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Pivo Pils | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
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1,993 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#5,414
Reviews:
317
Ratings:
1,993
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
458
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,993 |  Reviews: 317
Photo of HarryPotHead
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smith_s4765
4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Everything about this beer is unbelievable.

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Photo of JPowell712
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The pour was very light and straw colored. I noticed a nice bit of hop and earthy aromas off of the pour. The taste was very crisp, very carbonated, and light bodied. The taste of floral hops, citrus, grass and pine notes were present. I think this a winner in the Pilsner style. The hops were stingy but subtle enough not to be overly bitter. The Firestone Walker Brewing Company had yet to make a beer I don't like. They pretty much nail every style they put out there. This is a great beer!

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Photo of macesq
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of BSanch8
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BayouMafia
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leantom
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Perhaps the best Pilsner beer ever made. I'm not being overly dramatic either. Here goes:

A: Perfect. Clear gold, well-carbonated, a massive fluffy white head. Leaves a ton of lacing as well. If a Pilsner were made in Heaven, it would look like this.

S: Perfectly balanced scents of hay, grass, herbs, and white pepper on a biscuit malt background. Nearly perfect.

T: Splendid. Best-tasting Pilsner ever. I typically prefer European Pilsners to American ones; this beer is the exception. Grassy hops interspersed with biscuit.

F: Perfectly light and carbonated. Great.

O: Will get this again and again.

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

Photo of dwren89
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pale straw yellow, great clarity, big fizzy and thick head

Aroma: very grainy, biscuit, and Pilsner malt aromas, a little trace of hop earthiness

Taste: light, very refreshing, very much a German Pilsner with the sharp and hard water flavor, biscuity and light malty flavor, and a stern hop earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: light on the palate, medium light bodied, not as carbonated as I had envisioned though. Less tingle that pilsners are known for.

Overall: a good example of the German Pilsner, but with a sharp and snappy earthy hop finish. Exceedingly light and refreshing, this is a great session beer for any occasion.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Strangepholker
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_M
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice, solid, all around good beer from FW. The beer is very smooth and full on the palate, with a nice kiss of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Got plenty of cookie dough, grassy hops and biscuit on the palate. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of esiason14
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of talbotjf99
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,993 ratings
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