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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Bohemian Pilsner.
A hopped up new world Pilsner using all NZ hops, creating a robust, hoppy Pilsner with a refreshing clean crisp finish. NZ Pacific Jade, NZ Motueka, NZ Riwaka, NZ Nelson Sauvin hops. An authentic Czech yeast throws the bitterness forward and enhances the malt.

Taste: Crisp, firm bodied with notes of citrus and grass. Good subtle hop bitterness and light aroma of citrus and malt.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops (bittering: Pacific Jade; flavouring: Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka), Czech yeast.

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3.8
Cantabrian (1151) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Too good to be just Saaz hops. Such a fruity, grapey, aroma, true dessert wine. Really Saaz? Hard to believe. But do not mistake me: the beer is fabulous! Looks great, light, lemoney gold with a decent white head, almost creamy. Crisp and bitter, hoppy, fruity and floral, all balanced by a very light touch of maltiness that never makes it mellow. It is bitter, and bloody pleasant! The finish is a bit acidic, metallic, but i’m being too hard on this great beer. Not a perfect Bohemiam Pilsener, but better!

3.5
WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - OCT 13, 2012
Nice, fresh straw aroma with some daisies and blackberries in there... hm I’ve got a terrible memory but I swear this was the first time I’ve seen solid webs down the side of the glass with a Czech Pils. Must be a NZ thing. Recommended as a beer many will like, pale lager guys and geeks included.

3.8
dgi (17) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours pale with a thick, persistent head. Great hop aroma with floral and citrus notes. Incredible hop bitterness defines the taste. The body is very light with rather low carbonation. Very lingering bitter finish. One of the best (and most bitter) pilsner I have tasted.

3.3
pintbypint (3733) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Bright gold pour, clear, fat and creamy white cap that lasts a long time. Aromas of grain and straw. Taste has clean malts, straw. Finishes with straw and big grassy hop notes, light bitterness. Light bodied, good crisp carbonation. Overall a good beer, nothing fancy or complex, just a decent easy to drink pils.

2.1
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours a clear straw color. Aroma is straw, malt. Taft is similar. Not a great beer.

3.4
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Every bit as good, or better, than a can of Urquel today. Crisp gold, thin head and faint lace. Light grassy hop aroma. Flavour was a nice up front hopiness, only slightly aggresive. Hops are present from start to stronger finish. Nice body and an easy drinker. Be easy to quaff a 6er.

3.6
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle with no indicated freshness date and a high fill line. Pours with a lightly hazed (unfiltered/bottle conditioned) golden yellow hued body with a large, fluffy and decently retentive white head. Lace is average. Aromas of hops. Lemony, grassy, light lime, a touch of mint and thai basil. Floral. Fresh and raw, inviting, sweet malt character. Clean fermentation wise. Very grassy, light resin. Flavors are of lemon, lemon verbena, grainy (almost wheat like malt presence). Lots of citrus zest, light tea and mango. Lightly grassy hop. Good balance. Lightly bitter balance, very clean bitterness! No esters. Lively carbonation. Dry, clean, somewhat crisp. Light bodied. Good beer.

3.6
Thisis12ptfont (1208) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Soft aromas of floral hops, lemon, and some bread/oats. Pours a light gold with a puffy cream white foam top. Smooth taste with flavors of bread, yeast, biscuit, barley, oats and some moderate bittering hops. Thin in texture with a subtle carbination. Overall, as far as my experience with pilsners go, this is above average. Very smooth and crisp taste, strong drinkability. I’d give this a B rating.

4
matthewsmith (13) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2012
In my opinion the best pilsner in NZ at the moment. This has improved immensely in the last couple of years.

3.7
ilovebeernz (15) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2012
This is by far the best craft pilsner out of NZ. It delivers the ability to refresh whilst still being cerebral enough to keep hop-heads happy.


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