Fourpure Brewing Co.

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German Pilsner
Ranked #461
Ranked #38,930
3.56 | pDev: 7.3%
Fourpure Brewing Co.
England, United Kingdom
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of vinicole
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. A rather diluted looking straw colour. Thin wispy head.
Fruity aroma. Toffee apple is apparent.
An initial sweetness moves into the a lightly tart fruit taste.
Very carbonated. Light to moderate body.
I've had better Pils.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow, with fine, fluffy head.

Smell is clean and bready, with some dashes of floral hops.

Taste is clean and crisp. Well rounded biscuity base and some mild floral hops.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice German style pilsner, easy to drink and light.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Platinum blonde with pocked clingy snow foam. 4
Crackery grain with a bit of sweet dough, soap + grass. 4
Oyster crackers, touch of tartness, pinch of apple blossom, then big coriander and cut hay, with steady hum. 4
Crisp, fizzy, clean. 4

There’s a serious thread of malty sweetness in here that makes this quite moreish. On top of that, hop levels are more Czech than Munich. German pils with the volume turned up. FourPure’s best by some distance; weird, because they underachieve at easier styles. New brewmaster? 4.25

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Photo of Spike
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold with a fluffy head that recedes quickly to a thin cap.

Smell is sharp Noble hops upfront with a malt background.

Tastes spicy, sharp, clean. A little floral. Also has some metallic aftertaste (as has this brewery's session IPA - is the can or canning process tainting the flavour?).

Light to medium body. Reasonable carbonation. Nice level of bitterness.

An accomplished pilsener but there are better ones more readily available in UK supermarkets.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden, good head

Aroma of hoppy spice, citrus notes

Flavour follows nose, some light malts too, good carb, nice level of bitterness that remains

very accomplished, pleasing drink

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Photo of ARoman
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is mellow with notes of grass and light tropical fruits. It's a hazy brown-yellow hue with a white, messy head that has light retention and lace. The taste is lightly bittersweet - perhaps a bit more on the bitter side of balanced. The texture is oily with a zip of carbonation to keep it smooth. The light body is a dry bread crust, spice, mineral blend with a light tropical note. The finish is surprisingly smooth for a pils, but still has a crisp bite with bitter herb notes that hangs around in the cloying dank aftertaste.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice appearance. Good head retention. Pale orange colour and looks cloudy and unfiltered.

Subtle hoppy aroma with sweet barley malt notes.

Taste is very hoppy for a lager. Nice citrus notes and a really fresh hop flavour without being terribly bitter. Marmalade springs to mind as do apricots.

Overall, a really good hoppy craft lager. Reminded me of Mikkeler's American Dream. A lager with IPA-esque hop notes that nevertheless retains the drinkability of a typical lager.


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Photo of flyingpig
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml Can from Marks & Spencer, Enniskillen (£1.90):
A decent beer, not as good as their IPA but enjoyable nonetheless. Light & easy to drink with some subtle hops, a little citrus as well as some light, pilsner style malts.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer. It's a step up from most lagers, with quite a full body supporting pale biscuity malts and spicy and fruity noble hops. Great supermarket find, perfect blend of refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tried in a taster straight from the tank at the brewery in Bermondsey while doing the beer mile.

Pours a very clear golden colour, light in weight, with a white head that forms a filmy but solid crest that settles out pretty quickly. No perceptible lacing. Coarse-bubbled carbonation. Looks decent enough.

Nose is grainy with a little honey sweetness coming through. Husky for the most part, but with a dose of Saaz to perk it up a little. This is disappointingly not the main event, though.

Taste is also light. Slight grainy entry on the palate leading to more malt and honey notes on the mid palate—although it still stays really quite light. Back has a herbal tone, finally bringing some hops into the equation. Fresh and pleasant with a singing aftertaste. It's almost a little bit too late though. Feel is quite light, but with a little cling to it.

Overall, it's not bad. Crisper and lighter characters would be better for the style I feel: it hangs a little bit too much on that honeyed sweetness.

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