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:
1,941
Reviews:
301
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
435
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,941 |  Reviews: 301
Photo of Xandrose
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersinthebuckystate
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lettsgo3
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TrulySlide
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vabrewer88
4.64/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not my go to style by any means but I enjoyed this one. It's pretty close to style but hopped up a bit which I like.

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

Photo of delta490
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear and effervescent straw gold with a nice thinner cap of fizzier white head. The aroma has a good bready malt tone with a little bit of earthy hops. The taste is a light biscuit with stronger earthy hops bitterness. The body is nice and light, with a little carbonation on the finish.

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Photo of kerry4porters
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crisp beer nice hops that blend well with the overall pills flavor going on nice summer beer will be buying again

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

A well done Pils, not one of my favorite styles, but this one meets the style criteria and adds a bit more hops to make it interesting. Aroma is milder than the flavor, mostly grassy hops with a slightly sweet, dry biscuity malt. Flavor is more robust and you can appreciate the balance between malt and hops better, The bitterness is pretty good for a Pils. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, nice touch of bitterness that is not overdone. A pretty decent Pils.

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Photo of PGD120
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vermilcj
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Look: Pours a nice yellow color with a good white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Hoppy with nice crisp light malts, floral and citrusy, not powerful or overwhelming

Taste: Light biscuity malts, citrus and floral hops, very refreshing

Feel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: This certainly is a nice take on a classic style (who doesn't love a good pilsner?) and unlike a lot of Americanized versions of classic styles, it isn't overly hopped. Hoppier than is traditional, but in a good balanced delicious way. Honestly like it better than Firestone's other IPAs, so this is a major plus for me. Plan on getting it again as a nice refreshing summer brew.

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Photo of Rbodacious
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Capsfan90
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light golden color with visible spritzy carbonation. Big creamy head that is about a thumbnail and a half in height and a lace that retains throughout and sticks to the glass.
Grassy nose is followed by a sweet malt aroma and even a hint of honey towards the bottom of the glass.
The toasted malt taste is there as well as some lemon like zest. However, this brew is hops forward. The hops are bitter and spicy and are especially evident in the dry finish and aftertaste.
Light bodied, creamy, crisp and smooth. Very drinkable. An excellent Pilsner!

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Photo of FreeBeer_Score99
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BoOmerG
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Admittedly I've had enough pils to know that I'm not a fan of the style, but you can certainly taste all the characteristics in this beer that make people enjoy it - the wheat, hops and malt that combines to create a refined Pilsner taste with a more hop-forward profile.

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Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,941 ratings.
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