Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a standard golden pils color. small head. I smell sweet malt and no hoppy hay. This doesn't smell like a pils should to me, but as it warms a bit I do get a hint of it. Just a rumor. Still it smells like an American ESB such as Crooked River to me. I taste the sweet malt, and an oh so slight bitterness at the finish. All in all, this beer, although nice tasting, does not taste like a pils to me. Too sweet and too malty. Fortunately, I don't judge too much by style, and this is an excellent tasting session beer. I still think it tastes more like an ESB than a pils. RERATE LATER: Do let this beer warm a bit. It is much more flavorful and pils-like at 48 degrees than 38 degrees.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I probably should say something intelligent about this beer (nice hops, good taste, etc), but, you know, after a bucnch of these, nothing like that comes to mind. All that comes to mind is why did that hottie at the bar have to have a boyfriend!!!
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks alot like the picture at the left. . .haha. Smells surprisingly sweet for a pilsener.
Served slightly warmer than expected. Begins very strong with lots of liquor like malt flavor and some crisp hops that took a backseat. This had alot of barley in it. Goes down fairly acidic turning into a lighter lager as it finishes. Loses alot of the bite and barley malt flavor. Has some soft hints of black licorice that complement the hops nicely
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty decent for the pils i've had. probably the best offering from goose island i've tasted so far. relatively drinkable, i suspect this tastes better in draft form.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This started off with very strong hops, but after a few sips I couldn't taste it anymore. Otherwise smooth.
JK (5729) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great pilsner. Aroma of hops. Taste of hops and mild bitterness. Very drinkable.
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich gold. Drippy hop nose. Long pale malts underpin a heavy wet grass blast of saaz. Well-balanced, with slight toastiness at the back.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gentle soft, sweet, nicely fruity. Smallish head. Soft front, flowery-hoppy. Medium bitter finish. Clean nice pils.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow-gold w/ small white head. Clean malt & hops on the nose. A little thin on the palate. Crisp, biscuity sweet malt flavour w/ a nice saaz hoppiness.
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft): Apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is sweet, apple, lightly hopped (faintly grassy). Taste is moderately sweet up top, turns mildly bitter (grassy). Medium body.