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


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rangi (667) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2016
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Melbourne. Pale straw good clarity. Nice but subtle nose - floral hops, touch of grass & savoury spice, with cereally malts beneath. Light bodied, crisp. Flavours are clean and easy - cracker biscuit, grainy pilsner malts, herbaceous, slightly fruit hops lend a moderate bitterness. Well made, enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (3213) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
330ml bottle from The Wine Seller, Wolverhampton. Pours clear gold, white head. Light malt aroma. Taste bears a sharp bitterness at the fore with a subtle sweet malt character. An odd hop presence that’s hard to put my finger on. A tad disjointed perhaps.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshRaburn (104) - - DEC 8, 2015
Wow, surprisingly good. Nice slatey szaz hoppiness, but also a little of the fruitiness that you’d expect from new world hops. Creamy fizzy mouthfeel. A little cloudy. Not too much aroma. VERY bitter for a lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (4562) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Pale gold. Great aroma, floral and fruity. Flavour is a bit less intense but the pale malt comes through well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3855) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. This was a taste for sore taste buds after a run of ticks so bad I was almost ready to throw in my two-ounce taster glass and give up on ticking beer. Fun fact: the heart is called the "ticker" because losing your will to tick is akin to losing your will to live. So this one... Really nice golden pour with a small white head. Grassy and floral aroma. Balanced flavor, dry and hoppy, with a great grassy clean finish. Medium light and very drinkable, well carbonated. I like this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2561) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, intense grain malts, bread, caramel and straw. Appearance: clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: floral hops, bitters intensify, dry finish, pale malts. Overall: nice Pilsner, intense malts infused with lots of hops. Bottle from Twenty One Wines, Brighton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20046) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
2nd July 2015
Very light haze on this gold beer, thin white head. Palate is semi dry and only has moderate carbonation. Dry pale malts, soem bread. Modest floral bitterness. The malts come back with some cream before a bitter floral finish. Mild bitter linger. So what hops are in this Pils? Saaz or Motueka, Nelson and Riwaka? Says both in the beers listing deScription. Tastes more like Saaz. Slightly disappointing overall, could be crisper and lighter and would have been very interesting with those NZ hops,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Clear golden body with a thick white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of herbs, spicy hops, pineapple skin and lemon. Flavour of grain, lemony hops and grass. Medium body with a light, oily texture. Crisp fizz. Lean and hoppy. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rex_Remes (92) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 (330ml bottle, Beijing) Appearance: medium straw yellow, a bit darker yellow than your typical lager. Nice billowy, white head with some irregularities. Decent amount of foam. Head dissipates to islands of clinginess and tracing. Nose: Really smell the hops. Floral, green, herbaceous, some citrus/berry. Taste: fruity upfront with a good bitter follow-thru. Citrus peel, roasted malt, tobacco. Palate: Refreshing, cleansing, bright ... then long lasting bitterness and lingering grass/tree/herb flavors on the cheeks. Overall: different than your typical pilsner, almost a bit IPA-ish because of the hoppiness and grapefruit. I like it ... a beer you can chew, digest and talk about ... a clean beer with both malt and hop characteristics. High points: hops, chewinesss, uniqueness Low points: might be too bitter for some, with the hops overpowering the malt flavors (especially if expecting a typical lager/pilsner)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (493) - 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.

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