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RATINGS: 239   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2014
This is a strange take on pils - at first, I was not sure if I liked it - it has a lot of what you want in a pils - a lively mouthfeel, and a crisp, light, refreshing nature - in has grassy and floral noble hop character - it has some crackery malts and light mineral - a snappy, bitter finish - however, it also has a sweetness to it that brings with it a fruitiness that you do not often find in pils - it tastes a bit like white grape - once I got used to it, it wasn’t as disorienting, and I actually grew to like it quite a bit - Great Lakes just makes darn good lagers - this one, however, has some odd qualities for the style, so I can see how someone would not like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (231) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a pale light yellow with white head. Aroma of grains and grasses. Some spices noticed. Taste is light to medium bodied, crisp and refreshing. Moderate sweetness with grass, floral, spicey notes. Minimal bitterness. As usual from a Great Lakes beer, a great pilsner. Perfect for a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours pale gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is grass and irises. Taste is clean, with some oyster cracker, grain, and grassy hop. Would have preferred a bit more crispness on the tongue, as I like a well-carbonated pils, but this is very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (1539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Very pale blond pour. No head. Floral pilsner, but also some definite tartness around the edges. Bright and thirst quenching. Not seeing the tartness mentioned in other reviews, so it is possible the line here is infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (477) - Madison, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a clear golden with an average one finger frothy head. Aroma of bread and a bit of spice. Flavor is balanced, sweet and average duration. A refreshing pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear straw color. Even for a pilsner, it looks a little light. The head - which required an aggressive pour, mind you - is a one finger white shade with a bubbly texture with decent retention. Good lacing is left behind, also. S: The first whiff reveals some noble hops along with a faint touch of corn. After that, it develops a really nice tone of stone fruits like peach and apricot, along with some flowery notes. Actually, it’s kind of redolent of fruit punch. The aroma, if not spectacular, is nonetheless very promising. T: It’s immediately opened up with some grassy hop bitterness. This aforementioned quality isn’t too vegetal, thankfully. The finish is pure bitter fruit punch with a side of floral hops. Great Lakes’ house character among their lagers kick ass. It all adds up to one rock-solid pilsner. M: The piercing, bone dryness I like from my pilsners isn’t quite here. Rather, it’s a little sweeter, and slightly fuller bodied than the norm, but not so sweet or so thick as to kill drinkability. It’s still as crisp and clean as a mutha, with just enough carbonation to help it go down easy. O: Over a month past the best-by date, and it’s still quite good. I could see this one kicking ass fresh; you bet I’ll seek this out in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Sampled on tap at the brewhouse. A nicely well crafted brew with a mild hop palate and smooth malts. A brew that you can certainly enjoy on a warm summer day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear pale gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of dough with a little grassy hops. Taste is light bitter. Grassy with a hint of citrus. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, pretty good. Great beer for a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1059) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
12 oz bottle; Aroma has a decent hop scent, bread malt characteristic and lightly sweet. Appearance is a golden color with a thick white head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got a nice hop note with a good bread malt characteristic. Overall, Decent stuff. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - 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.

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