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


on tap

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RATINGS: 180   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerequalizer (22) - - APR 5, 2010
Love this beer. A great take on a pilsner, and well executed. Nicely hoppy, clean flavours, just well made. ’Nuff said.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombutlin (292) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2017
Taste was quite pleasant, but the aroma was subtle to the point of homeopathy. Refreshing with trout for dinner, and definitely didn’t overpower the fish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkillsFactory (656) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2017
Tuatara Pilsner. Dorata pallida, limpida, schiuma bianca fine e di ottima persistenza. Aroma agrumato molto volatile, note di ananas molto leggere, erbaceo, pepe, malto d'orzo e note metalliche. Al palato decisamente amara, attacca con malto d'orzo note di ananas e note citriche, finale amaro erbaceo e resinoso di pompelmo. Molto carbonata, corpo medio-leggero.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (9858) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Tap @ Konttori.
Pours clear pale golden color with a large white head. Aroma is grassy hoppy, somewhat citric, a bit herbal too. Harsh grassy bitterness on the flavor, citrus, gooseberries. Refreshing but a bit too harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4912) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2017
As Pilsner. Clear light gold with a thick head of foam. The aroma is incredibly perfumey with grape notes, possibly hopped with Nelson Sauvin? Crackery malts, ash and floral hops on a crisp light body. Possibly past its best as it was on sale but once was enough. Surprisingly grassy and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (661) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Hazy straw coloured, with white, frothy well retained head. Great lacing. Very gentle lemon blossom and grass hops aromas, with a hint of honey malt. Great bitterness throughout palate, combining grass, spicy and citrus hops and an ever so slight sweet honey and bread malt background. Long, bitter, spicy finish. Refreshing, crisp, clean. Very good pils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UjoKlobasa (810) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle. Golden color, clear liquid, white head. Taste is rather too bitter for Czech pilsner. Aroma is on the hops side. Unpleasant vomit smell, but quite good beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (548) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2016
330ml bottle Pale straw color with good head. Aroma is grassy/citrus. Mild bitterness with crisp finish - a good session beer for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (7102) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2016
330ml bottle. Crystal clear, yellow-ish, pale golden colour with average to huge, thick, fluffy, mostly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Minimally soapy, floral hoppy and husky, malty spicy aroma, yeasty doughy undertones. Taste is malty spicy, slightly doughy yeasty, floral hoppy overtones; soft and smooth, clean palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samtzu (320) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2016
330ml Bottle. Pours a very light and hazy gold with lots of white head. A subtle bitterness with clean hop flavours coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (732) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is grass, peach and melon. Flavour is funky grass, lots of peach and apricot into a bitter finish. Certainly not my favourite style, but by far the best NZ example of it. Crisp, fruity and easy to drink. If I’m in the mood for something lager then this is what I’d go for every time.

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