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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARH (979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2015
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is rocky with some pastry dough and a light toffee touch. The appearance is clear and pale-gold with a mild, soft head that has okay retention and mild lace. The flavor is a muted, medium sweet and a medium light bitter. The texture is thin with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium light body. The profile is buttery with notes of bread and a mild, bitter spice. The finish is spicy and has a rock-like note to it - like a dry, muted mineral tone. The aftertaste has a light tone of minerals and bread toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7463) - 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 (4940) - 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 (1712) - 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 (8006) - 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 (5901) - 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 (14668) - 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 (10050) - 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 (8904) - 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 (2528) - 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.

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