Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonebeer.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pivo Pils is a classically rendered pilsner with a West Coast dry-­‐hopping twist, showcasing stylistic influences from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Lighter beer styles like pilsner have been hijacked by industrial lager beer in the United States, and it’s time for craft brewers to take it back. Pivo Pils offers impeccable balance with floral aromatics, spicy herbal nuances, and bergamot zest and lemongrass notes from dry hopping with German Saphir hops.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,304
Reviews:
343
Ratings:
2,075
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
472
Trade:
2
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Photo of GarrettB
3.01/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

July 25th, 2015 - The Firestone PIVO is an odd bird, distinct from aroma to flavor. On the nose it has a clear, crisp hop note, but also something that reminds me of a shandy. That is, a light lemon or lemonade type aroma. But the flavor is dry and crisp. Not bitter, mind you, but crisp like a cracker, or worse for the flavor, somewhat papery. It's so-so because it's not acrid like a cheap pale lager but that paper off-flavor becomes more noticeable as I progress through the pint.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: floral, grain, grass, and bit of sweetness;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild, long lasting bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking; really enjoyable;

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NightINgale
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm awful at reviewing pilsners but I like this one. Easy drinker with floral hops.

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Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Top notch plisner beer. Likely one of the best available. Superb crisp taste with a hoppy and slightly dry finish. Goes very well with a small snifter of bourbon on the side.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClaraAllen
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer! Whatever, its my go-to when I can find it in cans

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hashmads
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spiceepicklez
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great pilsner! First beer after my surgery, hence my absence in terms of drinking. Great golden color, incredibly crisp and clean. A nice bright finish, makes you want to dive right back in! Feels just like an easy drinking refreshing beer!

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Photo of kdown
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houlio_99
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DonnieHops
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally a dry, non-hoppy appropriate pilsner that burns your throat with hints of crisp dry herbs.... a true pilsner at the correct ABV...well done....in a world gone IPA mad....

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Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pico is a great beer. I live a good pilsner and in my eyes the base beer would be better with less hops as a more traditional pilsner, but a great hoppy and crisp summer beer.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Demi
2.62/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brantleysmith
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dnmyrick
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2,075 ratings