Pivo Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,457
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 84
Gots: 251 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

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Ratings: 1,457 | Reviews: 218
Photo of Antc2382
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It may be the best, most flavorful pils I've had..

Photo of VaporDome
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoppier than a lager and more malty than an ipa. Bit of a strange taste.

Photo of Catracho5
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can pour into a Firestone Walker imperial half pint glass

A: Clear, golden yellow color, lots of carbonation streaming off the bottom, creamy bright white head, lots of lacing.

A: Malts, lemon, grass, herbs, grains, very grainy and herbal aromas, the lemon aromas underly the other aromas, some floral aromas, no alcohol on the nose.

A: Lemon zest bitterness up front, getting grassy, grainy, herbal flavors, finishes bitter, malts, some biscuit and bread notes, really good flavor.

M: Light body

O: Definitely more bitterness than I've tried in other lagers, more lemon zest, not as grassy and grainy as other lagers, it's good and another great beer from Firestone Walker.

Photo of fx20736
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale brass with towering craggy snow cap. Embroidery of lacing. Noble hops with bright lemon zest. Taste is a cornucopia of hoppiness which stays in glove and sits atop crackery malt. Mouthfeel is unmemorable. Overall this is an interesting twist on the style.

Photo of Qbdoo
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a big pilsner drinker but this is a nice one: clean, crisp, with a slight hops kick. Just a touch sour in the nose and taste.

Photo of mjohnd
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

I had a pint at the FW brewpub in Paso Robles. Pivo being Czech for 'beer', I was expecting a traditional European Pilsner. Although this is a good beer, it violates my sense of what a Pilsner should be. I've had many, many Pilseners from Germany. This is too hoppy. And its the wrong type of hops.

Photo of jackb112
4.81/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells like a bouquet of flowers and tastes like Friday afternoon

Photo of smith_s4765
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Everything about this beer is unbelievable.

Photo of JPowell712
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The pour was very light and straw colored. I noticed a nice bit of hop and earthy aromas off of the pour. The taste was very crisp, very carbonated, and light bodied. The taste of floral hops, citrus, grass and pine notes were present. I think this a winner in the Pilsner style. The hops were stingy but subtle enough not to be overly bitter. The Firestone Walker Brewing Company had yet to make a beer I don't like. They pretty much nail every style they put out there. This is a great beer!

Photo of leantom
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Perhaps the best Pilsner beer ever made. I'm not being overly dramatic either. Here goes:

A: Perfect. Clear gold, well-carbonated, a massive fluffy white head. Leaves a ton of lacing as well. If a Pilsner were made in Heaven, it would look like this.

S: Perfectly balanced scents of hay, grass, herbs, and white pepper on a biscuit malt background. Nearly perfect.

T: Splendid. Best-tasting Pilsner ever. I typically prefer European Pilsners to American ones; this beer is the exception. Grassy hops interspersed with biscuit.

F: Perfectly light and carbonated. Great.

O: Will get this again and again.

Photo of dwren89
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pale straw yellow, great clarity, big fizzy and thick head

Aroma: very grainy, biscuit, and Pilsner malt aromas, a little trace of hop earthiness

Taste: light, very refreshing, very much a German Pilsner with the sharp and hard water flavor, biscuity and light malty flavor, and a stern hop earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: light on the palate, medium light bodied, not as carbonated as I had envisioned though. Less tingle that pilsners are known for.

Overall: a good example of the German Pilsner, but with a sharp and snappy earthy hop finish. Exceedingly light and refreshing, this is a great session beer for any occasion.

Photo of John_M
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice, solid, all around good beer from FW. The beer is very smooth and full on the palate, with a nice kiss of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Got plenty of cookie dough, grassy hops and biscuit on the palate. Very enjoyable.

Photo of ECV1846
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

light, tasty, good ice cold

Photo of BEERWOLF1951
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Excellent beer, wish I could get this at home. Beautiful balance of malt and hops.

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light and crisp, but with little pilsner spice and none of the promised hops.

Photo of Vabrewer88
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not my go to style by any means but I enjoyed this one. It's pretty close to style but hopped up a bit which I like.

Photo of delta490
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear and effervescent straw gold with a nice thinner cap of fizzier white head. The aroma has a good bready malt tone with a little bit of earthy hops. The taste is a light biscuit with stronger earthy hops bitterness. The body is nice and light, with a little carbonation on the finish.

Photo of kerry4porters
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crisp beer nice hops that blend well with the overall pills flavor going on nice summer beer will be buying again

Photo of JayQue
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A well done Pils, not one of my favorite styles, but this one meets the style criteria and adds a bit more hops to make it interesting. Aroma is milder than the flavor, mostly grassy hops with a slightly sweet, dry biscuity malt. Flavor is more robust and you can appreciate the balance between malt and hops better, The bitterness is pretty good for a Pils. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, nice touch of bitterness that is not overdone. A pretty decent Pils.

Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a nice yellow color with a good white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Hoppy with nice crisp light malts, floral and citrusy, not powerful or overwhelming

Taste: Light biscuity malts, citrus and floral hops, very refreshing

Feel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: This certainly is a nice take on a classic style (who doesn't love a good pilsner?) and unlike a lot of Americanized versions of classic styles, it isn't overly hopped. Hoppier than is traditional, but in a good balanced delicious way. Honestly like it better than Firestone's other IPAs, so this is a major plus for me. Plan on getting it again as a nice refreshing summer brew.

Photo of HopBomb515
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow with big fluffy white head and a little stick to the glass. Soft aroma of doughy bread, hay, and floral hints. Taste is not as happy as expected but nice bread notes, hay, floral, light spice on the finish and some mild citric quality buried underneath. Pop of carbonation stays crisp throughout and finishes a bit dryer than I'd like. Good pilsner here with classic flavor profile and a hoppy kick.

Photo of ProstMasterson
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really well put together pils

Photo of Lukebell15
3.1/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is my least favorite beer by this company. I might of got a bad bottle considering all the other reviews.

Photo of Mineo
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

solid and drinkable, though quite malty for something that is advertised as a "hoppy pils." less than a month old, so doubt it has to do with that. still, smooth mouthfeel and easy to crush.

Photo of neenerzig
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this with dinner at a restraunt in Phoenix, AZ where my dada and I are currently on vacation. Served to me in a standard pint glass, this beer is a clear, medium golden color with a nice, fluffy white head that is anout2/3 of an inch when first served to me. Sets to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some nice cluster swirls of foam. Decent lacing. Crisp malty aromas and a nice hint of hops as well. Has a good crisp, malty flavor with some sweetness along with a hint of peppery spice that gives way to a hint of hops. Has a crisp, slightly prickly, smooth medium to full bodies mouthfeel an moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish and is easy to drink the way a beer like this ought to be. A very enjoyable beer all around.

Eric

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,457 ratings.