Pistonhead Kustom Lager - Spendrups Bryggeri AB

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73
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spendrups Bryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt: Organic Pilsner malt.
Hops: Magnum, Amarillo and Cascade.
Dry hopped with Cascade and Amarillo.

11 °P
Residual sugar: 2.0 %
Colour: 5 EBC
Bitterness: 33 EBU

(Beer added by: Evil_Pidde on 10-07-2011)
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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.winey maybe aftertaste drinkable

Photo of sebastiansboat
1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

Photo of Wer34truh
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of chogm54
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of barczar
2.97/5  rDev -1.7%

Aroma is of grain and metal, with pilsner malt skunkiness. There's a touch of acetaldehyde. Flavor reveals an underlying diacetyl note, which carries into bready malt mid palate. Acetaldehyde and metallic notes weave throughout. The malt character is pleasant, but to much off flavor detracts from it. Can doesn't mention Amarillo or cascade hops. The finish is fairly bitter, but crisp.

Photo of Sam-VW
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of dcmchew
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of beerinabottle
5/5  rDev +65.6%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.81/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Acquired a while back from a supermarket. Cool label.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A clear golden colour with some faint floating sediment and good carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of light malt with hints of mild grain, subtle stewed leaves, faint grass and a touch of yeastiness. Perhaps a whisper of green apples. Uneventful.

Tastes of watery malt with a dry finish. Notes of light grain, mild stewed leaves, faint grass, subtle yeast and a twinge of solvent in the background. Well-attenuated, followed by a restrained, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and an insubstantial body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of weak malt, acrid stewed leaves and vague yeastiness.

Meh - a pretty poor excuse for a lager. It looks nice but that's all it's got going for it. The aroma and flavour are bland and characterless; marred by subtle off-notes that hint at solvent. Lacklustre body. Watery and pointless - do yourself a favour and give it a miss.

Photo of Florya
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Kyonashi
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of JamFuel
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Lars_Bull
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of BucBasil
2.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought this at a grocery store in Shanghai China packaged as a 2 for 1 deal with a Euro Strong lager. Drank from the 330mL can

S: Very faint aroma coming through. Mostly of cracker malt. Not much else. A clean hop character is evident for a fleeting moment.

T: Taste is grassy and lightly citrusy for a bit. Not a lot of flavor here. Slight bready malt for a second.

Overall: A weak lager cleverly packaged. Not much difference between this and a lot of Chinese pale lagers out there except I guess this is all organic.

Avoid.

Photo of deonreds
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

355 mL can from a six-pack picked up at The Beer Store; best before Nov. 24 2014. Served well-chilled.

Pours a clear, golden-yellow colour, generating nearly two fingers of puffy, soapy white head at the surface. It wilts slowly over a period of minutes, leaving behind plenty of lacing and eventually resulting in a thin cap and collar. Looks great to me; the aroma isn't quite as impressive, however. Typical pale lager stuff - grainy pale malts, corny sweetness, maybe a weak touch of grassy hops. Not offensive, but not enticing in any sense of the word.

Very plain, straightforward flavour with no real surprises. Despite the use of a few North American hop strains, only a mild touch of lemon citrus betrays their presence - this is a standard, run-of-the-mill pale lager, with a flavour dominated by pale grainy pilsner malt and accented with some grassy, vaguely floral hop notes. Thin-bodied and kind of watery, with moderate carbonation that doesn't hold up well over the course of the glass. Easy to drink quickly, but at 4.6% they'd need to screw up pretty hard for it to NOT be sessionable.

Final Grade: 3.18, a C+. Pistonhead Kustom Lager is rather mundane, which is more than a little disappointing. Don't be fooled by this one's creative packaging art, or the label that boasts the use of a multitude of hop strains - this is a forgettable pale lager with no real strong points, and it doesn't taste a whole lot better than many domestic equivalents. I could drink this again (and will finish the sixer with no issues), but I'd be surprised if I ever find myself returning to it voluntarily. A stereotypical lager that most BAs can probably skip.

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.21/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

4.6% ABV, 330ml bottle: BBD Oct 14, poured into a 'Good People' badged US pint glass in Dec 13. I think I bought this in my local TESCO store.

Pale golden with a white head: very lager/pilsner in looks (what a shock).

Like all the Spendrups beers I've had so far (this is the 5th) it's not too good. More Pissed-un-broke (aren't we all) than Pistonhead.

Weak nose, taste and body depth: some maltiness but a false sweetness abounds in the taste and it lacks flavour. The best part of the beer is the artwork on the bottle and cap. Had I realised it was a beer from this brewery it would still be on whatever shelf I got it from!

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.94/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Amber clear clean body with impressive big foamy white head

All I smell is corn syrup

Quite a crisp clean taste nice malt
tiny hop presence not too sweet minimal bitterness, barely present but there

too fizzy and rather thin

I've had worse and with flimsy lager affairs I've not had much better

Photo of hunteraw
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of vinicole
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of flyingpig
3.56/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml Can from Pitt Cue Co, Soho, London (£3.50):
Amber with a 1cm, bubbly white head that halves in size after 30 seconds.

Light & hoppy with some bitterness plus some fruits and corn. Fresh with some lager malts and it seems quite lively.

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.

Light & refreshing with a pleasant citrus tang, medium carbonation and a light bitter finish with a slightly dry finish. The beer is smooth throughout.

Surprisingly enjoyable with an excellent and very refreshing taste. There was a nice, mellow balance between your typical lager taste and some subtle fruits sitting in the background.

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Pistonhead Kustom Lager from Spendrups Bryggeri AB
73 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.