An admirable effort at a twist on a classic, this new world pilsner is hopped with three different Hallertau varities, and certainly has a unique flavour profile for a Pilsner.
The Good: I think it's great that Southern Bay have tried to give the pilsner their own unique twist, and there is certainly some interesting hop flavours going on with what would typically be a malt forward brew. The more I sip this beer, the more I get out of it.
The Bad: I guess I'm not much of a pilsner man to be honest, but I just think this is a little plain for me. The effort of adding additional hops is great, but I'm still not getting a lot out of it.
Enjoyment: While I'm sure this would be highly enjoyable to those who are a little shy on the hoppy beer front, for me this just feels like it's lacking on some front. I could quite happily sit on these at a barbie or while dipping a toe in the water, but to be honest, I would probably rather something with a little more flavour. Still an ok beer, and I'm sure quite popular with a lot of Australian beer drinkers, but I guess to be honest I was underwhelmed. That said, I love what Southern Bay do overall and strongly suggest you try their beers for yourself.
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