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Weird Beard Single Hop Series No 4: Citra Pilsner

Formerly brewed at Weird Beard
Style: Pilsener
Ealing, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
An unfiltered, dry-hopped pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of cabbage, plain crisps and potato peel. Flavour of dried grass, faint hops and paper. Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Dull and forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
5th Aug 2015: on-tap at Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Golden pour, almost clear, OK, it wasn’t really anywhere near clear, the head a thin white affair. Aroma of tropical fruits with some mango, lemon and lime to the fore. Taste was a decent blend of maltiness and citra hops flavours. Held together nicely, refreshing and satisfying with a good feel to the whole brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (5608) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (337) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, light orange, taste is dry, bitter, orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sad24 (208) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 ?!?!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11355) - 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (6487) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9533) - 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.

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