Good Karma Happy Pils

English | Cymraeg

A review of Good Karma Happy Pils - a fruity pilsner with a hint of citrus.



ABV: 0.5%
Calories per can: 96 (29 in every 100ml)

This review is by guest author @GlowSober.

Self-billed as part of the Mindful Movement, Good Karma Brewing wants to be part of a sustainable, diverse and equal society. They use natural ingredients and support environmental restoration and educational projects. A great ethos coupled with some great drinks equals a big feel-good factor.

This was an interesting pour. It was thin with no head and looked remarkably like cider to me. The aroma also had something of fruit cider about it too: very sweet and pungently fruity. I was relieved to find that none of that sweetness transferred to the taste and instead it had a mild, bitter tone that I would expect from pilsner, and a medium carbonation that kept it feeling fresh and light. There was a faint aftertaste of citrus that I liked too.

On balance I liked this drink, but it was full of contradictions: on the eye, the nose, and the taste. It’s mild enough for easy food pairing, and palatable for those who don’t like their lagers too strongly flavoured.

I love the can too: bright, happy, and perfectly aimed at the growing number of millennials who are choosing to opt for alcohol-free drinking. I am undecided whether I think the play on words in the name is helpful. But on the whole, it’s a good-looking, well-meaning little drink.

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