Great Lakes The Wright Pils | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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86
very good
725 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
725
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
90
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Bone53
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Claddagh

Apparance: Typical pilsner look. Straw yellow color with a one finger white head

Smell: Floral/lemongrass/grainy malts

Taste: Starts off grassy/grainy then fades into light citrus

Mouthfeel: Light as a pilsner shoud be with a dry, slightly bitter finish

Overall: I didn't emphasize on this beer too much because its not too interesting, but for a pilsner it's solid. Its bittersweet and crisp. I feel like they do lagers much better, but this is not at all bad. I think I've enjoyed just about every beer by Great Lakes. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours out a very light straw-gold color with an initial half-inch head. Nice flowery hop aroma, quite big. Definitely on the hoppy end of the style, the taste greets you with a high bitterness, and lots of noble hop flavor. Really, this feels more like a German than Czech pils. Malt is light, as is the body, with a very dry finish. This is a good quaffing pils. Very nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 fl. oz. bottle into a pilsner glass. For freshest taste, please enjoy by: 08/19/14.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful light yellow golden body with a solid white head. Nice carbonation - looks great!

Smell: Smell of grassy metallic hops. Very little malt sweetness. Somewhat grainy.

Taste: Malt is not as bready as I would expect in a Czech pilsner. Hops are more grassy and herbal than the balanced spiciness I expect from Saaz hops.

Mouthfeel: Very nice, light and refreshing.

Overall: I was expecting more from this one. Happy to get my hands on it either way (although I had to go across the border to DC).

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown bottle into a 14 oz. pilsner glass
BB 08/14/14
A: Very light haystraw color with not much loosish white head. Some lacing evident with small lingering "patterns" around the glass. A good amount of carbonation. Second bottle yielded much more head. Two fingers or so and slow to recede.

S: Malted barley, grainy, bready with little hop character detected.

T: Similar to the smell but hops are definitely present with a very agreeable herbal or floral taste. Good snappy hop bitterness. Of course the crispness of the malts from the nose is the frontrunner, finishing with the bitter hop note. Well balanced and very drinkable. Very nice. I like it a lot.

M: Light body as expected but not as light as the color would indicate. Quite dry with crisp, snappy and again dry finish. Good carbonation tingle.

O: Pleasantly surprised as this is my first Great Lakes product. I would definitely return to this at the price of $16/12.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 725 ratings.
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