Blue Sky Pilsner - Blue Sky Brewery
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SmashPants:
2.1/5 rDev -12.5%
Bottle: standard 330mL brown bottle with a tacky macro label.
Appearance: light amber in colour with a fair amount of carbonation behind it. A bubbling head jumps up and drops to a film fairly quickly. Not much retention or lacing.
Aroma: smells of cheap grains - possibly corn or rice. Not brilliant.
Taste: Again with the cheap grains. There is a kind of yeasty fug hanging about too.
Aftertaste: not much in the aftertaste, it is fairly crisp. Pretty standard lager stuff, but with an unfortunate fug in the background.
Mouth feel: a very bubbling, sharp mouth feel. Possibly a bit too high on the carbonation.
Overall: until I had a closer inspection of the label half-way through, I could have sworn by both the flavour and the label that it was a cheap import from South-East Asia. Not a brilliant prospect at all - and certainly not a pilsner. Seems far more like a cheap lager.
03-17-2013 06:18:07 | More by SmashPants
More User Reviews:
2.68/5 rDev +11.7%
Pours vibrant gold with a large head. Nose shows hay, bready malt and very faint spicy, grassy hops. Pretty restrained. Flavours include more sweet bready malt and hay alongside spicy hops before a mild metallic bitterness finishes things off. A bit overcarbed.
11-22-2012 02:56:14 | More by CrazyDavros
2.55/5 rDev +6.3%
Had on-tap at Cairns Airport recently, along with three of their other bland lagers.
And again, sigh, this pours a pale golden colour, this time with a very slight haze to it. Why? If anything I want my pilsner crystal clear (kellerbiers notwithstanding), and this has more haze than their other range. Head is a very fine white colour, forming as a solid ring. Carbonation is fine, but speeds through the very light body. Again, I'm unimpressed, but it has some nice things about it.
Nose is slightly grainy, with a mild herbal edge to it. Otherwise, quite empty: it has a cleanness but an overarching blandness.
Taste is similar, and closer to style, perhaps... if I squint. Light German-style pils grain characters, maybe a touch of sharper hops and a hint of carbonic acidy to it. There's a slight yeasty aftertaste as well, which is unpleasant. It had some good signs, but just veered unsteadily off course.
Overall, this was the best of the lot, and by a decent margin. But this just goes to show what a woeful showing Blue Sky has.
11-01-2012 04:11:35 | More by lacqueredmouse
2.43/5 rDev +1.3%
From iPhone notes. On tap at Blue Sky at Cairns airport.
Pours an impressive fluffy white one finger head pale straw hazy body.
Not much on nose, a little corn.
Taste has some hop presence but not a lot, more in Helles lager dough territory.A little metal also in the mix.
Mouthfeel somewhat sharp.
Ok-ish beer but not great by any means, not a true Pilsner IMHO
10-01-2012 08:24:32 | More by heygeebee
Blue Sky Pilsner from Blue Sky Brewery
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.