Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Beechworth, Australia


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A unique Australian Pilsner, brewed in Beechworth from Chestnuts grown locally in the Beechworth and Stanley hills. The Chestnut Pilsner also uses Galaxy hops from the Rostrevor Hop Garden in the nearby Ovens Valley. As with any of the worlds best pilsner the most important ingredients is time, and we have allowed this beer plenty of it, with each batch aged for around 3 months before release. Bridge Road Brewers have created a gem of a beer through experimenting with local produce, a truly local brew!
This unique lager is very pale and presents a crisp pilsner like profile combined with a distinct nutty character owing to the use of Chestnuts in the mash. The crisp clean profile of this beer lends itself to the summer months and can be paired with seafood or lighter dishes.
Formally labelled Bridge Road Beechworth Chestnut Lager

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RatingsMonger18 (1) - - DEC 30, 2016 does not count
Really nicely surprised. Subtly, tasty and a good strength! Surprised its not rated higher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youngcaptain (7) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2010 does not count
Pours pale gold with tight white head. Slighty floral aroma with refreshingly clean, crisp mouth feel with a slight nutty mid palate. Can see this working really well with seafood on a hot day but wouldnt cut it if your looking for an extreme beer & chestnut experience

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy vibrant golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is fruity with yeasty bitterness, and the flavour is dry with hops and light yeasty bitterness. Overall a really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8820) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 19, 2013
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light with grassy notes. The flavour is weak bitter and slightly watery grass with some spicy nettle there too. Sounds awful doesnt it, but it was actually quite drinkable and it has that typical Bridge Road style that seems to run through many of their beers. The palate was smooth and with a little spice to round it off nicely. A "lager" ? Really ? This beer really grew on me the more I drank. Needs to be served cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2014
Great that the nut comes through on first sense. The creamy, nutty texture comes through on taste too. Definitely malty that gives a hint of peanut butter. Beautiful in mouthfeel and a low impact but refreshing end. Be nice beer early in dinner party/BBQ. 5.0%. 1.3std dr. 330ml. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1133) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2009
Nice head. Tastes of flat pine with some sawdust. Very dry. A nice different brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle at the beermentv Hair of the Dog Breakfast at Beer DeLuxe. Had me a bit bemuddled as to how much I liked this. It was a difficult nut to crack... The chesnut was quite subtle, but was definitely there. Quite sweet though, and I didnt get a lot of crispness. But a bit like a new friend - it would be fun to go back and get to know more and more.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2010 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle. Was quite dividing on the day I tasted it. I thought it was quite pleasing, the chesnuts giving it enough distinction to stand out from the usual bunch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at lbutikken. Clear yellow - white head. Light malty. White bread. Nice crispy. Hay. Ok hoppy. Grassy. Light light bitter finish. Ok crispy and clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (882) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2008
Pour is amber with a moderately fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slightly sweet toffee, flavour is malt driven and there seems to be some nuttiness in the background, but if I wasn’t told it was there I am not sure if I would know about it. Either way, the chestnuts seem to add something. The finish on this is quite good, nice pleasent bitterness from the Galaxy hops, but nothing too in your face. Overall, I am quite impressed by this, it is well crafted and unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3810) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Bottle. Very light orange with a small white head. Mild aroma has earth and little citrus with a definite nutty character (although I wouldnt have guessed chestnuts without knowing) . Fairly thin cereal malt taste with respectable pils-level bitterness. The chestnuts are barely noticeable in the taste and dont seem to do anything to the rather thin mouthfeel. An OK pils with a minor twist. [6 2 5 2 12 2.7]

Bottle, as part of the Bridge Rd Advent Calendar. Clearly fresher than previously. Very pale hazy gold with a white head that fades but doesnt disappear. Delicate aroma of hay and spices, a little earthy nuttiness. Light bodied and clean with less chestnut presence than suggested by the aroma. Dry, fairly bitter and spicy at the end.

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