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

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

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Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Zorro
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Crispy like a triscuit.

Raul's just chilling on the lay low, so he kept it cool with a Pils. As far as a Pilsner goes, this is exactly what Raul was looking for. Like Natalie Portman after a ballet recital, this thang is glistening goodness. Clean and crisp. Clean and crisp...

Sign Raul up, yep!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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 scottfrie
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap in Davis.

Light yellow golden body with a one-inch foamy white head that faded into a faint collar. Complex spotty lace was left down the glass. The nose is light with hints of cracked grains and earthy hops. Clean overall. The taste follows the nose with earth hops, a touch of sweet fruit citrus, faint bubblegum yeast, and crisp minerals. Crispy clean medium body with even carbonation. A solid pilsner. Could be dryer but its got a great flavor.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rerated with a full review on July 30, 2015

Bottled on 5/7/15. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Refreshing. Certainly hoppier than many German pilsners. A favorite.

A - Pours very pale yellow with an off-white two-finger semi-rocky head that lingers to the end of the glass. Well carbonated. Average lacing. 4

S - Classic german pilsner hop profile, grassy with some faint citrusy lemon. 4

T - Crackers, woody and grassy hops, some pepperiness, just a little honey sweetness in the start, a very faint tinch of lemon, bitter. 4.25

MF - Medium light body, dry lasting on the palate. 4.25

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