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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Odd beer. Gushes like a geyser from the bottle. What’s left is cloudy gold with white head. Nose is fantastic - lots of brett, citrus, lemon and fruits. Taste is mostly dry cereal with a metallic finish. Probably the biggest difference between aroma/taste that I ever had in a beer. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of bread, light yeast and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light fruitiness with a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Draft. this stuff has come a long ways form when it first started. It is now a hoppy almost north german style pils that is immensely crushable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Golden appearance with a white head. Sweet, slightly husky nose. A little twangy. Actually fairly dry in the mouth. Lightly floral. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pour on tap, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of malt, some sweet cracker notes, some soap, hints of bread, slight yeast, some slight spice. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, some yeast, touch of soap, finishing dry, clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Draft on tap at Hackney’s Printers Row (chicago, IL). Grabbed this on a late day while picking up a new Pipeworks brew. Pours a richer gold hue, some darkness with gentle haze, dulled honey glow with frothy whitish layer of head. Sticks around as a mellow film, ok lacing overall. Aromas are fairly clean, green earthy hops, kiss of florals, bread and pale malts, straw, cereal grain bent but fairly clean and dry overall. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, lemonym dry earhy hops, some grass, touches of straw. Dry cereal grains, bready pils malts. A distinct lemony and grassy twang at times, touches of fruit and more grainy mellow middle. Firm dryness and bitter floral touches, earthy hops linger with a bit of paper clinging cardboard at times which is odd into the backend. Thoroughly average, a light sessioner with some firm bitterness at times into the backend and some odd paper notes at others. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (5841) - 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 9/20
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2015
12oz bottle. Probably wouldn’t have bought this had I known it was brewed at Stevens Point, a contract brewery that never seems to make a decent product. Grainy, dirty, sugar mouthfeel. Not true to style at all, though there is some bready, doughy tones...reminiscent of a lager at times. Head fades away after a few seconds. Just an embarrassingly sub-par product.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
From 12-oz bottle pours a clear golden pale colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of spicy grassy hops and a touch of spiced herbs. Taste is light to medium bodied, with flavors of golden grain malt and a hint of grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry with some roasted dry golden grain malt and a short spicy hop bitterness. Sorry, not even close to the original Baderbräu Pilsner flavor and profile I’ve enjoyed from Pavichevich Brewing Company back in the early 1990s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (5688) - 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

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