walkingstd (20) - - MAR 4, 2012
An exciting pilsner/ saison style. Very herby nose, mildly spiced. Purchased a 1.5l magnum of it would you believe? Easy drinking and well balanced, bitterness of hops gives way to a
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Tasted 24/04/2005. 750ml champagne style bottle from Moore Wilsons, Wellington.
Pale golden beer with a huge pure white rocky head that’s reminiscent of Duvel. Aroma is absolutely superb: floral, citrus fruits and just a touch of spice, well balanced, very fresh and aptly clean. Light-medium body delivers a nice citrus hop flavour that melds well with a good pale malt sweetness up front. The sweetness and body improve as the beer warms slightly. Some yeast left in the bottle as the last glass is a touch cloudy (but that’s ok by me).
Slightly firey carbonation and a touch too pithy in the palate are the only weaknesses of this interesting lager. Almost up there with Emerson’s Pilsner as one of the better NZ lagers I’ve tried. Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
This is an interesting brew, sweet hop aroma on the nose, it’s bittering finish from champagne yeast also makes it pils/saison in style. Mouth feel is great from natural carbonation this is a great brew and worth trying
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Bottle. This may not be your classic German Pilsner but damn is it delicious. Quite hoppy and fresh, super fucking snappy, clean, lightly spicy and zesty and bone dry. Fuck yes. It’s like a cleaner, slightly toned down Prima Pils. One of the best session type beers I have ever had. Will return for more today. Phenomenal for coming from so far away and being so fucking fresh and delish. emacgee (4697) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Pours a bright straw yellow with a profuse sticky white head. Absolutely beautiful pour, a torrent of carbonation swirls around the glass for the duration of the liquid. Wonderful aroma, peppery and dry with fresh cut grass and citrus zest. Absolutely spot on, dry and zesty with fresh cracked pepper and citrus rind. Spicy bitterness leaves just the right grip on the tongue. Light and dry in body and palate with grated citrus zest on the finish.
BlackHaddock (7507) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
Brought back by my parents from a world cruise: green 375ml bottle, best before 21 Oct 2013. Poured into a Duvel glass on 23 May 2012.
Really impressed with this beer: golden with a huge white head.
Great tasting brew with a yeasty, piney nose. It may well be classed as a german Pilsner by the brewers but it carries a lot more bite, flavour and body than any other beer I’ve had in that style.
Another reason why I’d like to visit New Zealand.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Beautiful pale golden with a tall lasting head. Smells fresh with powdery hop spice and bright malt. Full nectar with mild carbonation. This brew rolls off the tongue with a soft roundness and finishes with a bright hop bitterness. This is high grade Pils. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
Beautiful white collar traces its snow paths over the cloudy, yet shining golden hue. Bready and grainy nose showcases clean and crunchy pils malt. Heavy on the cereals for a pilsner, but I guess its traditional method gives it wings and enhances the palate further into a relatively thick, finely bubbled palate. One of its best features has got to be the flavour deployment, starting thick, but fresh with its pils malts, but intense on the hops. This is the kind of beer which would fit any meal. Bubbles are uniform and tight, avoiding excessive bite. Hops take a growing role in mouth, drying out the finish to the max. Lemon, herbs and spices make up the finish with soft notes of earth, mint and pepper. Phew, what a pleasurable offering! Ernest (7744) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Bottle (375 mL).
Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of lemon, pineapple, hint of gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation.
Wow. These 375mL bottles are new on shelves and just brilliant...bright and attractive nose, very clean, nicely balanced (could be a little crisper given the style, think more of a Belgian take on a Helles), beautiful appearance. Succulent and impossible not to love. dwyerpg (6285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A bit of hops but much more malts in the aroma. Llos like a golden ale. Tingly with a hint of hops. By effervescent. A very good pils.