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Speight's Pilsner - New Zealand Breweries Limited

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Speight's Pilsner
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TubaManJack on 05-05-2009

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3.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Available only in the Speight's Tap Room in Dunedin at the conclusion of the brewery tour, although it has been to Beer Tasting Competitions.

From Keg to ~4oz. taster glass.
Appearance- A nice golden body, with an active amount of carbonation. The head was rather frothy and lingering -excessive but that was my lack of experience with pouring, let alone into small glassware.
Smell- Its a mild hop that is not the usual Saaz Hop. I am not holding it against them because its a nice change. The hop aroma is upfront and seems to blends herbal and orange notes together. The sweet malt takes a backseat.
Taste- A noticeable hop kick, from a mild pilsner. The hops seems to have a more pronounced earthy tone and slight orange kick that meanders into the sweet malt at the back of each sip.
Mouthfeel- Crisp finish with a lagery slickness.
Drinkability- It was an easy choice to go for another pour. I believe it is unique enough to make it in a limited release.

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Speight's Pilsner from New Zealand Breweries Limited
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