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:
#5,540
Reviews:
317
Ratings:
1,994
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,994 |  Reviews: 317
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Thin, prickly body that wasn't satisfying to drink. Simple pils flavor but lacks the drinkability of a classic example. Also lacks the complexity and full body of a Prima. Overall forgettable, like a generic brewpub blonde. It isn't badly made, but there are a number of other pale lagers I'd go with first.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of crob3888
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful pale yellow-gold with tons of bubbles. This is what a pilsner should look like.
Smell: Slight citrusy aroma from the hops, smells like a great pilsner.
Taste: Delicate flavors that really unfold. Slight bready malts. Floral hop bitterness to balance. This one walks the balancing tightrope better than most. The sign of a true craftsman.
Feel: Crisp, slightly dry, light mouthfeel that isn't too thin or watery.
Overall: My favorite american pilsner, and one of Firestone Walker's best beers. This one sets the bar. Great pairing with so many foods, great for a hot day, and the perfect beer for floating around a pool.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1536th Review on BA
Draft to 6oz Snifter

@Firestone Walker, Paso Robles

App- It was more of a buttery looking yellow with a bit of a golden center. A small amount of bubbles on the top but did have some coming up from the center. A bit of a nice looking cling line as well.

Smell- Im not normally a pils fan but this one was more of a pils/ipa combo. The lemon notes were very subtle but the addition of the malt/hop combo made this a fresh and clean aromatic beer.

Taste- This was one very good pils. Had the standard pils notes but also added a layer with the hops and malt I wasnt expecting. The beer was a little spicy from the dry hopping. Very clean and crisp.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a lighter carbonation to it. A little dry and a little crisp. Clean malt with a bit of spicy hops and a pilsner malt balance.

Drink- This was good. I really enjoyed this one. Hopefully the bottle version will be as good next year.

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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap into an imperial pint glass (20 oz.) at Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, Calif., on Aug. 9, 2012 for $5.50. One finger of head when I got it that was white and frothy. Lots of bubbles coming up underneath in the middle. Beer color was honey golden pale clear. Lots of foamy retention throughout on the sides and the top.

Smelled honey, spices (couldn’t put my finger on it), hops, cloves, Circus Peanuts, Christmas pine and lemon grass.

Tasted similar to the nose, but had to work for it. Got corn, slight lemon grass, honey, hay and wheat. Maybe a gracious 3.5.

Light body. Creamy texture. Above average-to-average carbonation. Abrupt clean finish. Crisp, watery and refreshing.

Very good for a pilsner and a great start for my first Firestone experience (in Paso Robles).

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and hay. Taste is much the same with a mild herbal bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and very easy to drink.

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,994 ratings
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