jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured much like a American standard. Barely any head. Strong pil-nose. Bitter with a strong hop finish. Holds its own with much of the average pilsners, but compared to the better craft pils, this dosen’t come close. Drinkable.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it. Nice light hoppy aroma, very saazy. Decently firm malt backbone. Nice saaz hopping all the way through. Hops are not as assertive as something like victory’s prima, but are solid. Defectless.
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow, light hops, kinda thin, might quench your thirst on a hot day, that is about it, not much here. Not Recommended !
igneous1 (1532) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale yellow, slight head retention, some hoppy character in the aroma as well as the flavor. body is a bit thin but overall, not a bad Pils at all. it’s not Victory Prima by any stretch of the imagination though.
TAR (2671) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This yields an unattractive foam, even from a pilsner glass. The aroma smells of biscuit, cilantro, and subtle spicy hop character. Palate is pleasant with a delicate softness. Hoewever, the thinness and mushiness keep this from becoming elegant. Salty flavors prevail mostly, with underlying hints of grassy and citric hops, spice (nutmeg), and mineral water. ’America’s finest Pilsner.’ Not even close. Where are the balance and crispiness?
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad pilsner. Much more hoppy than most pilsners I have tried. Malt is bland as usual, but balance has some character.
Paulslepicka (4) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2002 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A different taste, but nice and dry. Overall an OK beer.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty clumbsy. It’s got an almost vienna like, almost sweet, buttery malt awkwardly overplaced and ultimately overwhelmed with herbal hops. It doesn’t come off as bad, exactly, just not very artistic - it’s more like a garish moden art version of an old classic.
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer, but in my opinion, not truly representative of the Pilsener style. As is the case with other Goose Island products, it’s dominated by a somewhat odd (for a pilsener anyway) apricot aroma. I don’t know what they were aiming for, but this beer tastes closer to a pale ale than anuthing else.
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad domestic pils. Delectable hop flavor with some floral notes. As the label says, very crisp. Great on a hot day like today and even better with white fish. Still, this beer did not end my search for a favorite pilsner.