RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A crisp Czech-style pilsner named for the Lager Beer Riots of 1855, Chicago’s first civil disturbance. After the Mayor raised liquor license fees and ordered taverns to close on Sundays, armed German and Irish immigrants took to the streets. The riot was stopped by the militia, but the next year the Mayor was voted out of office and the laws were restored.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Newk's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Newk (299) - - AUG 20, 2012
Had at the brew pub in a 5oz glass. Pours a clear gold color with a nice head. Very crisp and clean aromas of noble hops, grains and a good amount of crackers as well. Nice depth as well. Very nice and smooth medium feel with good depth. Polished and focused with flavors of noble hops and crackers. This was extremely good. Nice and crisp, but with a sort of fatness to the feel as well.

j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Grain and a hint of black pepper. Medium bodied, grain and crackers. Slow grainy bitterness into the finish,

blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Clean pils malt pase, some straw, mild bitterness, and a nice clean finish. Good stuff.

kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Golden and clear with white head. Draft at Revolution taproom. Banana and grains. Mild bitterness. Fruits. Very good

tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Faint cereals and herbal hops join in this lean, mineral blond lager.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear golden.
-Wasn’t able to find any of the inviting Saaz aromas I love in the style...
-The mineral aspect (water?) was as prominent in the flavor profile as the hop and malt apport. That shouldn’t be.
-I hope I can give this a try again soon. I love quenching lagers very much, but this one didn’t do it for me at all that day.<.

On tap at the Milwaukee Avenue location.

Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
A golden pils with a thin white head. In aroma, light crisp malt with grassy hops, Czech hops, OK. In mouth, a crisp grassy malt with grassy hops, light boiled veggies, so-so. On tap at Revolution Milwaukee location.

Absteinmetz (4) - - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dinkle50 (1532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Clear red pour with some lace. Big head. Medium body. Grain taste with some caramel. A little bitterness. True to the style and not too bad.

TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - AUG 24, 2011
On tap at the brewpub -- notes from April 30th, 2011.
Pours a rich caramel color, darker than I’m accustomed to from a pilsener beer, topped with about two fingers worth of tight bubbly head that leaves nice rings of lace. Aroma is citrusy and prickly hops, sort of a mix of a bitter lager and an American pale ale. The citrus of the aroma mostly disappears in the flavor, subordinated to a sharp, crisp, prickly hop flavor which is soon accompanied by moist grainy mash flavor. Light-medium body with a prickly hop and wet-grain aftertaste. A good if not mind-bending pilsner. I’m glad they put it back up as soon as they did since I missed it the first time around.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5