Harringtons The Rogue Hop NZ Pilsner

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Brewed by Harringtons Breweries
Style: Pilsener
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Malt and Hops to the style of a Bohemian Pilsner with our own Rogue Hop to give it an exciting strong yet lingering hop finish. A great one for a mouth feel challenge!

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skarecrow (442) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2017
330ml bottle Light amber with OK head. Aroma is peach and passionfruit. Mild bitterness with hop notes. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (565) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours pale and sickly without head. Aroma is peach, grassy sweetness and some tart tropical notes. Flavour is dominated by a grassiness with some acidity up front and a long peach finish. Crisp and reasonably clean. Pretty nice.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanBurke (8) - AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016 does not count
I can still taste the hips after 15 minutes of finishing. Its an approachable beer. Its fresh. I cant fault it apart from it being a bit thin and lacking in roundness that the Germans achieve.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lrkmilani (112) - BRAZIL - JAN 23, 2016
Had it from a bottle. Very easy drinkability. Light color. More enjoyable when drinking it cold. Nice lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gylo (310) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Aromaty i smak chmielu od razu uderzają w kubli smakowe. Bardzo wyrazisty i gorzkawy pilzner, zdecydowanie inny od tych spotykanych w Europie.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (8511) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Some leafy and grassy notes, low sweetness, mild bitterness, and a bit of a grassy finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Light, drinkable beer. Decently large frothy head. No strong taste of hops or anything really. Few citrus like hints. Tastes cheap and watery when it gets warm

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tombutlin (258) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2015
And now my 6 pack of assorted Harringtons beer is empty. Definitely to be avoided, although generally no worse than Heineken or Macs Gold or other lawnmower beers. Little aroma and a very underwhelming taste. The aroma was quite nice, but I just cant remember what it was. I can just imagine the arguments at the Harrington brewery. The brewer wanted to create something strong, but the accountant wouldnt let him add enough hops. The marketer decided to oversell the rather plain result and the beer drinker is left ruing his purchase

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (668) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2015
There isnt a hop harsh bite that you might be thinking youd be getting with this style. The bold hop aroma does not translate well into hop taste on the palate, but the overall flavour is very even and makes this a very drinkable beer of the style. Id like more of that rough bite thing, but then I would. At the end of the glass though nothing really stand out memorable, its just another lager beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (606) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2015
Unlike some other posters, I got a big 3 finger head, although it was frothy and didnt stick around. The appearance and aroma are very clean, light malt dominates. Taste is light, mouthfeel thin. The flavours ARE there, they just lack cojones. One for the ladies. No offense.


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