Pistonhead Flat Tire | Spendrups Bryggeri AB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spendrups Bryggeri AB
Sweden
spendrups.se

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Evil_Pidde on 12-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
19.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of chicagoish
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned
Pours a crystal clear straw coloured body with huge foaming thick white head that pretty much sticks around
Slight tart lemon aroma against semolina
Some citrus there in the flavour

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Foley67
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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 satagajr
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of silenz
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clarknova
3.07/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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 ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Teodor
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gypson
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Lovely floral nose, shame flavour lacks the same punch

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Photo of JackieKu
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice hoppy lager and the price.

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Photo of gronis13
2.4/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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 olradetbalder
1.25/5  rDev -64.4%

Photo of viktorhallen
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of oakman
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ptickle
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Pistonhead Flat Tire from Spendrups Bryggeri AB
3.51 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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