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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6024) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is somewhat hoppy, more than you would expect from a pilsner. Lightly malty with apple. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a quickly diminishing white head. Flavor is malty with apple. Light bitterness in the finish. Light hop aftertaste. NIce balance. Refreshing, but still a pilsner. Pilsners bore me in general, but this is probably close to any of the better pilsners I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Amber Coloring With White Head. Some Hops and Spicy Aroma. Hoppy Flavor..with Some Spice..Almost Peppery...Crisp on the End...Balanced Pretty Well and Enjoyable even Though Its Not My Favorite Style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Bottled. What? I’ve not rated this yet? Then let’s go!
Pours a light yellow-gold color, just a bit of fluffiness in the head. Taste is noce and clean as pilsners go. This one has a nice hoppy aftertaste, and just a touch of fruitiness. Easily one of the best packaged pilsners in this area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Light gold color. Medium sized white fizzy head. Aroma is grainy and grassy, touch sweet. A medium bodied pilsner. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter and spicy. Nice balance. Crisp and clean tasting pils. None of the off taste that sometime plagues this style. Touches of apples. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Clear golden color, with a small, vanishing white head. Aroma is fresh, floral, dry vegetal, and just a little touch of honey. There’s a pleasant hop buzz on the palate and lingers on in the finish, that lingers lightly, before it fades. Clean, smooth taste, extremely easy-drinking, if lacking in flavor. But then, I take another gulp, gulp, gulp, and the hops are back, saying how-do-you-do. Very enjoyable, light, refreshing--gulp, gulp, gulp...hey, where did it go, already?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Not a bad pilsener, but nothing to write home about. Clear yellow color with tight carbonation and a thin white head, this carries a bready, grassy aroma. The taste is better - clean and crisp as it should be. The hops come through after the swallow. Has a nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle. Somewhat hazy golden body, thin white head. Biscuity malt aroma with a peaty mustiness. The flavor centers around saaz hops, and finishes with a limey (the mineral) bite and grassy hops. I like the flavor but the mouthfeel could be less assertive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Clear yellow, white clinging head. Mild aromas, biscuity, decent malts. Citrus undercurrent, grassy, with a quick-hitting bitterness. Moderately astringent, hitting and lasting. Moderate carbonation. The bitterness really made an impression. (on tap at Clybourn location)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Sampled on tap at the Goose Island Clyborne location
The beer is a brilliant straw color with a thin off-white head. It has a clean spicy aroma of noble hops. The taste is smooth and creamy with a nice hop bite in the finish. This has a really nice hop flavor to it, slightly herbal and a little bit grassy. This is a well crafted Pilsner, very clean and a great beer to quaff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Clear golden color with slight head. Yeasty aroma. Grassy flavor with some hops but a decent malt backbone. Okay pils.

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