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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

568 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 32
Gots: 35 | 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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lumpy1126

Ohio

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-14-2011 01:36:45 | More by lumpy1126
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i3ei3s

New York

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-30-2011 01:54:40 | More by i3ei3s
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

What an absolutely sexy monster of a beer in appearance. Lemon and fourteen carat gold, brass and shiny. Body loads with lots of rising pinhead bubbles, and crystal clear. Head is totally uniform, pinhead all throughout. Great white sticky head and everything, it looks like the perfect pilsner.

It's a total bakery in the nose. Fantastic white bread, and big rolls of dough and toast. Light slight floral hop action, mild grass, with not so much sense of crisp, got some great density and thickness it seems of the malt.

What a great wonderfuly balanced brew. A great hop floral and grass action mixing with a perfect balance of sweet malt. Finishes bready, rolling with some crisp carbonation. Carbonation interestingly hits in the pit of the stomach. Mouthfeel is slightly crisp but oh so creamy, almost creating a thick German pilsner body it seems. Honey, dry clove, tastes all balance and get a turn.

I love this brewery and just how they make simple good honest beer. This beer is wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 22:40:23 | More by smakawhat
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +26%

06-18-2013 21:46:15 | More by heytomcat
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +26%

01-24-2013 13:29:29 | More by GrindFatherBob
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zsk

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one fantastic beer. I realize on this site, it won't get fairly judged, but it's GREAT!

Poured into a Sam Adams Pilsner glass

Appearance is golden and crystal clear.

Smell is of Noble Hops and slight...very slight malt.

Taste is Noble hops (SAAZ?) and biscuit. Very balanced. All hop in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is full but not too. It is well carbonated, as it should be.

Overall....great beer. Too bad it's only in the Gift shop and at the pub!

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 00:02:36 | More by zsk
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I am holding off on CANtinuing The CANQuest (TM) until the site editors get caught up on approving beer pics. I have a nice backlog, but I do not want to Crack them open and then have the photo be disapproved. Nuff said.

From the bottle: "A Handcrafted Pilsner"; "The momentous first fixed-wing flight in 1903 by a pair of brothers from Ohio is the inspiration behind The Wright Pils - a crisp golden pilsner loaded with noble hop flavors for your enjoyment. Happy travels!"; "Based on the original formula from the city of Pilsen in Bohemia, this classic pilsner style beer has a flowery bouquet and elegantly dry finish. Named for the brothers Wright who invented and built the world's first successful controlled airplane, this true pilsner, like these local heroes, has all the Wright (right!) stuff."; "In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed from all natural ingredients: barley, hops, yeast and water. No chemicals or preservatives are used."

My aggro pour netted me two big foamy fingers of fluffy, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. SRM = 3 to 4. Nose was redolent with fresh mown grass and fresh cut hay. it must be towards the end of summer! Mouthfeel was not just soft, but also viscous and it sat on my tongue like a dollop of Saaz hops pudding. More please, Mom-Za! It tasted like somebody just emptied the lawnmower bag into the kettle and walked away. I am a huge fan of Czech-style pilsners, especially in comparison to their German-style counterparts and this was one of the best yet. Finish was dry and refreshing, perfect on a hot, humid late-August day.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 23:38:24 | More by woodychandler
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$1.69 for a 12oz single @ Bevco. Brewed with Harrington 2-row and wheat. Hopped with Hallertauer and Czech Saaz.
OG=13P, 35 IBU's, 5.3% ABV.

Pours out to a sparkingly clear bright golden, forming a tall whipped and creamy bone white head with amazing retention and beautiful lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 or so. Appears filtered. Very clear. The aroma is wonderful...a beautiful balance between the flowery bouquet of Czech Saaz and the delicate pils malt huskiness. Wonderful aroma..clean, simple, and sophisticated. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a light body. The taste is wonderful as well...a beautiful showcase between the pils malt with nuances of freshly mown hay and light clover honey mingling with a expertly balanced spicy bitterness which lingers just enough to make you want to drink more. I've never heard of a pils brewed with wheat, but it works wonderfully. There is a delicate saltine cracker note. A very crisp and dry finish makes it very thirst quenching.

This is an expertly brewed pils, and I would highly recommend you try it. Right up there with Avery, Victory, and Lagunitas as my favorite pils. I'd much rather drink these ultra-fresh pils from these brewers than skunky Urquell or hop extract Bitburger.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 01:56:09 | More by Mitchster
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cynical1027

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-20-2012 16:36:45 | More by cynical1027
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SerBennett

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-19-2013 03:14:50 | More by SerBennett
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jheberle

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-06-2012 18:23:12 | More by jheberle
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NewBeerMember


4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good smooth taste; basic beer flavor with little aftertaste. A little bitter and watery as compared to a Belgium beer (Stella Artois). I enjoy a more creamy consistency with a smoother flavor and a more flowery aftertaste. Most people would enjoy this beer; however, it doesn't have much memorable qualities.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 12:04:15 | More by NewBeerMember
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Glanzman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-19-2014 17:29:28 | More by Glanzman
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r12freon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-30-2013 14:16:19 | More by r12freon
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-25-2013 01:45:33 | More by dedbeer
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Sokrayt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-25-2012 19:02:58 | More by Sokrayt
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-28-2013 01:37:34 | More by sixerofelixir
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teslaguy


4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-24-2012 00:26:23 | More by teslaguy
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jaredtuk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-18-2012 19:08:50 | More by jaredtuk
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-07-2013 20:38:47 | More by sliverX
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Fast4amoose


4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

09-05-2012 22:15:22 | More by Fast4amoose
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-16-2014 22:21:33 | More by KFrank729
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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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CaptainHate

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-17-2012 04:37:21 | More by CaptainHate
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Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.