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Garage Project Pils ’n’ Thrills

Garage Project Pils ’n’ Thrills
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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Pilsener
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Pils’N’Thrills is the Garage’s irreverent take on a classic European Pilsner, given extra kick with high-citrus American hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cantabrian (867) - 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (951) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rock_Buffalo (12) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (410) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3641) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (548) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2014
An enjoyable brew that makes good use of the US hops employed to give it a ’twist’. Not sure if that is the best use of them - but something to be expected from the Garage Project folks (they win some, they tie others)!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Multiple pints on tap. Lightly hazed gold body with a short white head. Snazzy, snappy hop aroma: green, vegetal, peppery / spicy, Saaz-like in it’s cheesy mustiness and pithiness but more Spalt-like in it’s lemon juiciness (I have no idea what hops are used, they say all American). Luscious body, wonderfully soft malt, clean Pilsner malt biscuit / baked bread presentation. Lightly sweet, strongly hoppy but not strongly bitter. A lemon balm bomb of a hoppy Pilsner, not a touch of hop resin whatsoever, it’s expressive and clean and the soft carbonation and malt contrast well with the pithy, almost-bitter lemon and passion fruit character. Similar in appearance, body, aroma and flavor to Evil Twin Yellow Cab.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Draft. Yes! This beer is PILS. You’ll get what you expect from such a beer but now with the ’thrills’ of flavours, bitterness, little aroma’s, fruit notes and a short fresh finish. Maybe to short. But this is a good pils, the way I like pils. Go Garage Project!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3367) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2013
The head is good, the body blond. It smells malty, bit dusty. The taste is malty, hoppy, nice, maltaromatic, bit fruity, hoppy, good balanced. 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (253) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
Pours light golden clear with not much head. Aroma is light and peachy, almost like white wine with woody undertones. Not much in the taste. Bitter and could be a gin and tonic

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