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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 33
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of KFBR392
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

KFBR392, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of joe12pk
4/5  rDev +6.4%

joe12pk, 37 minutes ago
Photo of Marina
2.6/5  rDev -30.9%

Marina, Wednesday at 10:53 PM
Photo of ScottJWing
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ScottJWing, Wednesday at 02:44 PM
Photo of Stevedore
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bluephies in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in a shaker pint 10/28/2014.

A- Clear golden-yellow body that is on the slightly darker side of the yellow spectrum. Half finger white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. [3.5]

S- Crisp earthy, grassy hops along with a crackery biscuit malt sweetness, a bit of yeasty mineral flavours. Not complicated, but it comes together quite well. [3.75]

F- Biscuits, lightly toasted malt, minerals, grassy hops; clean sweet malt flavour finished off by a mild earthy bitterness. [3.75]

M- Crisp, on the thinner side but about right for the style. Nice and dry, refreshing finish that is a lingering earthy bitterness. Very easy to drink if it is a warm night. [3.75]

O- Very solid czech pils. On the earthy-slightly skunked side, nice mouthfeel and refreshing; about what I expected from GLBC. [3.75]

Final score: 3.74

Stevedore, Wednesday at 03:10 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

FaradayUncaged, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

EricTKole, Oct 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

ndurda, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of APH
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%

APH, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Beef_Curtains, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

thebowski, Oct 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

jay_schrock, Oct 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%

12oz bottle into standard pint glass. best by 8/21/14, so rolling the dice a it here.

Poured a clear crisp yellow with a big frothy head. Decnet cabonation and lacing.

Aroma was slightly sweet with ( lager?) yeast overtones

Sweetness came through right away, some grassiness as well. Slightly sour note in the back of the mouth, but that didn't hang around. clean, crisp, not harse at all. Seems to hold up very well.

MikeWard, Oct 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

JasonL02, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is grassy, malts, grains. Taste is smooth, malty, grains, grassy hops at the finish providing a mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and highly sessionable beer.

tone77, Oct 01, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear pale golden with a medium white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity notes, yeast, grains, some malt. Palate is a light to medium body, crisp clean refreshing mouth feel. The finish is sweet malt, fruity mild citrus, yeast and bread with a mild hops on the end for balance. This is good refreshing mild brew for a hot summer day.

Samp01, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Kerrie, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

djrn2, Sep 20, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

VaporDome, Sep 18, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

robinson31a, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

zp6167a, Sep 14, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

spoloha11, Sep 14, 2014
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Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.