Cermak Pilsner
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #175
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,398
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 7.65%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 02, 2021
Added:
Feb 23, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  3
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: Shortbread color, citrus and spice aroma, orange and vanilla flavors, honey sweetness and slight tart finish.
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Rated: 4.11 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Sep 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4/5  rDev +9.3%
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
 
Rated: 3.58 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois

Sep 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by nater919 from New York

Aug 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Beric from Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
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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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

May 24, 2016
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Reviewed by ChicagoJ from Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
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
 
Rated: 3.52 by tim007007 from Illinois

Jan 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Nov 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.28 by Imacopyouidiot from Illinois

Aug 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.64 by olafphysics from Minnesota

May 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by Fargrow from Michigan

May 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by beer_bottle from Colorado

May 03, 2015
 
Rated: 2.93 by RMelyon from Illinois

Apr 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by torwart68 from Ohio

Feb 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by aasher from Indiana

Feb 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by nitter from Ohio

Nov 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by SD-Alefan from South Dakota

Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Smileitsfreetobehappy from Alaska

Sep 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by chip26 from Illinois

Sep 03, 2014
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
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
 
Rated: 3.64 by JVan from Illinois

Aug 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by bowzer4birdie from Illinois

Aug 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by OnWisconsin from Wisconsin

Jul 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by HumanParaquat from Indiana

May 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by brother_kenneth from Virginia

Apr 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by nmann08 from Virginia

Mar 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by stortore from Illinois

Feb 23, 2014
Cermak Pilsner from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 33 ratings