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

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RATINGS: 127   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Crisp citrusy to grassy hoppy aroma, light whitewine touch. Fruity, citrusy and whitewine hops flavoured. Solid bitterness going into a rather dry and bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hay. Flavour is fruit, malt, hay, grain. Medium body. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
12oz ticketty-boo bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours slightly hazy light gold with a large fizzy-foamy white head (3+). Smells quite pleasant - heather, honey, very light grain and slightly pungent grassiness to mellow out the sweetness - quite clean. Taste - a bit metallic, sadly, but grassy and no corn, booze, weeds, poop, anti-freeze or any other detractors - and frankly the "metal" was gone in a flash, leaving me to think it might have been my palate adjusting to a surprising amount of pungent grassy hop bitterness - pretty solid, actually - and all the way from NZ? Average body, crisply carbonated, starts a tad sweet, but finishes dry with a hint of bitter astringency ... if the LCBO were to stock sixers of this at a reasonable price, I would buy it - frankly it is better than the Sam Adams Noble Pils, which I am finding too sweet now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 26, 2011
Noble fragrant perfumy slightly citrusy spicy hop aroma, with underlay of sweet pilsner malt. med to high body, sweet malt again, brisk spicy bitterness, slight hoppy aftertaste. Good solid pilsner, spot on to the style

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, grass, dusty, plastic notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (6345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy golden with awhite head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain and caramel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Easter Tasting, 2011. Pours hazy yellow with a off white head. Grassy and dry flavor. Bit of bread - buiscuit. Smooth. Medium bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle. A clear, golden beer with a small, white head. Quite pleasant aroma with sugary fruityness and some pale malts. Quite sweet flavor, fruity and with some bitterness. Medium body, decent carbonation. A pretty straight forward pilsner but too sweet. Rather boring actually. 110416

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Slightly hazy golden with medium white head, Flavour is malt, sweet, bitter, grass and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are crisp clean hops, citrus and malt.


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