Fish Rock Brewery
Formerly brewed at Australian Independent Brewers

Style: Pale Lager
Bowral, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A true pilsner style beer, using centuries old decoction mashing techniques and incorporating hop flowers from the fields of Zatec. Sweet barley flavours quickly recede revealing the emphatic spiciniess and characteristic aftertaste of the Czech Saaz hops.

Brewed for the Fish Rock Brewery by AIB

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2008
On tap an the Grand hotel in Bowral. Arrived a pale golden yellow, with a dense frothy head which was average lasting. Aroma was of lemon, lime, hints of honey and light grain notes in the back. Flavor was a fair bitter for a pale larger, with some sweet honey, light lemon citrus and some faint grassy hops. Light bodied with a watery texture and short crisp finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimE (5535) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2007
Light mainstream lager with lime and corn meal. Refreshing and smooth, but little else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2007
Bland looking, pale golden body with an ordinary white head. Medium hop aroma, average taste that is not too sweet and just enough saaz hops to make it somewhat drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jarmby (25) - Lilydale, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2007
An unexceptional but reasanbly drinkable beer that is more of a pils than a Pale Lager for me. It is a bit one dimensional and needs a malt boost to hype it up

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dredd (863) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2007
reasonable beer, the aroma is a bit ho hum with some straw/cardboard, but the appearance and flavors are quite good and as well. The upfront is a bit sweet, but finishes with good bitterness. Definately passes as a summer session lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle. A pleasant enough drop, if perhaps a tad cordial-like in nature. Its no Zatec, but the character of the hops comes through. Better than the usual Australian attempts at pilsener.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Stew41 (1966) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 18, 2007
Fairly ordinary beer. A clumsy mismatch of crappy cheap malts with buttery sweetness with only marginally better hop finish. At least theres some faint spiceness to finish but has a muted, cardboard-lke staleness as well. Pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2007
bottled. fizzy, yellow, faintly grassy with some muted saaz character. i hate to think what someone in zatec would make of them wasting their produce like this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2007
Bottled, at the Australian Hotel, Sydney Australia.
Bright golden larger, with an energetic head. Sharp bitter flavour, with a snappiness about it. Moderate length on the palate. Just one of the several thousand beers had with the old-man and younger bro. April 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (814) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Golden with foamy white head. Nice mild malt aroma slight hoppiness . Mouth feel is lively, lots of carbonation. Flavor is fresh with good overtones of sweetness. Lingering bitterness and slightly sour aftertaste. Tastes like a beer that a microbrewery might make in an effort to appeal to a larger market. Overall, quite good for the style, so Ill give it a high rating. A great lager/pilsner for everyday drinking.

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