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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
On keg at the Bow Bar Winter Beer Festival. Appearance - golden with a very thin head. Nose - slightly peach then Saaz spice. Taste - dry clean malt and metallic and dry herbs. Palate - light bodied with a lean tight structure and a long dry finish. Overall - good palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5615) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at Brew, Thonglor, Bangkok. Poured a light hazy straw colour with a big frothy white head. The aroma is dry mineral yeast. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry crisp yeast hop bitter palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Not a great beer but a good Pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (16801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat.. Golden yellow... Sweet fruits.. Light.. Grassy... Nose.. Yearg grassy fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, toffee, herbal, taste is sweet toffee, herbal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Purchased at Parker Pie. $5.50 for the 12 oz. bottle. Pours a straw-colored cloudy dark yellow with which an off-white head 1 and half fingers in length stood (I asked for a pint from the tender). Tastes and smells of white grapes, sunflower seeds, pilsner malt, LME, asparagus, and German yeast. Clean, floral, and heavier than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benlawrie (6) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
Great fresh, crisp pilsner. One of my favourite kiwi pils, close to a czech pils. Nice aroma too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (371) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2014
styly 500ml bottle pours pale & frothy, aroma is all hops, taste is bitter malty hoppy & lingering, all works really well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Strong noble earthy and grass led hops. Sharp crisp finish. Soft grain notes. Quite a nice pils. More please.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Hamilton during reunion. Pours hazy gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has crackers malts, light caramel, citrus essence. Medium sweet flavor with some pale bread, lightly faded hops, hay, grains, biscuits. Light bodied with average carbonation. Mostly sweet on the finish with further crackers sweetness, some grassy bitternesss, light orange. Simple and tasty enough.

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