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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,941
Reviews:
301
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
435
For Trade:
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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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Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, New Belgium glass, canned 2/27/17.

Pale yellow pour that works up a nice tight just off white head. It starts to

Floral hops, pale malt.

Flavors that take me back to Prague; crisp, floral, green pepper, lightly sweet.

It's crisp without being over the top bubbly. It could handle just a little more fizz, but it's refreshing none the less.

Classic and well executed.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another beer in a often overlooked and underrated style in these parts of the beer netherworld.

Pours yellow, plenty of clarity, soft 3/4" white head. Aroma has a smattering of hops and grain like feels. Lemon.

Taste, light body, heavy carbonation, well hopped, up there for style for sure. I mean, its an American level hopped (still using noble hops though I believe, just American, "quantities" if you will) German Pilsner essentially. More of the lemon and slight grassy notes. Such a crushable beer, good price, good formats. Bitterness is up there for style.

Its like a double hopped Pilsner Urqell essentially that lacks the skunkiness.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a can. Pours translucent straw yellow with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of sweet grain, not much else jumps out. Tastes of sweet grain, but fuller than most of this style, and just a tad of citrus. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, a tad heavy on the carbonation, but not that surprising for the style. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of jsbirnba
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow in color with very little head.

S: light straw, and some herbal notes.

T: light bread notes with herbal and floral flavors.

M: light, crisp, and very bubbly.

O: overall a pretty tasty albeit basic brew.

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Photo of brocktune
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corrado42
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgido759
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice pils. It has a clear yellow colour with a nice white head. Really balanced all along with a nice bready smell and taste complimented by an herbal and floral hop presence. The carbonation is gentle and the mouthfeel compliments very well the taste.
Overall it's one of the best pilsener I've had. Might become my reference for the style

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Photo of thebooyakid
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yoshie
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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