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Sunny Republic Shark Head

Formerly brewed at Sunny Republic
Style: Pilsener
Blandford Forum, England


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Very pale, thin white head; this was ultra-crisp, clean malt, cereal, lemony tinge; really clean tasting; way, way better than most lagers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (998) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Pint in the Wellington pub in The Strand. Quite deep golden colour with fairly small head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Cask @ Robin Hood Sheffield - Light straw body, creamy white head, nose a bit of cereal, grass, grain. Taste slightly citrus, bread and yeast. Small bitter finish, but refreshing nonetheless. Seemed more of a golden ale than pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4791) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin creamy off-white head, no detectable aroma, excellent lacing, pale malty, vegetable, easy to drink, balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6846) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap - London. Poura perfectly clear yellow with a super tight, white cream head. Nose of straw, grass and biacuity pale malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of white bread, hay, some dry cereal grains. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Koderately sweet finish, some husky grains, hay, dry white bread. Very simple pils but decent altogether.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Feathers London 05/07/13. A blonde beer with a white head and lace. A zesty lemony beer with a fizzy spritzy taste. Zesty hops in nose. There may be coriander in this? Decent but ehat appears to be spicing is a little annoying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (704) - 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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