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:
2
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Photo of fscottkey
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.50] The beer is a transparent straw color. It forms less than 1/2 a finger of sudsy white head. The can lists the ABV (5.3%) and there is a canned date (05/04/2016 - Star Wars day!)

S: [3.50] White wine grapes, corn.

T: [3.75] Very fruity. I sense it as white grapes, apple, then hearty crackers.

M: [3.25] Medium body. Elevated carbonation (works well for the style). The beer has a dry finish.

O: [3.50] This beer has a fruity nose and flavor. It is light and refreshing. I think I had it built up, in my head, a little too much based on reputation. It is still quite good and worth repeating.

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Photo of sjrider
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John1985
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured an amber gold with two inch head. Fresh pine hops with some bready malts. Flavor was a finessed bitterness with malt support in middle and beer finished crisp. Reminded me of Prima Pils! Spot on for style,. Very refreshing and satisfying. Grabbed a six when I was on the west coast. Wish I could get this regularly

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml can from some hoser 17/7/16

A clear light golden yellow, lots of bubbles of all sizes feed a loose soapy finger that leaves a couple patches

S spicy, grassy hops and lots of them, citrus, wet paper, some crackers, about what I look for from the style

T grassy, more sweet grains then the nose, again it’s straightforward but solid

M light, crisp, a little airy, mild bitter bite, no complaints here

O hits the style bang on, a little hopped up but that works well with me

I thought this one was great but I’m not really sure who’s going to buy a 20$+ 6 pack of Pilsner, good beer but very pricy for what it is….

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Photo of Markc72
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTbrew32
4.66/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Corson
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sanitarium16
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zraly
4.78/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Brisk and clean, this is a beautiful rendition of a classic European style lager filtered through the lens of American hop spirit. Cracker notes from pilsner malt supported by ample carbonation makes for a light feel on the palate. Lemon zest and grass. The lightness, though, is punctuated with floral, spicy hops, resulting in a crisp finish. Clear straw color with white head. There really is nothing like this on a hot and humid day. Great with dinner salads and seafood. Highly recommended lager. Superbly done.

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

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

Photo of Lucular
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

1L howler from Sherbrooke Liquor Store - nice to finally see this brewery's wares up here in the Great (currently not) White North!

This beer pours a crystal clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with two hefty fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves some droopy cloud lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of grainy and crackery pale malt, wet cereals, sharp lemon peel, dry matchsticks, a gentle hard water flintiness, and further leafy, weedy, and spicy green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a hint of old-school gasohol, muddled lemon notes, a bit of white and black pepper aerosol spice, and more leafy, grassy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite understated in its wan and hard to get a bead on frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and actually pretty smooth, with a gentle airy creaminess arising shortly after take-off here. It finishes off-dry, the grainy malt standing tough, while the waning citrus, petrol, and spicy hops linger about.

Overall, this is indeed a fairly well-made version of the style. Although they call it 'pivo' - the Czech word for beer - the influences are typically German (even the lemon notes, which come from an application of a relatively new-fangled German hop, Saphir). Tasty enough, and solid in its 'reclaim the Pils' bearing. Now, if I can just get over my pissy attitude concerning the Germans beating my Italy in freaking penalties earlier today, all would be well.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,941 ratings.
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