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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Chicago, home to more Czechs than any city outside the Czech Republic, is a fitting home for Americas finest Pilsner. Goose Island Pils is craft brewed and cold lagered for a crisp refreshing taste.

Golden color, noble hop aroma, crisp pilsner malt flavor, light body

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Decent, although theres a slight off note.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Czechy, but also not. Not as soapy/oily in the mouthfeel as some...but still a real quality nose here. Then some snappy hops do indeed keep it crisp. The malt is like a saltine cracker. Lets see if this guy loses some quality points in the warm-up, shall we?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
A pleasant surprise. After tasting a bunch of cheap foreign lagers today, I now turn to this quality pils from Chicago and the aroma and flavor are a nice change from El Salvadoran brews. Adequate Saazy crispness with a bit of spice to liven things up. Nice, but a far cry from Czechvar, the gold standard in pils brews.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Diminishing head. Gold color, light carbonation. Soft, kind of "cotton-y" mouthfeel. Sweeter malty taste. As jskendzel, who I visited the brew pub with, said I think they served it too cold, because the flavors were slowly released so the bottom end of this was far better than the top.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2002
First off, Im not a huge pilsner fan. I liked this beer but I didnt think it fit the style well; either that or it was served too cold at the Clybourn brew pub and I was too impatient to let it warm up. Seemed quite sweet to me, more than this style allows, with a mild hop character. My mind is thinking Czech Budweiser or Pilsner Urquell--none of that here. I enjoyed the beer as it warmed up but am just kind of blah on Pilsners anyway so I will shutup now.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Not much can be said about this pils. By far my least favorite from Goose Island. Crisp it is, refreshing it is not. Pils isnt my thing, but it is miles behind Victory, Saxer,FFF,etc.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Had this on draght at Goose Island in Wrigleyville. Didnt like it. I dont even think I finished it. Like all pilsners, it has low body and a weak finish. Light color.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2002
soft, pastel lemon merangue color with just the slightest haze. a powdered sugar dusting of head is all that lingers after an initial frothy burst. nose is rich and attractive with diffuse elements of golden delicious apple, white grape, yeasty italian bread sticks. i tasted it beside a victory prima pils, and conclude that the goose has a bigger malt profile. wonderfully quaffable light, floral nectar sweetness, with perfectly balanced hop, like a dry-hopped pear wine, and silky smooth carbonation. the victory of course unapologetically favors those snappy hops which it can evidently buy by the ton at sams club or mad king ludwigs house of hops clearance warehouse-- so, if its showy hops yer a cravin, then go with the victory. but, the goose has the better balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Hazy, dark yellow. Small particles, small head and minimal visible carbonation. Noble hops dominate with a decent maltiness. Fairly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2002
This is a very decent Pils. Pours out to a bright gold in the glass with a rapidly dissolving head. Nice slight bite of hops with a very complimentary malt taste. Not a flavor powerhouse, but I dont think it is supposed to be. This would be a fine session beer.


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