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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eberndt (176) - - JUL 5, 2014
Drank from bottle. Light flavor and crispily carbonated. Good for the style, which isn’t my favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Pale gold color with a ton of white foam. Light floral hop aroma with some light malts. Flavor is very light as well. Some hop bitterness and that’s about it. Way over carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Rather dry with a floral finish. Not a great selection from GLBC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (682) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pale yellow gold color. Large foamy white head. Fragrant, grainy malt nose. Crisp sweet malt flavor. Citrus hops come into play. A nice balance of malt and hops. Complex citrus hops in finish. Very tasty and refreshing. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gooball201 (39) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Not sure what some of you are balking at. Typical Czech pils. Tasty with the noble hops. Not great but no Czech pils is really good. Enjoy it for what it is. Yes 9.99 for a six is high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayy (38) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
good, but not great. has a nice mouthfeel, but bitterness is kind of harsh. don’t know if it’s the type of hops used, the water, or something else in the process. could use a little more color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (566) - - JUN 26, 2014
From a bottle. Light, refreshing, delicious, crisp, full flavor. Nicely made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4855) - 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 (255) - 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 (1240) - 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.

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