Brewed by Boatrocker Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Braeside, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Hoppbier is our little nod to the amazing pilsners from Northern Germany...with a little love from New Zealand hops. We crafted this beer with only the best German pilsner malt, then loaded it up with some choice Kiwi hops (including late boil hop bursting & dry hopping). Sure we could have made some bland, flavourless lager to appeal to the masses, but if we wouldnt drink the beer, how could we expect you to? When we drink Hoppbier, memories of beer gardens in the north of Germany with their wonderfully hoppy pilsners all come flooding back... Ingredients: MALT - German Pilsner Malt, German Carapils; HOPS - NZ Hallertau Aroma, Riwaka, Motueka; Pilsner yeast; water.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bendybenbeer (39) - - FEB 12, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 A great modern example of a New World pilsner. Pours a lovely straw gold, with a good sized head that stays until the end (albeit a little smaller). Aroma is nice and fruity, with lychee, passion fruit & citrus. Some good malt aroma behind it all as well. As shambles pointed out, nice to see the listing of ingredients on the packaging... and such good quality ingredients by the taste of it - fruity, citrus, with a well balanced bitterness. Palate is full, which really works with this beer. As the label says, ideal for a beer garden on a hot day. Speaking of which, as a Melbournite, i find the label really works - very "rock music poster"... Maybe things move a little slower up in the Blue Mountains.... ;-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Hazy and very pale. Very hoppy aroma and taste. Medium bitterness, fresh pale malts, a bit thin in the finish but a good hoppy brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2015
Pours pale golden with a fluffy white head. Hopped out aroma, citrus and zest backed with the characteristic lager aroma. Fruity on the palate, dry and sessionable. Bready malt backbone. Easy drinking hopped out pils and perfect for summer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hop_Hedonist (557) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2015
Surprise package - tasty hoppy lager - nice bitter finish - not recognisably German, this is uniquely Southern Hemisphere with maybe a nod to Mikkellers American Dream - will have to taste another soon!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LesArgen (335) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2014
Quite an earthy aroma of dirt and talcum powder together with some peach and a hint of citrus. Its as pale as they come. The taste is of sweet, slightly unpleasant malt, partly masked by fairly dry, bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Not going to go into too much detail here, this is just a simple, slightly zesty and hopped up Pils. Very clean down the palate. Solid

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1784) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2012
Poured a clear golden amber colour with a thin white bubble head. Moderate to high carbonation. Aroma of sweet floral hops, passionfruit and a trace of citrus. Taste is sweet with a very slight subtle hops bitterness. Light body. Short very slight and subtle bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2012
Good pilsener colour with a useful white head that is sinking slowly into the glass in front of me. Not necessarily conventional hoppy aroma, but then theres a fair amount of interpretation going on with the pilsener style. Gentle grapefruit and lemon aromas. Not overwhelming hop aroma, but its there and it is pleasant. Good fluffy mouthfeel and gentle fruity characters. Theres a definite nod to the German malts which I really like. The bitterness is very gentle and the finish is so subtle as to be too short. On the whole though, excellent sessionable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jameshope11 (1) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
Bottle. Pours a light straw colour, with a thin loose head that dissipates fairly quickly. High carbonation. Aromas of citrus and passionfruit. Taste is sweet, almost like some mainstream radlers, finish disappears quickly, lacking a satisfying bitterness. Drinkable Pilsner but underwhelming in many regards.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1967) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 2, 2011
This beer is not expensive for aussie craft and I think its a very good session beer. Some new world fruity hops early before some daggy pils bitterness kicks in. Bitterness leaves the palate feeling sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (5676) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2011
330ml bottle. Not a big lover of pilseners but this one was okay. Amber and very clear with a deep white cloud of foam capping it off. Passionfruit and citrus aromas are pleasant as is the clean crisp flavour that leaves a little dryness on the palate. Overall pretty good.

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