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

Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series)Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series)
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Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
Pilsner - Imperial
Ranked #23
Ranked #27,152
3.57 | pDev: 11.76%
Dec 26, 2020
Aug 24, 2014
Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series)Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series)
Notes: 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!
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Photo of BilleGibbons
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by BilleGibbons from Pennsylvania

Amber golden in flavor. A bit cloudy. Nice carbonation. Very hoppy

Dec 26, 2020
3.9 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Sep 16, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 28, 2017
2.81 by Kuges from Texas on Jan 05, 2017
3.43 by BlueSpader from Washington on Oct 18, 2016
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2.18/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
by WoodBrew from Ohio

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.

Jul 17, 2016
3.46 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Jul 09, 2016
3.58 by smithj4 from New York on Apr 15, 2016
2.87 by Dface from Texas on Apr 09, 2016
3.5 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Apr 05, 2016
3.6 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on Mar 10, 2016
3.75 by elglueckert from Montana on Mar 01, 2016
4.25 by batt6343 from Texas on Feb 23, 2016
4.28 by budgood1 from Minnesota on Jan 29, 2016
3.1 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 29, 2015
4.75 by sjhoo7 from Pennsylvania on Oct 27, 2015
3.63 by Domvan from Texas on Oct 20, 2015
3 by BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania on Oct 10, 2015
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3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

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

Oct 01, 2015
3.75 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania on Sep 13, 2015
4.07 by monk2021 from Texas on Sep 11, 2015
Photo of Hoganlaw
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Hoganlaw from Texas

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

Aug 17, 2015
3.75 by Asics from Washington on Aug 16, 2015
3.99 by furballkazoo from California on Aug 13, 2015
Photo of Greywulfken
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Greywulfken from New York

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.

Aug 02, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Caveworm from Ohio

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

Jul 06, 2015
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3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by microbrewlover from Pennsylvania

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.

Jul 05, 2015
3.2 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jun 26, 2015
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3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by scottfrie from California

22oz bottle into imperial pint glass. Thanks, Matt.

A: Pour s slightly cloudy dark golden with a large, dense, and greasy white head that slowly collapsed into a thick and lasting film.
S: Strong scent of bready grains and earthy, herbal hops. Slight sweetness, slight sour grain bitterness.
T: Potent and rich flavors of semi-sweet mashed grains, bread crust, honey, slight golden fruit, earthy and herbal hops, and peppery spicy yeast. Flavors a bold and a bit unbalanced and rough around the edges. Hops are oily and leaving a lingering bitterness in the finish, with a kiss of peppery honey sweetness lingering in the aftertaste.
M: Greasy, heavy, and oily mouthfeel, resinous with hop oil, with soft and thick carbonation and a full body. Alcohol is thick but not warm.
O: A bit unbalanced for me to love. Flavors were bold and not terrible, this was just a bit rough to drink.

Jun 23, 2015
3.5 by bubseymour from Maryland on Jun 20, 2015
3.85 by TEdubbaD from Minnesota on May 25, 2015
3.1 by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota on May 23, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Pours gold with a slight haze under a 1” cream colored cap that clings to the side of the glass.
S: Big malt aromas
T: Big malt, hops and alcohol join together in the mouth and evoke malt whiskey. Everything is big but well balanced. Light caramel lurks in the background.
F: Very creamy medium full body and medium carbonation.
O: An enormous pils that works.

May 21, 2015
3.82 by Damian74 from South Carolina on Apr 30, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by maputnam25 from California

Echoing many here when I say it was better than I expected. Has that nice notes of coriander and lemon zest, with slight astringency on the finish. More hoppy than most pilsners, which I liked, but retains the pleasant mouthfeel and warm lager flavors of a pilsner. It is... precious, to me.

Apr 07, 2015
3 by trocketsauced from New York on Apr 05, 2015
3.18 by everlong353 from Maryland on Apr 05, 2015
3.03 by aquazr1 from California on Mar 21, 2015
4.2 by hurshybear from South Carolina on Feb 26, 2015
3.5 by archero from Texas on Feb 22, 2015
Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series) from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 71 ratings