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Great Lakes The Wright Pils | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
725 Ratings
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes The Wright Pils
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
Ranking:
#20,397
Reviews:
198
Ratings:
725
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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48
Gots:
90
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Ratings: 725 |  Reviews: 198
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Due South pint glass on 6/23/12
*From notes

A: Clean lemon skin to pale golden in hue. A generous pour yields a bone white 2.25 head that lingers. Proper lacing and collar follow.

S: Bready citrus and cereal. Like the best bowl of cheerios, garnished with a fresh lemon wedge.

T: Slightly off-dry up front, with a pleasant malt backbone to it. The hops are more of
an herbaceous sidekick. It dries out on the mid to finish, and it ends with a citric biscuitiness. Really pleasant and tasty.

M: The feel is really top notch. It's crisp yet dense, complex yet bubbly. I could put more then a few of these back in a sitting.

O: A very good beer. When compared to Great Lakes reigning lager king, their Dortmunder Gold, it falters a bit. But on it's own, this is top notch American brewed, Czech-style Pilsner. Yet again, Great Lakes flexes their lagering muscles. One I had at the brewery in January and loved - I'm stoked to finally have plenty of this chilling in my fridge. Big thumbs up.

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Photo of dorianmarley
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is translucent gold with a thick white head and nice lacing.

Nose is a floral blend of corn and light hops.

Taste is mellow hops and dry corn with a dash of ruby red grapefruit. There is also a strong resemblance to cream soda.

Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and refreshing. Carbonation is medium mild with a slight hop bite. Could drink this all day.

Overall, this an extremely drinkable and refreshing Pilsner with a unique, heartland taste.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Light straw/gold in color, with a moderate head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Pilsner malt, floral note
Taste-Biscuit, cracker,subtle floral hop note comes and hangs around to the finish. Very easy-drinking and refreshing. A fine summer offering.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours vibrant and with sparkling clarity. Bubbles floating up nonchalantly. A great head of pillowy white foam that was loathe to fall and really wanted to stay all day. Left a few rings but they faded down to a filmy cap. Nose is scrumptious. Sweet yeast. Hay, grass, little lemon over the top and floral. There's bread in there but it's feather light and a faint malt sweetness. Taste is the definition of smooth. Pilsner malt & sweet cracker greets the palate. Then as if not to be outdone the hops rush in with some lemon and a flourishing but delicate hop bitter. Spice is in back, casual and little prickly . Mouthfeel is like silk but with a little tickle form the carbonation and the spice. It's full but airy and the bread is always forthcoming.

This is a satisfying and robust pilsner that's also gentle and abundant. It's expansive and the aftertaste lingers almost dry with the cracker and sweetness left on the tongue as the bitter echos at the back of the throat. It's practically weightless and crisp. Great Lakes has done it again with a robust pilsener that you can easily drink all day.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best before 9/9/12.

Pours a clear straw golden color with a retentive fluffy white pillowy head and ample clumps of lace. Miley sweet aroma of bread malt, noble hops, grass and lemon. Grainy and biscuit flavor gives way to a light lemon and earth dryness and a mild floral hop bitterness in the finish. Light diacetyl mid palate adds a pleasant smoothness to the well carbonated, soft medium body. Nothing too bold but no complaints, another lovely lager from GLBC.

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Photo of Tone
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours a hazy, straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Czech Pilsner. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, sweet malt, hops, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, simple but good aroma, good feel and body as well.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bottle into a pint glass. Been waiting to try this one, but still have yet to see Rye Of The Tiger.

The Wright Pilsner glides into the glass with a yellowish golden look in color and nothing in terms of bubbles. I poured this hard and only managed some bubbles around the side of the glass that die off, no lace. Smell is pretty bright with fresh German style hops, Noble I presume. Some perfume and some pale malt, standard pilsner scents, but bold and pungent. Taste is off the charts with bold pilsner vibes, noble hops, some grass, slight florals and some pale malt in the end keeping things in check. Very crisp on the mouth, while the look suggests no carbonation, the feel is far from dead. Light bodied refreshing and goes down easy. I knew this would be a hit, Great Lakes always does German beer wright.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great Lakes the wright pils. Served on tap in Easton PA in a Troegs shaker pint glass.

Clear golden color head of white foam. Pils nose. Standard beer scent. Clean crisp taste. Rock solid all around. Smooth with lemon close. Full body and flavor. Great beer. Really liked this pils. 4 350 425 425 4

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is pilsener malt with a lot of grassy hops. The flavor is grassy hops and lighter malts with some low bitterness. The beer is very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice American-made pilsener.

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Photo of j_hollings13
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Doughbodyboy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Trickfest
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of N_Overholt
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a small mug. Best before 12/9/2012.

Very pale electric yellow body is capped by a thin ghost white layer of suds. Average lacing and decent retention.

Graham crackers, yeast-heavy bread, and wildflowers in the nose.

Sweet but snappy palate entry with a lasting peppery hop bitterness to offset the malt. Distinctive (Pils?) notes are flavorful but very clean. Finishes with a touch minerality and stickiness. Well balanced though I imagine there being some debate about this being a German vs a Bohemian Pils...

Light-bodied, crisp, well carbonated...

Great Lakes clearly knows how to brew a lager - this being another excellent rendition of its style...very clean and refreshing beer with no lack of flavor.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, surprisingly there wasn't a best by date printed on the label of any of the bottles in the 6 pack I just bought. But since this just came out in bottles recently, I can't imagine it's very old at all. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is grainy malt, along with some grassy and spicy hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some slight floral hops noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp and refreshing and very easy to drink. I think this is a good overall brew, at just $8.99 a 6 pack I'd certainly buy this again.

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Great Lakes The Wright Pils from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 725 ratings
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