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Weird Beard Single Hop Series No 4: Citra Pilsner

Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Pilsener
London, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An unfiltered, dry-hopped pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2264) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy pale golden coloured with a sweet citrus, malty and slight sour flavour followed by a tart zesty fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014

Draught @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

[ As Weird Beard Single Hop Series No 4: Citra Pilsner ].
Cloudy medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity malt, moderate hoppy, fruity hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, citrus - orange. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140415]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1667) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured a light golden colour, with a light haze and a generous, dense white head. Full aroma of Citra hops, melon and bread. Absolutely wonderful flavours straight off the bat; an explosion of fresh, powerful hops, with tropical fruits balancing nicely with bready malt and a little aniseed. Finish was mango sweetness, grains and more citrus. Fantastic beer. I love my Citra hops and this was one of the best showcase beers for them that I have ever tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5192) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
330ml Bottle - Golden with a foamy head. Gooseberries, grassy hops and grapefruit in the aroma. Zesty, tangy and slightly biscuity taste with notes of gooseberries, grapefruit and lemon. Refreshing and very easy to drink, although the choice of hops (and the amount of them that have been used) means that this beer is hard to recognise as a pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Keg at Craft Clerkenwell. It pours hazy golden-orange with a medium white head. The nose is sweet, doughy, grass, light toast, watermelon and slight grassy/herbal notes. The taste is bitter, doughy, slight sweetness, grassy, pine needles, minerals, grapefruit, crisp bitterness and slight creaminess with a dry, slightly peppery finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. All comes rather nicely and very drinkable to boot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle at home in London - picked up at City Beverage Co. Pours lightly hazy, vibrant gold with a frothy, pure white head that settles into a cream. Interesting aroma, definitely some melon, a bit of rotting, tangy lemon, tangerine. Light to medium sweet flavor with a bit of pale bread, bitter pine needles and orange rind, touches of alcohol. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with subtle alcohol bump, more bitter citrus rind, some papaya, dry white bread, orange, grapefruit. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy, pale gold. Filmy, white head. Unlike everyone else, I must say, I do get the Pilsener bit. It’s like a Pilsener with a massive bosh of citra. Not saying it’s one I’d go back to, though. A tad fusty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (312) - - APR 3, 2014
Wouldn’t peg this this as a pilsner, but it drinks really well. Flavour and aroma profile you would expect for Citra, light body, moderate carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
(Bottle): Pours a hazy golden colour. Aroma of orange peel, mandarins, lemons, pineapple & mango. Flavour is big, fruity, bitter hops - orange, lemon, tropical fruits - with an undertone of malts. Wouldn’t ever guess this is a pils if I wasn’t aware.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle at home from Sourced Market. Haxed yellow straw coloured pour with a lasting light film of white. Aroma is Zesty lemon citrus with a tart edge to it. Some other tropical fruits in the nose, very fresh. Flavour comprises of bitter lemon, clean pale ale malts, some light toasted bread malts. Aggressive lingering biting bitterness put me off slightly. Palate is light and slightly dusty, quite refreshing. Moderate sweet grains. Not sure if this passes as a pilsener, but is a tasty beverage. Mat=ybe too many IBU for my taste.

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