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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 [stevens point rerate] much cleaner beer here, seems a bit lighter in body, bit less bready, very quaffable, hops and fermentation are clean without flaw. looking forward to having this on draft around town! [original batch]Pours clear copper with a sticky white frothy head. Aroma is floral, hoppy, toasty, bit of tea. Flavor is a punch to the face of butter, then strong noble spicy hops, quite spicy, nice sweetness, lightly bread, toasty, strong bitterness but with ample floralness to accompany the finish, actually probably more herbal tea-like. Carbonation is perfect, without the diacetyl this might be a 4 or 5 in body, but it’s really hard to get past that and the super strong bitterness which could probably be dialed back. I could see why this would be an award winning beer... just needs some work on the execution.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2003) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft at the Hyatt hotel bar Taste is a hoppy easy drinking pilsner wiyhj a crisp quality that balances like a german pilsner. Very good session

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottled, 6/$9 at Binny’s, Plainfield. I had this on draft at a CCBW event, but thought it "wasn’t ready." Trying to meet the soft water profile of a Plzn gave it a bit of wet peanut shell. But now that the beer is in bottles at Binny’s, I’m rating it from this. There’s still a bit of the soft water in the nose when I first pour, maybe I can also put it to oxidation in the headspace. Once it’s in a glass, there’s a big Saaz hop smell that drives away any bad first impressions. Color is dark golden, with a big white head. Taste gives you a choice between thinking of the malts, which are at attention, and the hops. I guess Saaz is best at making a statement when you’ve doing Pilsener beers, and this has hops in almost American quality. Bitter and just a bit peppery. I had the original Baderbräu long ago, but I can’t say I can compare my memory to this. But this is a good example of a locally made Pilsener. Nice malty aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2420) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
On tap at this year’s Oak Park Micro Brew & Food Review. Dispensed to my fest glass with a clear, amber/gold hue, with some soft white head froth, and light, wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was fair malt, lightly lagerish, mild spiciness, and a wisp of butter. Lively carbonated and light bodied, the flavor also presented a rather peppery bitterness that contributed to the pleasantly dry finish. Imbibed an ocean of the original back in the day, but found it difficult to compare by memory. Hopefully my palate has improved as I found this a presentable Czech Pils.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5701) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2690) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fredis23 (481) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle at Binny’s Marcey. First to rate? Pours a nice looking clear gold with a fluffy white head. The nose is hop forward overall, albeit a slightly odd blend of hops. Spicy and a touch fruity. Grainy pilsner notes with some faint butter. On tasting, the yeast is a culprit, touch of butter. Good level of hop flavor tending towards herbal. Decent overall, just need to learn how to use that yeast correctly.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monkeychugg55 (873) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1828) - 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


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