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Great Lakes The Wright Pils - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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very good

664 Ratings
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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 57 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

augustgarage, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, surprisingly there wasn't a best by date printed on the label of any of the bottles in the 6 pack I just bought. But since this just came out in bottles recently, I can't imagine it's very old at all. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is grainy malt, along with some grassy and spicy hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some slight floral hops noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp and refreshing and very easy to drink. I think this is a good overall brew, at just $8.99 a 6 pack I'd certainly buy this again.

bluejacket74, Jul 03, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid all around. Hops profile seemed more German-influenced than Czech, but, when it comes to lagers in this part of the spectrum, I can't claim to have the greatest ability for discernment. Clean start, with lively carbonation. A touch of grain toward the middle, with a restrained slightly herbal hoppyness to the finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours as expected for a pils. Light bright yellow with a full half inch of sticky white head.

S - Smell is excellent with dank balanced hops, pilsner malts, and a touch of sweet grains.

T - Quite a good beer, it's light on the palate but has a great hop profile that caries to the finish yet the sweet malts keep it in check. Yeast is fruity and balanced with only a mild dry hoppy finish.

M - Light bodied, full of flavor and easy to drink.

Overall if I am in the market for a Pils I will buy this again. Great summer beer.

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Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.