Seven Mile German Pilsner


“A Classic German style Pilsner. Pairs great with fatty foods, fish and chips, or a salty pretzel. Made with a mix of Australian, and imported ingredients. Each carton contains 16 beers.”

Glassware: Flute.

Appearance: Pale golden hue with lots of Co2 activity. Quite an aggressive pour which yields a massive four finger head. Excellent retention and healthy lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Really clean and conventional. Semi sweet malts provide honey, rice crackers and hay and work in tandem with the Noble hop profile; light florals, peppery spice and herbals. We find it interesting that they call the beer a German Pilsner yet they use Czech Saaz hops. Anywho, it’s a nice aroma all the same.

Flavour: Fairly well structured. It’s got a strong Pilsner malt base which displays a hint of sweet honey and savoury grains, crackers and straw. Some mild DMS (sulfates and creamed corn) presents but it’s pretty well integrated. We’d love to see the Saaz hops coming through a bit more, only subtle touches of earthy herbals and florals creep through. Nicely rounded and balanced finish.

Mouthfeel: Clean, crisp and soft texture. Only slightly under-carnonated for us. Mild-moderate body. The 5.3% ABV is slightly lifted for the style but has no impact on the beer as a whole.

Overall: Well it certainly isn’t our favourite release from Seven Mile but it isn’t bad either. There are some flaws but ultimately it’s a satisfactory crack at a rather difficult style.