1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes The Wright Pils

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

677 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 677
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 32
Gots: 58 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 677 | Reviews: 193 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single from Abe's.

Bright yellow body, terrific carbonation streams, three fingers of pure white micro bubbly foam. Little drips of lacing.

Aggressive grass/hay aroma makes it impression (and a good one) at arm's length.

Sweet malty start, with good serious depth. Crisp hops lead to a strong nip at he swallow. Clean finish with a hint of hop tickle.

Light mouthfeel, with a prickly ripple.

Another example of how Great Lakes built their outstanding reputation: a terrific interpretation of a classic style.

RonfromJersey, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Wukk
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Wukk, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of ChrisKayler
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ChrisKayler, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

danthehopslamman, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Chaney
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was looking for a crisp, cool brew to enjoy during these dog days of summer.

Served in a DFH fancy-schmancy glass.

A: Poured a clear as hell gold color with a soft white head to boot.

S: Sweet bread through and through... no, not of the testicle variety.

T: Crisp, clean, and with a nice sour dough bread-like flair that was just plain awesome. Nice bitter slap on the end.

M: Infinitely drinkable through and through. Perfectly carbonated.

O: This is going to be my new fridge staple during this time of year.

Chaney, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of ODYSEYY
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ODYSEYY, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of still_thedragon
3/5  rDev -20.2%

still_thedragon, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of rabbitguy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

rabbitguy, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of TeamMathis
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, light yellowish gold.
Smell: Lemon, butter biscuits.
Taste: Can't place it. A very light citrusy bitterness: a smaller version of the smells.
Mouthfeel: Spritzy and very dry.

The smell I know. The taste I don't. The smell is enjoyable in its familiarity, and the taste is really a lighter version of it. It is quite dry. I probably wouldn't get it again.

TeamMathis, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Duff27, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

egrace84, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one finger white head and tons of little carbonation bubbles streaming up through the brew. The head has a decent retention fading over about a 3 min time period to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a bready and grainy smell mixed with some lighter hop smells. The hop are mainly of a grassy and herbal smell, which overall when mixed with a light fruity smell produce a nice crisp aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and malty flavor with a lighter fruit taste of lemon and apple. As the taste advances, hop flavors and a bit more fruit come to the tongue. The fruit are largely of the same nature that they were upfront, with the lemon getting stronger in flavor. The hop flavors that come to the tongue more toward the middle are of a grassy and earthy nature. These grow stronger to the end, combining with the malty and lightly fruity tastes to leave a crisper and slightly more bitter hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. The slightly higher carbonation and slightly thinner body are rather nice for producing a crisp tasting beer and match well the combination of hop, sweet and malty flavors.

Overall – A rather nice crisp and easy drinking yet nicely hopped pilsner.

Darkmagus82, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

mpalestino, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

sparx1100, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: a light straw yellow color. Perfect clarity and about a finger and a half of a off white head that leaves a bit of a lacing

Smell: grassy an spicy hops. Slightly weak

Taste: starts off with a grassy/ yeasty taste that gives way to spicy pilsner hops. Pretty well done tastes but nothing too fancy

Mouthfeel: light and drinkable. But missing just a little bit of cleanness on the finish.

Overall: exactly what I have come to expect from a majority of the Great Lakes beers. Nice and well done. A go to in the style

SportsandJorts, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev +6.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of TravisR
4.25/5  rDev +13%

TravisR, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -20.2%

ohiobeer29, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of TheAmazingRand0970
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TheAmazingRand0970, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of LPJones
3/5  rDev -20.2%

LPJones, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of prdrums77
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

prdrums77, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of DeFaz
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here's a good example of a pilsener that can easily be enjoyed in the summer. It is rather bitter with a nice balance of malt and hops with grain and floral flavors with a very faint citrus element. It goes down very easy without being thin. The smell and taste are fresh and refreshing. Moderate carbonation with dryness on the finish. This is one of the best pilseners I've had.

DeFaz, Jul 27, 2013
Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.