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


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The pilsner is brewed to a classic European recipe using 100% New Zealand malt and New Zealand Saaz hops. This gives it a traditional hop bitterness, flavour and aroma of a true pilsner. An authentic Czech pilsner yeast was selected for its ability to ferment at very low temperatures to produce low levels of esters and other by-products while enhancing the malt perception and allowing the clean crisp bitterness to show in the foreground. A full strength beer with 5% alc/vol.

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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2011
bread, bubblegum, medium bitterness, lightly sour, paper napkin, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, golden, hazy, frothy then minimal head. Those were the prompt words, not sure where to put this. It initially smells like a bog-standard lager but has a bit more depth and artesian well feel to it. Well-made beer, but not my favourite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11698) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Strong grassy and perfumed notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter wonderfull finish. Oily palate. More IPA ish than Boh. Pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Not quite sure how to describe this other than very tasty. Possibly one of the best balanced and tasteful pilsners I’ve had. The one draw back is to the aroma which smells like a skunky bitter IPA . Other than that, it has very good balance with an evolving taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2010
Flaske 33 cl. Dyb gylden med lidt diset krop, med et stort tćt vevarende hovede. Fantastisk humle aroma, med noter af tropiske frugter og svag citrus. Smagen er let bitter af humle. Fyldig mund og lang afbalenceret medium bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spud69 (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
Clean malt nice hop, balancing to the bitter side.... 75 character minimum......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
It’s pretty hard to find clean, balanced pilsners. This one is perfect, my new #1 for the category. Sampled only in New Zealand several different times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Sampled on 10/1/2010. This pilsner pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, grain and floral hops. A medium bodied pilsner. The malts are cereal and grainy. The hops are floral and slightly spicy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Finishes a little sweet, and a little bit off that sharp pilsner bite, but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and sweet. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2010
330ml bottle. Full creamy beige head that looks good sitting atop the bright amber base. Aromas of passionfruit, sweet and tart at the same time. Smooth dry flavour with that same sweet tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4868) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours pale gold into a shaker. Bright white head quickly recedes leaving spot lacing. Skunky bread and resin aromas. Crisp sweet skunkwater with a lasting bitter Nelson finish. This just appeared on the East coast and it’s skunked, so perhaps the abv is a little low for a journey across the world...perhaps they make and ipa???

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, citrus and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, straw and spicy hops with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

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