“A new world Pilsner exhibiting fresh stone fruit and citrus aromas over delicate and subtle malt layers. This beer finishes clean and dry with just enough bitterness to balance its light body.”
Glassware: Stemmed tulip.
Appearance: Pale golden pour with close to full clarity. Good Co2 activity and holding a two finger head fairly well. Not a whole lot of lacing to speak of…some spotty and blotchy patches here and there.
Aroma: A new world interpretation for sure. It’s displaying delicate fruit sweetness and a hint of citrus – floral peach/skins, nectarine, subtle grapefruit and even a very mild touch of lychee. Reinforced by its grainy malt backbone which provides more of the conventional rice crackers, light honey and cereal. Pretty damn good actually.
Flavour: It follows on from the nose with a distinct fruity hop profile. Although subtle the fleshy sweetness of tropical stonefruits and the gentle acidity of grapefruit/lemon can be found. Getting some peppery spice which wasn’t present on the nose. It cleans up nicely as it finishes dry and grainy with good length.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and well polished. A nice little sparkle to the Co2 and the 4.8% ABV is right on point.
Overall: Liked it. We prefer new world Pilsners from more of a NZ angle but this stacks up pretty darn well. We’re pleased we came back to these guys for another crack coz they’ve got some respectable beers in their arsenal.