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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: 21   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13407) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8236) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3715) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3390) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3274) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2029) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours gold/amber with a fading white head. Nose shows spicy and floral hops. Also some bready malt. Pretty aggressive flavours. Very bitter. Some spicy hops and pine along with a soft grapefruit note. The sharp bitterness is overbearing. Carbonation seems excessive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2013
On tap at Pomeroy’s as part of a six taps in six days special that I managed to catch the tail end of. Put in my hand was a clear yellow-golden pint with limited head, which I attribute to gas pourage and temperature. Aromas of fruity citrussy hops, redolent of plenty of New Zealand’s (other) fine green export. Tangy tangelo and blood orange entice the drinker and this appears in the flavour with a lovely smack of bitterness. It is something that is becoming a bit of a rarity in New Zealand brewing circles, a pilsner done well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1070) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours orange golden with small white head. Aromas of lemon, blood orange and other candied sweetness. Taste citrus hops with a surprising hit of bitterness. Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cantabrian (880) - 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).


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