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4853 Panhead Port Road Pilsner

Panhead Port Road Pilsner

ABV

5.2%

Brewed In

Upper Hutt

What to expect:

Punchy fruity hops, crisp lively bitterness

Judges Comments:

Perhaps we can now call this New Zealand’s best pilsner. For the third year running it’s in the Top 30. Tropical fruit, citrus and hints of sauvignon blanc on the nose. It smells so inviting and comes with a robust carbonation that tickles your palate all over and a bright bitterness that doesn’t dominate. All of this is tethered by a grainy malt thread that creates a seamless beer. It’s hard to overstate how impressive this beer is. It feels like a high-revving race car – from the pale lemon appearance, through the tight, white frothy head and finishing with a bright bitterness that’s solid but doesn’t dominate the malt sweetness.

 

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Pairing Recommendation:

The New Zealand-style pilsner is more robust than the European equivalent and the fruity hops can handle refined spice, such as Vietnamese spring rolls or a banh mi sandwich.