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Sunny Republic Shark Head

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Brewed by Sunny Republic
Style: Pilsener
Blandford Forum, England

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Freisian Pilsener
A modern take on a rare Pils variant. Historically having a bitter hop bite, this Friesian takes it one step further and builds on the German Spalt hops clean bitterness by adding a citrusy-pepper bite from the NZ Pacific Jade. Lagered (cold conditioned) for three whole weeks and finished off by running it for 24 hours through Australian Citra hops in our Sierra Nevada style hop torpedo. Available in 9-gallon casks. Malt: Low Colour Pale & Lager Malt Hops: Spalt Select, Pacific Jade & Citra


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1400) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Cask at York Tap, York. Medium white head. Clear gold body. Red fruit, wheat, white sherbert, lemon, citrus, grass, herbs, pine resin. English hops. Black tea, minerals, beef, yeast. Bittersweet. Weird, dirty finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy bitter hoppy grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty malty hoppy grassy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
August 25, 2013 - hand-pull cask at The Mudlark. Hazy light gold with a small frothy white head. Aroma - sour and wort-y, grassy, light alcohol; Tate follows, sourness is more like light sour mash, light and very interesting, what I thought was off is, I think, deliberate and very refreshing. Light, soft and chewy mouthfeel, ephemeral airy carbonation, quick sort of dry lightly acidic finish, no aftertaste at all. Damn, I really dug this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (4763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Draught (Rockstone, Southampton) - Golden with a white head. Lime, lemon and malt in the aroma. Malty and hoppy taste with lemon, lime and tea detected.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (5967) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Small creamy offwhite head. Clear pale yellow body. Light floral peas aroma with sugary notes. Sweet earthy peas taste with strawy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish earthy peas aftertaste with strawy herbal notes. Quite nice, but a bit sweet and earthy, and somewhat slack. (0.284l cask at The Punch Bowl, York. Pump clip says 4.4%.)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Undertang of vanilla or similar? Not wholly pleasant, modest head, with some grass.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JorgeLee (1070) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Cask at the Garden Gate NW3. Curious one this, pilsener on cask? I didn’t like it. Flabby, sweaty malt, no bite to the hops. Carbonation felt too low for the style. Too warm. Bland. Dunno if this was just a bad pint as other reviews seem to have liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
Tap at the Old Royal, Birmingham. Poured a hazy light straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is weak malts. The flavour is weak bitter with a lovely rich thick grassy spicy pepper plate. A really super ale I have to say.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
It’s not over yet, you don’t remember I won’t let you forget. I bestow no hatred. ABL today, gonna be a long session... drinking with friends from 3...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Reminded me of the best of Faith No More. The cover that is. Creamy pilsner style. War Pigs.


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