mountdad (3) - Mount Maunganui, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 18, 2017 does not count
Tried this after really enjoying Prima Pils. This is another beast entirely.
Pours clear, pale to mid brown with a short lived white head. Aroma is pine resin and sour, hoppy notes.
The first taste is bitterness - it’s 34 IBU but the bitterness is what I notice first and what lingers. Underlying malty flavours are a bit muddy perhaps influenced by the 0.9g / 100ml of sugar. It does not have the crispness of a lager either so I’m left with neither a refreshing nor a rich, malty feel. Disappointing. explosivedog (1181) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is bland lager. Flavour has a little pine, vinegar, lemon. Not at all crisp. Really not very good. tombutlin (313) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2016
On the scale from Lager to Double IPA, this on raises its head like a shaggy dog on a summer afternoon. Barely detectable hops, but a quite pleasant body to remind you it is 1 evolutionary step up from a lager. Possibly worth drinking on a very hot day when you’ve had too many IPAs and have hop overload Homebrewilly (8) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
Copper coloured, tiny head, tiny bubbles. I can smell this one! Yes this tastes like hops! Hops are well rounded in flavour without too much bitterness, herby with light citrus and pepper flavour. Very light and is going down fast. This is a good beer for a light one. waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 malty fruity quite fragrant tastes citrus fruity hoppy peppery with a decent bitter hoppy finish
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
The head is medium, the body is yellow-blond. It smells strange, bit malty, bit hoppy. The taste is coconut-bitter, bit malty, bit bitter, bit watery. Leonardus (59) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2013
Can’t say I can immediately recognise this as a pilsner. More like an American ale of some description. Very disappointed with the mouldy (not crisp) unflattering taste. The label refers to everything pilsner, except perhaps the ’sauvin’ hops which does tend to deliver a strong gooseberry taste. Won’t buy again. DylansDad (642) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2013
Very cereal aroma with grassy top notes, there is a thickness and vegetable-oiliness which suggests neither pilsner, nor refreshing. Taste is similar, but is saved by quite a nice level of bitterness to cut through the thick malt base. I would not drink this beer again for its pilsner-ness, but I would drink it again just for its drinkability. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2013
Golden amber colour with a white head that sat, sat, sat and then as quick as a wink upped and buggered off. Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry abound. A rather fragrant beer this and while not extraordinarily complex, it is mellow, fizzy and quenching. Don’t expect the earth, but do expect quality.