mountdad (4) - Mount Maunganui, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2017 does not count beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, - DEC 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Attractive deep golden hue with a medium sized white frothy slowly diminishing head and good lacing. The aromas start out well with a variety of moderate hop notes; floral, grassy, herbal, fruity, with light biscuit malt then the aroma of cardboard takes over. Moderately sweet and bitter with an average duration, again started ok but its appeal had reduced by the end. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish. I sensed that this beer was a macro brewery "craft beer". Looking on their website confirms this; "The Boundary Road Brewery was bought in 2011 by Asahi." I feel that the pioneering spirit of the original brewer had been lost...just saying, that’s all.
NZ$13 for a six-pack of 330ml glass bottles.
I tried this after really enjoying the Prima Pils from Victory but they are similar only in name & ABV.
Looks fine, clear golden colour. On the nose it is all hops.
And then you take a swig. Nothing actually bad or off but this is like an simple IPA junior, all hop bitterness and wet. One dimensional with little complexity I could taste.
May appeal if you are after a cheap, lower ABV, IPA junior style. I won’t be buying any more. Skarecrow (777) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2017
Golden with OK head.
Indeterminate fruit hop profile.
Taste is the same if a tad thin in the middle. Mild bitterness.
Perfectly drinkable though. tombutlin (313) - 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 he’s doing. It has a strong but very one-dimensional hop profile. It also has a narrow taste and bitterness. Good appearance & head 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 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.
Leonardus (59) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2014
Mac’s 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 Mac’s 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. Capa (3325) - 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. neverleaveopen (254) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
nice hop-aroma. mainly citrus and grass. well-balanced taste with a nice bitterness. k0mpsa (2999) - 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. chinchill (5073) - 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.