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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.7
Travlr (25274) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.5
jtclockwork (16725) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of pine, lemon, doughy malt and yeasty bread. Medium body.

3.3
Tmoney99 (14626) - 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.

3.2
argo0 (14127) - 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.

3.4
Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, 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.

3.2
Dogbrick (13160) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2010
This beer pours a clear yellow-gold color with a medium bone white head that fizzes away steadily. Spots and strings of lacing on the glass. Mildly spiced hops aroma with notes of malt. Light, crisp body with a spicy hops flavor countered by sweet malt. Notes of grain as well. The finish is lightly peppered hops with a short mildly bitter aftertaste. Fairly average overall.

1.6
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Butter/diacetyl bomb. Tired of all the butter/diacetyl bombs being brewed at reputable breweries.

2.4
bu11zeye (13029) - 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.

3.5
j12601 (12700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle left over from the summer. I had two of these when it was fresh, drank one, and forgot to take notes. So now in the middle of a snowstorm I’m having this one. Pours a clear golden yellow with a rather sizable white head, a bit ugly looking, not the small dense foamy bubbles I’d like to see. Sweetness right up front, a touch of honey before moving into the big crackery grain notes. Medium bodied, sweet and some more light crackery grain. A bit of lemony citrus, but very faint. A touch of sweetness on the finish with some more grain. Crisp and dry, I wonder if this would have been more refreshing in the summer when I first got it, and there wasn’t 2 feet on snow on the ground.


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