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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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Clear golden with a thin quickly discipating white head. The nose is grassy with just a bit of hops. The taste is sharp almost skunky but not in a skunky offensive way fairly grassy. Easily drinkable and thin. Not bad, one of the better pils that I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Nice grassy herbal aroma. Taste is a nice pilsnery malt/grain/grass fest. Great saaz presence in this brew. Perfect sweetness. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy while still being on the lighter side. Extremely drinkable. Great pils, recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 rather skunky and sour-smelling, but it’s got the typical saaz-like hoppiness for the style. extremely pale yellow with a short-lived foamy head. very refreshing and tangy bite, but leaves a little too much residual bitterness. good for a summer day but not a great beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle. Small sized white head and fine-small sized bubbles that quickly dissipated. Carbonated, mostly transparent and a pale yellow hue. Malty, hoppy and somewhat of a skunky aroma. Flavor was somewhat astringent, malty and mild hops. Palate was tingly. Light-medium bodied beer with no lacing. Decent pils.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (5796) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2004
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a slightly hazy transparent softly carbonated weak yellow orange color. The aroma was malty pilsnerish and slightly skunky. The mouth feel was tart mildly tingly initially then settled into a slightly astringent mild hop finish. The flavors contained notes of malt hops and bread. It was an extremely hot day and I was looking for some thing to cool me off. I thought a cold pils would do the trick, but it did not do the trick for me on this hot summers day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Saaz hop aroma with some malt background. Clear light golden color with a decent white head. Nice hop flavor with some good bread type malt flavors in the finish. I would like to have had more hop flavor in a czech style pils, it was missing that clean crisp hop flavor and bite. Still a good overall pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2012 Re-rate. Beer is really quite nice and soft, refreshing. Good bitterness level and clean. Lacks overall hop character, but a very nice beer to drink. 5/4/4 hazy gold, color of Mtn. Dew. Light smell, grass? and hops. interesting, yet simple taste of malt followed by hops. Average, though good for a pilsener or other lager...6/4/6/2/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2004
Moderate hoppy aroma with a hind of straw. Light golden hue with frothy white head and soft carbination. Light bitter flavor with average bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2004
Poured with a golden head, medium head. The typical bitter smell of a pilsner comes with this one. End up wishing that I had not given the other 3 bottles away to my friend.

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