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Baderbräu - Baderbräu Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%


Brewed by:
Baderbräu Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-25-2012)
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Reviews by ferrari29:
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-27-2013 03:41:13 | More by ferrari29
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-18-2014 19:04:45 | More by frosted33
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

04-18-2014 14:05:13 | More by superdoopersauce
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JVan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-14-2014 14:15:25 | More by JVan
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ethanmc12

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-28-2014 23:35:01 | More by ethanmc12
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OGunner77

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-25-2014 23:14:05 | More by OGunner77
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-08-2014 00:20:11 | More by buzzy
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Crystal-clear pale amber, well-laced glass

SMELL: Aromatic malts, herbal hops, spicy, clean, bready, wild honey

TASTE: Godly smoothness, loaf of bread, balanced bitterness, herbal, peppery, salt, honey, touch of toastiness, green tea, grassy, mildly citric; clean, semidry finish

A resurrected Chicagoland area brew from a decade ago that Michael Jackson the beer critic claimed was the “best pilsener I’ve ever tasted in America.” Fast forward 10 years and perhaps that is not the case anymore, though what we have here is a very good American craft beer. Not the kind of Pils we expected, but very good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 15:47:12 | More by BeerAdvocate
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-06-2013 01:58:36 | More by schmidtmattsays
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery, given to me by a friend in a drunken haze while he cleaned out his fridge. "Chicago pilsener". I'll take it.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours one finger of thick fluffy off-white head with decent staying power. Body is a clear goldenrod color with plenty of bubbles rushing topside. Looks about average for the style.

S - Smell isn't packing much, but is fairly typical of the style. Dusty grain, malt, some lemongrass, and maybe some musty florals.

T - Taste is fairly typical of authentic Czech style pilseners, which is good, but not my favorite. Dirty, earthy, bitter, herbal, grainy, and malty.

M - Feel is of coarse carbonation fizzing away on the palate with a bitter, dry finish.

Overall, an about average pilsner, but in a good way. It's a simple, quick, clean, easy-drinking beverage sitting at a low 4.80% abv, and for me it is a local option, so like I said, I'll take it.

Baderbräu ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 23:13:37 | More by mfnmbvp
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-21-2013 23:26:20 | More by WoodBrew
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rabbitguy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-12-2013 20:08:07 | More by rabbitguy
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Nightrain

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

08-12-2013 02:58:49 | More by Nightrain
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myuncle

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-21-2013 11:21:19 | More by myuncle
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-03-2013 19:05:20 | More by imperialking
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-09-2013 00:51:23 | More by Hopmarc
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WiscoJake

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a great history on its "rebirth" (hence the Phoenix on the label). Be sure to check it out sometime.

Beer pours nicely with a good carbonation that'd you expect from a Pilsener. The smell is a nice and malty, but kinda fades out during drinking. For its style, this is a solid choice and at a nice pricepoint.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 18:46:13 | More by WiscoJake
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light hint of amber coloring to this otherwise pale hay hued brew. Good bubbling and decent off-white head.

Some toasty aromas and just a little musty, earthy hop aromas. If you blindfolded me and I smelled this beer, I would not think it was a Czech pilsner.

Pretty toasty malt flavor to this brew from start to finish. Just a few earthy hop notes to balance the otherwise sweet and toasty malt flavor profile. The finish is smooth, but a little sticky for a pilsner IMHO. Not as sessionable as I would like my pilsners to be. Glad I tried this Chicago icon of sorts. Not a bad beer by any means.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 00:33:23 | More by scruffwhor
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Glen0matiC

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-19-2013 00:29:03 | More by Glen0matiC
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-18-2013 18:56:24 | More by CesarLopes
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-17-2013 17:24:48 | More by PHBoiler
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Back on the market after a few months' hiatus.

It pours a bright and saturated orange tone, plenty of white foam and some drippy lace patterns in the glass. Lasting head retention, coverage remains for most of the glass.

Grassy and earthy noble hop aroma, bready and clean pilsner malt.

Very crisp and snappy with noticeable hop bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Crackery and dry, very clean and thirst quenching. Light bodied but it has a substantial feel, ample carbonation. Not sweet or buttery like so many other Czech Pils. A prototype of the style, very nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 23:18:45 | More by emerge077
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours golden with nice clarity, fluffy, white head sticks around awhile. Aromas are grassy hop, pilsner malt, lager yeast. Overly sharp in taste, soapy, grassy, pilsner malt, biscuity, mild herbal hops linger with some astringency. Light-to-medium body, ample carbonation, very drying on the finish. Overall, good representation of the style, but I couldn't get past the soapy taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 17:50:47 | More by barnzy78
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-25-2013 02:03:16 | More by Guinnsslvr
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mazeroski

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Based upon the original Elmhurst, IL brew. Various locations of the Country House restaurant had this on tap and I would compare it directly with true German-style pils. A co-worker I knew at the time grew up with the original owner and got me a full set of the authentic Baderbrau pils glasses. I have not had either of the resurrections of this pilsner.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2013 07:14:35 | More by mazeroski
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Baderbräu from Baderbräu Brewing Company
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