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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Customers have spoken and GLBC has listened! On Thursday, December 17, 2009 (the 106th anniversary of the first fixed-wing flight), GLBCís 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 worldís 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 beerís 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 Plzenís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Very pale gold/yellow thin white head; slight grain hop aroma ; Flava is softly sweet grain and bitter hop finish; feels medium yet crisp; finishes dry and hoppy bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear light gold with a half finger white head. Lots of little carbonation bubbles rising up through the beer. Smell is very grainy along with some lemon and a touch of hay. The taste has a nice biscuit note to go along with the graininess noted in the aroma. A tiny bit of lemon tartness along with some light grassy hops that are a lot less prominent than in other pilsners I have had. Bitterness is moderate and leads to a crisp dry finish. Overall, while this beer is far from being groundbreaking, it is an excellent example of the style. A wonderful thirst quencher and a great summertime brew that I wish more breweries would make. Another great beer from Great Lakes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4754) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, best by 8/29/2012. Pours a fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with very good retention; that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good spotty lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, apple, herbal, grass, bread, floral, and light pepper. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good balance. Taste of lemon, biscuit, pear, floral, pepper, bready grain, and herbal spiciness. Light spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, bread, floral, pepper, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of flavors with a good amount of flavor as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice crisp and clean mouthfeel.. Alcohol is well hidden with almost no warming noticed at all. Overall this is an excellent pilsner. Good flavor robustness and balance; and extremely easy to drink. Highly enjoyable and spot on to style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
The only other beer Iíve had more than this one is Bellís Pale Ale. Despite being a seasonal Iíve had dozens upon dozens of examples of this beer, mostly bottled, occasionally draft. When fresh and refrigerated from the start, this beer is incredibly, flowery and pencil shavings, pepper, straw, bread, the overall excellent pilsner package. Outstanding beer when on. Delicate. Iíve had multiple six packs which sat in room temp for only two weeks and they were nowhere as good as the fridged all the way versions. Iíve done the experiments. Love the Saaz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub (God how I miss this place no longer living in Cleveland). The first attempt at a Pilsner that I tried from Great Lakes was the Prohibition Pils, and that one didnít do it for me; that beer was too thick and the hops were too weak. With this beer, I think they got it right (at least the way I like it). Light body, crisp, clean hops. Hops are slightly floral, beer is light in color and body but grainy malt is strongly evident in the aroma. Very enjoyable and Iíd gladly drink again. One of the better Pilsners Iíve tasted to come out of an American brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
This is definitely a good choice when it comes to pilsner style, great feel like a pilsner should have, I could see this being a beer I drink multiple of in one sitting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Draft at Jerryís. Yellow-gold with big, foamy, white head / Light nose of lemon, grain, straw, and resin / Light to medium body, some sweetness but mostly dry, fat with low carbonation, good balance and lightly bitter finish / Mellow flavors of lemon, straw, and honey / Lacking the expected crispness, this is still a very nice, easy drinking pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a light gold color with a medium lasting head. Lots of carbonation, a continuous stream of bubbles on all sides of the glass, very pleasant to look at, mesmerizing. A light grassy floral aroma with bread notes. Slight peppery taste, grassy. The finish is mildly acidic from the carbonation and lasting. Very pleasing on the palate and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours vibrant and with sparkling clarity. Bubbles floating up nonchalantly. A great head of pillowy white foam that was loathe to fall and really wanted to stay all day. Left a few rings but they faded down to a filmy cap. Nose is scrumptious. Sweet yeast. Hay, grass, little lemon over the top and floral. Thereís bread in there but itís feather light and a faint malt sweetness. Taste is the definition of smooth. Pilsner malt & sweet cracker greets the palate. Then as if not to be outdone the hops rush in with some lemon and a flourishing but delicate hop bitter. Spice is in back, casual and little prickly . Mouthfeel is like silk but with a little tickle from the carbonation and the spice. Itís full but airy and the bread is always forthcoming.

This is a satisfying and robust pilsner thatís also gentle and abundant. Itís expansive and the aftertaste lingers almost dry with the cracker and sweetness left on the tongue as the bitter echos at the back of the throat. Itís practically weightless and crisp. Great Lakes has done it again with a robust pilsener that you can easily drink all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 26, 2014
From a bottle. Light, refreshing, delicious, crisp, full flavor. Nicely made.

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