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 Pilsner

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
Ranking:
#10,560
Reviews:
337
Ratings:
2,058
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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121
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Ratings: 2,058 |  Reviews: 337
Photo of jakecattleco
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colbra
2.71/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What took me so long to try this? Maybe the pilsner just wasn't catching my eye. However, this is a fantastic pilsner, hoppy and dry with no off putting flavors or being too grainy. It's near perfection. Sits up there with Prima Pils, for sure.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pivo Pils pours a golden color, with not much head. Nice crisp yet creamy malty aroma. Flavor is nice and full, good crisp and creamy malty notes. Good body and feel. Overall, a very solid no frills German pils.

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Photo of Nitty703
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a clear gold with a solid head. The aroma is crisp, with solid biscuit malts, black pepper, orange peel, toasted almonds, mild cinnamon, and a sharp, high note I have trouble identifying. The flavor leads with full, biscuit and brand muffin malts, with black pepper, clove, anise, and a slightly woodiness, and just enough bitterness to balance. The mouthfeel is light and very crisp, with bold fizzing carbonation. Overall this is an excellent pils - so crisp, malt driven, with just enough bitterness to make it quite moreish. This is going down quick.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonBoy23
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks, smells, and tastes like a pils, but without any subtlety. Far too hop forward and bitter. Typical West or East coast type of effort for the style. It is dry and clean which I applaud.

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

Photo of JmpJckFlsh
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gatornation
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very fresh can 04/05. Pours a clear yellow color with a very small white head. Smell had cereal,grain and biscuit with floral hops. Taste followed the nose with a good dose of floral hops. Mouth feel was crips and very dry and bitter in the finish and was under carbonated. Taste was good on this but this is a Pils i wont be looking for again.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours crystal clear bright yellow with a pillow of white head that recedes quickly and leaves minimal lacing. The aroma is corn, bread, and floral hops. The flavor follows the nose and some European hops join in. The feel is crisp and light. An average pilsner.

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Photo of boszormeny
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of baklo
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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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2,058 ratings