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Baderbräu - Baderbräu Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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matjack85

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%

I got this as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL., making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. Supposedly, the people at this new brewery are reviving an old recipe for a beer with the same name that went out of business over 10 years ago. Having never tried this beer 10 years ago, I have no idea how close they came to making this taste like the original Baderbräu Chicago Pilsner, so I can only review it and score it as to how it tastes today.

The beer poured a clear golden color, but made only a ½-finger of white head that faded quickly and left no lacing whatsoever.

The beer had a nice noble hop aroma to it - very Saaz-like, along with some pilsener malt. Herbal, flowery, and spicy. It's not strong, but very pleasant.

Spicy and peppery hop flavor with a good dose of Pilsener malt for balance. It's a bit on the bitter side but in a good way. I liked it.

Light bodied with moderately high carbonation, making it very crisp and biting.

Don't know if this is what the original tasted like, but this one is very good.

malt

07-29-2014 07:10:30 | More by matjack85
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-08-2014 04:44:18 | More by GClarkage
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DbbC

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-24-2014 23:10:35 | More by DbbC
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Demian

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-06-2014 00:14:27 | More by Demian
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-05-2014 00:43:41 | More by ssimpson89
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little_star

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-20-2014 16:00:41 | More by little_star
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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%

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.

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%

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

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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ferrari29

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

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.

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

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

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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Baderbräu from Baderbräu Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.