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Brewed by Wanaka Beerworks
Style: Pilsener
Wanaka, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crisp, floral hop aroma with a rich malty sweetness that is beautifully balanced by its spicy hop bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2008
A somewhat nutty flavour dominated the beer for me, different for a pilsener but makes it less one dimensional.. Some nice hops and bitterness there as well. Perhaps a bit stronger hop flavour would have made this a more standout beer, but quite unique for a pilsener.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2008
Bottled. Thnx to Noize. Very strong flowery and fresh hoppy aroma. First impression was it had to be perfumed, but I donít think so after finishing. Hazy, golden coloured with a white head. Taste is slightly sweet, mild bitterness. It has floral and citric hops. Very fresh beer, top beer in the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10414) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
Hazy golden with tiny head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy notes. Sweet malty flavor with fruity and hoppy notes. Ends light bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25661) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow coloured with a small white head. Spicy, fruity and hoppy aroma of malts and caramel. Fruity, spicy and flowery flavour of hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39991) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
33 cL Danish ōL bottle. Pours slight cloudy yellow with a lasting white head. Light citric to lime hops aroma. Flavour is light hops fruity with a mild sweet malt note. Ends light fruity and delicate sweet malty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Pours a very pale yellow with a white head. Clean brew. Very quaffable. Low maltiness. Nice bitterness. Perfectly balanced. Went down in under 10 minutes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
Iíve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Had this one from tap from the brewery pub. Nice hoppy, fruity aroma with a good balanced hoppy flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
microbeerhop (3) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2007 does not count
I went to the Wanaka Beerworks micro-brewery. I did the tour which was fantastic, and tasted all three beers on tap. As I am a pilsner fan Brewski was my favourite. It had a clean appearance, fresh citrus aroma, full malty flavour, with a balanced hoppy finish. Really enjoyed the fresh beer on tap!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Retasted 27/01/07, much smoother and juicier, gets a much better rerating from me. Bottle, a very pale gold witha filmy white head. A strong malty aroma with some grainy corn characteristics. A malty and bitter palate, again with those grainy corn qualities. I was expecting much more, but it is suspected that they may have changed the malt they use.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1907) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 My first tasting note, written on the fly at the brewery door in Oct, was a bit crap so Iím having another look. Very clean and well made pilsner. Appearance and nose doesnít give much cause for excitement (some ok sweet mlats and herbally, corny hops) but this beer really excels in the flavour and structure department. Well balanced Saaz hops action right through the palate together with a mild malt note. Some smokey, farmyard flavours as well, and perhaps a touch of raw wheat. So well balanced and clean it almost borders on being clinical. Quite classic. I thought it was over-rated as NZís number 3 beer but upon reflect is sits comfortably.


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