Brewed by South African Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Pilsener
Sandton, South Africa


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Hansa is brewed in true pilsener style, using the finest Saaz hops. Specially imported from the Czech Republic, these hops are responsible for Hansas unique hoppy aroma and, most importantly, combine with the pilsener style of brewing to make Hansa crisp and flavoursome.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Can obtained from Grahmstown, South Africa from my girlfriend: Pours a very pale yellow with a white film for head. The aroma has a very mild saaz hint and a bisquity malt touch. Very thin body, and a mild flavor. However its crisp and has a subdued saaz touch. Not much body or bitterness, but its refreshing, clean and very decent for a canned South African lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2979) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2011
Medium gold, dull and seminally hazy (chill haze?). Lots of eddying streams of carbonation, adorned by a snow-white, resilient and tight head of foam. Dusty, herbal Saaz nose, lightly spiced, peppery and zesty, very clean. Very light, delicate and obscenely crisp on the swallow. Assertively bitter, herbal and grassy back end, a lot of pepper and palest, dry malt fill out the rest. This is as clean as a whistle. Nothing to whinge about per se. A very easy drinking colonial pilsener. (34cL, no date stamp, Thirsty Camel, Butler)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trapped (2849) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 21, 2013
Can. Pale yellow color, white foamy head with good retention, douhghy aroma, slightly bitter taste, long finish. Pretty standard lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joe19612 (2813) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a straw yellow, with a thin head that soon disappears. The aroma is weak with hints bread. The taste is bitter, with some medium carbonation. The aftertaste is dusty with some anonymous bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle best before 21.06.05 drank on 11.5.05: Clear light orange with a light head, light flowers in the aroma with a thin white head, light body, skunky taste, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jazz88 (2675) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle in South Africa in Oct 2007. Light golden color with a white head. Light floral and champagne like aroma. Refreshing and simple with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2005
beers in a can always lose a couple points but this wasnt to bad. Smell was pretty non existent a touch of sweet malt and not much else to speak of a fairly middle of the road palate and a very unoffensive flavor a touch sweet i guess.. overall an ok beer i guess but not a whole lot to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lore (2558) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 8, 2017
courtesy of a colleague and friend - many thanks! very pale yellow colour, minimal white head, which disappears promptly; aroma and taste of grains, some cardboard, metallic as well as hints of herbal-grassy notes; quite watery, but not that bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Can on a plane. Nothing much good to say about this beer except that it had a very nice white head. Otherwise, below average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeanF (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
Smells of bread and not too much else. Has a piss-yellow colour and almost no head. Tastes of hops and water, and goes down incredibly weak. Incredibly forgettable.

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