Thrills from the Pils, this classic pilsner is a thrill-seeker of a beer with lots of character that makes you want to keep chasing the thrill.
Brewed in a traditional pilsner style to create a bready but light lager, Brass Castle have also brewed this with Celeia hops to give a lemon sharpness to the flavour which works really well.
Celeia hops are often compared to Fuggles hops, which are normally associated with English bitters and help bring out a biscuity, bread-like element to the beer.
Pilsen Thrills: Taste Test
There's a fresh and malty aroma to the beer which pours quite dark for a pilsner, which could be in part due to the Celeia hops . The beer is quite cloudy too, which helps give it a bigger texture and mouthfeel at the expense of any crispness.
The flavour is smooth and quite light with a subtle bitterness from the hops, the citrus flavour does come through a little towards the end of the flavour profile which helps work with the brioche-style flavour the malt brings.
The aftertaste is slightly sweet and subtle but also brings a little bitterness to the party with quite a dry aftertaste.
Pilsen Thrills: Can Notes
A bit dot-crazy this one, with blue and silver dots being the main order of the day on the background of a black can. It's quite attractive in it's own way, it lures you in like when you look at a magic eye.
The bright blue stripe down the front in Brass Castle's standard way of labelling up their beers contrasts really well with the black and helps tie in the colours of the dots.
The blue text on the back of the can with the ingredients and a bit more information about dietary and the brewery stuff is a nice touch, also providing a nice contrast with the black can.
Buy Pilsen Thrills Pilsner
If you want to experience the thrills of this pilsner for yourself then you can buy it from Craft Metropolis for just £3.45 a can - which for a thrill is incredibly cheap.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.