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Weird Beard Single Hop Series No 4: Citra Pilsner

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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Pilsener
Ealing, England

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An unfiltered, dry-hopped pilsener.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2015
On tap at O’Connors a while ago. Golden with small white head. Aroma soft with grass, lemon, citrus, grapefruit, caramel and pale malt. Taste has loads of citrus hops, caramel and grainy notes with a bitter finish. A bit unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (235) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry as Faceless Spreadsheet Ninja. Aromas of mango, tropical fruits some lemon and lime. Taste is a nice mix of malt and typical citra hops. Pretty delicious. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, light orange, taste is dry, bitter, orange.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sad24 (210) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
From the trembling madness in York in the can. It says citrus, but in ipa terms it ain’t. Not my bag but then I like ipas

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Bottle at home, from Sourced, 26/03/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with a well appointed white cap. Nose is toasty malt, light mango, orange sherbet, juicy hops. Taste comprises citric sherbets, straw, toasty, hop pangs, orange pith, lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp refreshing close. I’m with my grumpy uncle below, this ain’t no pils, a hopped up US take on it at best. This is an Aye - Pee - Aye for sure! Are you a Danish brewer in disguise - looking to be top of style ?!?!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9344) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
330ml bottle, batch 0142, bought at Sourced Market, St Pancras. Cloudy golden coloured body under a tiny white head leaving lacing rings down the glass. Mild aroma of grass and grainy malts. Citric taste on a backbone of pale malts. Bittersweet endnotes. Foamy in the mouth. Drinks quite well (shared with fiends on the train from London to Derby 20.02.2015).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Batch 0051, bottled Feb 14 - Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of aged hops, malts, grass, butter and earthy notes. Taste is crisp, buttery and citrusy with hints of grass and hops. Finish is stuffy, crisp and slightly citrusy with some buttery notes. Doesn’t feel very fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5394) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015
Earlier Rating: 3/30/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle at home from Sourced Market. Hazed 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. Maybe too many IBU for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, citrus and fairly strong herbal notes. Flavour of crisp grassy bitterness, grainy maltiness, herbs, chewy citrus and straw. Medium bodied. Fresh, dry, grainy, bitter finish. Really good drinkability. Not sure if this is the same beer as their ’Single Hop Series No 4: Citra Pilsner’, except this one is filtered. Good stuff anyways.
Earlier Rating: 2/13/2015 Total Score: 3
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small white head with nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, quite strong bready notes and sourness. Flavour of citrusy hops, cardboard, mild herbal notes, vinegar, gooseberries and sweetness. Some berries as well. Bitterness is quite strong. Light bodied. Not fresh, unfortunately.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 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.


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