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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

603 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 603
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2009)
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-13-2012 11:32:47 | More by Blueribbon666
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curmudgeon236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2014 17:41:36 | More by curmudgeon236
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with a finger of head which settled in slightly but was very present while drinking. The color is a golden straw yellow color with great transparency. Active carbonation is bright, probably a touch above average for the style.

Smell: Crisp clean hops pop right away. Those hops are complimented by a buttery, creamy malt profile. A second layer of hops bringing more freshly cut grass and straw show up on the body. The yeast profile is clean yet surprisingly complex.

Taste: Great tropical fruit hop profile blasts on to the scene. Those hops draw out to more of a grassy profile on the body with a malt profile filled with buttery and full bodied biscuits. Clean malts and yeast on the back end really allow the hops to shine.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, with tons of hops that leave a semi-dryness on the palate. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall: A truly outstanding czech pils from an American brewery. The hops really shine here but a creamy malt profile and crisp yeast notes are so well done. This is a great pils that is a no brainer as a summer seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 18:06:23 | More by KFBR392
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-23-2014 00:43:47 | More by Fettpopps
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huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-22-2014 22:06:45 | More by huysmans
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moot2142

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-22-2014 19:43:15 | More by moot2142
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Trashville

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-22-2014 19:34:42 | More by Trashville
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-22-2014 02:34:57 | More by rundrink
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, dense, white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Sweet bready malt and floral hop aromas with earthy grass, lemon zest and toasted malt notes. Medium bodied with assertive, tangy, crisp carbonation and a clean semi-dry finish. Bready, biscuity malt flavors up front followed by tangy, herbal hops through the middle. Hop bitterness gradually intensifies from the middle to the end as this finished semi-dry with lingering hop bitterness and biscuity notes.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 01:31:16 | More by IronLover
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2014 01:04:48 | More by rabiddawg
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Michael00

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-20-2014 22:40:00 | More by Michael00
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2014 19:21:29 | More by lccrunchy
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DaHood

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +32.6%

07-19-2014 02:14:07 | More by DaHood
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markmo

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-18-2014 01:56:46 | More by markmo
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Czequershuus

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-17-2014 13:00:32 | More by michaelfcasey
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skeptic8

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-17-2014 02:12:26 | More by skeptic8
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A- pours a crystal clear golden yellow color with a small foamy white head that retains nicely, eventually settling to a small layer on top

S- spicy floral hop with a clean toasted malt aroma, slightly herbal

T- clean, slightly toasty malt underlies a subtle floral hop bitterness with a hint of spice, ends with some earthy notes

M- medium-light body with medium spritzy carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth and crisp dry finish, very drinkable

O- simple but well crafted, showcases the noble hops

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 23:30:59 | More by Treyliff
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-15-2014 23:09:10 | More by Drew88
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-15-2014 20:55:56 | More by cjgiant
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-15-2014 20:22:17 | More by mikeburd1128
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Brenden

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It looks good off the tap, a fluffy and bright white head rising to one finger in height with good retention to top a bright golden yellow with a slight haze but lots of brightness. Clumpy lacing sticks in plenty.
Lots of dryness starts the nose off, with some grains under biscuit and bread with a crusty sort of thing and a bit of husky dryness to boot before some sweeter notes come in, making the effect that of honey-drizzled biscuits; it's not just regular biscuits, it's more like the dryer, New England-style biscuits. Hops are leafy with an herbal touch, there's a hint of lemon zest, and a whiff of diacetyl seems to linger a little.
It's more robust and less traditional, with zest and spiciness to go along with floral, grassy and herbal hops bitterness while the sweetness counters. Fruits and yeast are stronger here, and it has only a ghost of the buttery diacetyl to it.
While I like the body of this beer, the traditional lightness serves the style well. This is a little more robust, though it has the crispness and it is clean.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2014 14:12:29 | More by Brenden
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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rapayn01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.