Brewed by Wanaka Beerworks
Style: Pilsener
Wanaka, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Crisp, floral hop aroma with a rich malty sweetness that is beautifully balanced by its spicy hop bitterness.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
microbeerhop (3) - - NOV 26, 2007
I went to the Wanaka Beerworks micro-brewery. I did the tour which was fantastic, and tasted all three beers on tap. As I am a pilsner fan Brewski was my favourite. It had a clean appearance, fresh citrus aroma, full malty flavour, with a balanced hoppy finish. Really enjoyed the fresh beer on tap!

mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8287-20160518] Tap. Floral mineral cleaner aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Biscuit grassy flower flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (7/3/8-/3/14) 3.5+
(@ Wanaka Beerworks, Wanaka, NZ)

jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
2016-05-18. Crisp pale yellow body with a small white head and lace. 3+ Aroma is mild, floral hops, hints of lemon. Flavour is quite floral, lightly bitter, Hints of lemon. Average to light bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Decent take on the style. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle at Wanaka Beer Works, Wanaka, NZ.

GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2015
Pours crystal clear gold with nearly no head. Huge amounts of diacetyl and some DMS. Even worse is some butyric acid. Taste is of buttered popcorn and minerals. Little in the way of malt backing and only a faint bitterness that lingers into the finish.

Bule (2311) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy pale straw color. Finding it difficult to find much flavor in here.

bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Tried off tap at the little bar next door to the BeerWorks. Clear pale golden body with short lasting head. Crisp taste with not a lot of body, pleasant bitterness makes it fairly easy to drink.

joe19612 (3138) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear gold colour with a short white head, aroma is floral and hoppy, taste is light with fruit with a crisp bitter finish.

kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2014
The head is medium, the body golden. It smells maltaromatic, bit spicy, sweet. The taste is spicy, malty, hoparomatic, bit bitter. Medium.

chinchill (5395) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.6% ABV 330 ml brown bottle purchased in Wanaka and consumed a day later in Queensland NZ. BB date of ? 2014. Pours clear amber with a smallish, bubbly, short-lived, off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma: Floral hops, sweet malts, and a trace of vanilla. Flavor: Very good balance even though it is sweeter than, say, a typical Czech pilsner. The hops do dominate eventually in the mildly bitter aftertaste. Feel: medium-light body; lightly crips and smooth; good, medium carbonation. O: a good pilsner with a sweet caramel malt twist.

3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
A most foul aroma of popcorn, yogurt, creamed corn / DMS and butter / diacetyl... pretty much no hop or malt presence to be found. Medium-light body, medium bitterness, dry, husky and silty texture. Mild acid on the palate confirms diacetyl and a sour graininess grows as it opens. Pretty awful stuff and not worth more than a few minutes with. From bottle.

nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 A very nice brewery with two great guys running this plant. Owned by a belgian/Swiss couple. They produce for local market. Though, at the time visiting they only had the 3 populair ones and not the great ones as it was waiting to be bottled. The Beers i tasted where just ok, nothing special. Keep up the good works guys!

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