Hix Beer Pilsener | Hickinbotham of Dromana

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Hickinbotham of Dromana
Australia | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A German style pilsener made using a combination of Australian and imported pale, malted grains. This produces subtle aromas and flavours of bready malt, or cracker-like taste. The German hops provide the element of bitterness and floral flavours. That, combined with high carbonation makes this beer a drink for any occasion.

Added by brendan13 on 07-28-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by heygeebee:
Photo of heygeebee
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From Red Hill Provisions store. No BB

Pours very very pale straw. Slight haze. Two finger head. Nice foam later, little lace.

Aromas are of husks, grain, a little pineapple (!).

Taste is in your face. Big hop bitterness on back palate big malt mid palate. Pineapple continues, almost tart flavours little sweet n sour.

Mouthfeel is big... Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

A surprise package for a pilsner. Big beer. Doubt I would session, but good as a one off.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale gold with a large head fed by lively carbonation.
Nose is restrained but shows bready malt, hay and very soft spicy notes.
Flavours follow along the same lines but also include a grainy character.
Nice moderately high carbonation suits the beer well.

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Photo of no8
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of brendan13
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Propbably the smallest and least known Microbrewery in Victoria. Was suprised to see this on tap at The Local Taphouse.

A - Fairly clear light straw colour with a 3cm head that falls fairly quickly.
S - Herbal hop notes, light grainy character.
T - Much the same as the smell with a good balance between the herbal hops and light grainy malt flavours.
M - Light bodied, fairly high carbonation & noticeable bitterness.
D - A decent Pilsener that I'd drink again.

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Hix Beer Pilsener from Hickinbotham of Dromana
3.62 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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