Just like you, but different
Duncan’s is a small craft beer company located on the Kāpiti Coast.
We make awesome beer!
A New Zealand take on an old world classic.
A crisp, dry lager, nicely hopped with floral notes of citrus and spice.
This pilsner surprised us with complexity of flavour. All the taste of New Zealand summer in one seriously tasty pilsner. Citrus aromas are strong but not overpowering, lip-smacking fresh flavour, no hint of sweetness – just an awesome pilsner. Delicious.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
Looks incredibly pale, aroma is that really familiar grassy hop thing.
Pour is as it looks, no change from bottle to glass, and the lovely fluff of a stark white head makes me smile, it’s quite noisy but not overly so.
Having said that it’s not a totally welcome surprise, and there isn’t a cushion or soft landing in there to balance this up. I’m pretty sure then that given a nice counterpoint of some food that this would work rather well and be much more enjoyable as an experience, but at the moment it’s not one that I’m really enjoying.
Could do with something in there to make it a softer landing from that bitter punch really, and that’s all I have to say about that.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. It’s not bad, but it it is a bit brash and in-you-face without anything to balance or calm you down between sups. Must try harder.
The double dip review
While the definition of “pilsner” is open to much debate in the beer community, it generally refers to pale, hoppy lagers, ranging from 28IBUs and up.