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Pilsener

Pilsener

Pilseners (sometimes spelt as Pilsners) are a type of lager, named after the town of Pilsen in the Czech Republic.  While light in colour and served cold, Pilseners typically have a stronger hop flavour  and aroma than other lagers, which gives them their characteristic bite.   When the craft beer movement took off in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, these ‘new world’ breweries often strongly emphasised this hoppy character, meaning ‘new world’ pilseners are often hoppier than their European cousins.  While many European lagers are sometimes referred to as Pilseners, for the sake of consistency, we’ve included beers like Beck’s and Stella Artois in the Lager section, and used our Pilsener category for the ‘new world’ style only.


Beers

Crafty Beggars Golden Days

Crafty Beggars Golden Days

Light golden hue with a subtle hint of aromatic citrus hops on the aroma and flavour, clean hop bitterness is balanced with the residual malt sweetness.

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Emerson's Pilsner

Emerson's Pilsner

Laden with Riwaka hops, Emerson's Pilsner has an overt fruitiness that begs comparison with Marlborough's world-beating sauvignon blancs. The beer’s palate shows a hint of early malt sweetness but develops a lengthy dry finish.

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James Squire Four 'Wives' Pilsener

James Squire Four 'Wives' Pilsener

James Squire Four Wives Pilsener is true to the classic European pilsner style, with crisp, clean bitterness and grassy, citrusy hop aromas and flavour

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Little Creatures Pilsner

Little Creatures Pilsner

With Tasmanian Helga, New Zealand Pacifica and Saaz hops added throughout the brewing process this beer has a light, fresh flavour and a crisp bitterness.

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Mac's Hop Rocker

Mac's Hop Rocker

Hop Rocker is hoppy enough to match up to a spicy curry, but well balanced enough to also remain very refreshing and drinkable. The full citrus aromas and bitter notes from the generous hopping add a touch of botanical exoticism.

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Speight's Triple Hop Pilsner

Speight's Triple Hop Pilsner

Triple Hop Pilsner is a light golden colour true to the pilsner style. As a pilsner it’s a hop dominated brew, with three hop varieties; Cascade, Green Bullet and Nelson Sauvin. These give the initial hit of citrus fruit...

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Goes great with

Creamy Chicken Curry

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