Okay, time for some apologies. Last Saturday I went wine tasting in Virginia with Wifey and some friends, and by the time I got home, I may or may not have passed out because I’m old and lame like that. So I didn’t get to review a beer. My bad, LIBA nation.
Fast forward to this weekend, and my in-laws are in town. They’re awesome, so no complaints except for the lack of time to sit down and do a proper beer review. Fortunately, when we went out for lunch today I spied Great Lakes’ Wright Pils on tap. I’ve reviewed a bunch of Great Lakes brews before and am a major fan, but hadn’t had this one before and decided to do an impromptu review at lunch.
Since my beer came out on draft, I’ve borrowed a screenshot of the bottle from Great Lakes’ website to show the label, because they always have awesome artwork. This one’s no exception, and pays homage to the Ohio-native Wright Brothers.
The pour was beautiful, a golden straw-colored and slightly cloudy yellow color, with lots of tiny bubbles and a thick creamy white foam head. The aroma was dominated by an earthy hoppiness with hints of citrus in the background.
While the pour was good, the taste was even better. Wright Pils starts out crisp and refreshing in the Czech Pilsner style, with a grassy malt sweetness on the front and a bitter, but enjoyable, bitter hoppy middle and long end note. On subsequent sips, I definitely picked up citrus notes through the middle.
Today was a pretty hot day, and this was a perfect refreshing brew. I crushed it pretty quickly, and would have definitely downed another one if I didn’t want to look like a lush in front of my in-laws. I’d absolutely recommend this, and plan on keeping an eye out for it on my next beer run. It’s a summer seasonal, so grab one soon if you can.