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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2003
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 In the realm of pilseners this is a very good brew. I am quite baffled by its percentile given its similarity to Victory Prima Pils which I feel is a bit of a stretch for a pilsener. This beer is smooth, crisp, subtly sweet with a light hoppy citrus finish. The aroma is fruity and mellow. The head maintains and has more lace than Liberace. I'm not buying the hype: this is a very fine beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hysteria (38) - USA - APR 5, 2003
What a mega brewery in the U.S. should be marketing. Very nice clean taste with a modest character. Tastes like a micro brewed light beer on draft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Before tasting this, I feel it necessary to say that it follows an earlier tasting of the Victory Prima Pils...unfair, perhaps, but those are the breaks. To begin, this one starts out with a lightly hazy, medium gold color and decent white head. The aroma is actually quite nice...surprisingly good, in my opinion, and a very nice beginning for any pils. The flavor is also fairly nice, though not enough so to make this a superior pils. Crisp and clean, and more akin to the Bohemian pilseners than standard pilseners, this one is nice but doesn't measure up to the standards of, for example, a Czechvar. However, better than expected based on others' ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Had a little bit of a sweet, almost melon like flavor in it. An ok beer but not as good as other Goose Island brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2003
I didn't care for this at all. Pours very light straw with almost no head. The aroma is boring and uneventful. The flavors are bland to dull. The most disappointing Goose Island beer I can remember, save maybe the Kilgubbin red.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 re-rate. Golden color beer. Good balance of mild hops and crisp malts. Dry finish. A good example.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2493) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Not terrible. A bit sweet and the hops are at least distinguishable as having deep grassy notes. Muddy but substantial lagery flavors. Foamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2003
I like other Goose Island beers far better. I think this seems like it’s trying too hard to be different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Decent, although there’s a slight off note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Czechy, but also not. Not as soapy/oily in the mouthfeel as some...but still a real quality nose here. Then some snappy hops do indeed keep it crisp. The malt is like a saltine cracker. Let’s see if this guy loses some quality points in the warm-up, shall we?

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