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:
1,965
Reviews:
311
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
445
For Trade:
2
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Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TroubledMonk
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
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 +2.8%
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 -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hall22
3.21/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strike00
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
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 -0.8%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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