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Monteith's Pilsener - Monteith's Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monteith's Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 05-07-2003

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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 43
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3.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: standard 330mL brown bottle with a simple but stylish label.

Appearance: this beer pours a clear golden colour with a large foaming white head - decent retention and some lacing

Aroma: the aroma shows bread malts and a mild grass hop with some spice characters.

Taste: more of the bread malts with a touch of yeast in there. Definitely those grass hops and spices. Refreshing.

Aftertaste: the hop bitterness lingers through here, which is nice. A touch of those malts.

Mouth feel: moderate in both body and carbonation. A decent feel.

Overall: one of Monteith's better beers of late - not a bad pilsener at all. A good standard pilsener flavour of grass hops and bread malts. Decent at AU$55 a case.

Photo of admiral
3.65/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Dr_Nick
3.64/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mrjez
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery in Greymouth, NZ

Excellent clarity in this light amber ale. Both flavor and aroma are a bit light for style, particularly the aroma. The flavor suggests the use of something other than, or in addition to, traditional Saaz hops. Well-crafted and balanced, as well as very fresh (of course).

Feel: Light+ body with medium-high, very crisp carbonation. Clean finish.

O: very drinkable if somewhat light flavored pilsner.

Photo of magpieken
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of bpfrush
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of soju6
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear golden color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of mild citrus with some malt sweetness and fresh grain.

T: Taste has a bit of citrus with malt sweetness, bit of caramel and grain. Decent bitterness and a fairly dry finish.

F: Light body, crisp, smooth and refreshing.

O: Not what would consider a Bohemian Style but still quite enjoyable. Good for a few.

Photo of lisagirl
1/5  rDev -68.1%

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of sloelco
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Little bit of an odd duck here. Served cold and with a creamy, off white head that soon settled to a light cover and lots of fine lace. Color is a clear amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is malt, grain, hop. Flavor's like nose, grain flavor pronounced, light carbonic tang, mild sweetness and hop bitter. Body is ok, ditto carbonation but even so, it still seems somehow a little flat. Finish is like both flavor and body, which doesn't work to the beer's advantage. gigged it on that a notch. Kind of weird; i like it, but then again... meh.

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of dansmcd
2.53/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - A finger of dense white head. Pale, clear amber body. Only the occasional fleeting hint of lace.

S - Faint aromas of yeast, lemon and grass.

T - Lemon and floral hop flavours, some cracker-like malt backing.

M - Clean yet thin and watery, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

O - Drinkable but quite bland and boring.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer gushed 1/4 of the beer out opening.

A - Hazy pale amber with a 2 finger white head

S - Very bready yeast, faint hints of asparagus, musty grass.

T - Mineral like hop character, some mild floral citrus behind a honey kissed malt. The hops are faint and stay uniform the he drink almost dying off toward the finish. A mild citrus tartness on the finish saves this one.

M - On the heavy side of light but with creamy feel.

Bummer on the gusher but it turned out ok. You can sense the age on this beer. Very nice feel and above average overall.

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a chimay goblet.

Pours a weak yellow colour with not much of a head.

Smells like lager, a bit of hops, some freshness.

Tastes again like your average macrolager, refreshing and some faint hops.

Overall a decent pilsener, not something I would have again.

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pilsner poured out in typical fashion, the body was a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head. The lacing was very minimal. The smell of the beer didn't have too much of a grassy smell which was on the good side for me. The taste was a little hoppier than I thought it'd be. The mouthfeel was average. Overall this pilsner was a bit more tolerable than most others out there.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.52/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber with a large, white head.
Nose shows cardboard, cooked vegetables and sweet bready malt.
Similar flavours but less vegetal character, with more sweet clean malt instead. Very easy-going bitterness, faint grassy hops.
Too much carbonation.

Photo of meeekyh
3.95/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have seen this beer a few times and not picked it up. This time I did. I choose a Hennepin glass for the receptacle.

The beer is clear and light golden in color with a small frothy white head.

The small and taste are greatly reminiscent of the Pinkus Ur Pils. A very pleasant citrus smelling nose with notes of light malts is what this lager offers.

Taste is pleasantly tart, bitter and sweet with a bit of lingering grain.

Mouthfeel is more full than many pilsners and lands squarely in the medium range. Finish is slightly dry and carbonation is ample.

I mark this as one very fine pils and will enjoy many more.


Photo of eric5bellies
3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear stra colour with a slightly off white head that dies slowly.

S - Yest and herbs

T - A little honey present and some herbs, finishes with a certain yeatyness.

M - Light body and fullish carbonation.

D - Not a great pils or even a true one but ok for a session

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Monteith's Pilsener from Monteith's Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.