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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

694 Ratings
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 33
Gots: 60 | 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 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

ZAP, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of CircusBoy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

CircusBoy, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -20.2%

akttr, Oct 16, 2012
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.

pburland23, Oct 14, 2012
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.

TMoney2591, Oct 11, 2012
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.

OneDropSoup, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of twh7
4/5  rDev +6.4%

twh7, Oct 06, 2012
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.

NewBeerMember, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of ceberly
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ceberly, Oct 05, 2012
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.

williamjbauer, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +6.4%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of CoCambria
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

CoCambria, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of nrombes
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

nrombes, Sep 19, 2012
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.

jwhancher, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +6.4%

generallee, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of swh1972
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

swh1972, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of HopHeadInOhio
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

HopHeadInOhio, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Beerohio
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Beerohio, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Fast4amoose
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Fast4amoose, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of greyghost86
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

greyghost86, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale, clear golden yellow color with a half finger white foam head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Floral hop aroma with hints of grass and straw followed by light fruit and pale malt. Pretty earthy with a grainy, soil like pine presence along with some apple, pear, bread and biscuit.

Medium bodied with a crisp, spicy hop bite that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malts into a slightly dry finish. The hop character is really nice with the perfect amount of dry bitterness that doesn't overpower the other notes. Earthy and slightly funky with a sticky, grassy feel giving off subtle pine and straw flavor. This is countered by sweet light fruit notes, especially apple and pear as well as some bread, biscuit and pilsner malt. Well balanced, refreshing and easy to drink. Doesn't look or smell all that great but it's a pretty nice beer.

corby112, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Drk93TT
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Drk93TT, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of RJ32S
4/5  rDev +6.4%

RJ32S, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Alkey
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pils glass a light yellow with fluffy white head and lots of bubbles floating upward. Smells a bit earth like with grass and grain aromas. Taste is crisp, slightly thin at first then has a bit of a dry finish with some grassy hop flavors. Overall I find this pils to be super drinkable and a solid example of the style.

Alkey, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's in Schaumburg, IL
Date: Best by 9/9/2012
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Great Lakes makes an enjoyable pilsener here, rife with European hop and pale, bready malt flavors. Bitterly refreshing and crisp, this is one that warrants returning to for the summer months.

Pours a 2cm head of white foam that's composed of small bubbles and appears densely packed into a thick mass. Retention is about average, the head dissipating in a minute or two to a thin cap atop the body with a thicker ring around the glass. Lacing is minimal, but present, a few squiggles and lines along the sides of the glass. Body is a yellow-gold color, transparent, with visibly active and plentiful carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass. Light transforms the yellow to a paler shade.

Aroma is floral, herbal, white bread dough-y, and with very slight graininess and faint butter.

Overall, the flavor is balanced between bready, sweet malts and bitter, herbal European hops. Not as bitter as the Weihenstephan pilsner I recently had, or as robust, but still quite good. Tasting opens with floral, herbal hops and light, sweet malts. Mid-palate is spicy, slightly of black peppercorns with bready malts and herbal hops, and surprising vinous aspects as well. Back of palate has a flash of spicy, bitter hops alongside sweet bread-like malts. Aftertaste is bread-like and tempered with lingering noble hop bitterness across the palate.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with mid-level carbonation that foams the beer slightly across the palate. Closes dryly, with long-lingering noble hop bitterness.

falloutsnow, Aug 29, 2012
Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.