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Sharps Cornish Pilsner

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


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (259) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
smells of nothing in particular? pale gold in colour with no head tastes really crisp and fresh, can taste cherries? is pretty good really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7142) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
From Ricoh TossCo. Small bottle. Wet gold without head. Decent biscuit and tangerine jelly aroma. Somewhat anodyne and soapy beyond with hints of rubber and lemon cake. Dead finish without hop presence- essential for qualification as a pilsener proper. Half-arsed condition. Pretty limp. A bland Golden Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco - Clear straw yellow body, thin white froth on top. Nose is crisp and floral, nothing too dramatic. Taste is similar, bit of crispness. Overall not really worth screaming about. It was fizz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle, from Tesco, Cleethorpes. Pale gold with a faint haze, thin shortlived fizz of white foam, good condition. Muted tangy fruitiness with a hint of grapefruit citrus and peardrops in the nose. Soft in the mouth with a faintly oxidised hop note, brief flowery hoppiness in an otherwise bland finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle, 330ml. A clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet with soft citrus and wheat notes, maybe something herbal too. Flavour is a little hoppy with soft citrus. A slightly herbal finish with cardboard notes. Over carbonated. For me this was ruined by being too fizzy, it could otherwise have been a decent Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Liamrua (26) - Waterford, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2014
330ml bottle 5.2% pours light straw colour. Everything about this beer is light, light fresh fruit aroma medium carbonation on tongue beautiful floral fruit layered flavours, could be compared to a cider it is so fruity finishes with a zesty lemon citrus flavor. Not like I was just the expecting from a pilsner but for a larger it is clear crisp fresh and fruity. A taste of summer any time of year and a taste of more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Keg sample at the Royal Cornwall Show. Crisp light and refreshing with a bit of a citrus kick. Decent for lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (323) - - JUN 6, 2014
Slightly grapefruit aroma. Honey colour. Quite bitter on the palate and slightly fizzy. Fruity tasting other a mild hoppy kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Keg @ The George on the Strand. Pale gold color with a modest white head. Very strange, off-putting aroma. It smelled not unlike a really-watered down glass of cider. Strong sweet red apples. A bit tart and sharp. Pretty light body. White bread supporting sugared apples and honeyed grass. Tangy finish. Exceedingly light and fizzy. Something’s gone amiss here. Perhaps an unclean line or dirty glass. Flagged for rerate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
330ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear gold, big white head. Aromas of floral hops, light malt. Taste is light sweet, floral bitterness, light spice. Clean finish. Good.

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