beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a clear gold with a finger high white head of foam that faded to a reserved skim and spotty minimal lace. Smell is grassy and some floral hops and light sweetness. Taste is more of the same with a favorable little crispness, good amount of sweet malts and a toned down floral hop with a fine even finish that doesn't really linger or hold, not bad. Pretty light body, getting close to medium, nothing fancy for a pilnser. Would make for a good session beer as for its easy consumption.
dflip (27) - USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this Pils. It had just the right amount of hoppiness and a good malt taste.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pilsener, crisp, dry, European hop presence. Drank on a hot day-perfect.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice hop aroma, smooth maltiness, very refreshing finnishes a bit sweet and a small hop bite
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.