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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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very good

678 Ratings
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Ratings: 678
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)
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Ratings: 678 | Reviews: 193 | Display Reviews Only:
3/5  rDev -20.2%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bill235, Feb 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

elec, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

elchingen, Feb 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

flyingPharmacist, Feb 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

DiscGolfRobot, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

M1A2, Jan 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

vicsju1991, Jan 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

lKnoXl, Jan 23, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass, the beer was urine sample yellow. Normally, colors this bright are reserved for kids' drinks. A generous white head was a sign of powerful carbonation, which was definitely evident in the mouthfeel. A grassy aroma was present, as expected for a pilsner. In the initial taste, one gets grass, sour hay, and a mildly tart grain taste. The mild sourness continues into the aftertaste, which moves in quickly because of the carbonation. I normally skip pilsners, and now I remember why. This is a pilsner, so it is Great Lakes' attempt at a beer for non-craft drinkers. For craft beer drinkers, it tastes a little more like a high end macro-brew.

JohnnyHopps, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Jspriest, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

brandoman63, Jan 18, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Perfectly clear pale golden yellow hay. Head is bright-white, creamy, and tight. Decent retention on a small cap. Specks of lacing. Lively carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Grass. Light earthy herbal. Pale malts. Slightly bready. A bit of sweetness. Touches of underlying crisp apple and maybe some dry hay. Cracker like snappiness. Lager yeast. Smells bright and clean. Husky grain.

Taste: Pale grain. Husky. Grass. Nice clean earthiness. Vaguely herbal. Solid hit of lager yeast. Crisp and clean. Mild sweetness. Mild hopping. Some touches of leafy hop. Very pale. Touches of wheat. Slight bitterness on the finish of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to high carbonation. Body is a bit lighter than medium. Crisp and clean.

Overall: Right.

A decent take. Crisp and clean. Wouldn't be hard to knock back a few of these on a casual hangout. Worth drinking, but not the best out there.

Goblinmunkey7, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

tobelerone, Jan 10, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Great Lakes location in the Cleveland airport. Pours a clear straw color. Crisp and clean but without quite enough hop bite. Dry and drinkable.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Gomeza, Dec 25, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - light yellow color. Nice one finger white head that disappears fairly quickly. Looks quite refreshing on this hot 4th of July.

Smell - smells of floral and wheat appear first. Ends with a hint of orange.

Taste - light refreshing beer. Quenches the thirst if that makes sense. Tinge of bitterness after swallowing. Definitely a session beer.

Mouthfeel - normal Pilsner mouthfeel.

Overall - definitely not my favorite lager, but I would say its in my upper half.

Bills453, Dec 14, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Real strong grassy nose in this. Earthy and mildly inky flavor on this, but overall fairly smooth, even though there is a noticeable bitter tone. Fairly easy to drink. If it were up to me, I'd probably tone it down and smooth it out a bit. Still a nice beer though.

RblWthACoz, Dec 13, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant golden yellow with half inch white head that leaves wispy lacing.

Cracker-like malt, grain, and light floral hops comprise the aroma. Fairly bready.

Flavor is initially crisp, with a dry finish. Somewhat short, and fairly bitter. Touch of lemon pith undertone emerges. Grainy malt throughout. Floral hops emerge late.

Body is moderate with moderate carbonation and a touch of astringency.

Overall, a refreshing beer, more citrus character than anticipated, and less cracker flavor. More bitter than most.

barczar, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

sikora34, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

norinco, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

e30todamax, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.