James Squire Original Pilsener

James Squire Original Pilsener

Rated 3.677 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery

Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Style:  Bohemian / Czech Pilsener

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Pilsener brewed with Czech Saaz and New Zealand Belgian Saaz aroma hops.

ID: 9594 Last updated 19 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank1237
Overall Percentile97.7
Style Rank1 of 1802
Style Percentile99.9
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.880
Weighted Score3.677
Standard Deviation0.492

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  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Medium gold body with an average creamy white head. Nice aroma, some malt, hops, and maybe fruit. Pretty good flavour, pleasingly bitter. Above average mouthfeel and finish. Served almost not too cold by Aussie standards.

  • VANDERLA 265 reviews
    rated 3.9 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Medium gold colour, nice tight frothy off-white head. Attractive lace as the drink goes down. Good, healthy "green" hoppy nose. Touch of sulfur and a little tropical fruit. Spicy hop flavour, touch of pale malt. Lingering, metallic bitterness at the back. It has more body than your average pilsener, but is matched by the bitter length. Well balanced, and very drinkable.

  • CAMEL 53 reviews
    rated 3.8 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    was just really impressed, 'Beer of the month' at the local pub so i got one for the first time, a fairly darkish look, nice attractive taste and smell. kept nice white creamy head, had a vauge nutty aftertaste, Nice nice beer

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 3.3 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    My third Malt Shovel / James Squire beer, and this is yet another so-so, wishy-washy beer. Much more interesting than their Porter and Amber, but not decidedly so, IMO.

    The label go's on about saluting the Czechs for inventing the style -- and then seemingly turns around and throws the Pilsner Brewing 101 textbook out the window. Yes, there is Saaz in this -- that much is obvious. But this is way too soft and mushy for the style, and not nearly dry enough. Not horrible, but could be so much more interesting. In addition, unlike the rest of the Malt Shovel beers, I can see that a finely-made Pilsner would sell quite well in Australia.

    If I was Down Under right now, I'm sure I would probably order this much more often than Toohey's, Swan, Emu, VB, etc, etc. But from where I'm sitting right-here and right-now, this isn't anything to get overally excited about.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Medium gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A medium bodied pilsner. WOW a pilsner with some substantial flavor to it. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are spicy and grapefruity. Nice balanced between the fruitiness, spiciness and bitterness. It is a little out of style for a pilsner, but I think I might have found a pilsner I really like. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Appearance: creamy white head with a clear golden body. Yup, looks like a pilsener. Flavor: This pilsener is actually medium bodied. Amazing. It has a flavor that's pretty well balanced between hoppiness & fruitiness. Why can't other brewers make pilseners with some cojones like this one? The only other pilisener w/ this much character is Victory's Prima Pils

  • DUNBRO 7 reviews
    rated 5.0 20 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    try it

  • FOGHORN65 196 reviews
    rated 4.0 20 years ago

    Aroma: 0 | Appearance: 0 | Mouthfeel: 0 | Flavor: 0 | Overall: 0

    I thought this beer was great. It's a classic dry, well hopped pils that drinks easy enough and didn't have any objectionable after taste. Clean.

  • VINCENT 23 reviews
    rated 4.3 20 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Mellow and well rounded with the hopy bitterness that characterises a pilsener.

  • FUZZY 122 reviews
    rated 3.6 20 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    decent . costs too much . its the same price as pilsner urquell for fucks sake .

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