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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

654 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 53 | 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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Ratings: 654 | Reviews: 189 | Display Reviews Only:
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-09-2013 00:57:46 | More by still_thedragon
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-26-2013 23:51:46 | More by mportnoy
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avschmitt

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-09-2013 14:54:46 | More by avschmitt
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rundrink

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-22-2014 02:34:57 | More by rundrink
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Brubaker

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-05-2012 17:34:16 | More by Brubaker
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Michael00

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-20-2014 22:40:00 | More by Michael00
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johnklotter

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-07-2014 02:25:08 | More by johnklotter
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-16-2012 03:08:46 | More by akttr
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offthelevel_bytheplumb

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-16-2014 03:35:56 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
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mattsucks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-18-2013 14:06:37 | More by mattsucks
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Roze

New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-11-2014 18:30:57 | More by Roze
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Trashville

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-22-2014 19:34:42 | More by Trashville
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j0hnc2468

New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-11-2014 01:02:39 | More by j0hnc2468
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-30-2013 01:55:28 | More by fullmoonbeer
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zenithberwyn

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-22-2013 02:42:51 | More by zenithberwyn
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-05-2012 21:18:03 | More by Stinger80OH
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-02-2013 23:29:28 | More by nineworldseries
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-23-2014 00:43:47 | More by Fettpopps
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LPJones

New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-27-2013 18:44:54 | More by LPJones
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moot2142

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-22-2014 19:43:15 | More by moot2142
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Andrewcc57

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-30-2014 23:48:12 | More by Andrewcc57
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Miles228

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-22-2014 23:21:55 | More by Miles228
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -19.6%

Appearance: Excellent carbonation with very good lacing. Straw yellow.

Smell: Very neutral. A bit of lemon

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sour lemon. Extremely bitter lemon rind really overwhelms here. Crisp mouthfeel that works well with bitterness.

Overall Drinkability: Pretty eh for Great Lakes.

06-17-2013 00:01:12 | More by tjsdomer2
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Lorenzai_Konstantinov

Ohio

3.06/5  rDev -18.8%

Poured from the bottle into pint glass, appearance is a staw yellow color. It is a bit of a deeper color yellow than most adjuncts you would probably compare this to.

The nose is of hay or straw, and a grassy floral overtone that is from the Noble Hops, Cascades most likely.

The first taste is somewhat astringent, the carbonation is quite lively in this brew. The straw taste comes through a little bit, and some lighter types of malts are also present and bring some sweetness to the party. With the swallow and exhale, the hops give a good floral taste that coincides with the nose, and they almost too strong for a pilsner.

As mentioned, this beer is carbonated pretty heavily and gives a good prickly feeling to the tongue. Overall the feel of the beer is pretty watery which is fine since most pilsners are.

My overall thoughts of this beer are that it's an "Okay" offering from Great Lakes. It seems to be an attempt to get some business from people that usually buy AB or Coors. The thing about it is that if that was their idea behind this beer, it's a pretty big failure. The taste is radically different from a Bud. This would be too bitter for a person that drinks BMC all the time.

06-22-2013 21:25:50 | More by Lorenzai_Konstantinov
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usechopstix4soup

New York

3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

Poured into pilsner, very nice carbonation and a full, resilient foamy head. Light yellow like apple cider or a rich champagne.

Smells strongly of grains, corn, and hops. Some depths of bread and biscuits, very grassy/earthy aroma.

Tastes of corn mostly, crisp enough to enjoy, finishes with mild hops and fizzy bubbles. Taste isn't entirely too complex, in fact, it kind of reminds me of a light macrobrew. Frankly, it is a rather simple beer.

09-24-2013 04:38:33 | More by usechopstix4soup
Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.