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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Customers have spoken and GLBC has listened! On Thursday, December 17, 2009 (the 106th anniversary of the first fixed-wing flight), GLBC’s Brewpub will release The Wright Pils, a classic pilsner style beer with a flowery bouquet and elegantly dry finish. Named after the brothers Wright who built the world’s first successful controlled airplane, this pilsner, like these local heroes, has all the Wright stuff! In early 2010, expect to see The Wright Pils in 6-packs in the GLBC Gift Shop, as well as on draft in Concourse C at Cleveland Hopkins Airport! TYPE/STYLE: Pilsner. Until the 1840s, most Bohemian (now Czech Republic) beers were top-fermented, dark and cloudy, although Bavarian brewers had begun experimenting through "lagering" beer in cool caves using bottom-fermenting yeasts, which improved the beer’s clarity, flavor, and shelf-life. The Burgess Brewery recruited the Bavarian brewer Josef Groll who, using new techniques and the newly available paler malts, created the first batch of modern pilsener on October 5, 1842. The combination of pale color from the new malts (aided by the Bohemian city of Plzen’s remarkably soft water), noble hops and Bavarian-style lagering produced a clear, golden beer which caused a sensation. Improving transport and communications also meant that this new beer was quickly available throughout Central Europe, and its style was soon widely imitated. FOOD COMPLEMENTS: Works well as an aperitif and with salads, salmon, tuna and marbled meats

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
On tap at the Dive bar. very light golden color, modest head and not much lacing. some clean hops but a little thin overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Art (3151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pretty OK beer. I am not a big pilsner fan but this was refreshing on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours a clear yellow body with no head. Flavor is very nutty with grass and a mild, honey-like sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8191) - Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Draft to pint. Looks okay; a translucent gold with low carbonation and thin lacing. Smells alright; bitter and a little slinky. Tastes like it smells with a snappy pils mouthfeel. Not a bad pils!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow-gold with big, foamy, white head / Light nose of lemon, grain, straw, and resin / Light to medium body, some sweetness but mostly dry, fat with low carbonation, good balance and lightly bitter finish / Mellow flavors of lemon, straw, and honey / Lacking the expected crispness, this is still a very nice, easy drinking pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5475) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Poured on draft. Pale yellow with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is fairly nondescript, but what is there is on the verge of skunky with hints ad bread, hay, grass, and some leaves. Taste is lightly bitter with some bready, nutty notes coming through in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2012
bread, spruce, skunky, typical pilsener aroma, golden, clear, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation, not offensive, not a real fan of this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours a clear gold with a thin, white head that fades quickly. Decent lacing. Subtle atone with slight but not overpowering straw notes. Effervescent mouthfeel, but not as thin as some pilsners. Taste is light and slightly sweet, but without the sour finish of some. Good representative of the style, but not a style I prefer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle. Clear, light straw yellow with a tightly carbonated white head. My weak nose can only pick up a trace of pale malt and peppery hops. Clean flavors of straw, grits, and a hint of lemon peel. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pale golden with minimal white head. Nose is light plastic, bready malt, fairly dry, light hay. Fairly clean flavor, some light metallic flavor, light peanut hull, bitterness is kinda all over the place. Fine, but I doubt I'd buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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