RateBeer
overall
85
99
style
Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Too good to be just Saaz hops. Such a fruity, grapey, aroma, true dessert wine. Really Saaz? Hard to believe. But do not mistake me: the beer is fabulous! Looks great, light, lemoney gold with a decent white head, almost creamy. Crisp and bitter, hoppy, fruity and floral, all balanced by a very light touch of maltiness that never makes it mellow. It is bitter, and bloody pleasant! The finish is a bit acidic, metallic, but i’m being too hard on this great beer. Not a perfect Bohemiam Pilsener, but better!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Nice, fresh straw aroma with some daisies and blackberries in there... hm I’ve got a terrible memory but I swear this was the first time I’ve seen solid webs down the side of the glass with a Czech Pils. Must be a NZ thing. Recommended as a beer many will like, pale lager guys and geeks included.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dgi (14) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours pale with a thick, persistent head. Great hop aroma with floral and citrus notes. Incredible hop bitterness defines the taste. The body is very light with rather low carbonation. Very lingering bitter finish. One of the best (and most bitter) pilsner I have tasted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2567) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Bright gold pour, clear, fat and creamy white cap that lasts a long time. Aromas of grain and straw. Taste has clean malts, straw. Finishes with straw and big grassy hop notes, light bitterness. Light bodied, good crisp carbonation. Overall a good beer, nothing fancy or complex, just a decent easy to drink pils.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours a clear straw color. Aroma is straw, malt. Taft is similar. Not a great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle with no indicated freshness date and a high fill line. Pours with a lightly hazed (unfiltered/bottle conditioned) golden yellow hued body with a large, fluffy and decently retentive white head. Lace is average. Aromas of hops. Lemony, grassy, light lime, a touch of mint and thai basil. Floral. Fresh and raw, inviting, sweet malt character. Clean fermentation wise. Very grassy, light resin. Flavors are of lemon, lemon verbena, grainy (almost wheat like malt presence). Lots of citrus zest, light tea and mango. Lightly grassy hop. Good balance. Lightly bitter balance, very clean bitterness! No esters. Lively carbonation. Dry, clean, somewhat crisp. Light bodied. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (829) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Soft aromas of floral hops, lemon, and some bread/oats. Pours a light gold with a puffy cream white foam top. Smooth taste with flavors of bread, yeast, biscuit, barley, oats and some moderate bittering hops. Thin in texture with a subtle carbination. Overall, as far as my experience with pilsners go, this is above average. Very smooth and crisp taste, strong drinkability. I’d give this a B rating.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewsmith (13) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2012
In my opinion the best pilsner in NZ at the moment. This has improved immensely in the last couple of years.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovebeernz (15) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2012
This is by far the best craft pilsner out of NZ. It delivers the ability to refresh whilst still being cerebral enough to keep hop-heads happy.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 » 14


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50