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Garage Project Pils ’n’ Thrills

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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Pilsener
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pils’N’Thrills is the Garage’s irreverent take on a classic European Pilsner, given extra kick with high-citrus American hops.


3.3
   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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (466) - 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

3.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Crisp and clean with a good hop profile. Has some nice character building dough tones to hold up those spicy hops. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear bright golden color, fluffy white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, peppery biscuit. Taste has bitter straw, light lemon. Very tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2014
Can’t say that I enjoyed it that much. No Saaz? Why call it a take on a "Bohemian Pilsner" then? Might as well call this pale lager an ale, to break all the rules then. The aroma is pleasant, with grapefruit, lime and a basket of those Thai fruits, including a feeble whiff of durian. Flavours are more on the citrus side, very bitter, like razor sharp grass. Metallic indeed as a Pilsener, but too bitter and aromatic. The price of these beers could be an issue, but Garage Project is such an innovative, bold, creative group, that it will always be worthwhile trying the new ones, as they can often get it dead right (like their plain-faced "BEER", a true and lovely Pilsener).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Bouteille de 650 ml. Arômes intéressants de malt pilsner, de levure légèrement sulfureuse et de houblon fruité. Robe dorée et limpide, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle. En bouche, les malts sont bien développés et assez dodus. Le caractère houblonné, plutôt fruité et résineux, est original pour le style, mais on ne parle pas d’une intensité américaine non plus. Finale légèrement amère et sucrée (un peu trop, ce qui réduit un peu le côté rafraîchissant de cette bière). Agréable.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rock_Buffalo (23) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
A relatively heavy nose for a pilsner is followed by a full and delicious hopped palate that grows on you as you continue to consume. Definitely worth a visit! Frangimus

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (526) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
for me this is unbalanced, with a large amount of it all being the hops, as if that’s a surprise, and that just means that the mouthfeel is all hops and bitter. It’s not like the edge of bitter that you get with pils this is the lead up the carry and the finish. So for me, again, Garage Project, when they get close to ’normal’ beer can’t really carry it off so much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique December 2013. One of the tamer Garage Project Beers this one pours a golden amber with a clean white head. There are some hop aromas instead of the usual grain aromas I find in most pilseners and it has a fair bit of flavour as well.


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