Sunny Republic Shark Head

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


on tap


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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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4591) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2015
Golden colour, dissipating white head. Aroma of butter, malts, some vegetables. Light sweet malty flavour, light bitter, some butter notes. Light bitter finish, fudge.
(from draught @ GBBF 14, London)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2015
Gravicask (PBF2015, Friday)
Recent ratings shock me - let this traditional lager hater step in and spread a little lager love. Lovely fruity estery aroma, citrus and peach. Full smooth palate. Really bready taste. I cant believe this is a lager, so full and rich, and so estery too. Not a pilsner, thats for sure. Finish had lovely peppery hops though. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Plastic Pint Cup. Supplier: The Travelling Barn (Southampton). Bland and watery with high carbonation

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Thin at not a nice beer at all. Some fruity and malty thin aroma and flavour. Smells pee....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2558) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grain, straw, slight lemon, pee and grassy hops. Taste of grain, straw, lemon, German lager hops and grass. Light bodied and a slightly oily texture. A brambley finish with some citrus bitterness. Like a flat lager, quite tasteless and bland. Drinkable for a first pint though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (17275) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Cask at Market Porter. Clear golden color, steady white head, some lace. Aroma has grassy, hayish hops. Light-bodied. Grassy, kind of cat pissy flavor. Easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (48024) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ Earl of Essex, 25 Danbury Street, Islington, Greater London, England N1 8LE.

[ As Sunny Republic Shark Head ].
Clear matt light to medium golden yellow amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, nutty, light hoppy, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, nutty, malty, light sour fruit, apple - cider notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130817]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at cloisters... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft floral fruit... Juicy orange nose... Dry bitter fruits.. Doft herbal linger

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small head. Quite bad perfume and pee aroma. Fruity hop flavor, grassy, hay. Some strange things in there...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
15th August 2014
GBBF Day 4. Cask. The great Harrisoni/madmitch76 walkabout. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is pretty flat for a Pils. Light clean malts. Light hops. Briefly minty but also a little citrus. Light flat finish. A mild vinegar sourness runs throughout. Another brewer falls at the mighty walls of cask pilsner!

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