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RATINGS: 263   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Draft. Clear golden color, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma of straw and subtle white pepper. Taste is clean and crisp bitter hay with a dash of pepper. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear pale straw body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, husk, nuts, and honey. Flavor of grain, grass, and some earthiness with a mildly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Draft. Small off-white head atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light cantaloupe, spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some straw, light spicy. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear pale color with an average frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ Brad’s house Minneapolis. Pours a clear golden yellow appearance with a white head. A touch lemony, straw, herbal, a touch floral aroma. Clean, pale grainy malty, herbal, a touch dusty flavor. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Wegman’s Lake Manassas. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of earth, clay, grassy, floral hops. The taste is grassy, peppery hops, pale malts, some breadiness, fruits and a faintly tinny note. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Not bad but seems a little disjointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of pine, lemon, doughy malt and yeasty bread. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle from the Village Beer Merchant. A not true Czech pils. Consistent with many I have had in that realm, it has a bit of cheesy aroma. Slightly cloudy body. Middling mouthfeel. So-so drinkability, with some bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Pours clear golden with mega carbonation. Soapy white macro lager looking head. No lacing. Nose is biscuity, doughy, small butter, low noble hops/squash. Taste is quite nice- biscuity, thick, oily, sharp. Mild soapiness is not a problem. Quenching, thicker bodied for style which is nice. Quite grassy and sharply hoppy. Definitely getting there for Czech pils but just not quite there. +1 for good pilsener.


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