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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Golden pils color with sweet malty smell and a good sweet malt taste.Does get better as it warms.Nice bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Pours a standard golden pils color. small head. I smell sweet malt and no hoppy hay. This doesn't smell like a pils should to me, but as it warms a bit I do get a hint of it. Just a rumor. Still it smells like an American ESB such as Crooked River to me. I taste the sweet malt, and an oh so slight bitterness at the finish. All in all, this beer, although nice tasting, does not taste like a pils to me. Too sweet and too malty. Fortunately, I don't judge too much by style, and this is an excellent tasting session beer. I still think it tastes more like an ESB than a pils. RERATE LATER: Do let this beer warm a bit. It is much more flavorful and pils-like at 48 degrees than 38 degrees.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2003
I probably should say something intelligent about this beer (nice hops, good taste, etc), but, you know, after a bucnch of these, nothing like that comes to mind. All that comes to mind is why did that hottie at the bar have to have a boyfriend!!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Looks alot like the picture at the left. . .haha. Smells surprisingly sweet for a pilsener. Served slightly warmer than expected. Begins very strong with lots of liquor like malt flavor and some crisp hops that took a backseat. This had alot of barley in it. Goes down fairly acidic turning into a lighter lager as it finishes. Loses alot of the bite and barley malt flavor. Has some soft hints of black licorice that complement the hops nicely

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
pretty decent for the pils i've had. probably the best offering from goose island i've tasted so far. relatively drinkable, i suspect this tastes better in draft form.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2003
This started off with very strong hops, but after a few sips I couldn't taste it anymore. Otherwise smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2003
A great pilsner. Aroma of hops. Taste of hops and mild bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Rich gold. Drippy hop nose. Long pale malts underpin a heavy wet grass blast of saaz. Well-balanced, with slight toastiness at the back.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
Gentle soft, sweet, nicely fruity. Smallish head. Soft front, flowery-hoppy. Medium bitter finish. Clean nice pils.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Clear yellow-gold w/ small white head. Clean malt & hops on the nose. A little thin on the palate. Crisp, biscuity sweet malt flavour w/ a nice saaz hoppiness.


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