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%
PilsíNíThrills is the Garageís irreverent take on a classic European Pilsner, given extra kick with high-citrus American hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (879) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2014
An enjoyable brew that makes good use of the US hops employed to give it a ítwistí. 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 (8639) - 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 itís cheesy mustiness and pithiness but more Spalt-like in itís 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, itís 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. Youíll get what you expect from such a beer but now with the íthrillsí of flavours, bitterness, little aromaís, 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 (3428) - 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 (263) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (455) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2013
I"m not sure the guys at GP have got the can thing totally sussed. First Angry Peaches and now Pils N Thrills seem to lose most of their carbonation in the huge 4 finger heads, leaving the rest of the glass a bit life-less. Aroma was as if half a lime had been squeezed into the beer. Very nice, but not very pilsener. I had to really swirl the glass to pick out the biscuity, bready malt. Taste as aroma, the limey bitterness is too strong for the malt and as mentioned by Omega below, there is a metallicness. Iíd like to try this on tap to see how it compares to the can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (791) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2013
330ml can. Another fantastically presented product from the lads, however I am getting a metallic tinge from the can which is influencing my rating for this beer dramatically.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (748) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
Botte from Slowbeer. Bright, clear golden/amber, amazing tangy lemon/citrus aromas, sweet biscuity malts, pine/citrus flavours, perfect on the palate. Hoppier and more bitter than most pilseners, but this was perfect for me. Loved it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
No a bad beer, but in all honesty this is not the best from GP. It is hoppy but tenders towards being very bitter and unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear golden yellow with a small, firm white head. Nose is very fruit driven - tangerine, blood orange, apricot, peach. Much more hops than anticipated. Taste is predominately tangy styled fruits, light biscuit and caramel malts. A heap of apricot and lychee notes. Quite sweet fruits. Works well. Very sessionable. Great beer

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