Brewed by Sawmill Brewing Company (NZ)
Style: Pilsener
Leigh, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Our definitive Pilsner has crisp dry fruity flavours, a mild bitterness and a lasting hop aroma. It is jumped up, moreish, and what in the nineties one might have described as “primo”.

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Skarecrow (1136) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2017
500ml bottle Gold color with good head. Light fruit aroma with slight grain. Light fruity malt taste/palate with crisp finish. Quite nice.

explosivedog (1993) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2017
On tap at Vultures Lane. Pours pale. Slick body. Reasonably crisp. Dry grassiness, peach, lemon, nutty malts. Pretty dull.

mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
[8250-20160512] Tap. Mild grassy aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Toasted grainy bread water flavour. Medium body. Average. (5/3/5/3/11) 2.7
(@ Craft, Hamilton, NZ)

jercraigs (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016
2016-05-12. Very lightly hazy pale yellow body small quick white head. Aroma is a bit odd at first, lightly grassy. Something I can’t put a name to. Flavour is lightly bitter, floral hops over sweetish lightly doughy pale malt. 6++ Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Okay but a touch odd at times. 6/3/6-7/3/12+ On tap at Craft, Hamilton, NZ.

DylansDad (674) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2016
Aroma is nice, in that it doesn’t smell of gluggy adjuncts; it’s just a nice, clean, pilsnery smell of hay, grass and white pepper. It aint overly-hopped (which is good for a pilly) but the cleanliness of the malt allows what hops there are to shine through. Simple done well with good ingredients = good pilsner.

waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2015
330ml cans poured pale gold & lacy the aroma is fruit & hops taste is similar blend of tropical fruity hops with hint of wine in there

Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2015
I have my doubts about this beer, in fact I will probably have to come back and re-rate it as this example was a bit ugly. Lush yellow golden colour with a temporary white head. The body was hazy and had plenty of sediment lazily circulating around in it. Aromas of mango and pine needles with a touch of oxidised wet carboard. Bright and spritzy in the mouth with a good dose of pine needles and locquot. A good twist of bitterness comes through as well prolonging the taste. As ugly as it is, I’ve seen worse and a bit of sediment won’t kill me. The flavour was pretty good and I would go back for another.

tombutlin (377) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2015
hoppy and fruity, this is a great summer beer, best consumed in the legendary Leigh Sawmill. Dry with a lingering bitterness

GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold with lasting white head. Aromas of citrus and mango. Slightly piny. Flavors bring tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, banana, orange. Very ’ale-like’ for a lager. Flavors linger somewhat but then disappear before you realize it. Dry-ish finish. Solid beer, but I’m not sure pilsner is the right category.

inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2014
Nice. Fruity on the nose, beautiful soft flowery palate, slightly tingly, with a mild hop bitterness to finish with. Just a solid pilsner.

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