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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

611 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 44 | 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 pburland23:
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this one while rearranging my beer fridge and thought it would be a good beer to drink and review while watching football.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pretty boring. It pours a fizzy, clear light golden yellow with about a finger of clean white head. All in all, this doesn't look any different than your average BMC product in the glass.

Smell: Grassy malts, a touch of sweetness and some sharp bite from the hops. A pleasant but unspectacular smelling pils.

Taste: Crisp and clean. Grass and hay with some pop from the hops. Nothing complicated here...just a well executed and tasty pils.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of medium. Well carbonated and very, very easy to drink. A good lawn mower or sports watching beer.

Overall: It should be no surprise that Great Lakes makes a tasty and refreshing pils like the Wright Pils. Enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2012 19:38:19 | More by pburland23
More User Reviews:
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2014 20:14:00 | More by JohnK17
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 fl. oz. bottle into a pilsner glass. For freshest taste, please enjoy by: 08/19/14.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful light yellow golden body with a solid white head. Nice carbonation - looks great!

Smell: Smell of grassy metallic hops. Very little malt sweetness. Somewhat grainy.

Taste: Malt is not as bready as I would expect in a Czech pilsner. Hops are more grassy and herbal than the balanced spiciness I expect from Saaz hops.

Mouthfeel: Very nice, light and refreshing.

Overall: I was expecting more from this one. Happy to get my hands on it either way (although I had to go across the border to DC).

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 01:18:26 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2014 23:34:56 | More by webmanspidey
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dbc5

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2014 21:25:33 | More by dbc5
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malvrich

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brown bottle into a 14 oz. pilsner glass
BB 08/14/14
A: Very light haystraw color with not much loosish white head. Some lacing evident with small lingering "patterns" around the glass. A good amount of carbonation. Second bottle yielded much more head. Two fingers or so and slow to recede.

S: Malted barley, grainy, bready with little hop character detected.

T: Similar to the smell but hops are definitely present with a very agreeable herbal or floral taste. Good snappy hop bitterness. Of course the crispness of the malts from the nose is the frontrunner, finishing with the bitter hop note. Well balanced and very drinkable. Very nice. I like it a lot.

M: Light body as expected but not as light as the color would indicate. Quite dry with crisp, snappy and again dry finish. Good carbonation tingle.

O: Pleasantly surprised as this is my first Great Lakes product. I would definitely return to this at the price of $16/12.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 20:36:12 | More by malvrich
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-27-2014 14:06:35 | More by wrightst
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-27-2014 02:45:53 | More by mmmbeerNY
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PassMeAZima

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-26-2014 17:53:19 | More by PassMeAZima
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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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Auslander

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-23-2014 15:25:53 | More by Auslander
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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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rundrink

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%

07-17-2014 23:49:54 | More by Czequershuus
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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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Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.