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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2006
(06.08.06) On tap at Rockbottom Chicago, Chicago, IL. Poured clear straw hued with small white head. Soft carbonation. Malty aroma. Light to medium bodied lager that starts dry with nutty/toasted malt flavor. Finished dry with light malt fade and slight hop bitterness. A very good, drinkable Pils.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 A decent enough pils, pouring a golden body with good, steady carbonation an a creamy head that laced the glass in sheets. Itís got a mild grassy aroma with some decent floral hopping on top. Fairly light-bodied, the sweet malt body is nicely complemented by the snappy floral hop bitterness in the finish.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Yellow, almost golden, with a lime-green aura and topped by a white film and ring. Light, floral hop aroma with minute hints of solvent. Moderately acidic flavor with a hint of lime and a dry finish. I appreciated their Line Drive Light a little more.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
At RB Chicago: Golden with a filmy head. Nice Saazy bite of hops in this one ... gluey mouthfeel. Good pils.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Lightly cloudy yellow in color. Small head with excellent lacing. Aroma is light, with hay and other wet grains most prevalent, along with a hint of nuttiness and flowery resin. Light dough and grainy flavor. Moderately creamy in texture, with a metallic and slightly chalky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Clear golden body with a small head that quickly disappears be still leaves nice lacing. Nice aromatic pilsenser nose with the hops coming through in a strong way. A little bit of grain and some grass thrown in for the hell of it. The body is what you would expect from a pilsener, not exactly thick, but certainly not weak or boring. The hop character really comes through in the nose, almost to the point of knocking the malt out completely. Perhaps a bit more classic than some American Pilseners, but adequately hopped and quite pleasing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Draft, on the RB Chicago rooftop. Well, back in America, and I gotta say nothing beats coming home to a good handcrafted brewpub beer. This seems like one of the "India Pale" variations on basic styles thatís getting popular, and itís done very well. A very nice pilsner body hids a big taste of the usual IPA suspects, Cascade and Centennial. Could even be a little Northern Brewer in there, but what the heck do I know, I sure ainít no BJCP graduate. All in all, a great lunchtime beer!


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