Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Pivo PilsPivo Pils
BA SCORE
3.94/5
1,982 Ratings
Pivo PilsPivo Pils
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,153
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
1,982
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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109
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Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dripa8
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benskipworth12345
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thedude180
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of bwood06
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can into a pint glass

A - Moderate pour produces a head that is one finger in height and has the appearance of skim milk froth. The head is white in color and dissipates at a fairly slow rate before leveling off at a thin frothy layer. The beer itself is slightly hazy and is a light golden color, about halfway between full on gold and straw. Moderately high carbonation is visible with small bubbles rising moderately quickly towards the surface but not racing towards the top. 4/5

S - Light cereal grains and a light cracker aroma greet the nose on first whiff along with a noble hop character and a bit of fresh hay and grass. Ever so slight lemony sportiness as well as a very light caramel sweetness back up the cereal and grass. Very clean and light aroma. 4.25/5

T - The lemony spritzness and light caramel hits the tongue first before quickly transitioning to the light cereal malt and cracker notes. A peppery flavor backs up the entire first half of the flavor before the hops really come into focus and when they come in the malt quickly lags behind. The hop bitterness is fairly strong with flavors of grass, fresh hay, and an herbal hop presence as well. A bit of lemon rind comes out with the hops and even more citrus rind comes out as it warms. A bit over-hopped for a pilsner in my opinion with the bitterness lingering but quite a while. 3.5/5

M - Light and crisp through, showcasing a light body with a light carbonation burn up front that quickly disappears. Moderate drying in the last third of the sip which lingers for quite some time. 4/5

O - Well executed pilsner in terms of aroma and mouthfeel but the flavor is quite unbalanced (leaning way too heavily towards bitter). Comes across as much more American than German but it is a good pilsner nonetheless. Not a beer that I would throw back without food due to the bitterness. 3.75/5

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can from real ale.com in Twickenham. Decent, lots of hops, fruity and grassy. Very crisp in the malts and the actual carbonation. Good but wouldn't jump to it again.

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Photo of Theogre83
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a pilsner a dull lighter golden with a full one finger bone white head atop that left multiple broken rings of lace behind.Crisp aromas with some fresh cut grass notes along with a tinge of iron,I detect some honeyed sweetness in there as well.Dry and crisp flavors with some cereal notes in the finish,the hop profile is more herbal and slightly peppery.A solid easy drinking pilsner with some substance.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KrissyKat6
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like Marijuana?

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good but not great pilsner, could have had a better malt base.

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Photo of nigeldazooman
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwa357
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of chensey13
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
2.41/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of quindog
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken yesterday:

The lightest cloudiness, but consistent throughout. Straw-gold with light, fine, delicate, pillowy head of white. Grains and just a touch of honey on the nose. Grains again on the palate, not so the honey. But also grass and crackers. Despite name, doesn’t seem that much more hoppy than most other German-style Pilsners I’ve encountered. Although, it could just be that the brewers truly mastered the art of balance, masking the IBUs on this one. On the other hand, what hops that are here aren’t necessarily just the flowery German Noble variety. They seem to be here for the most part, but apparently in addition to slightly more lemony, rindy, peppery hops. And yet doesn’t taste to much like a Czech Pilsner. They changed things around a little, for sure. But as far as hoppy lagers go, I’m glad they didn’t try to pass this off as an “IPL.” Highly drinkable, refreshing. Body could be medium, or at least it’s not too thin, especially with how creamy these suds are.

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,982 ratings
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