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Baderbräu - Baderbräu Brewing Company

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.93/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a fluted strange)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a swirling carbonation of tiny bubbles and a head so thick and creamy the last little pour swirls and rest on top of the foam. The head last for the full beer.

S- The full green woody hops are fresh and bright with some green citrus notes to follow and a minty hue in there aswell. The pils malt comes though softly in the finish but gets stronger on the exhale.

T- The full bold green juicy hops with some dry hop grassy notes blend with the fresh pils malt flavor that has just enough sweetness to give it a freshness without tasting sweet. There is a nice pungent green hops flavor that lingers after the slightly dry finish but it isn't bitter.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a gentle fizz that boost the hops profile in the finish.

O- This is a great beer that I would say is the holotype of an American Pilsner. I don't like the BJCP guidelines and this is what I want from an American Pilsner. Great America hops blended with clean fresh pilsner malt and dry hopping to give it that much more flavor. Very sessionable and balanced. I drank two 6-pack and know I can't find any. There are very few beers I keep on hand but this will be one of them, it is truly a gem.

rhoadsrage, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of superdoopersauce
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

superdoopersauce, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

emerge077, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Listers
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Listers, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Glen0matiC
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Glen0matiC, May 19, 2013
Photo of CesarLopes
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

CesarLopes, May 18, 2013
Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

RichH55, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of beoirific
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

beoirific, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of my dad, who showed genuine excitement upon the prodigal return of this beer...despite the fact that he "never drinks beer".

Into a New Glarus glass, I have no idea what to call this type of glass, pours nice transparent yellow with a healthy swarm of tiny bubbles. Big egg white fluff has some serious longevity and the lacing is copious.

Noble hops are spicy on the nose with a dash of white pepper.

Nice pepper spice from the nose up front with a clean malt and soft bitter fade.

Mouthfeel is lush and creamy with a slight soapiness on the finish.

I really enjoyed this. Maybe it's that pilseners are growing on me, maybe it's that this is quite nice, or maybe it's both. This didn't last long in my glass and I wouldn't mind another.

BarrytheBear, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of mazeroski
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

mazeroski, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +9%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of frosted33
4/5  rDev +9%

frosted33, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +9%

DbbC, May 25, 2014
Photo of PHBoiler
4/5  rDev +9%

PHBoiler, May 17, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Redrover
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Baderbrau, boy do I remember you. Originally brewed by Pavichevich in Elmhurst, IL and then for too short of awhile by GI, I was glad to see that Argus had picked-up this beer.

12 oz brown longneck poured into my SA perfect pint, the beer is a bright gold with a fluffy and stick off-white head.

You can tell from the nose that it contains Nobel and Saz hops, they are both peppery and floral at the same time.

The beer has strong malty base that adds some grainy balance to the hops. It is a bit sweet with some plums and something earthy in the finish. The 42 IBUs are evident and appreciated.

The mouth is medium body with really well dialed in carbonation.

Glad to see this one return. It is always nice to have more quality pilsner/lager options.

Redrover, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of WiscoJake
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

WiscoJake, May 28, 2013
Photo of ralerwen
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

ralerwen, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

WoodBrew, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Hopmarc, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

KingBiscuit, Jul 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ferrari29, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

OGunner77, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

imperialking, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of SerialHiker
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, straw yellow…some bubble action in the middle…white head formed, about a pinky finger stayed around then …(3.5/5)

Smell: straw, grains, (very) earthy, yeast, bitterness…can smell the Czech hops influence…it’s crisp and lively…a very upbeat pilsner…(4/5)

Taste: A zesty wheat ale beginning, with a bit of citrus/lemon under tone…earthy hops come roaring through in the middle “phase”, almost like a baton handoff from the wheaty beginning…noble hops all over this…drink ends very sharp and malty…it definitely takes you on a flavor ride…bitterness all over the after taste…(3.75/5)

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, wet and refreshing…some carbonation, but nothing other than what you’d expect…tons of malt and bitterness on my palate…(3.75/5)

Overall: For not being my typical style, this is a really good ale…it’s hard to find too much fault in the flavor or smell design, but it’s hard for me to rate it higher because the flavors aren’t necessarily my favorite or one that I have too much experience with…that said, it’s very drinkable, very flavorful and actually a good experience…if you like this style or like to experiment, this brew is worth grabbing…it’s light and crisp and would go well for those who may like bud light or some other cheap American beer…(3.75/5)

SerialHiker, Dec 19, 2012
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Baderbräu from Baderbräu Brewing Company
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