Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series) | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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3.57/5
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69 Ratings
Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series)Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
fishbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong Imperial Pils, with flavors as smooth and crafty as Gollum himself. Like the ring which Gollum pursued for the rest of his life, his “precious” pils, if your quest leads you to it, could extend your life too! (at least we’d like to think so) It will, at a minimum, make your journey a little more enjoyable!

Added by LiquidAmber on 08-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,555
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
69
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance had a nice golden orange color with a two and a half finger white foamy head that gets a bit rocky in its look as it trailed off. Semi-thick foamy lacing roamed here and there in a nice lazy stringy way. The smell had a great deal of sweet corn malt with an ample amount of spicy and a light citrus hops. Light cracker-like breadiness runs in and out to smooth and balance nicely. The taste pretty much copies the smell but leans a bit closer to the sweet cracker side of flavoring. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sweet sticky creamy running smoothness rolling over my tongue. Sessionable, mmmm...okay maybe somewhat. The ABV doesn’t seem felt that much. Overall, this was a worthy Double/Imperial Pilsener that I would bang again.

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Photo of Kuges
2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
2.18/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I bought a bottle of this at Andersons in Reynoldsburg, OH. I don't think it made the trip from Washington very well as it was crap. The smell and taste were rancid. It poured a murky lactose yuk. Stay away from this unless you're on the west coast.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
2.87/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave2234
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of budgood1
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sjhoo7
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Domvan
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some slight hues of orange color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving thin lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral, herbal and spicy hops are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste generally follows the smell, except that the finish has flavors of spicy hops and citrus rind with a little bit of associated bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Notes of caramel and candied oranges become noticeable as the beer begins to warm up.
O: This beer seems to have a lot more hop aromas and flavors compared to other beers I've had in the style, except that they don't contribute much in the way of bitterness. The beer is quite complex. It also does a very good job at masking just about all of the alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is better than those shitty Lord of the Rings movies.

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Photo of Asics
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of furballkazoo
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy deep gold under a finger or two of head; lots of lemony sugar right up front - notes of flowers and honeyed pale malts make their way throughout. Body is medium-thick, low carbonation; Imperial pilsener is so odd a category - I guess this is a decent entry, but there is very little about this beer that makes me think of pilsener - makes me think of a DIPA more than anything - the matiness and sugars went a bit too big, but a reasonable enough drink, perhaps only for Hobbit fans to really seek out.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series) - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub. Poured from the bottle into a pilsen glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick with web-like lacing and a deep golden transparent body.

Smells like bright and lively malts, along with other non-roasted grains. Perhaps a touch more floral type of hops.

I taste more hops in this discipline of the review, along with more of the malt complexes described above. Not TOO powerful, but this does yield a small bite at the end. At least in my own experience.

This brew's mouthfeel is clean and crisp.

Overall, I'll award Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series) - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub with a 4.5

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This brew pours a solid copper color which is mostly opaque with a two finger off white head and good lacing.

The smell is floral hop heavy. There are also grains as well as thick caramel and sweet malts in the smell. However I cannot pick out any specific hop flavors in the smell.

The taste has some orange peel with a thick malty backbone however the hops all run together and I cannot really pick out any particular hop taste. This is definitely an Imperial hop bomb but I cannot detect any distinct hop flavor. Everything just seems to run together. There is a nice, grainy feel but too much booze leaks through and makes what is a palette shredder, or close to one, just a little unpleasant.

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Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series) from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 69 ratings