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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Corn and barley malt aroma. Yellow with giant white head. Mildly sweet corn malt and moderately bitter metallic flavor. Mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2013
transparent gold, thin white ring. Nose is dead, slight grains, honey and paper, vitamin c kills with warmth. Flavor is strong toast and crust, thin sweet sticky finish, too much sugar, no grain marriage, hops are non-existent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1147) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
(bottle) clear yellow orange with a small white head; faint aroma of stewed fruit; refreshing flavour with a long light bitter flavour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Sampler at RFD. Draft->mini lager. Clear yellow with small white head. Pilsener grains and hops, grass. Crisp and clean, but average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
1more4dessert (329) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
bright bright yellow with good white as snow head, definitely get the subtle floral Saez noble nose. Very refreshing, clean, modest bitterness, light body. Excellent for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hartung32 (207) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
It's definitely a pilsner, but there are far better in the offerings in the pilsner style. Drinkable, but unremarkable; which is a surprise from this great brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1129) - Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Clear pale golden, small but strong white head, nice lace. Aroma is slightly sweet, with some of that ’plisner funk" noble hops; straw, grain, bread, honey light lemon. Crisp, clean, some dry/dustiness and bitterness - just the right amount for me. Flavor centered around earthy spicy noble hops; bread, honey, touch of lemon. Really quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2013
draft at lockdown, pours clear golden with small white. aroma has subtle floral noble type hop notes with a healthy malt backing, honey and grains. flavors had a nice toasty malt character to support a floral and spicy hop character. pretty straightfoward and tame pilsner, I’d prefer a little more hop character, a touch more IBUs but this is solid example of the style.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
BoostIPA (1184) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours and looks like bud light. Smells like cooked vegetables and hot dogs. Tastes like Brussels sprouts and collard greens. What is this garbage. NO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (4702) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle (by 09/12/13). Nose floral Saaz with light chalky character and gentle, sunny citrus. Bit of a green tinge to the otherwise richly golden, clear body with a sudsy bright white head. Light body with light but clean and crisp bitterness, though not very dry, but the real story here is the hopping, just drenched in quintessential Saaz. Clean, bready character and supportive of minerality. Low-yield spice, and the deft floral tone/sweetness makes this kin to southern Bavarian examples rather than the rougher Northern ones. Super refreshing, fantastic bit of handicraft; this is without a doubt the cleanest, meanest American Pils I’ve had, and it would rank in the top five from Germany, too!

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