A Pistonhead conundrum

Hej allihopa!

So, I’ve had the… fortune… of trying a 0.33l can of Pistonhead Kustom Lager yesterday. It says it has 4.6% and is hopped with Spalter Select, Magnum and Perle. Basically a simple, generic lager in a fancy can.

However, RB says that Kustom has 4.9% and is hopped with Amarillo and Cascade. A 4.6% lager exists with the name of Full Throttle, containing, you guessed it, Spalter Select, Magnum and Perle. So… any idea what happened? I mean, Full Throttle became Kustom Lager at a certain point, but is the “Amarillo & Cascade” 4.9% Kustom still available anywhere? Is the 4.6% German hop Full Throttle still available anywhere?

Please advise.

Ah, humor.

At Systembolaget we have

Pistonhead Kustom Lager
Nr 1454

4,9 %


Pilsnermalt samt humle av sorterna magnum, amarillo och cascade.

Pistonhead Kustom Lager
Nr 1454

4,9 %


Pilsnermalt samt humlesorterna perle, cascade och amarillo.

So Systembolaget state they are the same, but it differes between Magnum and Perle.


KUSTOM LAGER. Pistonhead Kustom Lager is Kustom brewed with a double-clutch of Münchener and Pilsner malt injected with Spalter Select, Magnum and Perle hops that will leave a hint of bitterness on your lips, but never in your heart.

Color: Medium Gold
Aroma: Malty fragrance with hints of syrup loaf
Taste: A very rich, malty flavor with a balanced and marked bitterness
Hops: Magnum, Spalter Select and Perle
Malts: Pilsner and Münchener
Original gravity P: 10,6 Residual sugar wt %: 2,0 %
Color EBC: 10
Hop Bitterness EBU: 27

33 cl
Bottle & Can

So it states 4.6%
Magnum, Spalter Select and Perle

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Renamed the Full Throttle to Kustom Lager 4.6% (Full Throttle). The canned and bottled 4.9% might warrant a split too… but damn this is insane…