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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Chicago, home to more Czechs than any city outside the Czech Republic, is a fitting home for America’s finest Pilsner. Goose Island Pils is craft brewed and cold lagered for a crisp refreshing taste.

Golden color, noble hop aroma, crisp pilsner malt flavor, light body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at GI (late 2011) described as a Czech style pils. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma has grassy hop notes pale malts with some herbal character. The flavor is grassy, light citrus, pale malt., lightly herbal, clean, crisp, and decent for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On draft at brewpub, poured a light golden yellow color, aromas of hay, light sweet malt, and some grass. Flavors are the same, light on the palate, decent beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Goose Island Wrigleyville while hanging out with some friends before going to see the band Afghan Whigs. I didn’t take notes on this one, but remember it being pretty good and well balanced between crisp malts and very lightly bitter hops. Nothing re-inventing the wheel but great for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft in sampler at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a clear gold color with a small white head. Notes of grass, straw, and sweet and pils malts. Light-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Crisp all the way through, but not as clean as a better pils because the malt lingers for so long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
Sampled at Clybourn brewpub. Clear gold. Definite eastern european hops are forward. Light sulphur effects help make for a dry beer. Light fruit adds nicely. Authentic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14480) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
Druaght at Goose Island Clybourn, Chiciago. Clear yellow - white head. Hay, straw, nic grainy, grassy, ok hoppy, ok bitterness, light egg. Pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (9593) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Hint of diacetyl but it if it was czech style you generally find a little, but this was just slightly too much for my sensitive taste buds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8349) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sampled from the tap at the Clyborn location. Poured a clear yellow wihth a white head that dissipated quickly and completely. Aroma had notes of crisp grass and hay but not much else. Flavor was similarly simple with hay in the start with grass coming out in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2011
Tasted on 4/5/11 on draft at the Clybourn Brewpub. Pours clear pale golden with a thin white head that recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is nutty bread malt, crisp earthy hops, and a bit of wheat. The flavor is dry and crisp with wheat, nutty bread, and a light hops bite. The body is light with average carbonation and a medium wheat and hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice golden color with a shade of darkness to it. Visible carbonation and a nice white head, although that dies down somewhat quickly. Still, some very nice lace involved. The nose brings forward a good dosing of floral, earthy, and light citrus hops as well as a bit of grain. The taste is more toward the grainy end of the pilsner spectrum and the hops don’t come through like they did in the nose. Still, the body is nice and crisp and this drinks quite well. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-12-2010

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