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Monteith's Pilsener - Monteith's Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monteith's Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 05-07-2003)
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-27-2014 10:42:48 | More by mrjez
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

03-10-2014 02:06:40 | More by XsoldoutX
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South Carolina

3.41/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

01-05-2014 20:44:00 | More by chinchill
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-29-2013 14:02:33 | More by magpieken
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-02-2013 01:33:12 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-10-2013 11:41:19 | More by KalanM
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-29-2013 19:08:43 | More by bpfrush
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

05-30-2013 04:29:17 | More by soju6
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

1/5  rDev -67.5%

05-12-2013 08:11:01 | More by lisagirl
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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

01-27-2013 18:00:01 | More by Kunstman
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-26-2012 02:31:49 | More by sloelco
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

01-17-2012 04:26:04 | More by drpimento
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

12-07-2011 12:52:33 | More by ROGUE16
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2.53/5  rDev -17.9%

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.

11-01-2011 04:37:35 | More by dansmcd
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3.1/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

07-21-2011 23:52:53 | More by StaveHooks
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

07-17-2011 14:10:02 | More by CwrwAmByth
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3.45/5  rDev +12%

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.

06-24-2011 01:57:55 | More by Knapp85
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2.53/5  rDev -17.9%

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.

06-10-2011 09:50:22 | More by CrazyDavros
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3.95/5  rDev +28.2%

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.


05-28-2011 02:14:56 | More by meeekyh
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3.4/5  rDev +10.4%

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

03-11-2011 16:08:13 | More by eric5bellies
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3.45/5  rDev +12%

Poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Hazy gold with light carbonation. A small white head slowly recedes to a film of foam. Leaves a fair amount of lace.

S: Mild lemon and cut grass aromas do most of the work. Some dry grain is behind.

T: A pepper bitterness provides most of the flavor. Malts are subdued and has a bit of honey to them. Finishes with a lingering pepper bitterness that gets a touch metallic.

M: The medium body is slightly doughy and a bit over carbonated.

D: This is an OK, but not great Pils. It lacks the lightness and refreshing aspects this style requires.

02-20-2011 21:31:52 | More by Rayek
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4.18/5  rDev +35.7%

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a golden hue with orange highlights. Big stark white head with huge bubbles, about two fingers worth, that slowly drops to about a finger. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Aromas of sweet malt with a balancing noble hop aroma. Caramel and a hint of flintiness.

First sip is of grainy malt, on the sweet side, with a clean hop bitterness. Short finish of bitterness that fades nicely.

Mouthfeel is light, not watery. Nice level of carbonation.

Very drinkable, refreshing, sessionable.

01-15-2011 03:04:55 | More by JamnesCameron
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3.23/5  rDev +4.9%

Served as part of a tasting... it's a good looking pilsner. Orange color, big head, not bad at all.

The nose is definitely earthy, a little citrus hops in there and an earthy malt presence.

The flavor is very bready, and sweet, with no boldness of hops at all. Pretty weak really, but crisp and easy to drink.

I'd expect a little more out of a truly good pilsner, so this one falls into the average range for me.

01-13-2011 21:23:40 | More by theboozecruise
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear golden color with one finger of white head. The retention of the collar was not much to speak of and it soon left little more than spots of lacing. The aroma was dry and grainy with some yeast elements as well. The flavors were slightly sweet and just as grainy as the aroma with a lot of dry pilsner malt, some crystal malt and an adjunct grain flavor as well. The mouthfeel was average, the body med/light and the carbonation medium.

12-27-2010 03:35:42 | More by thekevlarkid
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

2.85/5  rDev -7.5%

Appearance-Golden in colour, no head and average carbonation.
Smell-Faint hop and yeast smell.
Taste-The hops give a bitter edge to the beer but leave quickly making the flavour a bit short but it's a thirst quencher.
Mouthfeel-Average mouthfeel which fizzes away.
Drinkability-A drinkable but underwhelming pilsener,could sink a few on a hot summers day.

11-17-2010 10:31:41 | More by keitho
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Monteith's Pilsener from Monteith's Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.