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

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RATINGS: 131   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
Moderate hoppy. Huge, frothy, white head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear, light yellow body. Heavy bitter and very hoppy flavor. Medium palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
11.2oz bottle, no date from College Liquors in Grand Junction. Hazy light golden with a one finger white head, fair retention. Biscuit malts and yeast dominate the nose, hints of grass at the end with a tinge of lemon--mainly biscuity though. Flavor adds some old dusty malt, but the biscuit still dominates. This may have a bit of age on it, as I’m having trouble with any hops here. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 4-5. Lowish creamy carbonation with a light body. If this wasn’t $5 a bottle, I’m sure it’d move off the shelves more quickly (and in effect be tastier)--kinda like Mikkeller’s $6 pils.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnat2006 (12) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2011
An altogether perfect pilsner, and has been a regular in the fridge this spring. Nice lightly-hopped crisp citrus aroma, hazy in the glass and remaining cloudy with a nice head. The flavour has a beautiful balance with fruity citrus hops up against nice outdoorsy grassiness. Would choose their APA over this any day, but this is a nice compromise now the APA not available for a while.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2011
The colour was pale amber brown, and there was a medium creamy white head with medium carbonation. There was a crisp citrus bitter aroma and a smooth malt fruit taste with a medium bitter hoppy finish. This is a pleasant clean crisp style with light fruit balance, and medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30913) - 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 (10453) - 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 (6064) - 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 (34777) - 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 (7420) - 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.


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