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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 On tap at RB Chicago. Poured a clear brighter golden with a short, creamy white head. Aroma was of sweet bready malts with a hint of lemon.. quite soft and enjoyable.. lots of Saaz going on! Flavor was of sweet bread and pils malts at the base with a mild floral bitterness going outward.. left a dusty lemon zest and some mild floral bitterness at the finish.. tasty stuff! Light-medium bodied, dry, and refreshing with a nice flow to it. Not much in terms of complexity, but very well executed!

On tap at GTMW as Hoppy Pilz: Poured clear, very bright golden with a short-lived fizzy white head. The aroma was sweet and bright with lots of lemon zest over pale bready notes.. not bad. The flavor had pale malts supporting bright lemon zest and floral notes.. on the lighter side & refreshing. Dry and light-bodied on the palate with just a hair too much sharp zest.. serviceable. 6 2 6 3 11

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5591) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5452) - 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. It’s 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2008
GTMW 08 - Pours bright yellow / orange with a white head. The aroma is grassy and has some sulfur with a hint of skunk. Medium crisp body that ends smooth with soft carbonation. The flavor starts with slightly sweet pale malt, light grass and sulfur - thankfully the skunk isn’t on the taste. The finish has dry and grassy. Enjoyable pils.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 on tap at RB Chicago. ’08 vintage. served in a stein. I’m not sure if this has changed a lot over the years but this summer it is a really nice pils. lots of saaz hop flavor, very clean and refreshing. actually this is wonderful. easily the best pilsener brewed in chicago and probably the state. hopefully I can go back for more and take notes next time. you could drink this for hours and not get sick of it.3.7.

8/19/08, a month later and this has been getting worse in the kegs. the hops have diminished, and there’s a strong metallic finish.3.5.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear gold color. Head was white with good retention. There was some lace on the glass at the end. Aroma was of noble hops, honey, and crushed green leaves. Dry with well balanced malty cereal grain and noble hops. To cap it off there was a touch of hop bitterness at the end. Tasty pilsner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Draft at RBC. Pours a very clear yellow/gold with a fluff head. Nose is elemental, organic and fresh. Sharp hops, light distant sulfur notes and a nice graininess. Very drinkable and servicable pils, not overly complex or carbonated. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3190) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Pours golden with perfect clarity mild carbonation and a medium head that leaves some lace. The aroma is pretty faint with a skunkiness in the best most subtle way possible. There is some hay along with some fruity and herbal notes along with a distinct ottos jacket that almost becomes dominant halfway through. The flavor is pretty damn bitter and hoppy with some fresh peach and citrus along with some fresh white bread and plenty of herbal hop spiciness. Overall this is very clean and a pleasure to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2781) - 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 that’s getting popular, and it’s 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 ain’t no BJCP graduate. All in all, a great lunchtime beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2008
It’s a pilsner and I had it on the roof. Actually not bad for a pilsner a decent hoping but really not that good. light straw colored pour w/ a white head and avg lacing. Somewhat sweet aroma some stale grains present. Avg Pal. Easy drinking flavor, touch of bitterness that I would say is almost perfume like in the finish.. whatever I want a different beer.


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