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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 3, 2010
330 ml bottle Aroma: very faint Appearance: Hazy pale gold. Thin head with adequate lacing Taste: medium bitterness no trace of sourness or sweetness. Palate: thin to medium body faintly creamy, soft carbonation and a short bitter finish. Overall: Labeled as a Bohemian pilsner but it comes across as a medium strength pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, minerals, and malt, leading to a quite bitter finish. A nice pilsner interpretation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2010
Love this beer. A great take on a pilsner, and well executed. Nicely hoppy, clean flavours, just well made. ’Nuff said.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2010
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2516) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4eternity (207) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2009
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

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