Turntable Pils | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Turntable PilsTurntable Pils

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BrewsingBuffalo on 02-16-2016

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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of dexterk1
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrideofCleveland
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely delicious. Quite hoppy, this is the perfect pilsner for a summers day! I'd recommend to anyone looking for a light, drinkable, and traditional beer without frills or distractions- you can focus completely on it's great taste. I've been getting into the craft beer scene around Ohio for the last year or so, and this is my favorite. Lucky for me, it's one of Great Lakes year-round brews. Na Zdravi!

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Photo of Riik3
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruC4
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fx20736
3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lastmango
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy lemony yellow with a white half finger head that disappeared quickly leaving a film. The haziness is unusual given the other reviews here. Perhaps because this bottle is 4+ months past the use by date? Moderate lacing stuck to the glass as the beer was consumed. Moderate carbonation. Aroma was very mild . . . slightly grassy and honeysuckle. Taste is light and crisp of honey, grass and lemon. Hop bitterness comes in on the end and is so very well balanced, I could drink a few of these. The beer has a light-medium body. Overall, a very nice beer that I would buy again.

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Photo of norinco
2.66/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light gold color,medium carbonation,light crisp feel. Makt,bread,floral hop aroma. Taste is the same, light refreshing,mild in a good way. A very good beer that I would have again

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is straw, head is deep and frothy thick, color is off white, head laces the glass well.

Smell is great blend of clean malt and dryer hops: notes of biscuits and crackers from the malt, earthy crisp hop aroma, notes of grass.

Taste is similar with great malt flavor and crisp, fresh hops: malt is biscuity, crackery, hops are earthy and lightly grassy.

Mouthfeel is crisp, a good sharp crisp carbonation with bitterness than lingers.

Overall a very good pilsner with pleasant malt and crisp hops.

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Photo of hophead723
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's good to enjoy a quality beer after work. I poured a chilled can into a classic pint glass.

Look: Clear sunlight yellow, with a clean white head of two fingers. The most pleasing attribute of this beer's appearance is the head, it has a the clean white color of linen and lingered throughout. The lacing was so crisp and defined that it could have been made permanent and the glass would look like a measuring cup. The carbonation was ample as well.

Smell: The aroma is reminiscent of lemon infused baked goods, with yeasty character that is intricately intertwined with the zest of lemon. There are some grassy hints as well that are partnered with touch of honeysuckle malt.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Clean honey derived malt, lemon peel, and a nuanced but dry lingering bitter finish. Extremely drinkable and refreshing. The mouthfeel is the definition of drinkable.

Overall: This is a well-executed beer! So refreshing. I love the lemon elements of this beer! They could have flaunted the lemon characteristics on the can like some obnoxious brewers but they instead choose to simply brew a great inspired beer.

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Photo of Fenix2009
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdFed
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Man, nothing like a brewery horizontal to take the edge off of a post-eclipse come-down! This afternoon's non-light show was freaky deaky, man! I am celebrating having survived by drinking some GLBC beers & eradicating The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody at the same time.

From the bottle: "Flip that record and wax nostalgic about Ohio's deep-cut music legacy with our refreshing pilsner. Consider this our reissue of a classic style."

I Pop!ped the cap & began a nice, easy, gentle pour since a Pils is such a delicate flower of a beer & I would not want to bruise it. An in-glass swirl raised two fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention, especially with this evening's humidity. Color was solid Gold (SRM = 5), prompting an impromptu visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all clamoring for a taste. Nose smelled like summer in the countryside as a youth - honey, biscuits, hay, grass. Man, I lived for the summer, just to be away from my bullying classmates with time enough at last to read all of my favorite books. Comic books, mostly, but also Nancy Drew & Alfred Hitchcock & the Three Investigators. I would lay in the freshly-mown grass of my maternal grandparents' upper lot as the farm nearby harvested hay and my grandmother would put freshly-baked biscuits on the window sill to cool. We would drizzle them with local honey at supper. Ah, youth. In my salad days as a beer drinker, I did not realize that Pilsners were lagers & I generally eschewed them in favor of AIPAs. When I found out that a lager could be as hoppy as an AIPA, albeit with different hops, I got hooked! Mouthfeel was medium. I love the clean, crisp flavor of this one, with just enough biscuit malt to be pleasant without overwhelming the grassy, hay-like nature of the Saaz hops. Mmm. If they would deign to CAN this one, I'd be all over it! Finish was dry, grassy, hay-like & totally refreshing in this humidity following the eclipse.

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Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent gold with one finger of cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Bready, grassy & perfumy once warm

T: Follows the nose with some lovely soapy hops up front, along with dryness. Grassyness, dryness, a bit of lemon as this warms, some malty sweetness as well, plus more soapyness. Finishes crisp, dry with a bit of citrus & soap

MF: Medium body, crisp carbonation, lovely balance

Classic PIls on Point, could drink this all day

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Photo of McStagger
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BB 10/1/17

A: Clear golden color. Mild carbonation lazily floats to the surface. Two fingers bleached head. Nice retention.

S: Husked cereal grain. Mildly spicy hop aroma.

T: Tight husked grain. Slightly soapy. Spicy herbal essence. Lemon oil. Bitterness picks up in the end with a slightly astringent, chalky essence.

M: Light. Slightly rounded. Carbonation lightly scrubs the palate.

O: Good classic take on Czech pils.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow and not much head to speak of. A lot of flavor here with medium fizz. A good example of the style.

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Photo of mjpolzin
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 12 oz bottle.

Look - clear golden with an amber hue. Minimal head and minimal carbonation.

Smell - Grassy with touches of lemon zest levels. Slight hopping. Bit soapy.

Taste - Hops have clearly turned just a bit and gone a touch catty which is unusual given the style. The grassy factor retains fairly well.

Feel - Thicker than anticipated body. Low carbonation. Flavors become rather cardboard like as they sit around. Slightly bitter on the swallow.

Overall - Think this was one may be a bit dated. Oddly enough I can't find a date on the bottle as I typically can with GLBC offerings. Think this gas station is either doing janky business or this just isn't a very good pils. I dunno.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Turntable Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 265 ratings