Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,967
Reviews:
311
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
444
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,967 |  Reviews: 311
Photo of edward_boumil
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Brilliant golden, straw yellow. Very crisp and clear. Head is very light and shrinks down, though it remains throughout.
S: Hops are present, a sort of wet, dank hop smell, maybe a bit of floral. Some sweetness
T: Very crisp, more hop forward than a typical pils. There is some sweet and toasty flavors from the malt. Despite leaning toward hoppiness, it is still quite well balanced.
F: Very smooth. Goes back easy. A touch of bitterness/astringency, and dryness on the finish. But this does not take away from the refreshing qualities of the beer too much.
O: A great beer. Stacks up well with a German import. Not the best pils I've ever had, definately not the worst. It is well balanced but also not remarkable. Will drink again.

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Photo of kmoen
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kennethzelljr
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ben_Swartz
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pilsener glass. Canned on 04-01-15.

L: Very clear light gold color. White and foamy head poured around 2 fingers, but disappeared. Lacing is ok.

S: Citrusy. Some orange and some lemon. Some very nice aromatic floral hops. This beer smells delicious.

T: Some bready malt and lemon flavors to begin with. Bitter at the end. Pretty tasty.

F: Light feeling, pretty carbonated, crisp dry finish.

O: This is a great tasting beer. I have only had a few beers from Firestone Walker, but I have yet to be let down. I will be picking up more of this one.

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdalglei
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobMessina
3.11/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not too far off from a Bud!

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Photo of TimWakimika
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Woodling
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerLover99
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mabermud
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Great looking can. Darker straw colored body. The head is sea foamy and puffy. Clingy head.
Smell: Aromas of wheat bread, grass, tight citrus, and light hops.
Taste: Tastes like a fine German Pilsener. The taste follows the smell, throw in some sour dough bread.
Feel: Light to medium body. Medium-High carbonation. Crisp. Medium finish. Nice amount of lather in the box.

Overall - Not bad. A nice day time beer/summer beer.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great overall pils!! Would highly reccomended!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear straw color. Aroma much that of a german pils, with an abundance of hops. Tastes clean and refreshing with that german sweet breadiness, with a pleasant added dose of german hops. A great american take on a classic style! Prost!

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Photo of 71ADub
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass, on tap. Suitably cool. 5.3%

A - straw colored. Lots of big bubbles, Teeny white head.
S - it has that lager yeast smell. Some weak hop aroma, kinda earthy.
T - tastes like a right proper pilsner from Deutschland. No noticeable hop flavor, ever so slightly bitter, but that could be the carbonation talking. Maybe a hint of some malt when it first hits your tongue, but it dissappears rapidly.
M - silky smooth, easy to quaff. Highly carbonated.
O - Good lager for a hot summer day. Recommend it.

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Photo of magicbrian
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NorthSideSean
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stadmo1
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickySop
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy light yellow body with two finger head that quickly died and left little lace. The aroma has notes of sweet and cracker like pils malt but grassy, earthy hops seem to be the dominant aroma in nose. A clean, smooth, easy drinking pils that has some breadiness for a fuller body and a touch of sweetness. These aspects are overshadowed, but not overpowered, by a grassy, earthy hoppiness that is stronger than what is usually found in a pils and is a welcome addition.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml can bought from McHughs, Dublin...

Poured a very pale straw yellow colour... slightly off white head poured quite loose and frothy then faded fairly quickly to almost nothing... only the faintest trace of carbonation... some light lacing...

Aroma - Good citrusy and grassy hops to the fore, sweet biscuity and grainy malts, quite peppery, some marzipan notes, light mint, juicy fruits (lemons, grapefruits, pears and light mangoes), floral honey, cut wet grass and hay, faint caramel...

Taste - Lightly sweet biscuit malts followed by good lingering citrusy and peppery hop bitterness, spicy juicy fruits (grapefruits, sour apples, pears), light biscuity malts, some sweet floral honey, grassy, sweet grains, lightly perfumed, quite herbal, some saltiness, light traces of chalk...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry... Light body... An extremely quaffable and sessionable brew...

Overall - An excellent example of a Pilsener and one of the best i've had... recommended...

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Photo of zotzot
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,967 ratings.
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