Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Pilsener
Woodend, VIC, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Lager, Lager, Lager! The biggest selling beer on draught at Holgate Brewhouse. Our Pilsner is a true European style lager - a light straw colour brewed with bucket loads of Czech Saaz hops. This lager is the ultimate session beer, but also offers enjoyment for the beer enthusiast with a clean malt palate and grassy/floral hop aroma and flavor. Crisp and refreshing anytime, the Holgate Pilsner matches well with seafood or rich dishes such as deep fried fish and chips or pizza. Available in bottle and draught.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Pour at Warners at the Bay Beer Festival 2010. Quite basic, a light hop aroma and flavour, but mostly thin and watery. Still beats having a shitty pale lager any day.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
330mL. Another gem from Holgate. Poured a clear straw with a miniscule head leaving no lace. No retention. Aroma is again all butter, old margarine. Maybe a hint of rotting bananas and cooked cherries. Taste is suddy, grassy, bitter, dry. Overall like drinking a pint of old butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
pale straw yellow, short lasting head. aroma of lager/sulphur , floral hops, with the malt in the background. The pilsner malt come out more in the flavour. A pretty good balance with the hop flavour, though the hops are a bit more subdued than i have had in other "western" pilsners. Finishes dry, although not all that bitter. moderately low carbonation. not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1465) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 8/10/2010 (label says bottled 20/7/2010). Has quite a strong grassy and slightly floral aroma. Has some bready notes and a fair bit of honey in the flavour, and has a decent hoppy finish. A pretty good pilsener which would be quite sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2010
Floral, hay aroma. Light golden colour with a minimal white head. Although soft, still a highly hopped flavour. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2010
Bottle - an easy drinking old style pilsner. Citrus aromas and grassy flavours with noticable Saaz hops, but not too much that it overpowers the flavour. Low carbonation makes this beer easy to drink a few in a session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle - Clear gold. Frothy white head. Low to medium carbonation. Smooth, soft mouth feel. Sweet, slightly citrussy, rich in floral hop flavour, (sazz). A hint of musk. Low to medium bitterness. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (3054) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2009
Pale gold pour with a small rapidly fading head. A fair bit of floral and grassy notes on the aroma (along with a white wine-like hint, alla nelson sauvin style) before the hops gives way to a strong sweet caramel and toffee-apple hit. Nice, but very un-pilsener like! Flavours include lots of German biscuity malt and finishes a bit grainy. Again, the hops seems to be light and floral rather than spicy and grassy. Too sweet, not enough bitterness. After a while cereal notes start to show too. Needs more carbonation to cut through the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle. Nice pilsener. Aroma is intense, with banana and vanilla. Sweet flavour, with light bitterness. Medium body, dry finish. Light yellow in colour, head is thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2009
Draught at Holgate Brewhouse, Woodend. Pours straw yellow with a thin white head. Malty, citrusy aroma. Nice floral nose. The flavour is doughy malt and fruit. Good bitterness and clean mouthfeel. Crisp refreshing finish. A well crafted pils.

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