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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dflip (27) - USA - JUN 30, 2003
I really enjoyed this Pils. It had just the right amount of hoppiness and a good malt taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 26, 2003
Very light/chardonnay color with a minimal white head. Theres an abundant hop presence here, both in smell and taste.This one certainly blurs the line between Pils and APA. Crisp and clean floral taste with a very hoppy aftertaste. Suprising amount of lacing for such a small head. This beer is definately underrated as far as the percentile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
A wet-soil-covered-with-eggs stink hovers around the bready yeast...But an interesting stink, if such a thing is possible...Pomelos simmer with hearty hops and the thought of sulphur is vanquished...A very unique memento of it all lingers in the throat for awhile...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Nice pilsener, crisp, dry, European hop presence. Drank on a hot day-perfect.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2003
nice hop aroma, smooth maltiness, very refreshing finnishes a bit sweet and a small hop bite

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2003
Clean and light describes this well. Flavor is very reminiscent of the European Pilsners. I enjoyed this more than most of the other Goose Island beers I've sampled.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
A clean and light pils. Color and body were lighter than I would have liked. On the upside, there was an adequate amount of hops to keep this crisp - I found a surprising amount of black pepper flavor in this. It's above the swill, but I would more likely reach for a Prima or Burnham Pils.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2003
I was surprised at how much this smelled and tasted like a pale. I would have never guessed that it's pilsener. It is very hoppy, but molty enough to balance it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2003
I agree with the previous rater. The underwhelming reviews this beer has received did not cloud my palate. This one is very similar to Victory Pils, and is actually a bit more drinkable. No cloying peppery flavor here; this one hits with lemony crispness and perfect carbonation. When I'm in the mood for a light Beverage of Mass Consumption (BMC), I will trek to the land of Goose Island Pilsener to confiscate my bounty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2003
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 In the realm of pilseners this is a very good brew. I am quite baffled by its percentile given its similarity to Victory Prima Pils which I feel is a bit of a stretch for a pilsener. This beer is smooth, crisp, subtly sweet with a light hoppy citrus finish. The aroma is fruity and mellow. The head maintains and has more lace than Liberace. I'm not buying the hype: this is a very fine beer.


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