Golden Goose Pilsner
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Pilsner - German
Ranked #401
Ranked #27,258
3.58 | pDev: 17.04%
Nov 21, 2021
Jun 15, 2009
Golden Goose PilsnerGolden Goose Pilsner
Notes: Golden color, noble hop aroma, crisp pilsner malt flavor, light body.
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3.68 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 21, 2021
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by OompaMentor from Georgia

DLD - 5/18/2019

Jun 25, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by EmperorBevis from England

Canned and purchased as part of a four can presentation box set
Pours Pours a clear gold coured body, with decent pace enough white head
Aroma has slight lemon notes with corn. Flavour has a nice bitter finish
Easy drinking

Jul 14, 2020
3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia on May 21, 2019
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1.73/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
by wilburj1 from Pennsylvania

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.

Mar 18, 2018
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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jeffdr123 from Florida

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.

Aug 19, 2017
3.5 by Dface from Texas on Jun 04, 2017
1 by Edie from Oklahoma on Oct 26, 2016
3.93 by ChuckTom from Arizona on Sep 17, 2016
3.52 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2016
3.67 by erickc from Washington on Jul 22, 2016
3.51 by jasadewi from Tennessee on Jul 04, 2016
3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2016
3.67 by Noooddle from Washington on May 25, 2016
3.69 by Buddance from Massachusetts on Apr 03, 2016
2.56 by BeerPHD from Texas on Mar 15, 2016
3.96 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota on Dec 13, 2015
3.88 by R11415 from New York on Nov 15, 2015
3.35 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2015
3.5 by AnthonyD12 from Ohio on Jul 18, 2014
2.75 by wilfonzo from Florida on Nov 02, 2013
3.25 by ChicagoShakeAndBake26 from Illinois on Aug 29, 2013
3.5 by stxSS07 from Illinois on May 16, 2013
3.75 by cadaugherty from Illinois on May 09, 2013
3.5 by spycow from Illinois on Apr 26, 2013
3.75 by cestlavie from New York on Mar 24, 2013
4.25 by EGolfer4 from Illinois on Mar 22, 2013
3.75 by Antnyd82 from Illinois on Jan 07, 2013
3.5 by WoodburyMN from Indiana on Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Redrover from Wisconsin

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.

Jul 29, 2012
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3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TMoney2591 from Illinois

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!

Jul 13, 2012
4 by Mdog from Minnesota on Jul 04, 2012
3 by pebbs from Wisconsin on May 21, 2012
3.5 by bsuedekum from Missouri on Apr 27, 2012
4 by amart80 from Missouri on Dec 07, 2011
4 by imperialking from Illinois on Nov 19, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ghunterck from Florida

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 :)

Oct 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gatorguy from Virginia

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.

Jul 05, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Thorpe429 from Illinois

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.

Nov 12, 2010
Golden Goose Pilsner from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 45 ratings