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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

bottled
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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Best by is in 2010. Now it is a tart and yeasty brew with a sharp, sparkling carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (307) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2013
The best Tuatara in my opinion. Itís amazing how they can pack so much deliciousness into this lager, yet still come across as so uncomplicated, with a short clean finish. Just how I like my lager. Iím drinking another as I write this and, honestly, as the good feeling sinks in Iím tempted to rate it higher and higher (baby).

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (533) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2013
Almost non-existent aroma - classic pilsner. Light peach appearance. Bitter hops comes through on the flavour; very refreshing. Palate, wrecked.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - FEB 15, 2013
In your face pilsner that deserves the accolades that have been bestowed on this refreshing drop. Marmalade bitterness with a lingering palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Location: 11.2 oz bottle from State Line, 2/11/13, Rating #2828, so nice I type it twice

Aroma: The nose is a little grassy, with some lemon zest, bready malts, and floral notes
Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold-orange with a rather large froth of white head and plenty of lace
Flavor: Tastes a little sweet, with some clean pale malts, bread, and a grassy/floral hop bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it drinks kinda clean, with lively carbonation, and a light dryness
Overall Impression: This one is a solid Pils, but it isnít crisp and clean enough to be a top example of what I really look for in this style. Still though, thereís some nice stuff here and the malts and the hops work well together.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike69neilson (9) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
Cause I can...............................................

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4521) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
(330ml bottle) Mixed Tuatara 6-pack from Cook Street Liquor for $22. Pours a medium, white head atop a clear lightly carbonated head. Mild corn aroma. Good crispness and hoppy front , very chewy and grainy. I like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPod

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a golden yellow with a healthy white head that leaves some lace. Aromas of pale malt/straw, floral and clean. Flavours consist of spicy sazz bitterness with a crisp malty complexity. Quite refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Clean, crisp - nice floral nose, but a bit hidden - possibly from the distance/age of the bottle. Still had some nice subtleties to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Every bit as good, or better, than a can of Urquel today. Crisp gold, thin head and faint lace. Light grassy hop aroma. Flavour was a nice up front hopiness, only slightly aggresive. Hops are present from start to stronger finish. Nice body and an easy drinker. Be easy to quaff a 6er.


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