It's the 4th of May so Happy Star Wars Day! I really couldn't have found a better beer to review today than The Original Stormtrooper beers from St Peter's Brewery so I'm posting not just one but two reviews today! I bought the Lightspeed Pilsner in a gift pack with a glass for £5.99 from B&M in December 2019 but you can also buy glasses and gift packs direct from Original Stormtrooper for the Star Wars fan in your life! Just click here to take a look.
May the force be with you
|Gift set from B&M|
As I'm a fan of ale from the dark side, I haven't really experienced a lot of pilsner, however, this Lightspeed Pilsner more than exceeded my expectations. It is a deep golden yellow colour with a frothy and surprisingly robust cream coloured head. The aroma is deliciously hoppy and smells strongly of sweet stone fruits with a hint of citrus.
For a pilsner, it is surprisingly flavourful; a lovely blend of malt and hops is evident in the taste along with a grassy and sweet fruit flavour. I didn't really get any hints of sweetcorn that was mentioned on the label but it may have mixed in with the sweet stone fruits I could taste. The initial blast of flavour is then followed by a delicious crisp and dry bitter finish.
With medium carbonation and medium body, it's a very refreshing beer. It most certainly lives up to it's description of 'lager with a twist'. It's been years since I've had a lager but the addition of fabulous bitterness pushes this more into the ale category for me. This could definitely bring a lager drinker over to the dark side of real ale.
I would definitely have this again, especially as a light refreshment on a sunny day, so Lightspeed Pilsner Ale Be Seeing You Again!
Brewed by St Peters Brewery, Suffolk
My Untappd score: 3.75
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