Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by steveh:
3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've never been a big fan of the GL lagers to-style, but they're always well-made and enjoyable, so when I was in the mood for something light and saw this, thought I'd give it a go.
12 ounce bottle six pack, best by 8/27/12 clearly stamped on the label, $10.
A -- Clear, light gold color with a dense white head.
S -- DMS and light, spicy hops.
T -- Sort of a dry graininess up front with bitter, herbal hops in the middle and finishing with a mellow breadiness. There is some light citrus character in the aftertaste and the hop bitterness lingers to the end.
M -- Smooth to crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish and medium light body.
O -- A pretty standard micro-brewed Pilsner -- which is to say much better than any macro-brewed light lager, but lacking in a good Pilsner malt base that would round things out nicer. The dryness can become palate-fatiguing and a touch of sweeter malts would help that.
Looking at the grain bill from GL and I'm pretty surprised to see that there is no Pils malt listed at all. A little odd for a style originating from the malt itself.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2012 21:01:53 | More by steveh
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a clear gold with a short-lived fizzy white head. A little hangs on, though, and leaves behind some lacing. The aroma is a light, but pleasant, offering some floral hops and a light biscuit note. The taste is good, but seems stuck deciding between going with a more noble-hop forward approach or a more bready malty path. It doesn't taste bad, but it's missing some of the depth either one of those aspects offers. It has a nice thinner weight to the body and a pleasant dry finish. It is a very good pilsner.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 20:44:34 | More by delta490
Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.