Tuatara Mot Eureka | Tuatara Brewing Co.

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Tuatara Mot EurekaTuatara Mot Eureka

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

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Tuatara Pilsener

Added by VitBAficionado on 10-23-2007

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by CameronCheung:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
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 biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, part of an apparently representative mixed-sixpack from this brewery, recently made available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, kind of glassy, pale golden hue, with a half finger of bristling, foamy off-white head, which bleeds away rather quickly, leaving nothing more than a low ebbing berm around the glass.

It smells of grainy pale malts, a bit of thin fruity lemon, and weak leafy, grassy hops. The taste is bready, somewhat biscuity malt, some mild earthy yeastiness, and surprisingly zingy herbal, grassy hops. Kiwi Saaz? Sure, I can dig it.

The bubbles are fairly sedate, though hardly inert, the body a sturdy medium weight, and generally smooth, nothing really pulling or tugging, as one might expect. It finishes on the dry side, the hops surely overriding any latent malt vagaries, quite decidedly so.

An agreeable Czech pilsener, but through the filter of that increasingly familiar New Zealand terroir - grassy, but not _grassy_, y'know?

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Photo of gracient
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
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 joemcgrath27
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - clear straw golden, one finger of head dissipated to a thin cover with minimal lacing
S - biscuity, grainy, leafy, metallic, buttery, classic pilsner
T - buttery biscuit malt matched by crisp leafy green hops, grainy with metallic, so fresh and so clean clean
M - light and crisp with a nice carbonation kick, finishes dry and clean
O - WOW, this has all of the classic aspects of an outstanding czech pils in spades and then some to go with its own unique character, very flavourful and easy drinking, wish i could have this on the regular

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Photo of AdamSkylar
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Vibrant gold pour with a large but quickly fading head that leaves lot of lacing.
Lots of grassy saaz in the aroma, with spicy and subtle sweet floral, grape and passionfruit notes.
Classic pilsener taste with light bready and grainy malt. Not much hops flavour, but a full-on metallic bitterness hits you in the face.
Light body, moderately high carbonation - good for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of matjack85
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this single 11.2oz brown bottle at the new Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for the rather steep price of $4.99 a bottle. No freshness date but there is a short blurb about the beer on the side label.

The beer poured a hazy straw gold color with a fantastic 4 finger white head that lasted several minutes. Lacing was also plentiful. No complaint about the looks.

The smell was a pleasant mix of both malt and hops. The label says they use a boatload of Saaz hops in here, so I'm sure that's what I'm smelling.

The taste is fruity, malty, and pleasantly bitter. There's a lot more bitterness here than what you'd expect in your typical pilsner, but I loved it. As one of the noble hops, the Saaz bitterness is mild, so going extra heavy on Saaz does not give it that IPA-like kick, so it worked well here in this New Zealand pilsner. There is some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste as well.

Medium bodied, smooth, and decent carbonation make for a pleasant mouthfeel.

Only the price keeps this from being a great session beer. At $30 a six-pack I can only enjoy this one bottle at a time.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a half finger high head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of grassy hops in the nose.
T: The hops really stand out in this beer, contributing flavors of grassy and herbal hops along with a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied (with some slight hints of chewiness) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems very different compared to other pilseners in the sense that it’s dominated by aromas and flavors of hops, so this might be something that is appealing to a hop head that is looking for a lighter-bodied beer compared to India Pale Ales.

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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of patre_tim
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
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 kdown
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma of this beer brings... passion fruit! Impressive, I never would imagine to see that on a Czech Pilsner. We have tropical tones, as mellon, accompanied by honey and the expected grassy hop tones. The medium body leaves a hoppy finish, with medium duration (as the style prescribes). That beer was a great experience, and is on par (or perhaps even better) than the wonderful Pilsner Urquell. I just loved it.

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale straw color a tinge of orange. Full finger head that sticks around for a long time.

Mild fruity hop with a lot of pale lemon grass malts. Yeasty zest.

Very pale and citrus. A lot of tingle up front. Transition with a fruity Belgian style yeast flavor. A resin pine hop finish is balanced extremely well with the tangy Pilsner malt finish.

Velvet smooth, crisp and refreshing. Bohemian is a fitting name for this take on a Pilsner.

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Photo of trumpy
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer, even though it is sometimes hard to get, I will hunt down more. Probably the hoppiest Pils I have ever tried, the only one i can think of that is similar is knappstein. They ALMOST overpower it, but then as a big fan of IPA's and DIPA's, I guess I am not scared of hops! Appearance is a clear straw yellow with about an inch of white head that fades after a few minutes. A good looking beer. The nose is big saaz, with oddly enough, seemingly a trace of diff oil!!?? and Nelson Sauvin I think. The malt backs it up really well, and there is a really nice lingering bitterness that hangs around for a few minutes. You know a beer is good when you keep sticking your nose back into an empty glass to sniff!

This is currently at the front of my list of NZ beers, alongside Emersons Pilsner. Really good.

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Photo of thehmmthehmm
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
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 smcolw
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice foamy egg-shell white head. Leaves a dome after three minutes. Plenty of chunky lace on the glass. Settles very slowly. Remarkably cloudy for the style--looks like hefeweizen. Dark gold color.

The smell is a nice blend of pale malts and delicate, almost flowery hop spice. Slight graininess with a distracting touch of iron metal nose.

Good dry grain start to the taste. This quickly succumbs to a stronger than expected peppery hop bitterness. The finish is all hop and lasts a very long time. The body is a bit on the rich side for the style, but the carbonation makes it seem appropriate.

Not a subtle beer, as a hop head I like it, but it is far more bitter than a Czech Pils.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
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 Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
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 tottel
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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