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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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3.4
Tmoney99 (14632) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2004
Moderate hoppy aroma with a hind of straw. Light golden hue with frothy white head and soft carbination. Light bitter flavor with average bitter finish.

3.2
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2004
Poured with a golden head, medium head. The typical bitter smell of a pilsner comes with this one. End up wishing that I had not given the other 3 bottles away to my friend.

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Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2004
Not the biggest Pilsner fan but this is very good. Not bitter good flavor. Goose Island knows what they're making.

3.5
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Golden color with small head. Flavor was malty with hints of hops. Very crisp beer. First tasting had a grassy taste to it. Second time, several months later, yielded a more representative beer.

3.1
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Golden classic pilsner color. Thin white head with good persistent lace ring. Grassy hop aroma with a hint of sweetness. Sweet and well balanced with a good hop flavor and a little more body than most American Pilsners. Does not have the malt flavor of Czech beers(i.e. Pils Urq), but is decent and drinkable.

2.9
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Had this on tap in Chicago. Aroma has green grass and a little toffee. There is a decent hops bite. The color is very pale with very little head. Good for the style.

3.6
r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Nice light yellow in color with a quickly vanishing head. Refreshing with a smooth aftertaste of hops.

3.5
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Aroma had a hint of hops and the coloring was very yellow with a slight amount of head. There was a much stronger taste of grapefruit than I had expected in the initial tasting, but it toned down to a much lighter aftertaste of minimal hops.

3.6
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2003
A fairly good pilsener. Looks just like it should, smells fresh and just a bit hoppy. Taste is the same as the smell. I like it better than the other Goose Islands I've had, and I will certainly buy it again sometime.

2.3
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet malty nose with a hint of hops. Malt flavor collides midway with sharp hops, and then both fade out.


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