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), 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Probably the best Pilsener that I’ve had. Light, crisp, and refreshing. Hoppier than usual so you get some in the nose and the back of the palate. It’s also devoid of that lagery sweet finish that plagues most pils. Good light beer!

DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015

Poured into a pils glass.

3.5 A: Clear dark yellow color. Two and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is a tad below average, but a lot of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Grass, hay, earthy hops. Not a lot going on and not a lot of intensity, but it’s super clean, which I like.

3.5 T: Like the nose, this lacks vigor, but it’s again super clean. Grass, hay, earth.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy.

3.5 D: Not the most exciting of beers, but it’s well made, crisp, and clean.

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rdixon77 (3066) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Old rating. Straw colored. Floral hops on a light grain backbone. Dry and bitter finish. Good pils.

climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into Pilsner glass. Bright golden w think white head. Not much aroma. Floral bitter hops on the front w a dry finish. Ok but too bitter/ hoppy. Not really balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

malvrich (354) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Brown bottle into a 14 oz. pilsner glass
A: Very light haystraw color with not much loosish white head. Some lacing evident with small lingering "patterns" around the glass. A good amount of carbonation. Second bottle yielded much more head. Two fingers or so and slow to recede.

S: Malted barley, grainy, bready with little hop character detected.

T: Similar to the smell but hops are definitely present with a very agreeable herbal or floral taste. Good snappy hop bitterness. Of course the crispness of the malts from the nose is the frontrunner, finishing with the bitter hop note. Well balanced and very drinkable. Very nice. I like it a lot.

M: Light body as expected but not as light as the color would indicate. Quite dry with crisp, snappy and again dry finish. Good carbonation tingle.

O: Pleasantly surprised as this is my first Great Lakes product. I would definitely return to this. Should be year round.

hotstuff (5272) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Rated on 03-01-2013 at Great Lakes B.C. This draft beer has a small off-white head that is mostly lasting, transparent golden body, very little carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is citrus, floral, grassy hops and malt. The flavor mimics the aroma along with light bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is quaffable, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

aumentm (750) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Named for the Wright Brothers. A pilsner that is exactly what you would want. Its a golden color with a mild aroma and a flowery palate. Nice beer for a spring day.

HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours clear yellow, stiff white head. Aroma of grass hops, taste is clear with crisp hop back. It’s a nice beer that’d go down great all night.

conway (2210) - - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear straw color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grain, floral and some fruity sweetness. Taste follows and adds some pear. Creamy mouthfeel and moderate carb. Very flavorful and not at all a traditional Pilsner.

tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Tap: Pale straw body with a frothy white head, lots of lacing left along the glass, all over. Very mild aroma. Some grain, barley, pale malt, a touch of floral notes. Really hard to pull anything off the nose until it warms up a bit. Flavor is much more definitive.... Spicy floral notes, earthy Noble hop flavor, cracked pepper spiciness, soft grains, bready malts, drying citrus spritz towards the finish. A little bit of corny sulfric flavor peaks through mid-palate between the hoppy to bready malt transition. Dry finish. Drinkable, a decent pilsner.

Braudog (6852) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden color on this, with a firm pillowtop head. This drinks with a very rich mouthfeel, quite meaty even. There’s a definite corn tilt to the base, but there’s the requisite Teutonic bite, making this a sturdy offering. (#5749, 9/27/2014)

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