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

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
317
Ratings:
1,993
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a pale straw with lots of bubbles raising from the bottom of the glass. Nose is clean yeast, light, cracker malts, and heaps of floral and citrus noble hops. Tastes of bready malts, honey, and, again, loads of hops. Earthy, herbal, floral, citrus. Finishes dry, crisp, and clean. Mouthfeel is bubbly and light. A perfect example of a balanced (albeit on the hoppy side), delicious pilsner.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful pale yellow-gold with tons of bubbles. This is what a pilsner should look like.
Smell: Slight citrusy aroma from the hops, smells like a great pilsner.
Taste: Delicate flavors that really unfold. Slight bready malts. Floral hop bitterness to balance. This one walks the balancing tightrope better than most. The sign of a true craftsman.
Feel: Crisp, slightly dry, light mouthfeel that isn't too thin or watery.
Overall: My favorite american pilsner, and one of Firestone Walker's best beers. This one sets the bar. Great pairing with so many foods, great for a hot day, and the perfect beer for floating around a pool.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

LOOK: Quite a pale draft, with a faint hint of gold to the liquid. White head forms properly, is long lasting, and provides rings of lace at every sip.

SMELL: Biscuity, bready like malt and yeast combo almost coming off like saltine crackers. After all the pilsner benchmarks are met, there is a helping of noble hops that is very strong.

TASTE: Bready and biscuity once again but with high alpha hops adding a nice tang. Leaf, slight citrus and plenty of bitterness coming from a solid dose of hops. Pine, lemon citrus and herbal noble hop. Definitely hitting on the traditional hop flavors but something is afoot that leads me to believe some American hops also are used. Whatever the case, it is delicious.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated brew that is crisp and refreshing like a good pils should be. Goes down easy and if you don't think about it, it's gone without a thought. I recommend keeping this in mind while tasting, stop and enjoy this one.

OVERALL: Firestone Walker has crafted the perfect pilsner. It seriously does not get any better than this.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

This is the closest in every way to Tipo Pils, which I consider to be the seminal Hoppy Pils. No, not that "seminal". Firestone has hit a hone run IMO. As an aside, I wonder if Biracifico Italiano will ever have distribution in the USA.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really well put together pils

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Photo of freshbeer7
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Sparkling gold, exactly how a pilsner should look

Smell: Herbal, grassy hops with that sweet bready smell that reminds you what a pilsner should smell like

Taste: Unrivaled. Easily the best year round pilsner available in the US. Perfect amount of hoppiness and malt sweetness.

Feel: Perfectly carbonated, medium body feel.

Overall: I could drink this beer every day for the rest of my life. I would easily take this over the hopped up imperial IPAs or pastry barrel aged stouts. This is what beer should be. Vastly underrated.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

This brew pours a light golden/straw color which is mostly clear with heavy carbonation and a white, fluffy three finger head which lasts for several minuets. There is moderate lacing on the glass, good for a Pilsner. Some of the head remains until the end.

The smell is musty, straw and wet hay, just like a good Pils should be. There is also a grassy, grainy smell along with the smell of light peppery hops and lemon.

The taste follows the nose with a clean slightly dry taste of straw and lemon along with light peppery hops scattered throughout from beginning to end. There is a crisp, cracker like taste with ending in the cleanest finish I have ever had in a lager. There is also a very slight grassy, gritty taste on the back end, just like a Pils should have, which does not interfere with the clean finish in any way.

Overall, this just might be the perfect example of what a Pilsner should be. It is the best Pils I have had to date.

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,993 ratings
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