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Red Angus Pilsener - William Bull Brewery

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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Australia

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: joecast on 06-14-2008)
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
Photo of SleepyMonk
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle poured into a standard Pilsner glass. Poured easily without signs strong carbonation which lead to a thin head that quickly shrank away without lacing.

Whilst holding the glass up to the sunlight I observed a pale straw-ish yellow hue that was a long way from vibrant gold. The nose also lacked character although malt and some very weak citrus notes came through.

Even though I was in the right mood for a Pilsner (i.e. walked for 30 minutes on a rather warm day) the taste of this beer make it worthy of inclusion i anyones preferred beer list. Red Angus boasts a great smooth taste with a subtle degree of tang.

Great beer and will definitely pick it up again and would recommend it to others

More User Reviews:
Photo of Daniell
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours with one finger of head and good lacing. 4

S: Grain initially. Then fruit and actually a sort of sweet fishy funky fruity smell. Not bad. The grain elements remind me of the weihenestephaner original. 3.5

T: on the mouth you also get a mix of fruit and grain. Aftertaste features substantial bitterness. 3.5

M: Well carbed. 4

D: This seems to feature quality ingredients but feels less than the sum of its parts. 3

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear golden pour with a persistent but small head.
Lots of grassy noble hops and some faint sweet malt, with lemon and a hint of passionfruit underneath. Quite interesting for a pilsener.
Flavours include a lot of sweet biscuit dough-like malt (very nice!) and some very faint hops notes. Finishes with a gradual, easy-going bitterness of moderate length. Not exactly balanced for the style (needs to be drier with more pronounced bitterness) but very enjoyable none the less.
Moderately light body (would have liked it to be a bit richer), with spot on carbonation.
Look up "sessionable summer quencher" in the dictionary and this is what you'd find.
Didn't notice any grainy malt or other problems that other people have commented on - perhaps there's a problem with consistency at the moment?

Photo of joecast
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

light yellow with a slight haze. low carbonation. thin white head

nice grassy hop aroma. very pronounced and inviting. one dimensional, but good.

bitterness hits at just the right level to make you notice, but not beat you palate to a pulp. very easy to knock this one back, in fact, i've already finished the 345ml bottle! where did that go?

smooth mouthfeel from the low carb level and as i said, very easy to drink. maybe not 100% to style, but certainly a tasty beer.

Photo of Stavage
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass, got a small but rocky head, with ok retention. Otherwise a very clear golden straw colour.

Got a lot of light malt smells, hops spiciness, and a fresh grainy grassy scent. Refreshing if nothing else.

Grassy earthy malt flavours hit the palate up front but a very dry and spicy floral hop taste bites in quickly.

Light bodied with a medium carbonation which I think worked well. Very crisp and as mentioned refreshingly dry.

Overall a light refreshing beer that packs a bite. Perfect to wash down a variety of meals, but perhaps a little too light and grassy to just drink by itself for my tastes.

Photo of WHROO
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a true golden colour although struggled for a decent head that recided quickly & leaves no lacing...bar a slight ring of foam around the edge.
Aroma was nice, malty & sweet...a little biscuit & grainyness & some fermented fruitiness...definately had some nice body to the smell
Taste was also pleasant - hints of sweet grainy malts, but considering its a Pils, I expected a lot more bitterness. There is a little bitterness but!
Mouthfeel was fine with average to good carbonation.
I could sit on this during a session no probs at all, although a more expensive beer at the local bottle-o...
From the malty sweetness across the tongue to start with, to the gently bitterness as it went down - very enjoyable & easy to drink.

Photo of juju7
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ticks all the right boxes of a good pils. Pours bright golden with a smallish head. Nose is inticing, a bit of tropical pineapple in there and a touch of cereal at the back behind some floral hop action. Pretty cool. On the palate it is a very easy drink, full-flavour, rounded bitterness and well balanced. I am impressed at how well this holds up given it only has 5 months left on it's freshness date. I've had fresher examples of this before but this is fine. A very good new world pils.

Photo of mulder1010
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330 ML poured into an Imperial Pint

A-- Poured a darker golden straw color. Lots of carbonation bubbles all through this. Bright white one finger head that quickly drops off on this. Looks better on swirling. A few strips of lacing on the sides of the glass

S-- Floral and spicy hops really make the nose good with this. Has a bright, vibrant smell to this.

T-- A lot of fresh bread in the taste. To me quite malty.

M-- Get some fresh cut grass in the back of the mouth mixed in with doughy bread and a bit of a metallic taste. Quite hearty but the metal taste is a bit of a turn off. A bit of crispness from the grass taste. Very lively and a bit prickly. High carbonation and medium feel. A bit of a sourdough feel at the end.

O-- Not bad at all. Good take on a German style Pilsener. Can have 2 pretty easily and not worry about it.

Photo of vancurly
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much discussion on this bottle design in Australian beer forum. For mine, it's quite attractive.

Pours a haze-free pale gold/yellow, nice steady white foamy head that leaves some rings of lace as it descends.

Green, leafy aroma, some pine, some herbs, hint of biscuit & bread crusts. Plenty of interest.

Drinks well, leading first with a mixed bag of malt, followed by grassy, almost minty hop flavour. Rounded off with a medium bitterness and long aftertaste.

Well balanced, easy to drink.

Photo of LiamAhearn
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Good level of carbonation and foam / head retention. Pale straw - light gold in colour. Very clear and bright.

S: White bready maltiness with slight sulphur note. Very light grassy hop aroma. Clean fermentation with no esters detected.

T: Low levels of bready / grainy maltiness but quite crisp and allowing hop flavours and bitterness to shine through.

M: Refreshing and balanced. Med - light body and very clean after taste.

D: Easy drinking if not a little over carbonated. Much more enjoyable than most Aussie mainstream largers.

Photo of dansmcd
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Clear straw coloured body under a finger of soapy white head with good retention and sticky lacing. Nice.

S - Floral hops, some spice, pils malt. A touch stale like pub carpet - no bottling or best before date on the bottle unfortunately.

T - Grassy hops, slightly fruity, fresh white bread.

M - Smooth medium body, moderate carbonation. No bitterness.

O - A better than average pilsener. Check it out.

Photo of kmadison
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a clear pale straw color with a 1 finger white head.

A little bit grainy with solid classsic European and new world hop aromas. The hops give it slight citrus, but also a grassy(almost New Zealand Sauvigon Blanc) aroma.

A very drinkable Pilsener with great crispness and nice flavors.

One of my favorite Australian Pilseners and perhaps my favorite bottled Australia Pilsener to date. Recommend to seek this one out if in Australia or anywhere else it might be sold.

Photo of benbeer
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pale and clearish, small head.
Scent- Floral, and grassy, fresh, herby.
Taste-Smooth, pleasantly bitter and aromatic.
Mouth feel-light and refreshing with an interesting character, very enjoyable.
Overall-Excellent beer, floral, and satisfying aromatics!

Photo of mothman
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pils glass.

Pours a large fluffy white. Good retention and some lace. Color is a clear golden yellow. Active carbonation.

Aroma: Herbal grassy hops, pale malts, light citrus notes, and some biscuit flavors.

Taste: Has an even bigger herbal flavor with some lemongrass citrus. Bready and biscuity malts.

Mouthfeel: Dry and crisp. Lighter bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends dry, slightly hoppy.

Overall, a decent average pils. Nice flavors with a good drinkability. Not to bad.

Photo of ADZA
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a pale see thru straw colour with nice carbonation that leaves a fast vanishing one finger head and subtle lacing,the aroma is very grainy with some feint floral hop notes too,it has an average mouthfeel with average tastes of strong grains and some weak floral,fruity hops and to be totally honest very dissapointing i remembered this beer to be better but i was wrong i mean its easy enough to drink as a session beer but there is no complexity to this beer at all and it has no distinguishing features whatsoever.

Photo of PartyBear
2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Classic golden pilesner colour, with a big fluffy head, however, this fades fast. Very carbonated.

S - The initial aromas are quite malty. Grassy hops. Mild citrus.

T - The malts are a lot more noticeable than in a traditional pilsener, giving it a sweetish taste at first. The hops kick in after and provide a bitter finish.

M - Considering the highly carbonic appearance, it felt oddly flat in the mouth. Light, and thin.

D - With the maltiness it proves slightly strange for a pilsener but in it's own right is an interesting beer. Quite drinkable although the flatness is a little disappointing.

Photo of heygeebee
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found on the menu at Ad-Lib Bistro, Pymble - nice to see craft in on the drinks menu.

Pours a full four-finger head, light golden in colour. Lacing stays for ages. A nice looking beer overall

Aromas of grassy hops, quite pronounced.

Strong hoppy taste, full flavoured, and quite bitter for the lighter Pilsner style. Full bodied in the mouth and took a while to drink. Long, long, aftertaste.

I suspect this would get a little much after a couple, but nice to enjoy just the one.

Side-note - almost too much flavour to go with a light salmon entree (!)

Photo of jarmby1711
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I dont think I had shaken the bottle but on opening this was a lively customer.
Very active and frothy to the point of wastage .
Once I wrestled it into a glass I was left with alarge cloud of white head sitting atop an opaque light gold bubbling beer.
The smell was of a spritzy citrus character initially and then developed a more characteristic Pilsner malty biscuitness.
The flavour profile is complex and I thought hard to define as there seeem to e lots of competing flavours for the palate to discern.That said they were pleasant flavours .However forced to name them I could come up with cloves and tangerine but freely admit that there was more to it .
The palate has a great sharpness that pushes any sweetness calmly to the side .
It sits well in the mouth.
I liked this beer . If I didnt know it style I would have thought the appearance and the taste had some hefeweizen characteristics.
But the malt profile was more of a pilsner to me.
Is this good or bad ? or does it just make it any interesting beer ?

Photo of brendan13
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark straw with a 2cm white head that falls away leaving a thin whisp.
S - Grainy with some herbal and slight citrus hop notes. Very vague notes of diacetyl.
T - Also very grainy in the taste with earthy and herbal noble hop character and slight citrusy touches. The diacetyl becomes more apparent in the taste.
M - Light bodied, fairly well bittered, medium to high carbonation.
O - A decent enough beer but the diacetyl lets it down a bit.

Photo of dgilks
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear pale straw colour with a 1 finger white head. Average head retention leading into a patchy film over the beer.

A little bit grainy with solid noble and new world hop aromas. The hops come across as grassy with a touch of citrus. Light sulphur.

A light grainy sweetness kicks off the beer with the palate quickly moving onto a nice hit of hop bitterness which lingers. Hop character is slightly confused but the light grassy and citrus note are good. Crisp, clean finish.

Light to medium body with plenty of crisp carbonation. Well crafted in this area.

A light, refreshing and tasty pilsner. I can see myself buying more of this very good beer.

Photo of LittleCreature
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 3.0
Pours a thin white head that all but disappeared very quickly. The body is a pale straw with quite a bit of chill haze.

Smell - 4.0
Enticing aromas of toffeeish malt, grain and a little fruit.

Taste - 4.0
Lots of flavour this one, with a toffeeish malt backbone which is a little overwhelmed by the grassy and citric hops. Bitterness is on the high side, which I like, and there is enough flavour and sweetness that it is never harsh.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Quite crisp, a little thick in the mouth for a pils.

Drinkability - 3.5
A bit too strongly flavoured to be a sessionable pils, but I would drink one again.

OVERALL - 3.7
Very much in the category of "New World Pils" like Knappstein. It is very good, not a sessionable beer, but definitely worth a try for any Aussie beer lover.

Red Angus Pilsener from William Bull Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.