Golden Goose Pilsner
Goose Island Beer Co.

Golden Goose PilsnerGolden Goose Pilsner
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German Pilsner
Ranked #300
Ranked #34,242
3.69 | pDev: 16.8%
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Golden Goose PilsnerGolden Goose Pilsner
Notes: Golden color, noble hop aroma, crisp pilsner malt flavor, light body.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 42 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of wilburj1
1.73/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Sampling some different Pilsner from a local store and picked this one to fill a 6 pack. It looked and smelled OK but the taste was horrid. Like it was made with swamp water. I actually dumped it down the drain. I have never had a beer from Goose Island and I am pretty sure I won't have another. I don't know perhaps it was just a bad bottle but I don't see any really great reviews. Not recommended at all.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Oak & Stone. Tons of foam. Not much to sniff. A nice bit of hops keeps it from being boring, but there's a swampy thing going on that spoiled it for me.

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Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was called the Golden Pilsner by my waitress, but I am assuming it is the same as the Golden Goose Pilsner.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is a bright gold with a white head and a slight chill haze.

It has a fresh aroma of grains, floral and spice notes.

It is nicely hopped with mineral notes, grains and a touch of refreshing sourness late.

The mouth is crisp with active carbonation.

I liked the complexity in this hopped up pilsner. It went really well with my grilled fish tacos and tomato mozzarella salad.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a willibecher at the Clybourne brewpub.

What part of hot Summer day doesn't scream "Kyle, have a friggin' pils, dude!"? Right? This stuff pours a very lightly hazy pale straw topped by over a finger of stark white foam. The nose comprises flowers, grass, and light pine needles. The taste holds notes of light biscuit malt, mild flowers, and even milder grass. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a decidedly crisp finish. Overall, a very nice pils, one that balances its bright hops with an unassuming malt character. Damn, did this one ever satisfy!

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Photo of ghunterck
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pilser is the beer i grew up on. I new to microbrews and i wanted to review a beer that i was very familiar with. I had heard about goose island and tried this beer on tap in chicago. i travel alot around the country and want to learn more about microbrews.

the bartenders were very personal and explained the style to me. I really enjoyed this beer.

I ended up having many of these :)

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Photo of gatorguy
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice gold color, with a good two finger head that fizzed away at a decent pace, but left some good lacing. Smell was mostly floral and earthy hops, with some citrus. Taste was more earthy and spicy, but the citrus notes did come through nicely in the middle, and finishes slightly bitter, rather clean actually. Mouthfeel is fairly light. A good pilsner, I wish it was more easily available.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice golden color with a shade of darkness to it. Visible carbonation and a nice white head, although that dies down somewhat quickly. Still, some very nice lace involved. The nose brings forward a good dosing of floral, earthy, and light citrus hops as well as a bit of grain.

The taste is more toward the grainy end of the pilsner spectrum and the hops don't come through like they did in the nose. Still, the body is nice and crisp and this drinks quite well.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A somewhat cloudy golden color with a bit of a creamy head. Not exactly what I was expecting from a pilsner, had more of an unfiltered look than anticipated.

S - Pretty smooth, grainy, with some citrusy hops.

T - Bready, sweetly malty, some citrus hops, nicely flavored for a pilsner.

M - Smooth, crisp, clean, very pilsnerish.

D - Non-offensive, can session easily, pretty pleasant.

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Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 20oz imperial pint at Goose Island-Clybourn.

A: Served a crystal-clear, pale gold color with an exceedingly creamy, bright white, one finger head.

S: Aromas of toasted grain, and lemony noble hops. Quite clean.

T: Very biscuity. Light lemon/citrus hops, toasty malt, and some corn?

M: The epitome of creamy. Crisp and clean with that awesome cask smoothness.

D: So sessionable. Not complicated, not earth shattering, but comforting. Brings me back to the early days of the Goose.

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Photo of OttoBomb
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a 16 oz. (20 oz.?) Willy Becker pint glass at Goose Island Clybourn (January 19, 2010).

Eyes: Pours a golden amber, I'm surprised to see the amount of haze this has.

Nose: I smell what seems to be Saaz hops dominant, with some citrus and grain.

Tongue: It's a pilsner, and it delivers. A crisp hop bite comes with each taste, and it has nice grassy notes. It is also tiny bit sweet and a tiny bit spicy. Very, very nice flavor; crisp, bitter and certainly complex enough to make it interesting.

Mouth: Probably the best thing about this beer. Good carbonation, smooth with a crisp bitter finish.

Libation: Very good pilsners are a difficult thing to find, but we have one here. This has the standard Saaz-style punch that you'd expect from a pils, but also has some very interesting notes that make it a bit more complex. It's very crisp and refreshing, has just 4.1% ABV, and has a surprising flavor profile. What more can you ask for?

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on cask at the brewpub on Clybourn. The beer was hazy pale golden colored with a creamy cask head. The smell of muted floral hops and toasted malts, more malt aromas than anything. Lots of biscuit and toasted malt flavor, a little grainy the way I like it. The mouthfeel was near perfect, prickly carbonation with a full deep body. A beautiful beer on cask.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a golden pilsner with an unconventional nose of lemons and protein. higher in alcohol that isn't that noticeable in the air. the beer is sweeter than expected. that earthy hay quality is replaced with a yeasty protein even though the beer is relatively clear and filtered. a mild fruit of citrus and some grassiness. there is something a bit off with this beer. not a clean bitter finish but a mild wheat malt flavor. is it dirty lines? will have to go back and re taste for the sake of it.

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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 42 ratings