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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


OJB's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, - JUL 31, 2011
The colour was pale amber brown, and there was a medium creamy white head with medium carbonation. There was a crisp citrus bitter aroma and a smooth malt fruit taste with a medium bitter hoppy finish. This is a pleasant clean crisp style with light fruit balance, and medium body.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ngejo (318) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (941) - Vermont, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Purchased at Parker Pie. $5.50 for the 12 oz. bottle. Pours a straw-colored cloudy dark yellow with which an off-white head 1 and half fingers in length stood (I asked for a pint from the tender). Tastes and smells of white grapes, sunflower seeds, pilsner malt, LME, asparagus, and German yeast. Clean, floral, and heavier than expected.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benlawrie (6) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
Great fresh, crisp pilsner. One of my favourite kiwi pils, close to a czech pils. Nice aroma too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (107) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2014
styly 500ml bottle pours pale & frothy, aroma is all hops, taste is bitter malty hoppy & lingering, all works really well

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 11, 2014
Strong noble earthy and grass led hops. Sharp crisp finish. Soft grain notes. Quite a nice pils. More please.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Hamilton during reunion. Pours hazy gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has crackers malts, light caramel, citrus essence. Medium sweet flavor with some pale bread, lightly faded hops, hay, grains, biscuits. Light bodied with average carbonation. Mostly sweet on the finish with further crackers sweetness, some grassy bitternesss, light orange. Simple and tasty enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (713) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Aroma is roasty malts, citrus, grapefruit and slight lemon grass. Taste is sweet malt followed quickly by a earthy, citrus rich hop. Fairly strange character for a pilsner. Body is a pale gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (331) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Pale yellow colour with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Very floral and sweet aromas with some lemon and grassy notes. Also has the pilsener yeast aromas. Soft but effective hop usage with an excellent malt backbone. Coming from someone who doesn’t usually like pilseners, I enjoyed this. Probably the best pilsener I’ve tried

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (258) - HONG KONG - APR 26, 2014
Bottle at Phukets. Crisp hoppy flavor. Pilsner aroma. Bitter dry finish. Good for a pilsner, very easy drinking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heyden (45) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2014
Crystal clear golden colour. Grassy fruity notes. Clean crisp taste; beautiful tasteful malt finished well with just the right amount of hops. Bittersweet aftertaste makes you want more.


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