Sharp’s Brewery recently launched Cornish Pilsner, in collaboration with the Eden Project, for me It had a lot to live up to as I was a huge fan of Monsieur Rock that they brewed a while back and is now no longer available.
For the Pilsner Head brewer Stuart Howe used whole Saaz hops and a Czech lager yeast which was then combined with thyme grown by the lovely people at the Eden Project to add a different twist to the style.
It’s incredibly pale, almost champagne colour, It’s got a fantastic herbal aroma with hints of freshly grated lemon zest, It’s fresh and zesty in the mouth, there’s quite a lot of spice and a nice bitterness that soon mellows and nicely carbonated without being too gassy. Luckily for me the Mrs found it a little bit too dry so she didn’t want to drink it all, unlike my Monsieur Rock.
It weighs in at 5.2% ABV so it’s a nice BBQ/Summer afternoon beer and I think you’d soon find you’d drank more than you thought.
IF you want to give it a go It’s available at the Sharp’s Brewery shop