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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2838) - Edmonton, Alberta, - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (356) - HONG KONG - MAY 8, 2015
Clear light copper (like apple juice). Thin white head with big bubbles. Smells of hop, cereal, pepper/clove. Taste is bitter hop, light spice, cereal/grain malt, lemon and lightly floral finish. Body is slick, medium, dry finish, very little carbonation. Pils flavours (present but not heavy) + hop + more malt than I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (770) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
An excellent local brew that suffers only in having some serious competition in the space. Similar to Panhead’s rather than Emersons’ brew but not as nice a finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of cooked corn, fresh sweat. Taste is lightly astringent, bitter lemon, hint of lime. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1122) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
On tap at Pour House. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Nice hop profile. Prominent but not overpowering the malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1610) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Tap at ivy&lola’s, queenstown nz. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, fresh and hoppy. Crispy dry hoppy taste, malty, fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2987) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Very pale straw coloured with a malty and bitter grassy flavour, gentle floral fruity flavours followed by a very dry bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1098) - SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (Ł2.60):
Quite a nice pilsner, one that was clean and very easy to drink with a nice bitterness throughout and plenty of citrus flavours too. There was more hops than I had been expecting from the style but it was a nice surprise that helped the beer down even easier than otherwise might have been the case. Good stuff from Tuatata and a decent pilsner that I wouldn’t mind picking up again.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (562) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
I reckon one the best new style Pilsners out there....simple as that!......but, dare the new Brewers to have a crack at this style as there are no ’bushes’ to hide behind........;-)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (251) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2015
Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden color with fluffy, lasting, white head. Aroma is classic pils with a spicy hop & yeast, and sharp pils malt backbone. Flavor is clean and crisp with a mild sulfur note.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cruzer (94) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Pretty hoppy for a pilsner. Pours light yellow, little head. Aroma and taste of hops, yeasts, and wheat.


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