head that leaves lot of lacing.
Lots of grassy saaz in the aroma, with spicy and subtle sweet floral, grape and passionfruit notes.
Classic pilsener taste with light bready and grainy malt. Not much hops flavour, but a full-on metallic bitterness hits you in the face.
Light body, moderately high carbonation - good for the style.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Arrow Brewing Company in Arrowtown; guest tap in October 2009. Pours a clear pale gold with a massive white head. Malty aroma with hops, grain, citrus, and wheat. Flavor is also malty and is more of the same. Light bodied, crisp from the active carbonation. Very good for the style.
gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large frothy head hazy gold pour aroma strong hop fruity,citrus lemon grapefruit very smooth nice bitter,has a decent fizz,corn malt like sweetness,finish good hop and malt mix a fair effort by Tuatara.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice, clear, golden body with lasting white head that left lacing down the glass, probably the best feature. Grainy malty taste, a touch on the sweet side, some hops on the nose though not enough same with the taste.
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, pours a light golden colour with a very subtle green tinge, bubbly head, nice grassy resinous hops aroma which develops gold kiwifruit, passion fruit, paw paw, and lemon aromas as the beer warms slightly. Lots of hops bitterness on the palate which lingers in the aftertaste, Overall a very satisfying beer
Dbeers (26) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a great golden colour, superb hop aroma, tastes very kiwi hops with lots of citrus tones with even malt tones a great kiwi pils
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has just replaced Emerson’s Pilsner as my "go to" Pils. It’s certainly far more faithful to the style. The only slight issue is a tropical note to the hopping which seems out of place in a Pilsner. Still a delicious beer though, and one I will be drinking much more of.