Prickly Moses Otway Pilsner | Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

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Prickly Moses Otway PilsnerPrickly Moses Otway Pilsner

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Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brendan13 on 07-10-2008

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Photo of heygeebee
3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No BB. Gift. Now 'Organic Pilsner' which i assume is a marketing ploy - the ABV is the same.

Pours a pale straw, Clear. Nice looking head stays a while. Not bad looking pilsner.

Aromas are good for style, some lemons in among the floral hops.

Taste not as good, and has a hint of staleness, I have had it before (Grand Ridge, Black Duck) and wish I knew the brewing fault - it must have a name. Some lemons in mix, a nice crisp finish.

Mouthfeel nicely carbonated and light to medium weight, Refreshing.

OK beer, save the stale taste element.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: standard brown bottle, stylish and cute bottle with an echidna :)

Appearance: light amber straw with a very light haziness. One-finger head that dissipates reasonably quickly.

Aroma: not bad for a pilsner - plenty of character. Malt characters are there, but also floral notes.

Taste: follows from the aroma, with a focus on those floral / grass hop notes.

Aftertaste: just the malt and hop bitterness lingers through for a time.

Mouth feel: quite watery per the style - perhaps a little bit too much. Could also use a touch more carbonation.

Overall: not the greatest, not the worst. Tastes kind of like a light APA (i.e. Without a million hop units). NZ$70.80 a case (2012) - without export costs. Expect around $90 a case or more. Certainly not worth that much

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.82/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Pours pale amber with a rapidly fading suddy head.
Nose shows lemon and very faint floral notes with some weak sweet malt hiding underneath. Very faint.
Flavours redeem the beer, plenty of nutty malt with faint floral hops creating a little refreshment.
Very watery, very low carbonation.

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Photo of Macca
3.06/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a light golden colour. Slightly cloudy. A big head from a vigorous pour but this quickly drops to a bare covering.

A grainy aroma.

The grains continue on the palate along with some spicy notes.

Medium bodied.

Not a fan of this one. Not bad but just not exciting.

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Photo of brendan13
3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a slightly cloudy golden straw colour with a centimetre of fluffy white head that falls away quite quickly
S - Grainy malt note & some herbal spice hints.
T - Very much like the smell.
M - Medium bodied with a fairly high carbonation but not crisp like how Pilsner should be.
D - Nothing bad but nothing to get too excited about. Drinkable enough but there is better choices.

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Prickly Moses Otway Pilsner from Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
3.2 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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