Monteith's Pilsener | Monteith's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monteith's Brewing Co.
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
monteiths.co.nz

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 05-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
17.25%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
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3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SkylerShores
3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mytu420
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of life_of_agony
2.96/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AddyShaggy
2.76/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SmashPants
3.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: standard 330mL brown bottle with a simple but stylish label.

Appearance: this beer pours a clear golden colour with a large foaming white head - decent retention and some lacing

Aroma: the aroma shows bread malts and a mild grass hop with some spice characters.

Taste: more of the bread malts with a touch of yeast in there. Definitely those grass hops and spices. Refreshing.

Aftertaste: the hop bitterness lingers through here, which is nice. A touch of those malts.

Mouth feel: moderate in both body and carbonation. A decent feel.

Overall: one of Monteith's better beers of late - not a bad pilsener at all. A good standard pilsener flavour of grass hops and bread malts. Decent at AU$55 a case.

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3.65/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.64/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of soju6
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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1/5  rDev -68.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of dansmcd
2.53/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Monteith's Pilsener from Monteith's Brewing Co.
3.13 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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