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Brewed by Brewster’s (UK)
Style: Pilsener
Grantham, England

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional (Whimsicale Series).
We thought it was about time to have another go at a light refreshing pilsner style beer, have a complete departure from our current styles and a chance play with another new yeast. So we got ourselves organised, a special bottom fermenting yeast was ordered. We took a trip to the hop merchants in Worcestershire to choose the finest continental noble hop varieties and then select what we felt were the best batches from each variety. We settled on Saaz and Perle from the continent in the end. A visit to Bairds maltings down the road confirmed that our beautiful English two row barley was indeed malted with the German Wanderhaufen batch system and is supplied to other world class lager makers as Pilsner Malt. Richard, our head brewer, checked out the water analysis and we are lucky that the mineral content of our water is very similar to that used for European pilsners so for this special brew we mashed in without burtonising the water. We mashed a couple of weeks ago, we have had a lovely cool fermentation for nearly ten days and we have just casked the beer up today. There is a very distinctive pilsner aroma and flavour already as we taste the beer straight from fermenter. Now we just have to let it sit and condition in casks in the cold room.
The aim with this brew is to test out the hopping and yeast flavours and we shall just serve it in cask at the moment. The next brew may find its way into bottles and keg.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Keg at the Rake - London. Pours clear yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Doughy white bread and cereal in the nose. Light sweet flavor with dry cereal, lemon rind, hay, faint grass. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp finish with more dry cereal, light grain husks, bitter hay. Solid lager.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14014) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at The Rake. It’s actually really good very refreshing no bad flavour. Just really drinkable. Good

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (2382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
On tap at The Rake. It pours a clear golden colour with a soapy soapy white head. Aroma is grassy, flowery and resiny. Taste is moderately bitter with grass, violets and pine needles. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Quite anonymous pils.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7308) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Gravity, Leicester BF, 22/03/13. Was planning a bit of a rave about Brewsters until the egg curry intervened and set my tongue on fire..fresh dank,slightly grassy hop nose. Tangerine, grass and fennel notes backed with deep lingering creamy and nutty malt. Some really good stewed breakfast juice and earthy nut notes. A really unusual, clean, pine-like unripe tropical fruit/resinous note unlike anything else on the menu. Wisp of rauch perhaps. Lager with bollocks.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11258) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2011
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Weak malty and grassy aroma. Sweetish malty flavour with cereal and honey notes. Fruity and grassy hop finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17182) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2011
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with hoppy hints.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
Cask @ Market Porter, London. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy head and lacings. Noise is fresh grains and hay. Smooth and tasty. Well made and in good condition.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
Cask pint at Old Fountain. Slightly hazy gold with a smallish white head. Floral and oil grain bitterness. Taste follows, some perfume, no alcohol. Light slightly oily mouthfeel, floral bitter linger; decent.


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