Wednesday 22 December 2021

Yulli’s Brews - Negroni Pilsner - Beer Review

Review Date: 21/12/2021
Brewery Name: Yulli’s Brews (Alexandria, NSW, Australia)
Beer Name: Negroni Pilsner

Beer number 21 of our Beer Cartel Advent Calendar for 2021

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"Glenn's Negroni Pilsner is a wildly ambitious combination of two classic beverages from opposite sides of the drinking experience. Saaz hops and Pilsner malt provide a clean base beer for freshly cold pressed bitter orange juice to bring some body and sweetness to the mid palette, whilst a carefully selected blend of herbs and botanicals get to work on the back end. The result is a fresh and dry Pilsner with a delicately herbaceous and bitter finish emulating the modern classic cocktail, the Negroni.
Brewers Notes: This is one of the most difficult beers we've attempted to make yet at Yulli's Brews. We went through a careful selection of some of the most prominent botanicals that feature in a Negroni. We then made individual spirits of each that we distilled inhouse and then through a process of trial and error found the perfect blend. The bitter orange juice that we used is particularly hard to come by, only being available for a very short period of time during the orange season. They have a far more bitter flavour than a normal orange, very close to a grapefruit. We think we've achieved a great balance between all of these ingredients where one is no more overpowering than the other, hope you enjoy it!"

Yulli's Brews - Negroni Pilsner Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 4.5% (Standard)

Label/Design: 8/10

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: Pilsner

Malts/Adjuncts: Pilsner, Flaked Barley

Hops: Saaz

IBU's: Unknown

Yulli's Brews - Negroni Pilsner Can Notes


Colour: Pale Straw


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None

Yulli's Brews - Negroni Pilsner in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 8/10

Overall Impression: 8/10


A classic, light bodied and crushable Pilsner - but with an added twist. Additional botanicals were selected and distilled, then blended and added. The result is a subtle, yet effective fruity and floral undertone that mixes seamlessly with the clean, dry classic pilsen flavours. Saaz hops give it that traditional underlying pilsner flavour with plenty of earthy, spicy and floral flavours. A little bit of dankness on the nose from the yeast. Very enjoyable on a hot summer afternoon

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