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
firestonewalker.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:
#10,384
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
2,054
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
467
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,054 |  Reviews: 336
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

Photo of Harrison8
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly foggy straw with a white finger of foam. Aroma is nutty, biscuity, and lightly bready. There is a hint of herbal hops. Flavor profile is nut and bread from the malts with a faint herbal hop dose. Mouth feel is crisp with a medium-thin consistency. It's refreshing. Overall, a refreshing beer with good malt presence and light hops to smooth it out.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of jmarko579
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of KFB
2.05/5  rDev -48%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you enjoy a thick, sweet pilsner, you'll like Pivo.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" white cap with fair retention

S: flowers, citrus, spice and resiny evergreen

T: Medium spicy, citrusy hops with some light fruit notes lead the flavors followed by low to medium low malt

F: creamy with a light to medium light body and medium high carbonation with a light carbonic bite

O: has a lot of character for a light beer and nicely showcases the hop flavors and bitterness

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped on can bottom is 'CANNED ON 04/19/18 12:10'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. One finger of white colored head which reduces to thin cap and ring. Leaves behind some spots of lacing.
Bready aroma with bright, citrus hops. A little yeast comes through.
Taste is heavy with bright, citrus hops, which is joined by floral hops at the end. Bready malt is there in the background. A little spicy. Flavorful tailing off of the after taste.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation. Crisp.
Certainly a hoppy pilsner, but has the main attributes of the style. Very drinkable, and would be a good choice for a session.

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

Photo of garymuchow
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good looking. Clear, gold and white top. Soft aroma with soft malt (not grainy) a little yeast and very soft hops.
Flavor is hop dominant. Malt is background. Herbal spice hop flavor and bitterness is rather subdued compared to many. It's there but it blends with the hop flavors quite nicely. Nice carbonic bite lending a crispness.
Clean, crisp, good hops. NIce.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/21/18...brilliant bright gold, see through, almost clear. Touches of white foam. Heavy citrus infused pils nose. Lemons. Sharp bitter open, then slides into a citrus filled malt. Light bodied, some tart chewiness in the close. Heavy taste, light bodied.

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

Photo of Parmesan
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a brilliant cleat straw yellow with a creamy white head and lacing all around the glass.

S: Toasted grain and bread, light mineral note, very light citrus fruit, aroma isn't the strongest.

T: Toasted bread and grain, sweet cereal malt, some sweet citrus and pine from the hops, quite a strong bitterness for a pils. Feels overly bitter for a pilsener.

F: Medium body and clean fermentation.

O: This is a nice beer, however it is a lot hopper than I like my pilseners.

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

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

Appearance: Clean golden, with a thick and creamy head of white foam. Web of lace.

Aroma: Toasty malts with a hint of sweet fruity hops.

Taste: Ideal balance of malty sweet and hoppy bitterness, with some spice. Hoppy enough to appeal to modern American craft drinkers, but light and dry enough for any day. Applaud this one.

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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colbra
2.71/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What took me so long to try this? Maybe the pilsner just wasn't catching my eye. However, this is a fantastic pilsner, hoppy and dry with no off putting flavors or being too grainy. It's near perfection. Sits up there with Prima Pils, for sure.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pivo Pils pours a golden color, with not much head. Nice crisp yet creamy malty aroma. Flavor is nice and full, good crisp and creamy malty notes. Good body and feel. Overall, a very solid no frills German pils.

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2,054 ratings