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Pistonhead Kustom Lager

Rating: 3.7

Whilst in London the other week I was in the Pitt Cue Co. restaurant again and they have now another beer to go along with their homebrew and their Kernel & Meantime offerings, this one a non-English offering for  a change is a Swedish pale lager from Spendrups brewery based in Grängesberg. The town is in the centre of the country and has  a tiny population of under four thousand yet Sweden’s largest brewer, Spendrups has a brewery there. This beer made an appearance at the Great British Beer Festival 2013 earlier this month and is apparently set to become available at a few UK retailers in the near future so this might be one worth looking out for even though it’s not exactly a craft brew.
Pistonhead Kustom Lager

Appearance (4/5): A medium coloured amber with a centimetre tall, bubbly white head that settles to around half that size after about thirty seconds.
Aroma (7/10): Light and quite hoppy, particularly for a lager. There is a fair amount of bitterness coming through along with fruits and corn. There is a fresh smell coming from the beer with some lager malts and it seems quite lively.
Taste (7/10): Very refreshing and quite hoppy with some citrus and a little corn. This one has a good, solid pilsener taste to it along with some mild fruits.
Palate (4/5): Light and refreshing with a pleasant citrus tang, medium carbonation and a light bitter finish with a slightly dry finish. The beer is smooth throughout.

Overall (14/20): This one was surprisingly good with an excellent and very refreshing taste to it that went down a treat. There was a nice, mellow balance between your typical lager taste and some subtle fruits sitting in the background. While no one taste dominated the beer worked well because it was so drinkable and refreshing.

Brewed In: Grängesberg, Sweden
Brewery: Spendrups Bryggeri
Type: Premium Lager/Pale Lager
ABV: 4.6%
Serving: Can (330ml)
Purchased: Pitt Cue Co, Soho, London, England
Price: £3.50

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  1. November 10, 2016 at 08:34

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