26 November 2016
Fourpure Pils Lager (Honest Brew) By @SpectreUK
Honest Brew very kindly sent me this lager a while ago. Fourpure Pils Lager was inspired in Munich, in Germany from their classic Pils Lager, and then brewed in London. The 4.7% volume lager has Mittelfruh, Tettnang, and Saaz hops added in the brewing, to give it a floral and spicy bitterness. The 330ml can was almost bursting with lager to spring out and bubble all over my tastebuds. I say that because lager has a habit of blowing me up with bubbles, rather than serene cooled and lightly fizzed ale. On opening the can there was a mainly floral hoppy aroma to the lager with spiciness in the background. The blonde lager poured quite cheerily into my waiting beer glass rather than fighting to escape the can and bubbling over the sides like an over excited fizzy drink. This pleased me immensely, as there’s nothing quite so disturbing as losing half your beer on pouring. This Fourpure Pils Lager had a mild wheat and yeasty initial taste, which was quickly overtaken by the floral bitterness from the hops and a light spiciness with malt and yeastiness to finish into the aftertaste. I found this to be a very refreshing lager and not the kind that’s straight off the bar that mainly ends up on your shoes, or making you belch a merry tune with the rest of your friends looking on with a mixture of awe and distaste in equal measures!