Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
Very Good
2,041 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:
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

BEER STATS
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#6,314
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
2,041
pDev:
10.66%
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Photo of SFNC
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jak
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wedge
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CANNED ON 02/16/18

Crystal clear yellow gold hue with a loose, frothy white head sticking to the surface. Fresh grassy, slightly floral hop aroma with some white bread and a low Pils sulfur note. Taste is a bit spicier: noble hops, straw, cracker-like grain...simple, yet tasty. Pretty light with a crisp, clean finish. This certainly should find it's way into the "drinkin' beer" rotation assuming I can find it relatively fresh.

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Photo of aasher
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a slightly hazy straw golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-herbal,spicy,grassy,lemon,pomelo
T:
-Follows the nose + pine
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Despite this definitely being hopped like an IPL it retains a really authentic Pilsener character.
Very good one.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.61/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So this will be my first Firestone Walker beer, and I'm choosing this one because it's honestly the one I've always wanted to try. Let's go for it.
The looks of this beer are honestly perfect for the style. I don't know if I've ever seen a beer so clear. Light golden in color with a crown that is white.
The smell is of yeasty esters. Almost reminds me of a Belgian yeast. Very crisp with floral notes.
And now for the taste. I get a corn malt to it that's covering most of the yeast features I smelled in the beer. But it does have slight floral notes.
The feeling is crisp and once again a very good representation of what I like from this style.
Overall, I'm glad I chose this as my first Firestone Walker and this might be my new regular go to. Very well made.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured clear gold with a decent head that left little lacing.

Aroma is a field of grains, bread, malty and floral background, really good green grassy hop notes & some faint spicy notes - all of it very clean and crisp.

Taste really follows the aroma, full, great level of hoppiness. Everything blended and laid out pretty perfectly.

Mouthfeel is light, good carbonation, really low bitterness. Clean, crisp, dry finish.

Overall, this beer has really nice full flavor with great balance. Probably my favorite lager, certainly the one I drink the most due to the availability/freshness/price combo.

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

Photo of PrideofCleveland
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noelito76
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philbe311
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Kubishark
2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Had on tap awhile back at The Answer in RVA. Typically I'm a fan of pilsners, but this one had a very sour, black peppery spice to it that really made it rather unpleasant. Since I'm not seeing anyone else mention this in their reviews, I'm thinking I will likely try it again in the future and see if I get the same smell/taste. If I have a better experience, I will of course update my score.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brew-Ed
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adusso415
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It has a straw color with a white head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has a grainy sweet aroma with flowery elements and a bit of honey in the background.

Taste: It is grainy sweet in the flavor with floral elements. It is very clean, dry and crisp. It is moderately bitter overall.

Feel: It has a moderately light body with high carbonation.

Overall, a good malt presentation and hops. The dry finish is accentuated by the high carbonation.

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

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

Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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