RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
In 1989, when Baderbräu was first introduced in Chicago, its upstart spirit, revolutionary nature, and award-winning flavor won accolades and captured the imagination of a great city. Rooted in the old-world ideals of Eastern Europe’s top craftsmen and infused with bold American character, this beer dared to be greater. This beer started Chicago’s craft revolution. Its amber color, spicy hop-forward aroma, malty body, and creamy finish set this beer apart from all others. Its artful combination of only the finest ingredients–water, aromatic Czech and German Noble hops, a private strain of European lager yeast, and robust malts from the USA—make this beer a style all its own.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (2112) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2015
A solid take on a Czech pilsner with a crisp hoppy finish, a light malt background, and balanced profile. Sessionable and at home with most foods. Finish is somewhat bitter and long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours a deep clean golden color with a dense, white, creamy head. Aroma has a lot of noble hops with a slightly sour, wet grainy husk nose. Flavor has a Heineken-like hops presence (grassy, spicy hops bite) with a lot more husky grain flavor at the finish of the brew. Body is light and clean with a modest amount of carbonation in the beer. Overall a good lagered brew with good drinkability.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at Hyatt in Chicago. Crackery malt. Grassy and herbal. Dry saaz finish. Bit of orangey citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pour on tap, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of malt, some sweet cracker notes, some soap, hints of bread, slight yeast, some slight spice. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, some yeast, touch of soap, finishing dry, clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of pilsner grain, pale malt, slight sugar, and dough. Some slight spice/yeast in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
12oz bottle 6/17/14 (Binny’s Naperville Mix A Six)-42° in Lager Glass-Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn, malt, and grains. Taste of the same with a grassy taste along with slight hops and sweetness. This light bodied brew is not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2624) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft at the Hyatt hotel bar Taste is a hoppy easy drinking pilsner wiyhj a crisp quality that balances like a german pilsner. Very good session

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Pilsener? Really? Poured from the bottle, it had a yellow/gold body with small lazy bubbles and a huge rocky head that was slow in settling. The aroma was a grainy sweetness. It tasted grainy and had a sugary sweetness with a quiet earthy grassy bitterness that finally arrives in the finish. Not a Pils, obviously, but perhaps drinkable as a Premium Lager. Perhaps.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (6597) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Aroma is citrus, biscuit malts and earth/grit. The flavor is citrus, malts, earth/grit, fruit and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured a cloudy dark amber, more hefe in appearance than pils. Aroma is bitter as is the flavor. The hops add a bitter twang in a bad way. Not a very good pils. Hard to finish one bottle.

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