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Croucher New Zealand Pilsner

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Brewed by Croucher Brewing
Style: Pilsener
Rotorua, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg and 500ml bottle
Pilsner brewed with New Zealand grown motueka and riawaka hops.

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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skarecrow (351) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
330ml bottle 2/2/2017 Fruity aroma with a touch of sulfur. Poured light straw with good head and lacing. Mild bitterness which drops away to nothing much. Not much body at all. Underwhelming.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8218-20160510] Tap. Mild bready grains aroma. Clear, pale yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Grainy straw flavour. Medium body. Average. (6-/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(@ Brew, Rotorua, NZ)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-05-10. Crisp pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grassy straw and pale malt. Flavour is surprisingly bitter, grassy hops, more alcohol prominence than Id expect given the abv. Average to light bodied palate, lots of carbonation. 6-7/3/6+/3/13+ On tap at Brew, Rotorua, NZ.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1981) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Clear, bright yellow color. Tiny white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Very delicate, quite clear. Might be a bit more intense, but still its ok. In taste on the other hand its awesome. Taste like with addition of passion fruit and fairly amount of fresh new wave NZ hops. Huge surprise. Mouthfeel is also great, perfectly carbonated, crisp and clear. One of the best pilzeners I had for a long time!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (602) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 6, 2016
Aroma, unfortunately, is dominated by vegetable water, cheese and onion, with some floral, light citrus and moist dark bread sneaking through. Malt is coarse and roasty for a pilsner, the middle is sticky honeyed grapefruit and floral, ends fairly short and dry with a pleasing lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombutlin (248) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2015
One of my favourite pilsners, although Ill got for an IPA every time. Long clean finish and decent resinous aroma

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8406) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Spicy hops, mild bitterness, and a soft grainy base. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a crystal clear gold with short lasting bright white head. Big tropical fruit aroma as the bottle opened. As the beer sits in the glass a more traditional sharp, spicy character shows through along with some grainy pilsner malt. Tropical fruit flavours merge seamlessly into malty sweetness before taking a right turn into a crisp bitterness. The finish turns back on track with a smooth sweetness that lingers along with a refined bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2884) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours amber with a small head. Nose shows floral hops, soft peach blossom and a little orange peel alongside grainy, bready malt. Pretty much a Czech pilsner with new world hops. Flavours pretty much mirror the aroma. Spicy, floral hops followed by light grainy malt and an assertive bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AV (6) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Limpid in appearance, citrous nose, good mouthfeel and drinkability. Could use more lift on the palate.


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