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Golden Goose Pilsner - Goose Island Beer Co.

Golden Goose PilsnerGolden Goose Pilsner

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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Golden color, noble hop aroma, crisp pilsner malt flavor, light body.

(Beer added by: rtepiak on 06-15-2009)
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Photo of Redrover


4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was called the Golden Pilsner by my waitress, but I am assuming it is the same as the Golden Goose Pilsner.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is a bright gold with a white head and a slight chill haze.

It has a fresh aroma of grains, floral and spice notes.

It is nicely hopped with mineral notes, grains and a touch of refreshing sourness late.

The mouth is crisp with active carbonation.

I liked the complexity in this hopped up pilsner. It went really well with my grilled fish tacos and tomato mozzarella salad.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2012 21:05:54 | More by Redrover
Photo of TMoney2591


3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a willibecher at the Clybourne brewpub.

What part of hot Summer day doesn't scream "Kyle, have a friggin' pils, dude!"? Right? This stuff pours a very lightly hazy pale straw topped by over a finger of stark white foam. The nose comprises flowers, grass, and light pine needles. The taste holds notes of light biscuit malt, mild flowers, and even milder grass. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a decidedly crisp finish. Overall, a very nice pils, one that balances its bright hops with an unassuming malt character. Damn, did this one ever satisfy!

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 03:16:08 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of ghunterck


4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pilser is the beer i grew up on. I new to microbrews and i wanted to review a beer that i was very familiar with. I had heard about goose island and tried this beer on tap in chicago. i travel alot around the country and want to learn more about microbrews.

the bartenders were very personal and explained the style to me. I really enjoyed this beer.

I ended up having many of these :)

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 02:01:34 | More by ghunterck
Photo of gatorguy


4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice gold color, with a good two finger head that fizzed away at a decent pace, but left some good lacing. Smell was mostly floral and earthy hops, with some citrus. Taste was more earthy and spicy, but the citrus notes did come through nicely in the middle, and finishes slightly bitter, rather clean actually. Mouthfeel is fairly light. A good pilsner, I wish it was more easily available.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2011 02:07:55 | More by gatorguy
Photo of Thorpe429


3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice golden color with a shade of darkness to it. Visible carbonation and a nice white head, although that dies down somewhat quickly. Still, some very nice lace involved. The nose brings forward a good dosing of floral, earthy, and light citrus hops as well as a bit of grain.

The taste is more toward the grainy end of the pilsner spectrum and the hops don't come through like they did in the nose. Still, the body is nice and crisp and this drinks quite well.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago

11-12-2010 22:37:21 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of AgentZero


3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A somewhat cloudy golden color with a bit of a creamy head. Not exactly what I was expecting from a pilsner, had more of an unfiltered look than anticipated.

S - Pretty smooth, grainy, with some citrusy hops.

T - Bready, sweetly malty, some citrus hops, nicely flavored for a pilsner.

M - Smooth, crisp, clean, very pilsnerish.

D - Non-offensive, can session easily, pretty pleasant.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago

04-02-2010 03:54:35 | More by AgentZero
Photo of GbVDave


4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 20oz imperial pint at Goose Island-Clybourn.

A: Served a crystal-clear, pale gold color with an exceedingly creamy, bright white, one finger head.

S: Aromas of toasted grain, and lemony noble hops. Quite clean.

T: Very biscuity. Light lemon/citrus hops, toasty malt, and some corn?

M: The epitome of creamy. Crisp and clean with that awesome cask smoothness.

D: So sessionable. Not complicated, not earth shattering, but comforting. Brings me back to the early days of the Goose.

Serving type: cask
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago

02-13-2010 14:05:41 | More by GbVDave
Photo of OttoBomb


4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a 16 oz. (20 oz.?) Willy Becker pint glass at Goose Island Clybourn (January 19, 2010).

Eyes: Pours a golden amber, I'm surprised to see the amount of haze this has.

Nose: I smell what seems to be Saaz hops dominant, with some citrus and grain.

Tongue: It's a pilsner, and it delivers. A crisp hop bite comes with each taste, and it has nice grassy notes. It is also tiny bit sweet and a tiny bit spicy. Very, very nice flavor; crisp, bitter and certainly complex enough to make it interesting.

Mouth: Probably the best thing about this beer. Good carbonation, smooth with a crisp bitter finish.

Libation: Very good pilsners are a difficult thing to find, but we have one here. This has the standard Saaz-style punch that you'd expect from a pils, but also has some very interesting notes that make it a bit more complex. It's very crisp and refreshing, has just 4.1% ABV, and has a surprising flavor profile. What more can you ask for?

Serving type: on-tap
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago

01-27-2010 05:45:02 | More by OttoBomb
Photo of TurdFurgison


4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on cask at the brewpub on Clybourn. The beer was hazy pale golden colored with a creamy cask head. The smell of muted floral hops and toasted malts, more malt aromas than anything. Lots of biscuit and toasted malt flavor, a little grainy the way I like it. The mouthfeel was near perfect, prickly carbonation with a full deep body. A beautiful beer on cask.

Serving type: cask
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago

06-22-2009 11:36:46 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of rtepiak


3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a golden pilsner with an unconventional nose of lemons and protein. higher in alcohol that isn't that noticeable in the air. the beer is sweeter than expected. that earthy hay quality is replaced with a yeasty protein even though the beer is relatively clear and filtered. a mild fruit of citrus and some grassiness. there is something a bit off with this beer. not a clean bitter finish but a mild wheat malt flavor. is it dirty lines? will have to go back and re taste for the sake of it.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago

06-15-2009 09:09:09 | More by rtepiak
Golden Goose Pilsner from Goose Island Beer Co.
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