jamestulloch (4471) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Clear golden body with a thick white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of herbs, spicy hops, pineapple skin and lemon. Flavour of grain, lemony hops and grass. Medium body with a light, oily texture. Crisp fizz. Lean and hoppy. Very enjoyable. Rex_Remes (288) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 (330ml bottle, Beijing) Appearance: medium straw yellow, a bit darker yellow than your typical lager. Nice billowy, white head with some irregularities. Decent amount of foam. Head dissipates to islands of clinginess and tracing. Nose: Really smell the hops. Floral, green, herbaceous, some citrus/berry. Taste: fruity upfront with a good bitter follow-thru. Citrus peel, roasted malt, tobacco.
Palate: Refreshing, cleansing, bright ... then long lasting bitterness and lingering grass/tree/herb flavors on the cheeks. Overall: different than your typical pilsner, almost a bit IPA-ish because of the hoppiness and grapefruit. I like it ... a beer you can chew, digest and talk about ... a clean beer with both malt and hop characteristics.
High points: hops, chewinesss, uniqueness
Low points: might be too bitter for some, with the hops overpowering the malt flavors (especially if expecting a typical lager/pilsner) CacheManyHose (791) - HONG KONG - MAY 8, 2015
Clear light copper (like apple juice). Thin white head with big bubbles. Smells of hop, cereal, pepper/clove. Taste is bitter hop, light spice, cereal/grain malt, lemon and lightly floral finish. Body is slick, medium, dry finish, very little carbonation. Pils flavours (present but not heavy) + hop + more malt than I expected. beer-yum (2010) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
An excellent local brew that suffers only in having some serious competition in the space. Similar to Panhead’s rather than Emersons’ brew but not as nice a finish. allmyvinyl (11322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of cooked corn, fresh sweat. Taste is lightly astringent, bitter lemon, hint of lime. Dry finish.
Bule (2314) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
On tap at Pour House. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Nice hop profile. Prominent but not overpowering the malt.
k0mpsa (3235) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Tap at ivy&lola’s, queenstown nz. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, fresh and hoppy. Crispy dry hoppy taste, malty, fresh. zacgillbanks (5737) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Very pale straw coloured with a malty and bitter grassy flavour, gentle floral fruity flavours followed by a very dry bitter grapefruit finish. flying_pig (1695) - SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):bmeup (684) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
Quite a nice pilsner, one that was clean and very easy to drink with a nice bitterness throughout and plenty of citrus flavours too. There was more hops than I had been expecting from the style but it was a nice surprise that helped the beer down even easier than otherwise might have been the case. Good stuff from Tuatata and a decent pilsner that I wouldn’t mind picking up again.
I reckon one the best new style Pilsners out there....simple as that!......but, dare the new Brewers to have a crack at this style as there are no ’bushes’ to hide behind........;-)