Pistonhead Flat Tire | Spendrups Bryggeri AB

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Spendrups Bryggeri AB

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Evil_Pidde on 12-25-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 24
Photo of FLima
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden color with a thick head with decent retention.
Nice aroma with notes of passion fruit, lager yeast, pineapple and fresh oranges.
Citrusy flavor with notes of pine, grapefruit, yeast and some mango with lemon from its Mosaic hops. Dry aftertaste with a low to medium bitterness. It feels lower than its 26 IBUs.
Light bordering watery body with appropriate carbonation.
Pleasant American Pale Lager with nice nose and Mosaic flavors. I would just increase the body a bit, but still keeping it light with great drinkability. Good cost benefit; I was expecting less.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I don't want to exaggerate how much I enjoy this beer, as it has a 9SEK price-tag for a reason. With that said, this is the crème de la crème of cheap beer. I don't remember ever having a beer that was priced this competitively, and yet transcended its price-category by such a large degree.

This is a very drinkable beer that is just complex enough to remain interesting. This is hardly the best lager on the Swedish market, but one will have to pay more than twice as much to find anything of similar quality.

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Photo of vinicole
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw. Slight haze. Thin head.
Citrus hop bouquet with a bit of rubber.
Grapefruit and bread dough flavours. Some astringency.
Moderate carbonation and feel.

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Photo of woomThomas
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

When pouring the beer, you get a bright yellow beer with white foam. The foam has small bubbles and is quite thick, but maintains itself for a while. The aroma is slightly fruity hops tones. The fragrance is thick and slightly greasy with some citrus notes. A little light bread brings a bit of forest scents, pine needles. The taste is a little small bitter and have tones of orange and citrus. A little lime and hints of white bread. The beer is a bit dry and the aftertaste has some hints of dough and lemon. The aftertaste sitting in a little while, and ends at the right time. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Daniellehto
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Seeing how this is one of the cheapest beer available in sweden it sure offers much for the price.
An otherwise cheap can lager is brought to a whole new level by dry hopping it with Mosiac, in my opinion the best option if you want a cheap can beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of bark
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The colour is yellow (5 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick head is white and airy, it sinks quickly leaving no lacing on the glass.

The smell is thick and somewhat oily. American hoppy notes of citric peels, resin and pine needles. Neutral sweetness in the background.

The taste is medium bitter with bitter oranges and lime peels. Light frowsty sweet flavours. Light to medium body. The aftertaste got notes of lemonade, dough and lemon acid. The short finish is dry.

The carbonation is strong, the large bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is light to medium.

Given that this is one of the cheapest beer available in Sweden, this one isn’t too bad.

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Pistonhead Flat Tire from Spendrups Bryggeri AB
3.51 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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