Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
Very Good
2,054 Ratings
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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:
#10,400
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
2,054
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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122
Gots:
467
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,054 |  Reviews: 336
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

Photo of mpyle
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straw colored and brilliantly clear. Pours big white head, mousse-like and long lasting.

Spicy floral hop nose, otherwise quite clean.

A bit of malt to go with the big hop flavor, some initial sweetness. Seems more in the Czech Pils realm with the malt and softer hop bitterness. Very clean and with enough hop bitterness to demand another sip. Definitely one that urges copious consumption.

Medium body and med-high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, no astringency or harshness or warming.

Always nice to find an American Pils that is as good as any in the world. Nice melding of malt and hops, balanced and delicious.

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

Photo of Shortbox81
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdog
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear yellow, good head.

Smell: Corn, bit of grass.

Taste: Moderate sweetness with moderate grassy finish. Not very dry for a pilsner.

Overall: Picked up a 6 pack in Iowa, turns out it was a little old (canned in April). Didn't taste old, but not quite as hoppy as expected. Still was a pretty decent pilsner.

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Photo of ffshore545
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethcroisant
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buannaich
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -steve-
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pale, straw coloured beer that is topped by thick pillowy foam that lasts a good while. As it dissipates it leaves behind thick lacing on the sides of the glass. In this case a fluted, Jever Pilsner glass. Aside from the head it looked like sparkling wine with delicate bubbles rising through the beer.
S: I could detect delicate floral notes along with the distinct pilsner twang.
T: Not as hoppy as I would have thought. Floral and spicy notes come through.
F: Dry.
O: Certainly a more flavourful rendition than a macrobrew pilsner (I'm looking at you Labatt's Blue). The mild hops adds a nice depth to an otherwise delicate beer.

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

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2,054 ratings