Goose Four Star Pils | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.58/5
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565 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by superspak on 08-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,184
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
565
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 565 |  Reviews: 140
Reviews by yancot:
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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

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Amazing showing of head and lacing, bright and perfectly clear pale copper hue. Some herbal (berries & mint?) hop and clean bready grain in the nose. Pleasing crispness, light bodied enough for a Pils. Has the bitterness of an IPA, a little harsh and takes over a little bit. Clean palate, some bread crust and crackers in the middle. While this beer is enjoyable this is clearly not to be confused with any traditional style of Pilsner, at least I got my hop fix.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Fine golden body, clear and white capped, lots of lacing.

S - The nose is citrus, bright, hoppy, with a hint of grass and danker hop notes. Not your standard Pils nose here, but that is not a bad thing.

T - Flavor is more typical of a Pilsner, but with more pine and citrus. Close is dry, drawing you to another drink.

M - Crisp and light. A bit of drying in the close.

O - Drinkable, and pleasant. A clean, bright, refreshing American Pils that I would pick up again.

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Photo of Turbo
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chip26
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shreead
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Doomcifer
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bsp77
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good hoppy Pilsner. Biscuit, apple, bread, straw, and a healthy mix of noble and citrusy hops. Very dry finish with a slightly heavier than expected body for the style.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold to copper in color with excellent clarity. There's a quarter inch of frothy tan head. The aroma is of bready malt and grassy bittering hops play a background note. I'm tasting a delicate light bready malt note with some gentle grassy hops in the back of the palate. The mouth is light, smooth, and very quaffable.

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Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: An initial blast of malt aromas dies off quickly supplanted by floral hops and some spice. Malt and hop aromas are medium low.

L: pours brilliant amber with streams of bubbles quickly rush to reinvigorate a 2" sudsy off white to cream foam cap that reduces to a thick film moderately fast and leaves splotchy lace.

T: Medium to medium low bready malt flavors lead the palate quickly followed by floral, spicy hop flavors and a medium bitterness that grows to almost medium high by the finish. A light sweetness up front dries to a crisp finish. Hop forward but the hops are nicely balanced and not harsh.

F: medium light body and medium carbonation. A faint touch of diacetyl gives it a little smoothness while the addition of wheat gives it a light creaminess.

O: good, drinkable pilsener

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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A bready and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with a scent of biscuit and floral hops. Upfront pale malt with a scent of biscuit, cracker, and grains with lager yeast. Hints of floral and earthy hops. Subtle hints of apple and citrus. A solid Pils aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and sweet malt driven taste with notes of biscuit and floral hops. Bready pale malt notes of cracker, biscuit, and grains along with some lager yeast. Earthy hop notes with some grass. Slight fruit notes of citrus and apple. A solid balanced Pils taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Pilsner. Nice balance of biscuit malt flavor and earthy hops.

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Photo of Golden32
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

All I taste are the hops. Feels more like an IPA to me. Shame, I had high hopes.

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Photo of moundbz
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at 2016 Hogs and Hops.
Large foamy durable head.
Medium-light body.
Light aroma with biscuits, gray notes and hints of citrus grits.
Flavor follows.

Overall: clean but rather unremarkable.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KrissyKat6
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"poppy" on tongue. Refreshing!

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Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle - more Goose Island brew made right here in Edmonton at the good ol' Labatt facility off of the Whitemud.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and kind of silken off-white head, which leaves some decent splattered sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of bready and crackery pale malt, further biscuity cereal notes, a hint of lemon citrus acerbity, and some plain leafy, floral, and grassy noble hop bitters. The taste is more grainy and bready pale malt, overripe lemon rind, a hint of Continental gasohol, wet breakfast cereal, and more sassy leafy, spicy, and wet grassy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly involved in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess kickin' it shortly after takeoff here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed malt doing well to parry the veritable lingering old-school hop bitterness.

Overall, this is a pretty decent rendition of the real deal, as far as I'm concerned, and quite in line with the IPA from the same production process that I enjoyed just as much, not that long ago. It appears that when monolithic brewing concerns allow their employees to use enough of the right ingredients, good beer can be made. Who knew?

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Goose Four Star Pils from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 565 ratings