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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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2.9
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Bottle: Yellow hue with small fizzy head and little lace. Aroma hinted of toasted malt, biscuit, hayfield, aromatic hops, light citrus, apple, and vanilla. Taste comes off hops and zesty initally but then fades into a mix of malt and hops, neither of which stands out, smooth and not very crisp. Bitter aftertaste with a slight metallic finish. An okay Pils which, if I remember was better on tap than this bottled version. Quaffable.

3.3
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
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
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
ClarkVV (6709) - 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
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
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
JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2003
A great pilsner. Aroma of hops. Taste of hops and mild bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.5
Oakes (17685) - 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
Radek Kliber (7363) - 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.


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