It’s day 4 of our Beer Advent Calendar! Today it’s Tuatara Mot Eureka New Zealand Pilsner .
Great photo by: @squarecropped
The Brewers Beer Description:
Long ago in 2001, we had a eureka moment. We’re miles away down here, so why copy their beers? Using all local hops from the Motueka area, we perfected this 100% NZ Pilsner. Crisp, firm bodied with notes of citrus, it spawned a whole new style of beer, now proudly sent offshore to faraway places like Europe.
Mot Eureka was originally named Tuatara Bohemian Pilsner. When this beer style was introduced to New Zealand most beer lovers didn’t know what a Pilsner was or where it originated, so it was best to tell it to them straight. How times have changed! New Zealanders now arguabley have one of the most sophisticated beer palates in the world. We are also making some of the best beer and are proud to celebrate our Kiwi flavours and ingredients. Mot Eureka is now aptly named to do just that. We hope you continue to enjoy this brew, as always.
Taste: Crisp, firm bodied with notes of citrus and grass. Good hop bitterness and refreshingly dry finish.
Aroma: Light aroma of citrus and malt
Look: Golden straw colour
Hops: Pacific Jade, Motueka, Riwaka, Nelson Sauvin
Malt: NZ Lager
Alcohol (ABV): 5%
Bitterness (IBU): 44
Try With: Grilled salmon
2016 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards- NZ Lager - Best in class
2016 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards- NZ Lager - Gold
2015 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards- NZ Lager - Silver
2014 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - NZ Specific Styles – Bronze
2014 Australian International Beer Awards - Pilsner - Bronze
2013 Hong Kong International Beer Awards - Pilsner - Best in Class
2013 Hong Kong International Beer Awards - Ranked 2nd of 3,340 beers from 34 countries
2013 Australian International Beer Awards - 12 Bottle Case - Packaging - Major Trophy
2013 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards - Bronze