Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Pilsener
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The Bouncing Czech is named after the town of Pizen (Pilsen) in what is now the Czech Republic. For centuries Pizen produced a beer famed for its strong hoppy taste. For a similar style we use NZ Cascade and Pacifica hops to produce a characterful pilsener with explosions of citrus. Itll bounce round your mouth like a rabbit on a trampoline.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, - JAN 16, 2012
Cost me eleven dollars for a six pack. Its not too exciting but exceptional value. Tastes like a decent pilsner; fruit, pear, citrus with a moderate (and unusual for such a low priced beer) hop finish. The presence of biscuity squishy malt lowers the overall deliciousness in my opinion. Overall not bad and certainly better than anything else Ive tried in this price-range.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skarecrow (595) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2017
330ml bottle Golden with OK head. Indeterminate fruit hop profile. Taste is the same if a tad thin in the middle. Mild bitterness. Perfectly drinkable though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombutlin (310) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2015
This beer is like a big guy with big muscles who gets beaten up by the small guy who knows what hes doing. It has a strong but very one-dimensional hop profile. It also has a narrow taste and bitterness. Good appearance & head

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2014
pale clear gold with a brief head the mild aroma is malty lightly citrus hoppy the taste is crisp refreshing bitter finishing quenching & dry, a fine brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dischbumm (1) - - OCT 9, 2014 does not count
It tastes a little bit like acid. Here in new Zealand the beer and all of the vegetables and the tomatoes are very expensive, and I love tomatoes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leonardus (59) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2014
Macs hop rocker pils? Nah. No such comparison should really be made with this pils, except that they both add NZ Cascade Hops for aroma ( no nobel Bohemian Saaz hops utilised in either, as the very learned Jimthechap states) . This is an average Pilsner yes, but it is more complex in taste and aroma than a very mundane, and mass produced Macs beer I reckon. I can drink this pils occasionally, but it is definitely not an up there pilsner and the price quite fairly reflects that to the consumer. Cheers, and enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3141) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Clear golden with plenty of bubbles. White head. Aroma is grassy, citrus, and grain. Clean body with light crispness. Very refreshing pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neverleaveopen (253) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
nice hop-aroma. mainly citrus and grass. well-balanced taste with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2768) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Tap at clearwater golf club, christchurch. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma is strong malty, fresh hops, grass. Malty body, very nice fresh hops, fruity, grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4761) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Purchased and consumed in Dunedin NZ on New Years Day. 330ml brown bottle BB dated 25 Oct. 2014. Not too much visible carbonation; otherwise, looks like a typical pilsner: pours golden with excellent clarity. Aroma: pleasant but rather fruity and floral for styl. Flavor: truer to style than the aroma, but the floral and fruity notes from New Zealand hops still shine through. A bt more hoppy but no more bitter than the average Czech pilsner. Appropriate malts for balance mainly appear as a limitation on bitterness. Feel: medium-light body; nice crisp carbonation. O: a bold pilsner with a distinct New Zealand note from the hops. Not quite as good as the Emersons Pilsner I had earlier today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Unlike the name, this is much more of a German-style Pilsner than Czech, what with the strong hard water minerality and the lemon, grass and spice / pepper hop quality. Ridiculously quenching minerality with bright noble hop acids and a baked baguette and cracker-y Pilsner malt base... salivating and quenching, dry and lean but with rigid firmness to the malt giving it lip-smacking crispness. Carbonation is frothy and creamy and the malt is clean and smooth as well. Subsequent retries show it more brash, simple and watery. Meh.

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