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Speakerswagon Pilsner - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Speakerswagon Pilsner
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-30-2013 21:27:11 | More by t0rin0
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-28-2013 23:12:12 | More by Thorpe429
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2013 18:54:13 | More by spycow
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a clear straw colored body. Standard aroma with malts and grains and sweet corn. Flavor is also standard following the nose with pale malts, grains and wheat. Moderate to high carbonation and light body. Bitterness cOmes in late to the finish. Refreshing but basically a forgettable pils

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 00:57:38 | More by kylehay2004
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at the brewpub.

For the second straight year, a friend's bachelor party has afforded me the opportunity to hit up some new beer spots. First up is Haymarket, complete with this here pils. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light grass and straw. Not much going on here, really. The taste holds notes of grass, flowers, very light lemon rind, and light wheat. This is a nice response to the fairly weak smell. The body is a hefty-feeling light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a nice little pils, nothing really outstanding, but a fitting beer to start things off and/or enjoy whilst the weather continues to hammer us with heat and whatnot.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 18:51:14 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2011 18:17:57 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm going to guess that this is a Czech pils, as there was no written description of ABV listed for this one when I had it. Served in a 4oz taster glass.

A - The lightest of the Haymarket offerings at a pale straw, and the least hazy as well. Poured with a half-finger of eggshell foam that settled to a thick collar and some hazy film on top, leaving a few specks of lace.

S - Some light herbal and floral hops, some fruitiness, and a slightly buttery pilsner malt backdrop.

T - Reminds me a little of Pilsner Urquell, which is unfortunate as I don't really like that beer very much. Sweet buttered bread malt character, and some light herbal bitterness.

M - Medium-bodied, chewy and sticky, pleasant moderate carbonation, clean finish.

D - Meh. Probably my least favorite of Haymarket's own tap offerings. Wouldn't bother with this one again, even though it was plenty easy to quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 03:51:17 | More by MasterSki
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 14:06:37 | More by StonedTrippin
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-29-2011 04:44:39 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

01-14-2013 03:50:31 | More by Gonzoillini
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the pub. My least favorite of their beers...This pours a super light straw, watery color. In certain light it looks green, unappealing. Off white head that is actually pretty nice...The aroma is not bad, floral hops, with some spice to it, pilsner skunk finish...The taste doesn't do it for me, very bitter, herbal and skunky. I had a hard time finishing my glass.

Not a huge pilsner fan to begin with, but this is one is average.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 17:28:10 | More by jrallen34
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Speakerswagon Pils is a good solid beer. It poured a clear golden color with a white head that sticks around for awhile and laced slightly. The Saaz hops was present and there was a slight citrus(lemon). The taste is typical of most Pils with the Saaz hops generating most the buzz...balanced by malt. The mouthfeel was light bodied and very smooth. Overall a decent Pils and good for sessions.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2011 23:59:38 | More by WoodBrew
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-20-2013 19:43:18 | More by Duff27
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-13-2014 01:56:26 | More by KAF
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-05-2013 13:18:30 | More by thewimperoo
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Offa

California

4.86/5  rDev +34.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2013 04:11:32 | More by Offa
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-14-2013 22:40:29 | More by waiting4lunch
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-12-2014 17:56:44 | More by ystazi
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-26-2012 22:54:41 | More by BeerOps
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

05-23-2014 14:02:29 | More by NJBeer265
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Drucifer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2013 13:33:00 | More by Drucifer
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sgoro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-15-2012 18:24:18 | More by sgoro
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2012 01:44:20 | More by NateMac13
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-11-2013 18:36:34 | More by danthehopslamman
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2011 19:37:44 | More by brew3crew
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Speakerswagon Pilsner from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
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