Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,974 Ratings
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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:
1,974
Reviews:
314
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
447
For Trade:
2
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Photo of SiepJones
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stucat
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dshansen1184
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip. The look is suprisingly clear with a light golden tinge. I was not a big fan of the smell, it was slightly hoppy with hints of citrus and a bit of signature Pilsner aroma. The taste was much more impressive than the look and smell. It went down very smooth especially for a 5.3%, but the hop taste was still present in just the right amount. Overall this was a good beer, not an instant favorite but definitely a solid Pilsner from a solid brewery

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Crystal clear straw with a big, fluffy white head. Carbonation is effervescent, retention is excellent, and lacing comes in soapy sheets.

S: Big floral, like crushed white flowers, lemon and grass with faint prickles of white pepper, and lightly sweet cracker and honey.

T: Hoppy, yet nicely balanced. Huge amounts of juicy lemon and pithy orange. Crushed white flowers, sweet green pepper, lemongrass, and lemon zest. The malt balance is subtle yet pleasantly sweet of crackers dipped in honey. Hints of cantaloupe and honeydew melon. Finished crisp, clean, and dry with just a hint of lingering grassy hops.

F: Excellent mouthfeel. LIght, but never watery. The heavy carbonation is like champagne and pushes the beer rapidly across the palate. When the pour is aggressive enough to produce a large head, it feels pillowy and soft in the mouth. Truly a pleasant drinking experience.

O: One of the best American pilsners on the market. It has everything you want in a pilsner in droves. One of my favorite pilsners overall. A phenomenal beer.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TwoTrees
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monk2021
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy but not too hoppy
Good malt bread back
Good head leaving proper lacing
Tasty
It's a cross between a session ipa and a pilsner
Wish it was a bit less hoppy but hey it's well executed

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Photo of Beervana
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.31/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CNoj012
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a brilliant clear straw golden color with a fluffy 2 finger white head. Retention is moderate and there are some hanging chunks of lacing.

Smell is very hoppy. Fresh cut grass, citrus, earthiness and a slight bit doughy, bready malt.

Taste is similar, but more balanced. Kind of bland. Really lacking that peppery spice that I like in my pilsners.

Feel is light, but honestly not very crisp and the finish is not as dry as I would like.

Overall decent. I bought a 6 pack of this bc many people said it was their favorite pils in one of the forums, so it was kind of a let down. I certainly wouldn't turn it down if someone gave this to me, but I definitely would not seek it out again.

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Photo of Vivs85
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Probably my favorite Pilsner I have had to date. Hoppy but balanced so it doesn't cover the delicate malt profile. Herbal, grassy, spicy hops on a sweet crackery malt base play together perfectly . Crisp and quenching. Great Pils!

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into tulip.

Pours a clear straw yellow with two fingers of fluffy white head that leaves loops and splashes of solar activity lace as it recedes.

Smells of freshly mowed lawn, rising dough, lemon zest, cut flowers and bright grassy hops. It's a pilsner, all right.

Tastes of more doughy pale malt and lemony citrus, minerals and more flowery, grassy hops.

Feels light and refreshing. Medium-light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes mildly dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Very solid.

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

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,974 ratings.
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