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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


Rangi's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rangi (622) - - JUN 15, 2013
From what I remember this was a standard pilsner. Clear, refreshing but nothing more really. Went well with the superb fish dish I was having at the time.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1469) - 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 (2740) - 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 (1051) - 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 (544) - 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 (148) - 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 (73) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
On keg at the Bow Bar Winter Beer Festival. Appearance - golden with a very thin head. Nose - slightly peach then Saaz spice. Taste - dry clean malt and metallic and dry herbs. Palate - light bodied with a lean tight structure and a long dry finish. Overall - good palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5247) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at Brew, Thonglor, Bangkok. Poured a light hazy straw colour with a big frothy white head. The aroma is dry mineral yeast. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry crisp yeast hop bitter palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Not a great beer but a good Pilsner.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (15668) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat.. Golden yellow... Sweet fruits.. Light.. Grassy... Nose.. Yearg grassy fruits

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, toffee, herbal, taste is sweet toffee, herbal.


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