Tuatara Mot Eureka | Tuatara Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tuatara Brewing Co.
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
tuatarabrewing.co.nz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Tuatara Pilsener

Added by VitBAficionado on 10-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of tottel
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass.

Clear gold straw in color, the pour forms up thick silky white head that is here to stay with very good retention before slowly subsiding to an eternal foamy crown and leaving plenty of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Bready malt forwards in a nose then hop nicely shines with notes of floral, citrus, slight herbal, and grass.

The taste is led by intense hop with its crisp, floral, rich zesty citrus, grassy, and some bitterness. Malt harmoniously works well in parallel with its bread and dough profile. Overall, it is very well balance, crisp and clean.

The body is light to medium with lively carbonation to generate nice crispness and smooth mouthfeel through the palate, very refreshing, dry and clean finish.

Surprisingly good, this hoppy Pilsener is very drinkable and super refreshing with its light, crisp, and clean character.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehmmthehmm
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good color, golden. Hops, wheat smell, Malt taste light body, few bitter, Plain

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Photo of AdamSkylar
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gracient
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bit too floral in the hops but the bitterness nearly balances it. Close but not quite for me.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Packaged 01/16/2016. Best by: 01/16/2017. Bottle from a Tops Supermarket in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

5.0% ABV. Bohemian pilsner.

Pilsner malts. Hop character is floral rather than grassy - atraditional, but nevertheless effective. Balanced and enjoyable. Crisp and refreshing. Though it's a bit more hop-emphatic than a traditional expression of the style, it works.

Light-bodied, smooth, wet. Well-carbonated.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of patre_tim
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw with a light haze, tons of carbonation and a whopping head of 6 fingers! Great head retention and nice snow layered lacing.

Skunk, dog, hay, citrus, a hint of burning rubber.

Citrus, gravel, a hint of burning rubber, slightly sweet, big bitter Saaz ending.

Slightly resinous, medium bodied, dry, moderate carbonation.

This is amazing, complex and awesome all at once. One of those great examples of how craft brewing can take such a style beyond expectations, leaving you even more satisfied than you anticipated. Drank April 30th, 2016 in CNX.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw clear golden, lots of carbonation, finger of frothy white head. Aroma grassy, tropical fruit notes. Taste is very citrus melon grapefruit, with a sweet malty backbone, very good.

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Photo of kitschiguy
2.77/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 330ml bottle into a 350ml beer glass.

Poured a nice dark yellow/straw colour and formed quite a nice medium head that lasted a few minutes.

A good, strong nose. Slightly malty with some grassy notes and good deal of hops. Quite pleasant.

Palate was very hoppy - too hoppy for me but in my opinion it was too hoppy. Not much up front just a big hoppy aftertaste. Not well rounded and unbalanced. The taste hit the front of the mouth only. Disappointing.

Mouth was very nice for the style. Quite big, medium body with a fair amount of tight to medium carbonation.

Overall not a bad beer if a bit unbalanced. Good nose and mouth. Will appeal to pilsner drinkers.

Recommended for drinkers of the style.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
Quite a nice pilsner, one that was clean and very easy to drink with a nice bitterness throughout and plenty of citrus flavours too. There was more hops than I had been expecting from the style but it was a nice surprise that helped the beer down even easier than otherwise might have been the case. Good stuff from Tuatata and a decent pilsner that I wouldn't mind picking up again.

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Photo of Extol
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is really good. Different taste than other pils. Grassy mmmm

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Photo of personpitch
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of WilsonLiu
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Sathanas
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of chogm54
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Im rating from last night's notes, which got a little hazy...Poured from a 500mL glass, this beer was pale yellow, with a small fizzy white head and slightly lower than average carbonation.

The smell wasn't too strong, but a nice mix of grassy and fruity odours. The taste was amazing - the grassy sweet malt backbone of a pils, with a big fruit hoppy flavour and bitter finish. The dry hopping is definitely noticeable in this one.

Well worth its $9 price tag.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Champagne blonde with snowy, rimming, pitted white froth.
Bready nose with pineapple NZ hops peaking through.
Some cracker, then big grassy, spicy, papaya and dried pineapple hop hit.
Grapefruit sorbet finish and bitter tingly linger.
Crisp, clingy, some minerals, light.

Czech yeast, Kiwi hops - Pacific Jade to bitter. Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, and Riwaka for flavour. A couple of those are Noble descendents, a couple are tropical fruit, and that's the story. A bit thin - classic Czech Pils do have a malt presence - but as much hops as you can fit in any pale beer that's not "SomethingPA".

New summer go-to.

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Photo of CameronCheung
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GarthT
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml brown reptilian bottle purchased in Wellington, NZ.

Pours amber with a bubbly head.

A bold and hoppy pilsner featuring NZ hops, with an aromatic herbal nose but with the hop power of an American pale ale. Long lasting hoppy aftertaste with more hop complexity than usual. Appropriate malts for balance mainly appear as a limitation on bitterness.

Feel: medium body; nice crisp carbonation.

O: a good pils.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle obtained from a Tuatara mixed 6-pack. I wish more breweries included six different styles in one mixed pack. The pilsener representative pours a light golden hue like fresh honey, with copious amounts of white fizz, perhaps more than I've ever seen for this style. Whoa. Releases a classic grainy pilsener malt aroma like dry crackers but with a few interesting tropical notes like passion fruit or guava ... Subtle but interesting nonetheless. The Saaz hops must be locally grown. Brisk carbonation lifts up the aforementioned cracker malts and a very fresh, bright green grass flavor, lemon rind, sweetish clover or hay, and a grape-like must, maybe some unripe gooseberries or melon rind ... All well-integrated but nevertheless distinct enough to add complexity and character for those who go looking. The tropical notes on the nose are not obvious on the palate, which is instead more classically Saaz: Leafy, herbal, and floral with a palate-cleansing bitterness. Hops > malt. Just a touch of diacetyl richness like you get in some other well-crafted Czech pilseners but otherwise crisp and dry. Another well-constructed brew from the Kiwi kings of craft. Would be a top notch choice for sessions on a hot summer porch.

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Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.94 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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