Cermak Pilsner
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #235
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,280
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 7.67%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
32
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  3
SCORE
82
Good
Notes: Shortbread color, citrus and spice aroma, orange and vanilla flavors, honey sweetness and slight tart finish.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. crowler. Clear yellow. Smells of bread dough and spicy hops. Tastes of stronger spicy hops, bread dough, light sweetness, spicy hop finish. Medium light. Excellent all around

Apr 25, 2021
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Goose Clybourn, served in a mini nonic.
Bright gold, perfectly clear, lasting head and surface skim, drippy lacing around the edges of the glass.

Dry and grassy aroma, light lager yeast, very clean.
Taste is crisp and clean, fairly nondescript, some faint grainy pils malt. Something a little flabby about it, finishes dry and clean though. Light bodied, fairly refreshing. Not any better than Four Star Pils but not bad.

Dec 18, 2016
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Beric from Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served during the brewery tour in mid-July. Given how big of a trend craft pils is right now, this one was a major letdown. Though there were decent malt flavors and hop notes, nothing really seemed to jive in this one- the malt was lacking some of the crackeriness and seemed too sweet, and the hop notes weren't quite what I would expect- too much citrus, not enough grassy and herbal notes. A drinkable beer for sure, but one I won't be revisiting.

Aug 28, 2016
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socon67 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

True pilsner style with a dry, raspy feel. Light drinking beer that just seemed perfect for a hot summer night. Very true to style, and the result is a quality beer.

Jun 25, 2016
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

2/2/16 Chicago (16 oz draft pour into pilsner glass at Goose Island Brewpub).

Light golden pour, quickly dissipating white carbonation, thin white head. Minimal lacing. Minimal aroma of grass and hops. Light thin watery texture, dry finish. Taste of lemon grass. Medium body. Decent offering.

Feb 03, 2016
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

had this at the Clybourn location

served in a half-pint glass, it looks unassuming in its light, yellowish gold liquid, faint haze... nice messy foam

the flavor tone is a bit ale-like, with an unmistakable overripe apple/pear aftertaste... fruity hops maybe, but tame in any floral/spicy notes... has a pleasant bitterness, but comes across more like an English bitter than a (malt-)balanced Czech pils

clean... almost a cask feel - flat-dry

nothing dazzling... arguably a bit too malty and dumpy... clashed a bit with the salty elements of my meal

Aug 14, 2014
Cermak Pilsner from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 32 ratings