Turntable Pils | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
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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Photo of Jason
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Pours a massive head three fingered head, great retention. Clear pale golden yellow hue. Floral, grassy, herbal, earthy hop nose. Lighter bodied, very crisp and smooth. Clean malty palate on the dry side, fresh herbal earthy hop tone throughout. More than enough bitterness. Very easy to knock back, love the dryness of this brew.

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Photo of kramerboy
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great Lakes really knows how to make a great Lager / Pilsner. The nail it every time. Turntable Pils is no different. So easy to drink and super refreshing. In the American Craft Beer world dominated by IPA's and huge BA Stouts, sometimes it is great to just get back to basics and enjoy a beer that is delicious and so well executed. Bravo!

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Good finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A bready and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with a scent of biscuit and floral hops. Bready malt hints of biscuit, grains, cracker, and straw with yeast. Earthy and floral hops with some hints of grass. Subtle fruit hints of apple and lemon. Some honey like sweetness as well. A very solid pils aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and sweet malt driven taste with notes of biscuit and floral hops. Upfront bready malt notes of biscuit, grains, straw, and cracker with some lager yeast. Earthy, floral, and spicy hops with some notes of grass. Light fruit undertones of lemon and apple along with some honey sweetness. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a Pilsner. Good balance of bready malt and floral hops. Great Lakes are really great at Lagers.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Turntable Pils | Great Lakes Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is three fingers thick, with secular lacing, and a clear medium-light golden body.

Smells like bread-y malts with a small touch of citrus. Floral hops add a small but noticeable zing at the end.

I taste alot of the things I'd mentioned with smell. The hops are slightly more pronounced once I actually tasted this. As one would expect of GLBC, the balance here is top tier.

The mouthfeel here is light, crisp, and quenching. Fair carbonation

Overall, I'll give Turntable Pils | Great Lakes Brewing Co. a 4.25. A very easy drinking Czech-style Pilsener very true to the style. I honestly wish this were a summer seasonal VS spring, as this would really hit the spot on a hazy July evening.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a nice golden yellow, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like doughy malt, honey, and some grassy hops.

I wish this was a bit more crisp and less sweet, but as it is, it's a very easy drinking and moderately well constructed pilsner. It's got kind of a candied honey feel, with some light fruitiness, and a small smattering of grassy hops. I wish the hop character was bumped up a bit, and the beer was a bit drier.

This is lighter bodied, with a good level of carbonation and drinkability. I wish it was a bit crisper.

Not too bad, but not up to the standard of GL's other lagers, such as Eliot Ness and Dortmunder Gold.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour is golden like grain that is still in the field. Slight haze. Let's see if that drops off. Creamy head of white foam that lasts well and falls slowly clinging all the way. 5 on the SRM chart. Breaddy nose with lots of spicy herbal hop. Soft floral meets a malt with a pleasant sweetness and depth even though it is not heavy and presents no strong scents. Herbal is sweetly prominent yet not loud or overbearing. The nose is malty even though hops are forward. No diacetyl , no fruity esters from yeast. The hops are peppery. Faint dms.

Taste is excellent. Malt is rich but not past breaddy. The hops soften the middle of the beer with floral. A firm bitterness underlies and does linger to show you a surprising complexity in the malt. There is good white bread and it's baked softness. A light golden crust. A touch of sulfur that you hardly notice except for how it "feels." It opens the finish to grant a fullness that is somewhat of an illusion. Faint dms in the finish tells me the bitterness is not too strong. It underlies the beer like an inside joke or a familiar family story you'll tell over and over. It does strengthen a bit as you drink and it lingers like a good laugh from a dry wit. It shows you an elusive moment of lightness in the malt that possess a sweet chance for honey. It's like the nectar you find inside a flower not like the honey you're thinking of. Crisp carbonation, round finish with hop herbal and pepper to leave last in the aftertaste. The 3.5 in the mouthfeel is because I thought the bitterness a bit strong and for comparison I can offer sierra nevada's summer crisp lager as showing a better finish for the czech style.

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Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a pilsner a dull lighter golden with a fluffy white crown atop that settles quickly.Bread dough stands out in the nose with underlying spiciness and grassy notes.Like liquid bread dough,slighlty crisp with some sweet honey flavors although on the palate I don't get much hops compared to the aromas.A more hefty pilsner to me wich is more Czech than German in nature.I nice after work beer.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent summer beer. Pours clear, gold in color, with 1/2 inch head. Taste is grass, light earthy hops, and barley. Light bodied, sweet with slight bitterness and very clean. This is one of the better domestic pilseners I have had in a bit. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In my opinion GLBC has recently been burdened with quality issues . . . I think those days are long gone. I hope this beer proves that Great Lakes is back to it's old self again because this is one fantastic pilsner !

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

Photo of Zonian1
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBoy43
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

As a fan of pilseners, this sits on the top of my list. strong flavor and a crisp taste on the back end. it's it the perfect all around beer.

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Photo of kimlhurst
2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Gold color with tall to barely covering white collar. Very little aroma & very neutral taste.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste good.

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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 BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly refreshing Pilsner, smooth and crisp. Nice golden color, mild head that lingered. Smelled faintly of malt, grain and citrus. Nice flavors of citrus, malt, biscuit and some faint hints of grain. Smooth clean finish with mild thin mouthfeel. Perfect amount of carbonation throughout and bitternesss at the end.

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Photo of APMietelka
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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