Goose Four Star Pils
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Pilsner - German
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 10.61%
Ratings:
582
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 27, 2022
Added:
Aug 08, 2015
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  182
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: This golden-hued pilsner has a light, fresh body and clean finish. Bright, refreshing carbonation mingles with German and American hops to give this pilsner a unique Goose Island spin.
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3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 27, 2022
 
3.94 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jan 16, 2020
 
3.44 by craigbelly from Iowa on Apr 21, 2019
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3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by German-Helles from Wisconsin

This is a 12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. At first there was a good 1/2 inch of pure white foam that quickly receded to just a trace of foam. The beer is a clear almost orange in color with light carbonation. Where is the foam?
On the nose there is a light malt aroma.
Tastes like a regular beer with a dry bitter finish.
The feel is light with low carbonation and a bit on the dry side.
This beer tastes fine, nothing special though.

Mar 24, 2019
 
3.5 by Lefty_P_Hand from Maine on Mar 10, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

crisp and clean; balanced 5/26/2018

Jan 02, 2019
 
3.54 by jmh21 from Minnesota on Dec 26, 2018
 
3.12 by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois on Dec 17, 2018
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3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by metter98 from New York

On-tap at Kanela Breakfast Club, Chicago, IL

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that hardly died down.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with notes of pilsener malts.
T: The taste has flavors of pilsener malts with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

Oct 28, 2018
 
3.52 by michaelsmith11 from Illinois on Sep 03, 2018
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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at the Exchequer Restaurant and Pub on July 27, 2018. A golden hued pilsner with a light, fresh body and clean finish. Bright, refreshing carbonation mingles with German and American hops to give this pilsner a unique Goose Island spin.

Aug 28, 2018
 
3.25 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Aug 27, 2018
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3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by AlfaMale from Virginia

Pours medium amber with a rapidly dissipating head. Bouquet of industrial cleaning solution. Taste is sharp and bitter. My overall opinion is that it tastes like a beer long past its sell-by date, and maybe it is. More like an ale than a lager/pils. Sorry, but it is just not a beer to my liking. That just my opinion and I could be wrong.

Aug 07, 2018
 
3.42 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Aug 04, 2018
 
3.38 by ClintGoodman from Iowa on Jul 22, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by GrumpyGas from Illinois

12oz bottle poured into a mug displays a clear straw colored body supporting a lasting fluffy white head of foam.

Aroma is crackers and corn.

Flavors add a slight spice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

Overall a good outdoor beer for Sunny warm days.

Jun 30, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Hackattack from Indiana

I am happy with this...considering I got a 15 pack for seven and a half bucks.....date on cans is 5 months ago....so that explains the price. It tastes good though....a lot of flavor for a pilsner. Maybe cans have a longer shelf life, since no light gets in?????

Jun 07, 2018
 
3.15 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 24, 2018
 
3.58 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 21, 2018
 
3.73 by Half-full from Illinois on May 05, 2018
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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours light orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of sweet grain, slight corn. Tastes of adjunct grain and slight corn sweetness. Beer is light bodied, easy drinking, and a tad heavy carbonation. Overall, an average beer.

May 02, 2018
 
3.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Apr 11, 2018
 
3 by jschott75 from Illinois on Apr 09, 2018
 
3.56 by Vandelay1863 from Florida on Mar 10, 2018
 
3.1 by moodenba from New York on Feb 08, 2018
 
3.75 by Beerbuddha from Florida on Jan 30, 2018
 
3.74 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Jan 14, 2018
 
3.77 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jan 14, 2018
 
3.75 by mrcraft from California on Jan 14, 2018
 
3.6 by digitalflood from New York on Dec 30, 2017
 
3.93 by jbundang9 from California on Dec 19, 2017
 
3.25 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 16, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by TBDave from Florida

I picked up a 6-pack at Publix during a BOGO sale. It tastes like a session IPA. I enjoyed the taste. But if you’re expecting a typical German Pils, you’ll be disappointed.

Dec 11, 2017
 
3.4 by tommy5 from Michigan on Dec 10, 2017
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3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by andrewh995 from Arizona

Pours a completely clear gold with a white head. Smells of bread, caramel, light hops, and malt. Tastes of sweet white bread, malt, non-bitter hops, and light caramel. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Overall an ok pils.

Nov 14, 2017
 
2.43 by mando31 from Illinois on Nov 14, 2017
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2.08/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by artdgenerate from Canada (BC)

Not even CLOSE to a pilsner.

It's about as much of a pils as if you poured 2/3 of an IPA into 1/4 of a Coors Light. And nowhere near a "German style" pils.

Total disappointment.

Oct 19, 2017
 
3.46 by agreenman19 from Connecticut on Oct 18, 2017
 
3.76 by Trevor_martin from Texas on Oct 11, 2017
 
3.5 by Mack from Canada (QC) on Oct 02, 2017
Goose Four Star Pils from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 582 ratings