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 Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,915
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
2,024
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,024 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks, smells, and tastes like a pils, but without any subtlety. Far too hop forward and bitter. Typical West or East coast type of effort for the style. It is dry and clean which I applaud.

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

Photo of JmpJckFlsh
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gatornation
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very fresh can 04/05. Pours a clear yellow color with a very small white head. Smell had cereal,grain and biscuit with floral hops. Taste followed the nose with a good dose of floral hops. Mouth feel was crips and very dry and bitter in the finish and was under carbonated. Taste was good on this but this is a Pils i wont be looking for again.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours crystal clear bright yellow with a pillow of white head that recedes quickly and leaves minimal lacing. The aroma is corn, bread, and floral hops. The flavor follows the nose and some European hops join in. The feel is crisp and light. An average pilsner.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boszormeny
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of SFNC
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of baklo
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

CANNED ON 02/16/18

Crystal clear yellow gold hue with a loose, frothy white head sticking to the surface. Fresh grassy, slightly floral hop aroma with some white bread and a low Pils sulfur note. Taste is a bit spicier: noble hops, straw, cracker-like grain...simple, yet tasty. Pretty light with a crisp, clean finish. This certainly should find it's way into the "drinkin' beer" rotation assuming I can find it relatively fresh.

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Photo of aasher
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a slightly hazy straw golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-herbal,spicy,grassy,lemon,pomelo
T:
-Follows the nose + pine
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Despite this definitely being hopped like an IPL it retains a really authentic Pilsener character.
Very good one.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.61/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So this will be my first Firestone Walker beer, and I'm choosing this one because it's honestly the one I've always wanted to try. Let's go for it.
The looks of this beer are honestly perfect for the style. I don't know if I've ever seen a beer so clear. Light golden in color with a crown that is white.
The smell is of yeasty esters. Almost reminds me of a Belgian yeast. Very crisp with floral notes.
And now for the taste. I get a corn malt to it that's covering most of the yeast features I smelled in the beer. But it does have slight floral notes.
The feeling is crisp and once again a very good representation of what I like from this style.
Overall, I'm glad I chose this as my first Firestone Walker and this might be my new regular go to. Very well made.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/12/18, consumed 3/6/18

Poured clear gold with a decent head that left little lacing.

Aroma is a field of grains, bread, malty and floral background, faint spicy notes, all of it very sweet and crisp.

Taste really follows the aroma, full and sweet, everything laid out very nicely.

Mouthfeel is light, good carbonation, very low bitterness, clean dry finish.

Overall, I honestly don't drink a lot of pilsners or even lagers, but this beer has really nice full flavor with great balance. Really a nice changeup from all of the IPAs, DIPAs, stouts and porters I'm always drinking.

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

Photo of PrideofCleveland
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noelito76
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philbe311
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Kubishark
2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Had on tap awhile back at The Answer in RVA. Typically I'm a fan of pilsners, but this one had a very sour, black peppery spice to it that really made it rather unpleasant. Since I'm not seeing anyone else mention this in their reviews, I'm thinking I will likely try it again in the future and see if I get the same smell/taste. If I have a better experience, I will of course update my score.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2,024 ratings