Pistonhead Kustom Lager | 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): 4.90%

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

Added by Evil_Pidde on 10-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
25
Avg:
2.98
pDev:
19.46%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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Photo of FLima
2.96/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.46/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of clarknova
2.46/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of heygeebee
3.12/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.78/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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).

C+ (3.15) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of sephyrott
3.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.34/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of woomThomas
1.82/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Martine
2.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of life_of_agony
2.07/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tomcostello
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timothy_Scott_Goeft
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.88/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.19/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Foley67
3.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
2.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of therubicon
3.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jstarr2517
2.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Poupae
2.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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