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Speakerswagon Pilsner - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Speakerswagon Pilsner
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%


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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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
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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MasterSki

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
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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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
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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jrallen34

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
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 -1.9%
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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Offa

California

4.86/5  rDev +33.2%
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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brew3crew

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +11%
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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ferrari29

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from tap into a Tulip shaped glass (surprised they don't have a pilsener shaped glass)

A - Light gold color with a cloudy looking body; one finger head formed and held very well; good amount of sticky lacing formed on the side of the glass

S - Crisp and bitter pilsener smell; light airiness; clean and refreshing but also somewhat maltier than most Pilseners I've had

T - Pilsener taste hits the palate immediately, but tails off way to quickly; I expected more of a bitter aftertaste also but it just finished very clean; it was almost like the flavor hit the tip and middle of the tongue and was washed away before I could enjoy it further

M - Thin consistency; bit foamy; brewer should find a better blend of ingredients to add more flavor to this Pilsener; thought I'm not really a fan of these types of beer, it should come packed with more Czech punch!

D - Overall a very good beer; definitely nice looking with a rock solid body and head; I would have liked a bit more flavor to it though

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 04:48:26 | More by ferrari29
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KDawg

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 03:01:51 | More by KDawg
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BasementBer

Manitoba (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +26.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2011 19:17:46 | More by BasementBer
Speakerswagon Pilsner from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.