Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 07/07/13. Poured pretty vigorously.
Pours clear yellow with a big fluffy head, which fades pretty fast. Lots of carbonation. Appears to be a lot of lacing accumulating, but in actual lace, rather than in sheets. Smell is spicy and yeasty. Straw. More yeast. Slight pine aroma, which I assume is hops. Not overdone, which is a bit what I was expecting when an American brewery labeled it a hoppy pilsener.
Taste is sweet but crisp, honeysuckle and a slight bitter flavor. Some breadiness.
Mouthfeel is rich, not as crisp as I was expecting, but pleasant. Overall, this is good. I like it.
01-13-2014 04:46:21 | More by snaotheus
3.44/5 rDev -12.5%
So... I suppose I should give a little disclaimer at the beginning here. I will admit I do not really like Pilsners. The malts and yeasts combine to create what I can only feel is a stale flavour. That being said, I can still recognize well crafted content.
This pours as you would imagine a pilsner to look. Pale straw yellow, minimal white head.
The nose presents pilsner malts and yeast. Not much else. Smells fresh.
The aroma gives way to the palate pretty straightforward-ly. Malts, yeast, a bit of bitter on the back end. As mentioned above, I'm no expert on pilsners. This seems like a talented presentation of the style: generally crisp and clean. My main complaint is that there is a weird... afterfeeltastething... reminscent of baking soda/alum on the tongue. A texture that is difficult to put into words.
01-08-2014 00:41:35 | More by kemoarps
3.43/5 rDev -12.7%
This is an ok, average beer when compared to other types of beers, such as IPA's, but in the Pilsner category this is probably the best pilsner I've had, but I don't like Pilsners. Take that into account when reading this. No mistaking it, this is a Pilsner, it tastes like a Pilsner, and looks like a Pilsner, but the taste has something most Pilsners miss, and that's some flavor. Set this beer down next to a Budweiser and just by looking at it, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference, but after tasting it there would be no doubt. I would say people who prefer IPA's over Pilsners and Lagers will still not really like this beer, or find it average at best. However, Pilsner drinkers (Czech and German beer drinkers) will find it refreshingly better than most Pilsners that come out of the US.
12-25-2013 18:19:24 | More by Dave2010
4.11/5 rDev +4.6%
6 mos out from the bottled on date, but it's been refigerated so should still be in good shape. Hazed straw gold. Big hoppiness and bitterness for a pils, even this far out from bottling. The dry-hopping stands out with an oily grassy flavor. Complex herbal notes are nice. Malt is minimal, simple cereal notes. Dryness is spot on for the style. A solid pils that stands up well to all but the best German examples but with the west coast dry-hop twist that sets it apart.
12-22-2013 22:56:53 | More by bump8628
4.26/5 rDev +8.4%
The beer pours a very white and clean head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The beer itself is a very clear and yellow gold. The has a strong hoppy smell that is balanced out by the sweet pale malt smell that balances the beer very well. The hop smell is earthy and certainly dry-hopped. The taste is similar to the smell but with a stronger hop taste than malt taste. The hop is as bitter as the smell. The mouthfeel is very smooth with biting carbonation. The feel is very crisp from the beginning to the end. Overall, a very good pilsner and better than some of the others that are available.
12-22-2013 20:48:04 | More by HattedClassic
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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