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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2010
330ml bottle. Full creamy beige head that looks good sitting atop the bright amber base. Aromas of passionfruit, sweet and tart at the same time. Smooth dry flavour with that same sweet tartness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4174) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours pale gold into a shaker. Bright white head quickly recedes leaving spot lacing. Skunky bread and resin aromas. Crisp sweet skunkwater with a lasting bitter Nelson finish. This just appeared on the East coast and it’s skunked, so perhaps the abv is a little low for a journey across the world...perhaps they make and ipa???

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9062) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, citrus and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, straw and spicy hops with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Great caramel malt aroma. Very clean and complex. Just the right amount of spicy saaz hop aroma. Slightly hazy, straw gold, long standing frothy white head, noticeable carbonation and nice lacing. Taste is a nice sweet caramel malt with medium spicy saaz bitterness. Sweet malt up front with a quick blast of bitterness that lasts into a nice long and well balanced finish. Really a delicious beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Pours light golden with a thin well maintained white head. notes of sweet biscuit, pale malt, bright floral hops, lightly bitter herbs. medium bodied with light hop resin and moderate carbonation. I really enjoyed this one, the hops are quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4093) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Clear golden yellow pour, white head. Light bread, malt, hay, herbal hops. Very refreshing and drinkable, nice pilsener.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2010
33cl bottle. Hazy amber body topped by large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, skunk, some lemon, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grass/skunk, light peach. Licht body, chalk, some resin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Grainy malty aroma with spicy/floral hops. Well balanced flavor with earthy/floral hops and pale malts. Pretty good, and I bet way better fresh.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 3, 2010
330 ml bottle Aroma: very faint Appearance: Hazy pale gold. Thin head with adequate lacing Taste: medium bitterness no trace of sourness or sweetness. Palate: thin to medium body faintly creamy, soft carbonation and a short bitter finish. Overall: Labeled as a Bohemian pilsner but it comes across as a medium strength pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, minerals, and malt, leading to a quite bitter finish. A nice pilsner interpretation.


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