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Sharps Cornish Pilsner

Brewed by Sharps (MolsonCoors)
Style: Pilsener
Wadebridge, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
9th August 2012: From today, Sharp’s Brewery in Rock is offering beer lovers the first taste of Cornish Pilsner, in collaboration with the Eden Project. Following the success of Eden Ale, Sharp’s Head Brewer Stuart Howe has continued his fine work with Eden’s Horticulture Team, which grows the English thyme that gives Cornish Pilsner a distinctive flavour.
A pale straw beer with a herbal lemon aroma, Cornish Pilsner is brewed using Pilsner malt, whole Saaz hops and a Czech lager yeast. It is then layered with English thyme and more whole Saaz in a cold maturation vessel, before bottle conditioning.
Stuart Howe, Head Brewer at Sharp’s, said: "Cornish Pilsner is clear and satisfying, a refreshing reward for visitors exploring the world’s largest indoor rainforest at the Eden Project.
"Crisp and light, with clean fruit notes, you will find Cornish Pilsner to be a delicious aperitif and a perfect partner to shellfish or light spicy dishes."
Tracey Smith, Eden’s Commercial Projects and Relationship Manager, said: "We’re very pleased to have worked with Stuart and the Sharp’s team on the new Cornish Pilsner and it’s great to have Eden-grown thyme which is an integral part of this delicious, refreshing new beer."
The 5.2% ABV beer is available online, at the Sharp’s Brewery shop and the Eden Project in Cornwall.
This new beer from Sharp’s follows the launch of the Connoisseurs Choice range, limited edition premium bottled beers designed to partner quality food.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bhensonb (12793) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pours gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is light spice, light bread and a fresh fruit note. Med minus body; sharpish carbonation. Flavor isn’t very pils, and the aftertaste is a bit distasteful. Not sure how to describe it - except to posit it has a muddy herb aspect. ?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6261) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Prestwich. Yellow-blonde with next to no head. Has a small carbonation and fizz in the palate. The lager malt is tasty and there’s a fusion of floral-fruity hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8984) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Keg, The Habourside Inn, Charlestown, Cornwall. Golden with a firm white foam. Sweet cereal grain with sudsy low lemon. Some nuttiness with bready notes. Fruity, smooth, would like more bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SarkyNorthener (3200) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Keg@stowford meadow farm, devon. Hazy golden beer with tight medium head. Aroma is herbal and pale malts. Taste is very herbal, pale malts and some hop bitterness. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1948) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Keg at Victoria Lounge Bar, Hanley. Pours pale gold with white head. Quite dry but refreshing pils. Decent effort.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
roballenby (12) - - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from tesco. I drank this on a hot day and wasn’t let down. Lemon scent going through it. Was gassy but tasty. Good pilsner

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (7343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Keg at the red squirrel. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, toffee, a little funky, taste is sweet toffee, floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdiBeer (2311) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Aroma: grain and cereal malts, floral hops. Appearance: clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, grain malts again, lively carbonation. Overall: subaverage Pilsner, nothing too exciting. Bottle at CBR2015, Shoreditch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (836) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2015 Keg at The Fountain, Leek. A clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, grain and sweet bready malt. Taste of citrusy lemon, grain and a crisp, grainy bitterness. Light bodied and surprisingly soft carbonation. A refreshing, bittersweet finish with some caramel notes in the finish. A surprisingly nice, creamy easy drinking pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (1285) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Pale golden pour with a white head. Weak grassy aroma with a crispish taste.

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