Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Pivo PilsPivo Pils
BA SCORE
78.9%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 1,978 ratings
Pivo PilsPivo Pils
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,048
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
1,978
Liked:
1,560
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.66%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
448
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,978 |  Reviews: 314
Photo of ledouge
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of F_riedrich
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bondjedi
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atigerlife
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear with a 1-finger head. Small amount of small carbonation rising.

Aroma of hay. Musty. Corn.

Taste is light hops. Grassy at the end. Bready. Malt.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a decent beer. What I like about it is that it is sessionable. Very nice everyday beer that can go with a variety of food. Seems rare these days.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass at home. Basically just a pilsner, not as hoppy as a pale ale. Nothing wrong with that, easy drinker.

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

Photo of TroubledMonk
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm a pilsner fan, and this one is unique. No kidding on the hops- it'll punch like MacGregor, but it's smooth like Floyd. Crisp and refreshing like a Pils should be. I think IPA fans may like to try this Pils for a change. Drink up ye sons of glory.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light see through straw color to this beer with an adequate white head. Nice look for the style. Slight hops but mainly a bready malt scent to this brew. Really like the flavor of this one, I'd call it spicy and smooth with as nice spicy hop ending. Well carbonated and somewhat light in feel.

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

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

Photo of Hall22
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strike00
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellow/gold. The smell is hoppy and clean with a bit of sulfur smell. Taste is crisp and clean with a peppery/hoppy taste. Very little sweetness. Overall a pretty solid pilsner.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice looking somewhat transparent yellow color with a two finger lasting head. When the head was about at least four fingers, it mushroom capped and fell at a nice pace leaving a really nice semi thick foamy white lacing. Carbonation was seen rising at a moderate pace to keep the two fingers of head a bit longer. The smell had some lightly toasted bready malts coming through in a sweet way. In the background, a light crisp spicy hops maintains for balance. The taste was mainly sweet and had a decent crisp toasty bready make up. The aftertaste was sweet and crisp breadiness. The finish was dry and sweet. On the palate, this one sat pretty light and showed a great sessionability about it. The carbonation was only as sharp as was expected for the style. Overall, part of me likes this mainly for me but because of the extra hopping in this, it is a bit different for a German Pilsener.

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

Photo of huthuty
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 78.9% out of 100 with 1,978 ratings
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