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


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A hopped up new world Pilsner using all NZ hops, creating a robust, hoppy Pilsner with a refreshing clean crisp finish. NZ Pacific Jade, NZ Motueka, NZ Riwaka, NZ Nelson Sauvin hops. An authentic Czech yeast throws the bitterness forward and enhances the malt.

Taste: Crisp, firm bodied with notes of citrus and grass. Good subtle hop bitterness and light aroma of citrus and malt.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops (bittering: Pacific Jade; flavouring: Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka), Czech yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5066) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1586) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1421) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2012
Poured a clear golden amber colour with a one-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. High carbonation (lots of fine bubble trails). Aroma of hops with a hint of lemon. Taste clean and crisp followed by hops bitterness and a slight citrus flavour. Medium to ligh body. Moderately long slightly bitter finish. More like a Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2012
A delightfully quaffable devil of a brew this one turned out to be and yet another tick on the board of lagers coming out of the micro’s of NZ at the moment. It produced up a satin sheened, yellow gold, just off bright, with high effervescence and a compact, tight white crown. Juicy, fruity burst wafts from the glass reminiscent of passionfruit, pineapple, lychee and sauvignon wine with underlying notes of pine needs, black pepper and rose petals. Soft, creamy mouthfeel with just a little spritz upfront. Light, well rounded and wonderfully hoppy throughout with just enough malt flavour to let its presence known. Spicy, floral, herbal and piney backend with a lasting bitterness to the swallow. Juicy fruit esters, like in the aroma, are the star here though. It is notably vinous with a quenching citrus tang and sourness, and supple passion/pine/lychee blend that linger long in amongst the herbal and floral hops. These Motueka Saaz hops are fantastic and this beer brilliantly showcases them. I loved this one. Everything works so harmoniously. This is one to definitely hunt down again. A killer of a Summer Pilsener!!! (33cL, BB 20/09/12, Freo Doctor, Fremantle)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (971) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dgi (16) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3265) - 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.

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