Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pivo Pils is a classically rendered pilsner with a West Coast dry-­‐hopping twist, showcasing stylistic influences from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Lighter beer styles like pilsner have been hijacked by industrial lager beer in the United States, and it’s time for craft brewers to take it back. Pivo Pils offers impeccable balance with floral aromatics, spicy herbal nuances, and bergamot zest and lemongrass notes from dry hopping with German Saphir hops.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up tonight at the COOP.. Pours a very light straw golden with a short lasting white head that leaves only spotty lacing.. could use a lot more retention.

The nose is pretty standard American take on German pilsners... big grainy notes with a bitterness that doesn't translate well into hoppiness... Some minor grassy hops come through.

Flavor is again big and bitter.. something sorta "too minerally" for my liking.. nice maltiness and again a pretty present cut grass hoppiness.

Body and carbonation are about spot on... but the flavors/aromas come across as a bit forced.


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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"Pivo Hoppy Pils." Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at South in Santa Monica. Cost was $3.00. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of white colour, okay cream, decent thickness, and pretty good (~3 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear pale yellow. Standard fare for the style. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Pale malts. Surprisingly hoppy character for the style; prominent floral hop character. Crisp clean barley. An average strength aroma.

T: Crisp clean pale malt base. Floral hop character. Decent balance. Complex for a pilsner, but not shockingly so. Enjoyable. Not very subtle.

Mf: Smooth, wet, clean, and crisp. Slight overcarbonation. Good thickness. Good body. Suits the flavour profile.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I'd have it again. A surprisingly tasty pilsner from Firestone Walker.

High C+

10/04/2015: brief impressions from a can.

Clean drinking, with crisp overcarbonation, a grassy hop profile, and a clean pilsner malt body.

After quadruple decoction Czech pilsners, this drinks like a competent offering in the style at best. Not world class, but well worth trying - and a nice break from the overbearing big bold beers so often prioritized by American craft breweries (including Firestone Walker).


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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear pale yellow colored beer with a medium sized white head.

Smells hoppy and malty with a good toasted grain aroma. Biscuit malt aroma with a soft yeasty aroma. Smells a little like a fresh baked biscuit in a good way. Hop aroma is mostly grassy dry hay.

Starts out dry with a sharp hop bite and a mineral water flavor. Biscuit malt flavor is there from the smell. Slight lemon flavor from the hops and a hay taste. Hop bitterness is medium.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall a good domestic Pils. Mild with a nice hop zing that lets you know this is from Firestone and not Anheuser Busch.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

the much hyped new beer drinkers pilsener from firestone, it didn't blow me away, ill say that. on tap at the new renegade publik house, it pours a perfectly clear, watery golden color, with an inch of white head that slowly dies. the nose is not nearly as hoppy as the press release declared, but I do get a bit more than the standard. American barley malt, on the light side, balanced. it is refreshing, but the hops don't quite take away the sweetness of the malt. very little bitterness to this, only a mild hop flavor, maybe leaning on the floral side, but this certainly does not redefine the genre as it was supposed to do. its plenty drinkable through, these go back like water after a jog. the body is ultra light, and the carbonation is robust. it just tastes like very other craft pilsener, there is nothing new or special about this one. too simple for me to get off on, but its well made like all firestone beers, but ill stick to their solace for summer time, assuming that one comes back around...

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2,041 ratings