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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

701 Ratings
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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 33
Gots: 62 | 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 tviz33
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottled served in a pint glass.

A- Extremely clear bright yellow body with a quickly receding one finger white head after an aggressive pour.

S- Grainy and malty. Kind of smells like a saltine cracker. A hint of floral noted peak through on the nose.

T- Evenly divided between sweet, bitter, and sour tastes. A slight saltiness is detectable. The flavor keeps it fairly simple and finishes relatively clean overall.

M- Medium bodied but a generous amount of prickling carbonation keeps the mouthfeel lively.

O- Good but not great. I won't actively seek this one in the future, but Great Lakes yet again put out a solid brew.

Photo of reino4
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TheSpecialK
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of whodeyvols
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a small mug. Best before 12/9/2012.

Very pale electric yellow body is capped by a thin ghost white layer of suds. Average lacing and decent retention.

Graham crackers, yeast-heavy bread, and wildflowers in the nose.

Sweet but snappy palate entry with a lasting peppery hop bitterness to offset the malt. Distinctive (Pils?) notes are flavorful but very clean. Finishes with a touch minerality and stickiness. Well balanced though I imagine there being some debate about this being a German vs a Bohemian Pils...

Light-bodied, crisp, well carbonated...

Great Lakes clearly knows how to brew a lager - this being another excellent rendition of its style...very clean and refreshing beer with no lack of flavor.

Photo of harrylee773
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Yellow color....nice lacing on glass.

S-Pilsner malts..grainy...floral hop notes

T-The aroma leans maltier than the flavor...oh the malt is just fine but there is a more pronounced hop impression on the taste...dryish....grassy....

M-Tight body....crisp...easy drinking....dry finish.

O-No surprise here....another top notch lager from GL...not as hop forward as Prima Pils or Noble Pils but a nice drinker and a rock solid Pils

Photo of CircusBoy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of pburland23
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this one while rearranging my beer fridge and thought it would be a good beer to drink and review while watching football.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pretty boring. It pours a fizzy, clear light golden yellow with about a finger of clean white head. All in all, this doesn't look any different than your average BMC product in the glass.

Smell: Grassy malts, a touch of sweetness and some sharp bite from the hops. A pleasant but unspectacular smelling pils.

Taste: Crisp and clean. Grass and hay with some pop from the hops. Nothing complicated here...just a well executed and tasty pils.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of medium. Well carbonated and very, very easy to drink. A good lawn mower or sports watching beer.

Overall: It should be no surprise that Great Lakes makes a tasty and refreshing pils like the Wright Pils. Enjoy.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Anyone else feel this beer is just an addict's rallying cry? ("Bring me the right pills!") Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of soapy white foam. The nose comprises funky wheat, flowers, sharp grass, and minerals. The taste takes out the funk and drives home the flowery/grassy nature of the hops, providing a nicely bitter wash without overdoing it. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a very nice pils, one of the better American examples I've had in recent memory.

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a vase: Clean straw-gold with surprisingly thin head.

Light grain in the smell, a little citrus peel, leafy & a little sulfuric in a good way. Nice bread crust smell emerges.

Taste is of smooth, light malt, a little on the doughy side, earthy & peppery hops. Strong dry bitterness in finish & aftertaste.

Light-bodied, mellow, not quite as crisp as I'm looking for in a pilsner.

Good pilsner, not my favorite, but I could definitely go for another sometime.

Photo of twh7
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of NewBeerMember
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good smooth taste; basic beer flavor with little aftertaste. A little bitter and watery as compared to a Belgium beer (Stella Artois). I enjoy a more creamy consistency with a smoother flavor and a more flowery aftertaste. Most people would enjoy this beer; however, it doesn't have much memorable qualities.

Photo of ceberly
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - clear pale straw with 1.5 finger white frothy head with good retention and clumpy lacing

S - weak pilz hos, sour funk, bready notes

T - sweet malts open followed by mildly bitter and sour pilz hops with green apple and a touch of chardonnay acididity.

M - light body, moderate carbonation.

A really nice light pilsener. I'd get this in the summertime to share with friends.

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CoCambria
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of nrombes
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jwhancher
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours straw colored, almost light gold with nice fluffy white head. Great carbonation. Smells bready like white bread. Crisp with light floral hop notes. Very clean & crisp tasting with nice even bitterness to balance out the light pilsner malt sweetness. Light and very drinkable. Overall, a very nice beer. Another excellent offering from Great Lakes.

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of swh1972
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of HopHeadInOhio
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of Beerohio
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.