We’re usually bashing this brewery for it’s dated labels but we thought we’d focus on the positives this time around. This pilsner actually comes quite decorated with a couple of bronze and a gold medal from national and international beer competitions. Putting Australia on the craft beer map always deserves recognition.
We served this in a flute glass. The clear, bright golden pour offers brilliant transparency as the loosely packed 1 and a half finger head reduced to a lonesome patch in the middle of the beer. Minimal lacing is expected. We’re detecting a malt-forward aroma with plenty of honey sweetness, grains, rice and biscuit. Quite buttery too. The German Noble hops do a good job of providing the light florals, spice and a little citrus to offset the malts. In the mouth it’s mineraly with a super smooth texture. The carbonation is mild and the body mild-medium. A light dose of bitterness with a muted citrus taste gets things underway. Instantly a malty/honey sweetness nullifies the hops and leads a hint of florals through the mid, delivering a soft, sweet finish with a restrained bitterness on the back palate. Not bad. 4.6% ABV is modest, although most European-style pilsners are on the lower end of the scale. Look, it’s nothing memorable but it would definitely go down well on a hot summers day. Crisp, refreshing and sessional…..that’s about it.