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Speakerswagon Pilsner - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Speakerswagon Pilsner
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stand on the wagon and speak up! Demand delicious, fresh, hand-crafted pilsner brewed with imported pilsen malt, loads of Saaz hops and authentic cold fermenting lager yeast from Czech Budovar! Crisp and clean and hoppy. Fight for your right!

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-20-2011)
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Photo of Offa
4.86/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent, full-bodied Czech-style pilsner, with a complex, full-bodied and excellent interpretation of a classic Czech character.

Gold, it has a medium white head slowly shrinking to a thin lasting top, leaving a little lace.

Aroma is a classic Czech or German character with strong herbs dominating a mix of apple, lemon, and grain.

Taste is similar, an excellent herbal hop character dominating with a zesty/zingy light bitterness, including some minty element, along with apple, grain, hint of bread and lemon, and a long mixed herb-grain aftertaste.

Offa, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of BasementBer
4.63/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great brewpub. Dig the attention to historical detail and the quantity of beers as well as their names and stories. Surprised at how swanky the place seemed though.

A: Clear straw golden to pale. Poor head retention and no lacing.

S: Hoppy dry aroma with notes of grain.

T: Bitter, I liked it alot. Much hoppier than your standard pils, had a good clean finish. Lots of bite.

M: Hoppyness let it hang out on the tongue and pockets of the mouth.

D: Awesome beer! Light enough to go back for a second for sure.

BasementBer, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery

A-golden yellow with a white head that sticks around for awhile

S-straw and a little bit of lemon

T-follows the nose. Very crisp and clean finish

M-light bodied and very smooth

O-great beer for the style. I could drink this one all night

brew3crew, Aug 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

ystazi, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

StevieDavie, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

maxcoinage, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Duff27, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jrpapajcik, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

imperialking, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the better American made pilseners ive had. this pours clear and radiantly glowing sunshine yellow, glassy and smooth, with obvious strong carbonation and a half inch of pure white lace. the nose is very fresh grains, on the lighter side, quintessentially Czech, with a light toast on some of them. hops are bittering only, but with an American flare. the flavor is clean and bright, an all day beer, listed on the menu at 5% abv rather than the 5.8% stated here. must be some slight variation over time. I love the malts in this beer, impossibly fresh, as well as refreshing, and satisfying at the same time, still feels like a beer. gorgeous carbonation, crisp finish, pure satisfaction. this went great with my sweet potato tater tots, and probably just about anything else on the food menu at haymarket. quality stuff right here.

StonedTrippin, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of KDawg
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap at haymarket. Poured into a stange with a pale straw color and small head.

very balanced and nuanced aromas of grains, wheat, and malt aromas. Very good depth as well

lighter bodied with a really good feel and excellent flavors of grains, wheat, malts and a touch of hops

This was an extremely good pilsner. Very good depth of flavor and feel with good aromas as well

KDawg, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold, ultra bright clarity. Delicate crown of intricate lacing rings the inside of the glass. Initial finger of foam dwindles to a wispy skim after ten minutes.

Nondescript husky grain aroma, clean pilsner malt.

Firm grassy noble hop bitterness from the Saaz hops, crisp and clean, simple crackery malt flavor. Light herbal tea flavor from the hops,dry bitter finish with a pleasant hint of honey. Crisp easy drinking lager with a good streak of hop flavor. Pairs with any food easily. Simplicity is underrated.

emerge077, Feb 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JohnnyChicago, Jul 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MaxOhle, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Drucifer, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Berg-the-Boiler, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

thewimperoo, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

bschinelli, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rabiddawg, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

amishbooze, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Rmatuszak2, Nov 17, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +3%

Canada_Dan, Oct 31, 2014
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Speakerswagon Pilsner from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.