Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.94/5 rDev +4.5%
On tap at Claddagh
Apparance: Typical pilsner look. Straw yellow color with a one finger white head
Smell: Floral/lemongrass/grainy malts
Taste: Starts off grassy/grainy then fades into light citrus
Mouthfeel: Light as a pilsner shoud be with a dry, slightly bitter finish
Overall: I didn't emphasize on this beer too much because its not too interesting, but for a pilsner it's solid. Its bittersweet and crisp. I feel like they do lagers much better, but this is not at all bad. I think I've enjoyed just about every beer by Great Lakes. Cheers!
07-30-2014 02:52:35 | More by Bone53
3.99/5 rDev +5.8%
This pours out a very light straw-gold color with an initial half-inch head. Nice flowery hop aroma, quite big. Definitely on the hoppy end of the style, the taste greets you with a high bitterness, and lots of noble hop flavor. Really, this feels more like a German than Czech pils. Malt is light, as is the body, with a very dry finish. This is a good quaffing pils. Very nice.
07-29-2014 21:50:00 | More by allengarvin
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
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).
07-28-2014 01:18:26 | More by JednoPivoProsim
3.74/5 rDev -0.8%
Brown bottle into a 14 oz. pilsner glass
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.
07-27-2014 20:36:12 | More by malvrich
4.34/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
07-23-2014 18:06:23 | More by KFBR392
Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.