Golden Goose Pilsner
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #436
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,261
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 17.04%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
32
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 21, 2021
Added:
Jun 15, 2009
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  5
SCORE
82
Good
Golden Goose PilsnerGolden Goose Pilsner
Notes: Golden color, noble hop aroma, crisp pilsner malt flavor, light body.
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Rated: 3.68 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2021
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
DLD - 5/18/2019
Jun 25, 2021
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 21, 2019
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Reviewed by wilburj1 from Pennsylvania

1.73/5  rDev -51.7%
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.
Mar 18, 2018
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

3.58/5  rDev 0%
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.
Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dface from Texas

Jun 04, 2017
 
Rated: 1 by Edie from Oklahoma

Oct 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by ChuckTom from Arizona

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by erickc from Washington

Jul 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by jasadewi from Tennessee

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by Noooddle from Washington

May 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by Buddance from Massachusetts

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 2.56 by BeerPHD from Texas

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by R11415 from New York

Nov 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by AnthonyD12 from Ohio

Jul 18, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by wilfonzo from Florida

Nov 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by ChicagoShakeAndBake26 from Illinois

Aug 29, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by stxSS07 from Illinois

May 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by cadaugherty from Illinois

May 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by spycow from Illinois

Apr 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by cestlavie from New York

Mar 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by EGolfer4 from Illinois

Mar 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Antnyd82 from Illinois

Jan 07, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by WoodburyMN from Indiana

Oct 28, 2012
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.
Jul 29, 2012
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
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!
Jul 13, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by Mdog from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by pebbs from Wisconsin

May 21, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Apr 27, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by amart80 from Missouri

Dec 07, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by imperialking from Illinois

Nov 19, 2011
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Reviewed by ghunterck from Florida

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
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 :)
Oct 20, 2011
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Reviewed by gatorguy from Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.
Jul 05, 2011
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Reviewed by Thorpe429 from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
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.
Nov 12, 2010
Golden Goose Pilsner from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 45 ratings