A crisp Eastern European style lager with thick hop bitterness and smooth malty character.
Food Match: Great with spicy foods such as Thai curries, and washed rind cheeses.
Monteith’s Pilsner Beer is a Bohemian-style lager in the heritage of extremely hopped blonde beers brewed in parts of Eastern Europe. It has a complex hop aroma and a rich hop bitterness characteristic of this tradition in brewing.
Monteith’s Pilsner Beer has a malty quality that includes smooth caramel characteristics from the use of Vienna-style crystal malts. The key flavour is its enormous hop character, crafted around this complex malt flavour.
Using a very special antique hop variety known as a ‘noble hop’, Monteith’s brewers have been able to carefully balance wonderful hop aromas with smooth clean bitterness. This complex noble hop aroma deliver a natural freshness, enhanced by the brewery’s tradition of not pasteurising. This tends to better preserve the natural traditional flavours.
Monteith’s Pilsner Beer is a premium beer that challenges the perception of lagers being merely light and mild. This tradition of highly hopped beers descends from the earliest days on the West Coast when hops were grown locally from Hokitika to Reefton and up to Motueka.