Coldstream Pilsner - Coldstream Brewery
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.11/5 rDev -13.1%
A: Pours a clear golden color with a fair head that fades to bites of lacing.
S: Aroma of citrus a bit of malt sweetness and fresh grain.
T: Taste of some citrus and malt sweetness with some grain in the background Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish.
F: Light body, mild crispness, smooth, but a tad too sweet.
O: Decent drinker, not bad for a small brewer in the middle of the Yarra Wine Region. Beer is labeled as "Coldstream Czech Pilsner". I beleive this might be a reformulated version of their "Pilsener", with a slightly higher 4.8% ABV.
06-14-2013 23:47:20 | More by soju6
3.05/5 rDev -14.8%
This bottle has been sitting in my beer fridge for some time. It probably should have been drunk earlier, but there always seems to be something more enticing in there.
Pous a clear light golden colour, with a pretty insipid head of white, that just froms a bubbly ring without much else. Fine carbonation is pleasant, and it looks like it has a pleasant weight to the body. Not bad.
Nose is slightly sweet and cloying, with a hint of underattenuated malt or a corn-syrup adjunct character, but it's pulled back rather nicely by a clear hop fragrance that gives is a bit of organic oomph. For a green-bottle lager, pretty nice.
Taste is similar in construction. Plenty of grainy, slightly soupy or worty sweetness to it, but brought back by a bite of carbonation and a mild bitterness on the back. Very leafy, slightly brusque organic finish. Feelis weak, but with a touch too much sparkle.
Overall, look: it's not a great brew, but it's reasonably well crafted and doesn't have anything off about it, except for that touch too much sweetness. Its main drawback is the drawback it was always going to have: it's just not very interesting.
08-18-2012 03:50:44 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.18/5 rDev -11.2%
Slightly hazy, golden colour. Big, fluffy white head with decent retention. Some lacing.
Herbal, spicy hops are dominant. Low levels of lemon and a hint of pils malt. Clean and very good.
The flavour is a bit muddled, lots of citrussy lemon flavour. A bit musty and "dusty". Little to no real noble hop flavour. Not great.
Crisp, light body with high carbonation. Refreshing even if the carbonation is maybe a little bit too high.
It is a drain pour? No, but the flavour is disappointing and doesn't really work. Definitely not one to try again.
01-06-2010 05:29:42 | More by dgilks
3.95/5 rDev +10.3%
Drunk at Transport, Melbourne.
Poor head, but that was barmaid's fault, not the beer. Nice soft gold.
Aromas of grain, slight sulfer, briar/scrub, soft honey.
Fantastic flavour & balance. Grain & malt & noble hop. Balance is key for this style, and this has it.
Crisp clean finish, refreshing, and very drinkable.
08-21-2009 01:53:08 | More by vancurly
3.83/5 rDev +7%
This pours a pale golden with a half finger of head with some good retention. There is a lemony crispness to both the nose and palate. The lemony-ness gives it a sharpness which I found made it a very refreshing drink. I could easily knock back a few.
11-30-2008 10:44:18 | More by Macca
3.83/5 rDev +7%
This really reminded me of a U.S. Pale Ale.
A: well filtered golden clear colour, big beaded white 2 finger head. Good carb with excitable big bubbles. Average head retention, with an attractive foam ring remaining.
S: Definately some nice aromatic hops (noble). Grapefruit, lemon, perfume, floral - all citrus.
Also some caramel sweetness, & some biscuit.
T: Very hop dominant over maltness. Flowery, floral, citrus (no sourness), grapefruit, musk & some spicey pepper.
Rounded out with some good bitterness, but the dry finish help alleviate the bitterness
M: Complex, enjoyable, full palate (layered)...definately not boring. If anything, would have liked a little more sweetness on the tongue.
D: Very enjoyable & refreshing 'Pilsner'...although enjoyed the US pale ale characteristics.
I have enjoyed the more sweeter caramel Malty pils, this is the opposite - more citrussy & grapefruit.
Definately have more...LOVE to try on tap.
10-14-2008 07:16:10 | More by WHROO
4.05/5 rDev +13.1%
Little head accompanied a dark clear golden colour. little cardination and some lacing.
A touch of honey with a malt smell which is backed up by the taste with a bit more strength in the malt. Sharp and cleasing to the palate.
A beer that I found pleasant to drink and could easily have a good session on.
10-09-2008 07:35:34 | More by Superduck
3.23/5 rDev -9.8%
A - A fairly clear dark golden colour with a few centimetres of white head that falls away quite quickly.
S - Quite a sweet, honeyish nose with underlying floral & fruity hop notes.
T - The taste also has a grainy honey sweetness. Almost a bit too sweet.
M - Medium bodied, medium to low carbonation.
D - An OK beer. I would drink it again but I wouldn't rush out to buy it by the 6 pack.
05-31-2008 10:39:44 | More by brendan13
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
Mid golden with a 1 finger persistent white frothy head
There is a lot of honey on the nose and the palatebacked up with some ill defined but apparent fruity hoppiness.
As well as the initial hints of honey there is a more solid malt middle and finish the the beer.
It is dry sharp and cleansing in the mouth
I find this extremely pleasant drinking not overely sweet and plenty of bitterness.
It matches well with the Pizzas they sell across the bar
12-20-2007 21:19:15 | More by jarmby1711
Coldstream Pilsner from Coldstream Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.