humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the biggest Pilsner fan but this is very good. Not bitter good flavor. Goose Island knows what they're making.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean aroma, floral and spicy noble hops, faint malt. Brilliant clear gold color, medium white head, lots of big bubbles. Nice balance in the flavor, clean hops and malt, nothing overpowering, and no off-flavors (which is quite a compliment for a pils). Medium body, smooth. Very nice pilsener-style beer, very clean and balanced - I love a good pils!
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.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it. Nice light hoppy aroma, very saazy. Decently firm malt backbone. Nice saaz hopping all the way through. Hops are not as assertive as something like victory’s prima, but are solid. Defectless.
Aggie80 (790) - 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.
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
igneous1 (1514) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale yellow, slight head retention, some hoppy character in the aroma as well as the flavor. body is a bit thin but overall, not a bad Pils at all. it’s not Victory Prima by any stretch of the imagination though.