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


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
pours hazy pale yellow with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. shy maltiness, white grape juice, if not a wineyness for kiwi hops, some soapy, citrus and floral notes, restrained spiciness - some pepper. average carbonation, light body - oily, relatively dry but not so crisp peppery-citrusy finish. quaffable but lacking in many points.

bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Coop from the Tuatara Mix 6 (2 of 6). Pours a clear yellow colour, nice white foam, medium retention. Aroma is pleasant, generously hopped - saaz style, very true to a czech pils.. Mouthfeel is bubbly and crisp, medium carbonation. Taste is hint of sweet malt, dries out in the fairly smooth finish with a nice hoppy presence. Delicious.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
330mL thanks to Travlr fresh from NZ! Pours a clear straw to gold. Medium foam. Nose is raw grain, candy corn. Taste is quite awesome though- snappy and crisp grain, mild lemon, mild soap. Rustic, sourdough crust, grapefruit rind in mouthfeel. Really improves into something great.

MartinT (9851) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Lax bready malts and bitter hop spiciness ride this brew’s unrefined mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy beige blond.
-Carbonation is quite high, which in this case seems to increase the level of roughness.
-The aroma is timid without any clear hop or malt expression.
-A touch of diacetyl seems to be tied to the flavor profile.
-This bottle was flabby at best; no brightness at all, no crispness either. Definitely tastes like it’s past its best, but how was I supposed to tell without a date to be found on the bottle?


Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at House. Clear golden color, thick white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of fruity whitenpepper. Taste is similar.

ShaneJ (896) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Bottle from Plonk. Clear yellow/amber, lasting tight head, citrusy/grassy hops, nice malt flavour, very well balanced, clean and crisp. Very nice. Re-rate April 2015 - bumped up rating, a very underrated pilsener.

Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
From what I remember this was a standard pilsner. Clear, refreshing but nothing more really. Went well with the superb fish dish I was having at the time.

jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pale yellow pour with a small white head. Nice light citrus and sweet malts in the aroma. Taste is much the same nice citrus hoppy presence. So easy on the palate. Perfect session beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Pale yellow. Mostly fruity aroma. Citrus and moderate bitterness, and with light pale malts. Heavier, wetter finish like damp grass is a bit ale-like.

Leonardus (59) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
Best pilsner I have tasted brewed here in NZ, so far. Have tried this brew before, and chose it again, as lately I have been disappointed with some other pilsners I have tried that have been brewed overseas (eg Samuel Adams Noble Pils). I love the grassiness of the saaz hops and the slight citrus flavour of this drop. It is a very refreshing well engineered beer.Nice.

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