Brewed by Lighthouse Brewery (NZ)
Style: Pilsener
Nelson, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Yellow gold with a light, clean head. Sweetly aromatic hop nose with a clean malt note, fresh and bright with a citrus note and a mildly creamy/funky character. Big, crisp palate, full of aromatic hop flavours and bristly textures, lean and dry, with a mineral note at the finish and a touch of creaminess. Perfect, crisp, well-shaped, lingering, tasting beer with a firm, herbal hop end. All class.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, pale golden with a small, rough head. Very fresh, floral aroma. Medium body with a good and clean malt nose and dry, floral hop accents leaving a short bitterness. Lovely and well composed. 010208

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24616) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
Bottled. Clear pale yellow, really firm head. Light orangey nose. Dryish with soft, creamy mouthfeel and a gentle, lightly buttery malt character. Theres a touch of mango, but its fairly lightly hopped, and doesnt have much bitterness. A well made lager beer, more a fresh, juicy variety of a dortmunder than a pilsener.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2004
aroma of bandaids, taste of urinal cake with weis bar and the yellow pages. pretty flat. at least it gives me the chance to disagree with eczematic

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2010
Very highly carbonated large head frothy,straw coloured pour aroma hops fruit lemon flavour citrus taste bitter lemon some malt comes through hint of grapefruit has a sourness more than bitter not much sweetness finish sour not really like a pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2013
The head is good, the body malty. It smells malty, bit bitter, hoppy, The taste is maltintensive, bit hoparomatic, bit bitter, Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2012
From rumaging through my old tasting notes: pours clear yellow-gold with a white top that sank into the glass. Aromas tend toward citrus with a whiff of classic German hops giving a rounded almost musty basement aroma. Tastes lemon citrus and almost creamy, quenching but not memorable. Perfect hot weather beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
more like an APA than anything - citric, passionfruity hops are about all there is, the malt is flat and cardboardy. some vanilla and pepper in finish helps the score a bit. too fruity for a pilsener, but not bad all the same. sort of like st arnou pils. some intriguing formic acid in there as well - reminds me of one of my first homebrews 6 years ago when ants got into my pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2004
High hoppy aroma, clear gold colour, big white head, nice bitter taste. A classic bitter Pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Golden colour. Moderate bitterness. Citrusy hop flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2005
Tasted 18/06/2005. 500ml bottle from Regionals, Wellington. Pale gold. Bright. Thin, pure white, head. Nice aroma of honey-like malt and fruity hops that hint guava and melon underneath the lemon dominance. Flavour is definitely hop-driven - dry, lemony and slight pepper notes. Strong bitterness. A very nice palate cleanser, not my type of session beer.

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