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


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   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 Hansa’s unique hoppy aroma and, most importantly, combine with the pilsener style of brewing to make Hansa crisp and flavoursome.

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bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2004
Decent hop aroma, colour is a bit pale, head is compact but lasting and the taste had a touch of dryness and also a bit metallic, but not a lot of flavour to go with it .

PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small white rather stable head, NOSE: grains some hops, little bitterness. TASTE: grains, but mostly very neutral... Though little bitter aftertaste

PilsnerPeter (3046) - 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 it’s crisp and has a subdued saaz touch. Not much body or bitterness, but it’s refreshing, clean and very decent for a canned South African lager.

ALLOVATE (3029) - 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)

joe19612 (2964) - 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.

Lore (2773) - 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

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.

jazz88 (2680) - 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.

MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2005
beers in a can always lose a couple points but this wasn’t 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.

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.

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