Pistonhead Kustom Lager
Spendrups Bryggeri AB

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Spendrups Bryggeri AB
Lager - American
Ranked #284
Ranked #29,336
3.05 | pDev: 19.02%
Apr 30, 2021
Oct 07, 2011
Pistonhead Kustom LagerPistonhead Kustom Lager
Notes: 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
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Photo of Sigmund
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, from a store in London. Pale golden color, moderate white head. Weak sweetish aroma, a hint of coconut. Initially fairly bland flavour, but at least there are some notes of both malts and hops, and no particular off-flavours, so the beer passes the "drinkable" test. Reasonably bitter aftertaste. Better than I feared.

Apr 01, 2021
Photo of James94
3.04/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by James94 from England

L: Two-finger initial head, good thick lacing
S: Slightly off bread, malts, citrus
T: Some vinegar notes, salt, slight herbiness
F: Quite watery and low bodied

O: 3

Apr 01, 2021
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3.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75
by Ant777uk from England

Amazing design and great head! Aroma like a Czech pilsner.

Loving the flowery hops. Sweet malt, reminds me of Amstel.

Considering this is a budget Swedish pilsner, I'm impressed. A little on the sweet side for me but the hops is impressive.

Jan 21, 2020
3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey on Jul 20, 2019
5 by Michaelff from Lebanon on Jul 09, 2019
3.33 by 4ster from Canada (ON) on Jun 16, 2019
2.96 by windowside from Germany on Feb 01, 2019
3.47 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Nov 06, 2018
3.25 by ChipChaight from New York on Aug 17, 2018
2.84 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Apr 08, 2018
3.17 by georgeanthorpe from England on Mar 11, 2018
2.62 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England on Jan 24, 2018
3 by Mattias from Sweden on Jan 20, 2018
3.1 by hasse67 from Sweden on Nov 11, 2017
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2.96/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by metter98 from New York

On-tap at Harry James, Stockholm, Sweden

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with thin white head that died down, leaving only a narrow collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of floral hops are present in the nose along with hints of underlying malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a little stronger flavors of floral hops along with underlying notes of pale and bready malts. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malts and hops. The hop aromas and flavors also make the smell and taste a bit more interesting compared to other European lagers.

Serving type: on-tap

Jul 09, 2017
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2.96/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by FLima from Brazil

Golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of bready malt and lager yeast.
Malty flavor with notes of Pilsen malt, dough, floral hops, mild orange citrusy and lager yeast. Dry aftertaste with a low to moderate bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Not sure why Kustom, it felt rather standard. Not bad though, a summer beer with no off-flavors.

Mar 18, 2017
2.46 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil on Jan 02, 2017
2.46 by clarknova from Germany on Dec 27, 2016
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3.12/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by heygeebee from Australia

Well, i have to give it a 5 for the look - of the can! (Actually it's quite a flat look when poured)
After that is Lager Lager Lager... and a fairly generic one at that. Really quite malt/biscuity.

Nov 13, 2016
3.78 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland on Nov 04, 2016
3.68 by steverx8 from England on Oct 26, 2016
4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jul 08, 2016
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3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Brutal brewing Varby, Sweden "Piston head Kustom Lager." 4.60% ABV. Purchased at a Rimping market in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a scant 46 baht...how it's offered that low as an import is beyond me.

CAN. 330ml pull-tab.

Buttery character nods towards diacetyl off-flavour. Pils malts. Crisp, clean, smooth, wet, refreshing, well-carbonated. Mild floral hop character. Vague fruit. It's a bit too sweet, but tolerably so. Still, the balance could use some tweaking. Light-bodied and approachable.

There's not an ideal harmony of texture and taste, but the former complements the latter in a general sense. Not a gestalt whole of a beer, but there's some cohesion to the build.

Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from impressive. I do like it, but I doubt I'd buy it again outside Thailand (where it's shockingly cheap for its quality).


Jun 08, 2016
3.35 by sephyrott from Spain on Jun 07, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

My deepest apologies to whomever sent this to me for inclusion in The CANQuest (tm)! It got relegated into the queue/backlog & just surfaced. This should be a good time since I am a metalhead. a gearhead, a hophead, an airhead & now a Pistonhead!

From the CAN: "-Introducing- Pistonhead -Kustom Lager-"; "Custom brewed with a double-clutch of Munchener malt and Pilsner malt injected with Spalter Select, Magnum and Perle hops."; "Beer/Cerveza/Olut/Starkol".

Aww, it's but a wee tiny 330-ml CAN! It should be Brutal Brewing big. I Crack!ed it open and CANducted a moderate Glug, producing a finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head with actually surprisingly good retention. Color was a gorgeous Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity & it was no surprise that the Gelt Gang of Croesus, Mammon & Midas dropped in for a taste. Nose had a great honeysuckle & mown grass smell along with a biscuity maltiness that put me in mind of summers on my maternal grandparent's property, surrounded by working farms. Mouthfeel was medium, but effervescent. The taste was clean, adjunct-free, grassy, slightly sweet & perfect on a hot, humid day on the cusp of summer. Finish was semi-dry, highly refreshing & I found myself wishing (again) that the CAN was bigger so that I could have more.

May 28, 2016
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1.82/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
by woomThomas from Sweden

When pouring the beer, you get a bright yellow beer with white foam. (EBC 5)
The foam has small means bubbles and is a little thin, and disappear quite quickly.
The aroma is a little thin and has hints of fruit.
Orange apricot is a lovely scent that also has a nice sweet tone.
Bake then there is the grapefruit with a little lemon.
A little cut grass.
The flavors are quite low and not directly prominence.
You will find the small fruit of orange and apricot, back after going a little grapefruit.
A little summer grass and flowers and a small segment legalistic nuance.

Mar 29, 2016
2.99 by Martine from England on Mar 18, 2016
2.07 by life_of_agony from Australia on Mar 12, 2016
3.5 by tomcostello from England on Mar 03, 2016
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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by Timothy_Scott_Goeft from Taiwan

Clear gold color and white head with mid high carbonation. Smells of grass or canned corn.Light body, almost watery some malts.says has magnum hops but dont taste it really ok session but not best.

Feb 14, 2016
2.5 by fortyfield from Canada (ON) on Jan 28, 2016
2.88 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Jan 01, 2016
3.19 by ManforallSaisons from Belgium on Dec 25, 2015
3.31 by Foley67 from Scotland on Dec 06, 2015
2.43 by YvesB from Belgium on Nov 09, 2015
Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.81/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Mike_Aguirre from Mexico

Pours golden, hazy with a very mild white foam head with almost no retention. Smell is sweet of malts but nothing else, no hops. Taste is so weird, sweet and some burnt corn notes, astringent bitterness. Overall a bad beer, not worth the money.

Sep 19, 2015
2 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Sep 12, 2015
3.24 by therubicon from Delaware on Aug 28, 2015
2.76 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Aug 25, 2015
Pistonhead Kustom Lager from Spendrups Bryggeri AB
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 86 ratings