Stanley Park Brewery Noble Belgian Style Pilsner

After a couple of days letting it sink in that the Canucks haven’t won the cup this year, to salute them upon their noble loss, we hoist another noble Stanley.

I am proud to say this is brewed only a stones throw from where I grew up, along the banks of the Fraser River, on the very island where I learned to ride my bike, and parallel park.

This is a delicious pilsner with a truly smooth taste and subtle sweetness that borders on perfection. The fact that it is brewed sustainably using wind power is a great bonus… Why don’t all breweries do that?

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Rating 4.75/5


Little Creatures Pilsner, Fremantle, Australia

Whatever you do, don't drink this beer!!!

Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle, Australia


I can’t believe I am wasting my time even writing about this terrible stuff.

  • Appearance, Straw Medium Clarity
  • Poor Head.  The bartender actually shook the glass to give it head before he served it.  That doesn’t say much about the brewery staff.
  • Bread Aroma 4/5 intensity, sharp (4/5), Neutral Impression.
  • Flavour is corn/chemical with a 3/5 intensity, sharp, overall impression 3/5
  • Slick mouthfeel, watery, carbonation 2/5
  • Length, 2/5, intensity 3/5 Balance, medium bitter.
  • Craftsmanship, 1/5, Freshness 2/5, Personal taste 0/5

This stuff is boring, and gross.  I actually broke my rule, and didn’t drink it.   The chemical taste is all too common in an Australian beer.

This is “piss.”


Weihenstephaner Pilsner

I am at Lamonts Restaurant alongside the river in Beautiful Perth, Western Australia.

They have a great selection of international beers, and I have selected Weihenstephaner Pilsner.

I had never heard of it, but it’s not because they are new. I was shocked to see the words “since 1040” proudly displayed on the label.

To think that they have been brewing beer for nearly 1000 years!

The waiter poured the beer perfectly into a slender glass with a perfect head, mentioning to me that it went great with Asian dishes.

The beer itself is a straw-gold colour. The aroma is flowery and slightly sharp, with a creamy mouthfeel, and slightly bitter flavour. The finish is also slightly bitter and short.

There were nice rings left on my glass, a sign of a nicely crafted beer.

It is a perfect situation, great company, a stormy sunset along the water, and a great beer from the other side of the world, handled with pride.