Monday, 11 August 2014

Pistonhead Kustom Lager

Vårby, Sweden is the home of Brutal Brewing, the makers of Pistonhead Kustom Lager. Pistonhead is a pale lager that weighs in at a slightly underwhelming 4.6% alcohol. It is sold in 330mL cans that are definite hipster bait. They are matte black and emblazoned with a tattoo-style skull and banner.

This irritatingly misspelled "Kustom Lager" pours a nice, clear honey colour beneath a rakish white foam. It has a fairly assertive cereal aroma, though the flavour is a bit on the mild and predictable side, with grains dominating and just a smidge of hops asserting themselves at the back end. Actually, the mildly hopped finish is quite nice, and is easily this beer's strongest feature. It has a thinnish mouthfeel.

All told, I got pretty much what I expected--a mediocre pale lager, albeit one that finishes with a bit of verve.

It must also be mentioned that this is one of those unfortunate beers sold in sixers that come in those asinine plastic sleeves. I'd like to know who thinks that that shit is a good idea. It's total bullshit--awkward to carry and utterly useless.

Rating: 6.0 out of 10.

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