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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Tap at Gibbie’s. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is Pils malt, corn notes, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is Pils malt dominant, corn notes, medium hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle shared at Ariel’s Place. Pours yellow with nice head, aroma of flowers, malt and honey with some herbs, flavor is bitter with some malt, lemon, fruits, nice bitterness, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Good example of the style. Pleasant with the right amount of hops. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jb (2143) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Floral nose, very nice bouquet. Grassy grainy palate, some body. Okay. Like a bit more of the German hops backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Cloudy yellow pour from bottle in back deck. White thin head. Lemon and grass aroma. Nice smooth floral taste. Nothing unique but a good sipping pilsner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chudwick (1965) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
12oz bottle - pours clear gold with little white head. Nose is grass clippings. Sip introduces floral, lemon peel and wet dough. fairly bitter for the style and a tad sweet. Refreshing and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
A opaque yellow with a poppy white head. Slight lemon-butter flavors with a bit of flour at the end. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear, golden yellow with a big pillowy head. Aroma is mellow with cereal malts, dough and slight leather smell. Taste is salty, not very complex. Pretty smooth on the palate but a little dry and acidic on the finish. Just ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2013
On draught at GLBC Pub at Cleveland Airport. Pours a light gold with a fine-bubble white head . Well-carbonated. Light body. Nice crisp hopiness. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (199) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2013
The first Pilsner in my ratings. Pours a notably pale yellow, with a nice white pillowy head. Crisp clean slightly citrusy aromas. Clean crisp on the tongue, not overly hoppy, again crisp and refreshing. This is that "serve ice-cold on a hot summer day" beer. I was pleasantly surprised.

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