Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Pivo PilsPivo Pils
BA SCORE
78.9%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 1,979 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:
#5,057
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
1,979
Liked:
1,561
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.66%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
448
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,979 |  Reviews: 314
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another beer in a often overlooked and underrated style in these parts of the beer netherworld.

Pours yellow, plenty of clarity, soft 3/4" white head. Aroma has a smattering of hops and grain like feels. Lemon.

Taste, light body, heavy carbonation, well hopped, up there for style for sure. I mean, its an American level hopped (still using noble hops though I believe, just American, "quantities" if you will) German Pilsner essentially. More of the lemon and slight grassy notes. Such a crushable beer, good price, good formats. Bitterness is up there for style.

Its like a double hopped Pilsner Urqell essentially that lacks the skunkiness.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a can. Pours translucent straw yellow with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of sweet grain, not much else jumps out. Tastes of sweet grain, but fuller than most of this style, and just a tad of citrus. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, a tad heavy on the carbonation, but not that surprising for the style. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of jsbirnba
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow in color with very little head.

S: light straw, and some herbal notes.

T: light bread notes with herbal and floral flavors.

M: light, crisp, and very bubbly.

O: overall a pretty tasty albeit basic brew.

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Photo of brocktune
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corrado42
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgido759
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice pils. It has a clear yellow colour with a nice white head. Really balanced all along with a nice bready smell and taste complimented by an herbal and floral hop presence. The carbonation is gentle and the mouthfeel compliments very well the taste.
Overall it's one of the best pilsener I've had. Might become my reference for the style

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Photo of thebooyakid
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yoshie
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

On tap @ the Arrogant Butcher, Phoenix AZ.

The only hop character I could pull out of this was a Noble hop, very earthy and bitter and towards the end of the palate. Nothing special to me.

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ahypercube
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I usually don't get this low ABV stuff but after reading some of these reviews I thought I'd give it a shot. Bottled 95 days ago, so it could be fresher. Into a pint glass:

L: Very transparent with a faint golden yellow tint. Looks like carbonated pee. Only one finger of soapy snow-white head, but it persists incredibly well and bubbles excessively. Very attractive lacing and lots of it, for such a thin beer.

S: Doesn't smell very hoppy at all. I get a beery fresh-cut grass aroma mixed with a bit of lemon peel and apricot surrounded by a very mild sweet biscuity malt. Smells a little oxidized. Not bad.

T: This takes me back. I remember a time when I would have said it tastes like a better bud light platinum. I haven't had beer this plain in a while. It has excellent balance. A fresh green bell pepper flavor comes out first (although touched by that slight skunky oxidized lager), stringing along zesty lemon and (underripe) white grape, followed by a flash of cut grass. However, the strength of this beer is really in the clean doughy malt finish, which ends in some melon notes. Mostly honeydew.

F: Very nice texture for the style. The other way in which this beer is exemplary. A little watery for me, but otherwise very nice.

O: This is actually the first Pilsener I've ever had. Tastes like a pretty normal beer, but done right. I like it.

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

Photo of Hendrick24
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTmantis
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bum4ever
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 78.9% out of 100 with 1,979 ratings
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