Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.28/5 rDev -16.5%
12oz bottle given to me by one of my good beer customers when he was out in the area. Supposedly, FW is going to start sending their full core lineup out to NJ in October, so I've been told, though right now we can't get Union Jack, so we'll see. Poured into a Weizen glass because I don't have any Pilsner glasses, so this is my best improv.
AP: Like coloured water with a light gold/yellow tinge. Can see right through this. Constant stream of bubbles flowing from bottom to top with a 1" foamy white head that settles down a 1/4" with a good amount of lacing on the side of the glass.
AR: Very bready and yeasty with cereal grains and dry grass. Very light floral/herbal notes in the background. Honestly thought I'd get more hops in the aroma, but mostly this smells like a typical Pilsner.
T: Much like the aroma, but a bit more doughy. A faint bitterness on the aftertaste, again only with very light floral/herbal notes and maybe a trace of some spice like coriander and white pepper. This is decent, but I was hoping for more in the taste in the way of the Saphir hops. I've had German beers with Saphir hops in them before that were more assertive than this.
M: The visual would make you think this would be very carbonated, but it's only moderately so, though enough to make for a creamy mouthfeel and a dry cleansing finish.
OV: A bit underwhelming, TBH. A decent Pilsner, but not as hoppy as advertised, IMO. I just didn't get enough of the Saphir hop flavour nor much spiciness.
09-15-2013 03:32:24 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev -21.1%
12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet bready malts and noble hops with a little fruit.
The flavor is sweet toasted malts with a good size grassy noble hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a solid hoppy pils.
10-04-2013 01:31:19 | More by Beaver13
3.94/5 rDev +0.3%
12 ounce bottle. Bottled on 11/11/13.
Clear medium straw. Near white moderate head. Ample low sheeting and strands of lace.
Brisk and clean hopped up nose.
Crisp, clean and hoppy. Almost puckering. I get some more then moderate lime and pine soaked hops.Enjoyable and worth a try.
I'm definitely more of a fruity IPA kinda guy. But I could see drinking a few more of these.
02-08-2014 15:27:24 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Appearance: yellow in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: pine and citrus hops
Taste: juicy and citrusy, light pine, grass, and toasted malt
Mouthfeel: medium-light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start with a slightly bitter end
Overall: Nice and juicy pils. Really well crafted and a pleasant surprise. Had a pint and would definitely go back for more.
02-28-2014 18:29:46 | More by tigg924
3.13/5 rDev -20.4%
Thin, prickly body that wasn't satisfying to drink. Simple pils flavor but lacks the drinkability of a classic example. Also lacks the complexity and full body of a Prima. Overall forgettable, like a generic brewpub blonde. It isn't badly made, but there are a number of other pale lagers I'd go with first.
02-02-2013 07:57:04 | More by JupiterJesus
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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