Pikes Oakbank Beer Pilsner | Oakbank Brewing

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Brewed by:
Oakbank Brewing

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ADZA on 12-22-2011

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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2.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Skunky aroma, but underneath is honey, floral and grassy notes.
Very similar flavours, very Czech pilsner-like. Somewhat weak though.
Carbontion could be a bit higher.
Get rid of the skunky note and this would be a lot better.

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Photo of Rwalford74
3.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SquidProQuo
3.85/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An Adelaide beer, Pikes is more known locally as a winery than a brewery and this beer has been brewed in fits and starts since the 1990s.

All South Australian beers compare poorly with Coopers although Pikes can hold their head high with this tasty treat.

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Photo of ADZA
2.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

At first i thought this was the same beer as stated but the label on the bottle and the ABV are definately different,the smell is abit subdued with feint aromas of mainly Redgum honey,a touch of soap,lavender and grassy hops,the mouthfeel is lightbodied and abit lacklustre for my liking but the taste is a touch better not much though and has hints of Redgum honey straight away which starts it off sweet and after that settles i get citrus zest,barley and the finish is grassy herbal hops but the sweetness still lingers and to be quite honest after tasting this then asking my mate where he bought it to which he replied their first name is Dan i had to check the BB date to which it stated 7th September 2010 and i was right on the money mean i wouldnt be suprised if a couple of months out but that is crazy and i always check my BB date when purchasing but after my mate said he bought it today i thought pilsner must be in code so didnt even look and it definately reinforces my personal enbargo on them and obviously the jury is still out on this drop as this style needs to be fresh and this bottlo is definately hurting the reps of some microbrews out there as their macro range is fresher than their micro and like milk it should be treated accordingly or if too hard stick to dealing macro swill cheers.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: a good quality green bottle with a decent boutique-looking label. A good package.

Appearance: this beer is a mid-amber colour with a decent half-finger of bright white head. Lasts for quite a while, with limited lacing. Looks decent.

Aroma: some pleasant orchard fruit aromas with a sweet malt. Smells refreshing.

Taste: the flavours are there in the mouth but a little weaker. Still, a nice pilsener.

Aftertaste: the flavours last quite a while, which is nice. Can be sessional, or enjoyed more slowly.

Mouth feel: light in body with a medium carbonation. Works pretty well.

Overall: a nice Australian pilsener. Worth having again, and okay-ish at AU$67 a case. Good, well-rounded flavours.

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Photo of KalanM
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Pikes Oakbank Beer Pilsner from Oakbank Brewing
2.99 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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