Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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85
very good

703 Ratings
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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 33
Gots: 63 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2009)
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Photo of Blueribbon666
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Super clear pale yellow with about a half finger of head that dissipates quickly. No lacing as it drinks.

S: Clean and crisp. Smells like an adjunct lager, but with a touch more lemony citrus and hop aroma.

T: Lemon up front, and then is moves more to the sweet side. It has a nice slight sweet malt linger in the middle. The finish is back to lemon with a touch of cream.

M: Light bodied beer. Starts crisp and clean and finishs smooth and creamy.

O: This is a great pilsener. In my opinion, it ranks up there with Sunshine Pils and Prima Pils. Nice work by Great Lakes. I'd grab a case of this every summer if they start to make it more regularly.

Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of VncentLIFE
2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great Lakes spin on a Czech Pils. Light in color and flavor. Smell is a bit light, but the floral hops do come out a bit. The taste has hints of Great Lakes malt backbone, but not that much. Honestly, its just very light in every way. Flashes of floral hops do show up in the taste, but its nothing all that fancy. Not my favorite GL seasonal.

Photo of mattbk
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Very very light beer. Completely clear. Not much head. It doesn't have much in the way of an interesting appearance. Still, not inappropriate for the style.

S- Hmm. This has an aroma of malt mixed with diacetyl. There may be some bitter Noble hops back here. I don't find the aroma appealing.

T- The taste is quite a bit better than the aroma. It's more crisp, sweet, and the hops are nice and flowery, soft Saaz hops. The sweetness is a little cloying, and there's not a ton of substance to the malt character. I don't taste any diacetyl. This is fairly enjoyable, not great or anything.

M- Light, but some feel to it. More than appropriate.

O- A confusing beer. The aroma is way off, the taste is pretty good. I'll enjoy this beer, but not sure I would buy more. I was expecting more from GL, who makes an excellent everything... almost.

Photo of brealbg
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of chefhatt
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice golden color body with a small fizzy head. The smell is earthy and lemon to it. The taste has a nice balance of the biscuity malts and the hops. The mouth feel is really good and easy to drink. Overall this is a great beer from a great brewery.

Photo of jheberle
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Long time anticipating a bottle of this stuff. Thanks to my cousin Joe, I landed 3 bottles in my dedicated beer fridge. Pours a beautiful pale golden slightly hazed color with a bright white head forming thick, leaves behind even layered speckled lacing. Perfect grassy pils in every way aromatics end up with a hint of lemon citrus notes and herbal earthy noble hops kicking. Flavor is light biscuit pale malt bready complex for how light and drinkable this beer is. More nice hop interplay with the malts bringing out a dry finish in each sip, nice perfect crisp Czech style pils. I can't wait til this is distributed as the summer seasonal this year it will simply be my staple this summer, lawnmower beer good drinkable and super refreshing. Mine is served a bit cold but it's perfect refreshing pilsener that I'm ready to get more of. This was on tap at the brewpub and sold to go from the gift shop.

Photo of firebeer06
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tgoldian
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jaredtuk
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of dorianmarley
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is translucent gold with a thick white head and nice lacing.

Nose is a floral blend of corn and light hops.

Taste is mellow hops and dry corn with a dash of ruby red grapefruit. There is also a strong resemblance to cream soda.

Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and refreshing. Carbonation is medium mild with a slight hop bite. Could drink this all day.

Overall, this an extremely drinkable and refreshing Pilsner with a unique, heartland taste.

Photo of Sooch222
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.