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Garage Project Pils ’n’ Thrills

Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Pilsener
Wellington, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Pils’N’Thrills is the Garage’s irreverent take on a classic European Pilsner, given extra kick with high-citrus American hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1220) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2015
BB 08/04/2016. Poured a slightly hazy golden amber with a one-finger off-white foamy/sudsy head that retained poorly and laced poorly. Carbonation moderate and fine to medium. Aroma subtly of malt with subtle tropical fruits if lucky. Taste with hints of citrus and tropical fruits followed by moderate bitterness. Light to medium body. Crisp, clean with a lingering moderate tarty bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1214) - HONG KONG - OCT 27, 2015

330 ml can bought at Little Beer Shop in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Translucentgolden honey with faint trace of yeast hazeone finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant full Pils malt, with light tangerines, oranges, very light grapefruits, honey, faint pine, light resins, light biscuits, yeast and faint grass. The citrus nose fades away quite quickly.

Taste: Medium sweet full Pils malt, with moderate grapefruits, light resins, floral, molasses, spices, light bread, yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and very sharp grass.

Body: Medium body. Smooth and fairly oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Rich Pils malt in a slight creamy background. Summit hops dominate with expressive strong lemon and grapefruits, followed closely with good doses of Liberty - nice ooze, fair spices and sweetness. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Light tangerines, oranges, very light grapefruits, honey, faint pine, light resins in nose. Moderate grapefruits, light resins, floral, spices, strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is strong, emulating but not quite Germ,an Pils level for a lasting, high astringent bitter-light sweet finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Citrusy and nice strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: It’s quite a joy to have another NZ Pils with a fruity twist, especially in its strong lemon and bitter taste and oozy palates. The only minus being a nice orangey aroma that faded quickly. Otherwise, it’s Pils N Thrills with no Bellyache!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (443) - HONG KONG - OCT 10, 2015
Beertopia 2015 #3. Bright golden-orange. Nicely hoppy and resinous. Very faint peppery dry bitterness of a pils. Smooth and lightly watery and frothy body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (511) - HONG KONG - OCT 10, 2015
Beertopia 2015 #2. Translucent orange copper pour. Pils aroma. Taste is crisp but fruity hops. Malty finish. Nice but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4730) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2015
330 ml can at SBWF15. Golden with white head. Aroma is citrusy, fruit and pale malt. Taste has lots of citrus, troical fruit, pale malt with a crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
SBWF 2015. Clear golden beer with a quite nov´ce lasting off-white head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy, peach, pine, bread, some grass. Bready hop flavor, caramel, biscuits, peach, grass, some passion fruit. Hoppy citrus finish with caramel notes. Quite ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2015
From 330 ml can. Pours a clear gold with a sudsy and lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aromas of grass, lemon and crackers. Taste is light citrus up front before a firm pepper and lemon zest bitterness sweeps in. Some grass and lemon toward the end. Clean finish as expected. Very light grassy aftertaste. A lager with attitude.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
davidcooper (1) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
Best pils I have had in a long time... great to have on a lazy relaxing afternoon in the sun

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (532) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2015
Can poured gold & frothy lasting superbly all the way through with an enticing aroma of hops n citrus leading to a delicious taste full of hops malt & citrus fruity flavours well blended with a fine bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vannerator (23) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle straight from brewery. Pours lager-gold with slightly frothy white head, good lacing. Aroma is quite restrained. Flavour has plenty of citrus/tropical fruit hops, and a yeastiness is present as well. Bitter hoppy aftertaste as you’d expect. Quite fruity for a pilsener, and a bit on the bitter side for the style, but very nice all the same.

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