176. Blue Sky Pilsner

Posted: April 3, 2013 in Australian lager
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Blue Sky Pilsner - BOTTLEBlue Sky Pilsner

Company info:
Blue Sky Brewery

Cairns, Q.L.D


Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 4.5%
Standard drinks: 1.2

Cap type: Twist

Cost: I picked this up for $2.99 AU

Label info: ‘A traditional Czech style beer made with premium Saaz hops. This filtered pilsner has a dry hoppy flavour with floral aromas. We utilise pristine waters & the finest quality ingredients sourced from Australia & around the world’

What the label really means: Sounds good – bring it on.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: While I admit this label caught my attention from the next aisle, I fear it was for all the wrong reasons. A huge over-use of the colour yellow has completely destroyed any hope this label had of being worthwhile. Set amongst the sea of urine-coloured yellow, sit five bottles on a podium of blue. The bottles have what appears to be lemon slices sticking out the necks, and already my defences are up. From behind the bottles, red rays of light shoot out and a couple of swirls of white smoke drift around with as much subtlety as a 60 year old at a disco. The yellow, the red, the blue, none of it really works.

I give it a label rating of 3 out of 10.

AROMA: Zesty citrus aromas. Smells like a very standard pilsner.Blue Sky Pilsner - GLASS

Taste: GLASS – Zesty citrus flavours are the predominant flavours shining through this mediocre dry pilsner. This is not a beer to write home about and is nothing special in the slightest. I urge you to go out of your way to avoid sampling this.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – The citrus tones are a little more highlighted now, as I drink from the bottle. And this is a good thing as it gives the brew a little more depth of flavour. Still, this is not a strong beer.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 6 out of 10.

Accompanying food: It’s a real meat pie with tomato sauce kind of beer.

Best season to appreciate: Definitely more of a Summer brew.

All-nighter beer? Sure, why not? It’s so inoffensive that after three you’ll honestly believe you’re throwing back the waters.

NEXT WEEK: Jasper Ale

  1. radiosnivins says:

    Blue Sky Pilsner isn’t available down here. We’ve never heard of the stuff. I expect one of the benefits of being a river resider, along with the ease of tyre disposal, is that you can give upstream fooze-a-toriums a hoik and they’ll float hard to get sixers down to you. Alas, the closest waterway to me is Mullum Mullum Creek in Ringwood. Interesting Mullum Mullum Creek fact: it’s Aboriginal for palindrome. Another interesting Mullum Mullum Creek fact: The Pride of Ringwood hop was cultivated on its shores in a CUB research station in the 1950’s.
    So, in conclusion, when I glug a VB, I’m not just glugging a VB, I’m glugging my local history. Matter of fact, I feel some local history glugging coming on now…hic


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