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Sharps Cornish Pilsner

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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3842) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Pale gold with a herbal, faintly grassy and citrus nose. Dry-sweet and lightly hoppy-bitter. Some crispness over lightly bready malt.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonestGriff (53) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Nice cool beer, off mellow yellow colour, not gassy, great slow Sunday drinking beer

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (10620) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2015
Half pint from keg at Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace. Shared with Finn. Spotty lacing from a dissipating white head. Bright golden body. Very modest aroma of grain with a citric hint. Some grain and grass to the taste buds. Slightly sweet pale malty ending. Clean in the mouth. Rather tasteless (Greater London 28.11.2015).

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (6046) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Fra keg på Grape & Grain Crystal Palace 28 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Gyldenbrun. Filmskum. Syltynn lacing. Veldig lite aroma. Spor av malt. Smaken lett søtlig malt. Kjedelig.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - NOV 27, 2015
Pint from the Bridge Hotel. Pours pale gold, reasonable but fast dissipating head. Bready, but thin flavour

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AWS9 (609) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Tap. Clear gold, with foamy, fading head. Touch of citrus, mild (not entirely absent...) hops. Clean, simply lager-like finish. Certainly nothing to write home about (ahem), but they have managed an agreeable enough liquid.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (16886) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Draught at Bridge Bar, Heathrow Airport. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, spicy, caramel, grass, some floral notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, spicy, grassy, some herbal notes. Hoppy bitter finish with spicy notes. Decent beer.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bhensonb (13609) - 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. ?

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (7818) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, 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.


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