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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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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2.7
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Clear yellow, white clinging head. Mild aromas, biscuity, decent malts. Citrus undercurrent, grassy, with a quick-hitting bitterness. Moderately astringent, hitting and lasting. Moderate carbonation. The bitterness really made an impression. (on tap at Clybourn location)

3.4
FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Sampled on tap at the Goose Island Clyborne location
The beer is a brilliant straw color with a thin off-white head. It has a clean spicy aroma of noble hops. The taste is smooth and creamy with a nice hop bite in the finish. This has a really nice hop flavor to it, slightly herbal and a little bit grassy. This is a well crafted Pilsner, very clean and a great beer to quaff.

2.8
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Clear golden color with slight head. Yeasty aroma. Grassy flavor with some hops but a decent malt backbone. Okay pils.

3.2
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Clear golden with a thin quickly discipating white head. The nose is grassy with just a bit of hops. The taste is sharp almost skunky but not in a skunky offensive way fairly grassy. Easily drinkable and thin. Not bad, one of the better pils that I have had.

3.8
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Nice grassy herbal aroma. Taste is a nice pilsnery malt/grain/grass fest. Great saaz presence in this brew. Perfect sweetness. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy while still being on the lighter side. Extremely drinkable. Great pils, recommended.

2.8
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 rather skunky and sour-smelling, but it’s got the typical saaz-like hoppiness for the style. extremely pale yellow with a short-lived foamy head. very refreshing and tangy bite, but leaves a little too much residual bitterness. good for a summer day but not a great beer.

2.4
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle. Small sized white head and fine-small sized bubbles that quickly dissipated. Carbonated, mostly transparent and a pale yellow hue. Malty, hoppy and somewhat of a skunky aroma. Flavor was somewhat astringent, malty and mild hops. Palate was tingly. Light-medium bodied beer with no lacing. Decent pils.

2.2
thedm (6182) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2004
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a slightly hazy transparent softly carbonated weak yellow orange color. The aroma was malty pilsnerish and slightly skunky. The mouth feel was tart mildly tingly initially then settled into a slightly astringent mild hop finish. The flavors contained notes of malt hops and bread. It was an extremely hot day and I was looking for some thing to cool me off. I thought a cold pils would do the trick, but it did not do the trick for me on this hot summers day.

3.2
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Saaz hop aroma with some malt background. Clear light golden color with a decent white head. Nice hop flavor with some good bread type malt flavors in the finish. I would like to have had more hop flavor in a czech style pils, it was missing that clean crisp hop flavor and bite. Still a good overall pils.

3.4
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2012 Re-rate. Beer is really quite nice and soft, refreshing. Good bitterness level and clean. Lacks overall hop character, but a very nice beer to drink. 5/4/4 hazy gold, color of Mtn. Dew. Light smell, grass? and hops. interesting, yet simple taste of malt followed by hops. Average, though good for a pilsener or other lager...6/4/6/2/10


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