Great Lakes Prohibition Pils | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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3.8 w/ 42 ratings

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cabsandking on 03-19-2007

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Sabtos
1.99/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

on tap, poured into a pilsner glass

a: translucent light straw yellow color, bubbling 1/4" head with decent retention. light lacing rings the glass

s: clean smell, light malt and floral hops

t: light malt flavor cut by floral/noble hop bitterness. Well balanced beer. Not as bitter as i would have guessed by the advertised 40 IBUs.

m&d: light bodied, crisp and clean. Excellent pilsner. Very drinkable, almost the most sessionable GLBC Beer.


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Photo of TheNightbird
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Bright clear, golden color. With a fingers worth of head.

S- Fruity hops, sweet malts and with a slight grassy aroma.

T- A snappy fruity bite, followed up by malt sweetness. Ends up with dry finish. Dry and Crisp.

M- Nice medium body, with a carbonation that cleans.

D- Great drinkability, light flavorful beer. Its a great summertime beer.

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Photo of Lepley
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Took a swing top growler home from the brewery with me. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden color with about two fingers of foamy white head.
S: Malty, sweet, floral. Not too potent.
T: Sweet, malt, slight hoppiness, spice, light-light bitterness.
M: Smooth, good carbonation.
D: This is a very easy to drink to pilsener, its light, smooth, flavorful, but not overpowering. I was impressed with this.

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Photo of adamette
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in Cleveland a few hours ago. Poured into a tall, clean, clear Pilner glass. From the web site: Crisp golden pilsner loaded with noble hop flavors. ABV: 5.1% ABW: 4.1% IBU: 40

A Very clear light yellow with minimal, short lived head. Looks like an appropriate Pilsner.

S Basic Pilsner smell but more aroma than say, a Budweiser.

T Nice barley malt, basic pils but again way more flavorful and active than a Bud.

M Light, again, just like a Pilsner should be.

D Good but I don't like Pilsners that much. Victory Prima Pils (recent reviewed) is much better IMO.

Notes: It was good to find this at the Brewery today.

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Photo of Deuane
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Brilliant, crystal clear golden yellow with a medium bright head. Head reduces to a thin film that leaves nice lacing behind.

S-Like a freshly made lemon biscuit with just a touch of sharp spiciness.

T-Spicy lemon bite with a supportive light malt bill. So light, refreshing and crsip this one just dances on the palate.

M-Light bordering on medium-light. Super crisp with a long lasting bitterness.

D-Really good and thirst quenching. So easy it goes down without a fight. Very true to style, well done.

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

Pint on tap at Pizza Plant in Buffalo.

Pours a clear yellow/golden, thin white head forms, some lace spots, thin ring, looks like a pils. Smell is sweet and malty, some flowers, citrus, wheat, very clean aroma, nice. Taste is sweet, spicy, bready malt, wheat, floral finish, nice bitter bite. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent pils, satisfying.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draught at Gallo’s Tap Room in Columbus: Pours yellow-gold with a thin white head that lasts awhile. Thin rings of lacing. Grassy hops aroma with hints of malt. Light, dry body with floral hops and earthy malt flavors. The finish is somewhat bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. While not normally one of my favorite styles, I found this Pils rather enjoyable.

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Photo of cokes
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright brassy gold with a thick ivory cap.
Scented of dry biscuits and hay and dried flowers.
Enters with a crackery, saltine maltiness without a glimmer of sweetness. A brisk, clean water middle carries it into a crunchy, dried grass, hay bale, and dessicated floral hop note. It's labeled as 40 IBUs, but it doesn't seem to entirely translate. It's on the mild side, even for a pils.
Light bodied, moderate carbonation, but this gushes down the tubes as a food washer. Sort of a Dortmunder Gold-Light
I had their Barrel Select Pilsner a few years ago, and (from hazy memory) seem to prefer that, but I have a suspicion that that may be the same beer recipe. Regardless, this is a solid, traditionally styled quaffer.

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Photo of Risser09
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light golden yellow beer with a white head that billows over the glass. Plenty of lacing left over for me to stare at as I enjoy the brew.
Smell: Not strong, but the aromas I can pick out are roses, mint and pepper.
Taste: Balanced lager with hops in the forefront. Malt profile fills the finish which is dry and pleasing. not complex.
Mouthfeel: Pinchy up front with carbonation. alcohol burn is late and not strong at all.
Drinkability: Awesome for the summer but not worth seeking out. Pilsners are a hard beer to come by these days. I regress, try it and like it because quality pilsners aren't making there way to the craft beer shelves much anymore.

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Photo of atsprings
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served a good straw yellow with a thin head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is of some sweet malts and mild hops. The taste is a good balance of sweet biscuity malt with some subdued earthy hops. The beer is light and refreshing and would make for a decent session. This was a very decent pilsener to say the least.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice gold color with a very thin head. Smells of earthy tones and some spiciness especially pepper. It taste of nice spices and roasted malt some citrusy hop hints but not too much. Also has some hints of pepper that give it a nice refreshing crisp feel but are nicely balanced with the sweetness of the malt.

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