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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes The Wright Pils

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BA SCORE
85
very good

653 Ratings
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 54 | 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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Reviews by jkrich:
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jkrich

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured from a dated 12 oz. bottle: typical Czech pils pour - bright and clear golden with a quickly dissipating white head.

Sweet cracker-like malt aroma with hints of lemon and oddly a faint vegetal smell that quickly dissipated.

The pilsner begins with the familiar rounded, malty sweetness with compliments of noble hops. There are some other flavors in play here that you don't typically find in a Czech pilsner. A dryish, lemony flavor is evident throughout along with a hint of marmalade. Quite a bit more hop bitterness than I am accustomed to with this style.

This has a very thirst quenching and refreshing mouthfeel with a solid light body and spritzy carbonation.

I always enjoy a fresh pilsner on a hot summer day, and this one is no exception. There were "off" flavors that kept this one from the very top of list.

07-04-2012 23:06:50 | More by jkrich
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured into a pilsner a light golden with a thinner frothy white head that sticks well,quite sprtitzy in its looks.Aromas have a bit of leafy hops but more toasty malt,a tinge of iron comes into play as well.Flavors of what a pilsner should be,toasty with a shot of leafy/spicy hops in the finish,I like the toast most of all.A great pilsner with real flavor,it's toasted with a shot of noble hops.

08-14-2012 22:17:45 | More by oberon
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-26-2013 00:48:13 | More by OhioBobcat
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markmo

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +26%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-10-2013 05:52:48 | More by danthehopslamman
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Jpinoniemi

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-08-2014 21:15:43 | More by Jpinoniemi
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-10-2012 01:51:48 | More by generallee
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-27-2013 21:53:26 | More by ValpoExpo
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

10-25-2013 04:07:42 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-16-2013 21:04:19 | More by JakerLou
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is pilsener malt with a lot of grassy hops. The flavor is grassy hops and lighter malts with some low bitterness. The beer is very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice American-made pilsener.

11-25-2010 05:58:53 | More by Mora2000
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear gold with moderate stark white head. Slight lacing.

Smell: Floral and spicy Saaz, semi-sweet apple, hay, more Saaz.

Taste: Fairly sweet apple malt core that is quite nice, with some layers of hay and straw on top. The Saaz is fairly apparent, especially on the finish, with floral and spicy notes. Unfortunately, there is a distracting cherry and borderline metallic aftertaste.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, medium light body (fuller than many Pils). Would be a crisp, dry finish if the aftertaste wasn't a little sweet.

Overall: I hate to give such a "low" score to one of my favorite breweries, but that aftertaste messes up what should be a nice, refreshing beer. Also, I see very little reason to have this when GLBC offers up the much better Dortmunder Gold year round.

08-02-2012 22:22:01 | More by bsp77
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Stopped up in Cleveland for dinner and a drink. Had the opportunity to try two new beers, this one included, and was very excited.

Appearance- Comes off the type a bright golden translucent straw yellow. Some mild beading up the glass and the thinnest sheet of white head that immediately completely disappears.

Smell- Smells mildly of grass and hay, with just a touch of skunky hops. Not a whole lot going on but pleasant enough.

Taste- More of the same. Some nice grassiness, a little bit of cereal graininess, and some very mild skunky hops. Again, pleasant but not hitting anything out of the ballpark.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is rather thin though okay for the style. Drinkability is pretty decent as well as this one is nice enough to go down easy.

Overall, I can't say that a whole lot was going on with this beer but it was a pretty good representation for the style. If this is your type of beer I could easily see this being sessionable.

03-08-2010 01:22:56 | More by boatshoes
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big four finger white head with very good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A crisp and bready aroma. Pale malts and wheat grains with hints of biscuit, crackers, straw, and yeast. Some good hints of citrus lemon and orange. A nice scent of grassy and spicy hops Saaz hops. Also a slight hint of honey in the mix. A solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma suggests, a nice balance of sweet bready malts and grassy hops. Wheat grains and pale malts with a nice taste of saltine crackers, biscuit, straw, yeast, and a little bit of honey. A touch of citrus with notes of lemon zest and orange. Has a nice hop bite for a pils with some grassy hops and spicy European hops. Mildly bitter. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very smooth. Somewhat drying finish.

Overall: A very solid American take on a Pilsner. Nice grassy hop presence to balance the sweetness. Nice to have this more widely available as a seasonal.

08-21-2012 05:51:50 | More by MattyG85
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butters_mcgee

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-22-2014 03:43:09 | More by butters_mcgee
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2013 11:24:59 | More by Cynic-ale
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-09-2014 01:33:57 | More by GOBLIN
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jminch

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2013 19:01:56 | More by jminch
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - clear pale straw with 1.5 finger white frothy head with good retention and clumpy lacing

S - weak pilz hos, sour funk, bready notes

T - sweet malts open followed by mildly bitter and sour pilz hops with green apple and a touch of chardonnay acididity.

M - light body, moderate carbonation.

A really nice light pilsener. I'd get this in the summertime to share with friends.

09-22-2012 18:00:46 | More by williamjbauer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +22.8%

Long time anticipating a bottle of this stuff. Thanks to my cousin Joe, I landed 3 bottles in my dedicated beer fridge. Pours a beautiful pale golden slightly hazed color with a bright white head forming thick, leaves behind even layered speckled lacing. Perfect grassy pils in every way aromatics end up with a hint of lemon citrus notes and herbal earthy noble hops kicking. Flavor is light biscuit pale malt bready complex for how light and drinkable this beer is. More nice hop interplay with the malts bringing out a dry finish in each sip, nice perfect crisp Czech style pils. I can't wait til this is distributed as the summer seasonal this year it will simply be my staple this summer, lawnmower beer good drinkable and super refreshing. Mine is served a bit cold but it's perfect refreshing pilsener that I'm ready to get more of. This was on tap at the brewpub and sold to go from the gift shop.

02-20-2012 01:35:57 | More by WVbeergeek
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j_hollings13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-19-2014 15:15:09 | More by j_hollings13
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2013 02:24:50 | More by tallfellapgh
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Doughbodyboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-23-2012 17:22:22 | More by Doughbodyboy
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pwoods

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%

Thanks to Kels for sharing this bottle with me.

12oz. Brown bottle poured into a pint.

A: A very pale golden yellow with good clarity. Moder head with a bit of retention. Small lacing.

S: Light aroma with some cereal and very light biscuity grains. Light noble hop aroma.

T/M: Nice bitterness from the hops with a nice spicy edge. The malts are nice with a bit of huskiness and a light sharpness. Body medium light and carbonation is nice and high.

D: Drinks very easily and is pretty interesting for a pilsner.

06-21-2010 01:38:38 | More by pwoods
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Trickfest

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-09-2014 01:23:32 | More by Trickfest
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Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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