Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,956
Reviews:
307
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
442
For Trade:
2
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Photo of huthuty
4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the only brew in this style I have had so this may be subject to change.

Poured chilled into curved pint glass the appearance was a golden clear color with a quickly dissipating head
The smell was brilliantly bright and hoppy and the taste was amazing, flavorful yet very drinkable.
Would recommend getting a whole sixer

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Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This a great beer - although not sure it is in line with the Pilsner style. Tastes more like a session IPA but maybe I am just being overly critical. A nice tasting beer nonetheless, crisp, fresh, pours a straw color with a nice hop bit on the finish.

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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Gothenburg, Sweden, so perhaps not as fresh as closer to home.

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Photo of avalon07
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a two inch, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice, if understated, aroma of hops, citrus, malt, and pine.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), a good shot of pine, lots of hops (more than your usual pilsner), some malt, and a bready quality. The flavor is more hoppy than the typical beers of the style, but this isn't a problem. It's sweet, crisp, and tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp, lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: A very likable, easy to drink pilsner with a West Coast twist on it. Drinkable.

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Photo of Guyute
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Light, golden yellow in color with a heavy chill haze. Poured with a short, soapy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Medium lemony and herbal hop aromas with medium malt beneath. Medium light bodied with medium high, biting carbonation. Light creamy feel through the middle. Medium malty and earthy hop flavors up front with lemony notes. Medium high herbal hop bitterness through the middle followed by light bready notes to the end. Finished with a crisp, semi-dry feel with light lingering herbal hop bitterness. Well balanced with pleasant hop character, strong maltiness and solid bitter hop character. Easy drinking and refreshing.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Well...it's a pilsner. Not my fav style but it's crisp. It's light. It was good with my meal. Doesn't have the piney citrus that it claims. Do t have to revisit this but...good on a hot day.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat clear golden color with a white head. Smells of grains and some floral notes. Tastes of malt and very light hops. Medium light body with medium carbonation.

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

Photo of WickedBeer
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brucebeernut
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid hoppy and citrus aroma are what stands out here. Citrus notes come on strong, is perfectly carbonated, and has a slightly bitter finish. Overall this is an interesting take on an old standard style.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours golden straw with a frothy white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Floral, herbal, some citrus, a bit spicy, light fruity notes, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Floral, herbal, pine, lemon, faint fruity notes, a bit spicy, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

O: Solid craft pills, but not my favorite.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: 1 finger head. Clear gold. Head recedes quickly. Decent lacing continues on.
Smell: Barely an aroma. Hoping for a rush of hops.
Taste: A little hop bitterness then malt, biscuit, and crackers. Hop flavor comes blasting in. Citrus and pine. Sweetens up for a bit, and then dries out considerably. Hints of funk (almost skunky).
Feel: Pretty thin and flattens out quickly.
Overall: Decent. Definitely not my favorite Pilsner. Has characteristics of a decent Pilsner, but more hops throw off the flavor/style. Slight off flavor to this one. Probably just not expecting the abundance of hops in a PIls.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow with a bubbly white head. Streak lacing. The aroma is light floral and some bread malt. Flavor is similar. Green grass, herbs, floral & light lemon. Crisp and refreshing. A decent beer overall.

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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