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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
In 1989, when Baderbräu was first introduced in Chicago, its upstart spirit, revolutionary nature, and award-winning flavor won accolades and captured the imagination of a great city. Rooted in the old-world ideals of Eastern Europe’s top craftsmen and infused with bold American character, this beer dared to be greater. This beer started Chicago’s craft revolution. Its amber color, spicy hop-forward aroma, malty body, and creamy finish set this beer apart from all others. Its artful combination of only the finest ingredients–water, aromatic Czech and German Noble hops, a private strain of European lager yeast, and robust malts from the USA—make this beer a style all its own.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Aroma is citrus, biscuit malts and earth/grit. The flavor is citrus, malts, earth/grit, fruit and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frozer (233) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured a cloudy dark amber, more hefe in appearance than pils. Aroma is bitter as is the flavor. The hops add a bitter twang in a bad way. Not a very good pils. Hard to finish one bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Slightly Hazy Amber Color, Big Frothy Head, Lasted for a While, Decent Lacing. Faint Straw Aroma. Malty, Bready, Earthy, Light Bitter Finish. Medium Body, Lightly Buttery. It’s Pilsener, so it is not that exciting as a style overall. Plus, If original recipe is used then you have to account for taste and drinking differences today and when it was brewed the first time. Nothing too good, Nothing Too bad. Main Attraction is that it is Local Product. Let’s hope, company that is trying to revive this brand is successful and puts out more beers that are more exciting and tasty. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Nice amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma malt, grass, & some floral hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, grain, some hops, and light citrus; Finish is crisp & slightly bitter; Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
rxeight (2035) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Chicago’s original craft beer? Introduced a year after Goose Island? Regardless of the claims, this is a light american lager. Maybe a miller lite with a touch of the skunk filtered out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerowulf (78) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle poured into pils glass. Some aroma of hops, but nothing special A nice golden hue and moderate lacing. Bit of a tangy aftertaste but watery overall. An avg pils at best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (10000) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Just not a great example of a pils. Thin, lighter bodied, light flavor, grainy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (4593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
Had this on draft at sweet baby rays. Golden pour Foamy and sticky head. Floral and bitter tangy taste. German style. Not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha tasting, bottle. golden with minimal head. odd. almost half hefe and half pils. fruity and sweet. not many hops. ehh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monkeychugg55 (972) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Golden color, small white head. The aroma is Saaz, hops and Pilsner malt. The flavor is similar, but with an overly strong bitter finish that is a little dry. Body is nice.

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