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RATINGS: 127   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 America’s 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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3.6
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 don't think it is supposed to be. This would be a fine session beer.

2.6
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Did seem very average taste and below average color---especially for a 'Goose' product. I have come to expect better. This pils is better than any megabrew, but barely. Leaves unpleasant after-taste, like the one I get after drinking a diet soda...and the bottles were fresh, date of 11/02 to consume by. Actually tasted better after I let it sit and warm up to room temp?!

2.7
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2002
It poured much like a American standard. Barely any head. Strong pil-nose. Bitter with a strong hop finish. Holds its own with much of the average pilsners, but compared to the better craft pils, this dosen't come close. Drinkable.

3.7
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2002
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.

2.5
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Light yellow, light hops, kinda thin, might quench your thirst on a hot day, that is about it, not much here. Not Recommended !

3.6
igneous1 (1537) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2002
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.

3.1
TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2002
This yields an unattractive foam, even from a pilsner glass. The aroma smells of biscuit, cilantro, and subtle spicy hop character. Palate is pleasant with a delicate softness. Hoewever, the thinness and mushiness keep this from becoming elegant. Salty flavors prevail mostly, with underlying hints of grassy and citric hops, spice (nutmeg), and mineral water. 'America's finest Pilsner.' Not even close. Where are the balance and crispiness?

3.2
fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Not a bad pilsner. Much more hoppy than most pilsners I have tried. Malt is bland as usual, but balance has some character.

2.4
Paulslepicka (4) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2002 does not count
A different taste, but nice and dry. Overall an OK beer.....................

2.9
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2002
Pretty clumbsy. It's got an almost vienna like, almost sweet, buttery malt awkwardly overplaced and ultimately overwhelmed with herbal hops. It doesn't come off as bad, exactly, just not very artistic - it's more like a garish moden art version of an old classic.


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