GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kseecs16 (1157) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
drewbeerme (3643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
oldrtybastrd (3228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice hazy golden yellow. Aromas of malts, hops, and grass. Crisp hop bitterness and dry finish.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle. This pils pours a slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head and intricate lacing. Aroma is grassy and has notes of honey. It is too balanced for the style - I was expecting more hop bitterness. Good malt backbone with both honey and floral hops present. Medium-bodied and smooth. A good beer, but probably not up to par with the other Goose Island beers.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean aroma, floral and spicy noble hops, faint malt. Brilliant clear gold color, medium white head, lots of big bubbles. Nice balance in the flavor, clean hops and malt, nothing overpowering, and no off-flavors (which is quite a compliment for a pils). Medium body, smooth. Very nice pilsener-style beer, very clean and balanced - I love a good pils!