Brewed by Galbraith Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A bottom fermented pale lager made with Bavarian yeast and German malt and hops. A long 12 week lagering period has produced a classic European lager style with malty palate and crisp, clean, hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2014
330ml bottle gold hoppy malty aroma taste is bitter crisp not too hoppy quality

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9315) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Far from a Helles, this is a hoppy and clean Pilsner showcasing bright German Spalt hops and toasty Czech pale malt. Lemon and lemongrass and spice, cut grass, touches of leafy greens and peppercorns... the hops are juicy and vibrant and oily and lip-smacking. Malt is toasty, cracker-like and lean, only a faint touch of raw barley malt showing through after it opens. Highly attenuated so it dries quickly in the finish as the bitterness adds to the perception of dryness. All the while the body holds up remarkably, it’s crisp, smacking, a little savory, the carbonation is low but soft... there are no flaws or faults, every component is expressed well and the integration is seamless. From bottle dated best by October 2014, so best guess is 2.5 months old.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (2005) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 13, 2013
Quite authentic actually.Talcum powder tang wins me over and a touch of lemon adds to the appeal. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5712) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
sweet cereal malty. A touch of honey and floral character. Low bitterness. Well balanced. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2012
Clean refreshing beer with light sweet hops. Mild carbonation makes this an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2011
My first run in with this brew was at a Champagne sponsored tennis tournament and I was glad to see not only a palate cleanser available, but it was available for breakfast as well (shows you what sort of tournament ensued). Now I rate this in the cold, sober light of day. Pours crystal clear with a bright white head that is slowly subsiding in my glass. Fruity, passsionfruit, herbaceous hop aromas. It has an aroma, but it is simple, clean and uncomplicated. Flavourwise it bears similarity to Hoffbrau intially and gives tasty lager flavours that would make this an ideal session beer. Good malt flavours that endure. Tick in the box from me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
snuffla (172) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 9, 2010
From the keg. Some malty sweet biscuit Munich malt goodness with a little bit of noble hop lemon/floral on the nose. Nose is a thick slice of Germany with a little poise. Very european in style, more so than any beer i think I’ve had in NZ. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (10014) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, hops, malt, and flavor follows suit. Very Euro, but without the Euro skunk that plagues so many German, Czech, and other Central European lighter styles. More bitter than expected. Light bodied, crisp, refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2009
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Pale golden with small white head. Aroma of malt and floral notes, though not as clean as I would of liked. Crisp flavour and good bitterness. For a lager it’s definitely of of the better ones I’ve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2008
Maybe it’s because i’ve walked miles and this is my first beer but man that’s a good drop! Slightly ’feet’ on the nose but the flavours are great a very assertive nutty malt palate with a dry dry finish, like yalnikim says, probably to hoppy in the finish for the style but i don’t care.

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