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RATINGS: 127   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
GABF 09 as Golden Goose Pils. Pours a light clean golden with a thin white head. Aroma is cracker pils malt, light breadiness, toast, green grassy hops- slight butter or off DMS. Flavor is slight slick diacetyl when it warms, toast, cracker pils, crisp and clean in the end with a nice herbal and spicy hop bitterness- slight citrus hint comes as well when it warms. pretty good overall but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Tap at the brewpub (Clybourn location): Light golden pour with a white consistent film. Crackery dry pils aroma- yet it has a touch of diacetyl. Light crisp refreshing body. Has a fresh clean flavor with only a touch of sweetness- more crackery pils and zesty lemon peel and mild peppery saaz hop notes in the finish. Pretty solid pils, minus the buttery aromatics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Cask at GI Clybourn, served in an English pint. Hazy golden pour with a soapy head of off-white foam that lingered for a bit. Some light lace was left around the glass. The aroma had a light sweetness and also some herbal noble hop notes. The flavor was smooth. Mildly sweet pilsner malt kissed by some faint noble hops. A little bready. Medium-bodied with very mild carbonation. I probably would have prefered the tap version for this particular style. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a clear yellow gold color with a white cap. The aroma was subdued overall with whiffs of fresh baked salty pretzel, noble hop, and cereal grain. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet with minimal bitterness that faded quickly. tasted of fresh cereal grain and noble hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Draught from Clybourn 03/20/2009. Nice grassy noble hops aroma with some fruity malty notes. Clear straw golden with a moderate foamy white head that leaves nice lacing all around the glass. Flavor is dry quite bitter in the finish from the hops, lingers potently. Sweet overtones differentiate this from a quintessential Pilsner. Medium bodied with a nice carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle from the 20th Anniversary Collection, listed as Golden Goose Pilsner. Pours a relatively clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor of malt, some spice, and citrus. It is a good Pils, but obviously there is only so much you can do with the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2008
On tap at GI Clybourn. Pours a murky golden color with minimal white head. Aroma is of malt, yeast, spice and citrus. Taste is very malty, with spice, citrus, and a very nice hop sweetness. Very light, and crisp mouthfeel. Nothing fantastic, but a very good pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 on tap at GI LPB, listed as Golden Goose Pilsner and described as as czech style pils. pours hazy golden with white head. nose has grassy hop notes and pale malts. flavor is grassy, citrus, and pale malt., clean and crisp, tasty pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Nice golden color,small off white head that had a short hang time then faded quickly leaving little behind.Grainy cerealish aroma with some light hints of citrus and hops.The flavor was quite decent,a bit cerealish with some nice light malt notes a bit of sweetness in the middle then a slight hoppy end.Fairly smooth and easy drining brew.Doesn’t quite fit the season but pleasant none the less and well worth having a few more for saving for the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
On tap at Clybourn. Poured a clear, brighter golden with a short layer of looser white bubbles. The nose was lighter, sporting bready malts and hints of citrus (perfect for the 90 degree weather). Pils and bready pale malt base... lighter lemony notes surround the tongue... almost sharp at times, but never astringent. Smooth and lighter-bodied with medium carbonation. Very refreshing!

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