Pistonhead Kustom Lager
Spendrups Bryggeri AB

Pistonhead Kustom LagerPistonhead Kustom Lager
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Spendrups Bryggeri AB
American Lager
3.07 | pDev: 18.89%
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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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
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
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Reviewed by James94 from England

3.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

3.55/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 5 by Michaelff from Lebanon

Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 3.33 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 2.96 by windowside from Germany

Feb 01, 2019
Rated: 3.47 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Nov 06, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by ChipChaight from New York

Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 2.84 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 3.17 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 2.62 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England

Jan 24, 2018
Rated: 3 by Mattias from Sweden

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 3.1 by hasse67 from Sweden

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
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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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
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.
Mar 18, 2017
Rated: 2.46 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 2.46 by clarknova from Germany

Dec 27, 2016
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Reviewed by heygeebee from Australia

3.12/5  rDev +1.6%
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.
Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

Nov 04, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by steverx8 from England

Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Jul 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
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).

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by sephyrott from Spain

Jun 07, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +41.4%
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.
May 28, 2016
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Reviewed by woomThomas from Sweden

1.82/5  rDev -40.7%
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.
Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 2.99 by Martine from England

Mar 18, 2016
Rated: 2.07 by life_of_agony from Australia

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by tomcostello from England

Mar 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Timothy_Scott_Goeft from Taiwan

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%
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.
Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 3.06 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by ManforallSaisons from Belgium

Dec 25, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by Foley67 from Scotland

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 2.43 by YvesB from Belgium

Nov 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Mike_Aguirre from Mexico

2.81/5  rDev -8.5%
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.
Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 2 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 3.24 by therubicon from Delaware

Aug 28, 2015
Rated: 2.76 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Aug 25, 2015
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Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 86 ratings