Speakerswagon Pilsner | Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

Speakerswagon PilsnerSpeakerswagon Pilsner
BA SCORE
3.68/5
69 Ratings
Speakerswagon PilsnerSpeakerswagon Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States
haymarketbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stand on the wagon and speak up! Demand delicious, fresh, hand-crafted pilsner brewed with imported pilsner malt, loads of Saaz hops and authentic lager yeast! Crisp and clean and hoppy. Fight for your right!

Added by MasterSki on 01-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,265
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
69
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Offa
4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent, full-bodied Czech-style pilsner, with a complex, full-bodied and excellent interpretation of a classic Czech character.

Gold, it has a medium white head slowly shrinking to a thin lasting top, leaving a little lace.

Aroma is a classic Czech or German character with strong herbs dominating a mix of apple, lemon, and grain.

Taste is similar, an excellent herbal hop character dominating with a zesty/zingy light bitterness, including some minty element, along with apple, grain, hint of bread and lemon, and a long mixed herb-grain aftertaste.

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Photo of BasementBer
4.57/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great brewpub. Dig the attention to historical detail and the quantity of beers as well as their names and stories. Surprised at how swanky the place seemed though.

A: Clear straw golden to pale. Poor head retention and no lacing.

S: Hoppy dry aroma with notes of grain.

T: Bitter, I liked it alot. Much hoppier than your standard pils, had a good clean finish. Lots of bite.

M: Hoppyness let it hang out on the tongue and pockets of the mouth.

D: Awesome beer! Light enough to go back for a second for sure.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sahd-1
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Glickj
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brew3crew
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery

A-golden yellow with a white head that sticks around for awhile

S-straw and a little bit of lemon

T-follows the nose. Very crisp and clean finish

M-light bodied and very smooth

O-great beer for the style. I could drink this one all night

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Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of StevieDavie
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of maxcoinage
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DGSchmitt
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of novamat
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSEDS
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrpapajcik
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Buck89
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of popcornlips
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the better American made pilseners ive had. this pours clear and radiantly glowing sunshine yellow, glassy and smooth, with obvious strong carbonation and a half inch of pure white lace. the nose is very fresh grains, on the lighter side, quintessentially Czech, with a light toast on some of them. hops are bittering only, but with an American flare. the flavor is clean and bright, an all day beer, listed on the menu at 5% abv rather than the 5.8% stated here. must be some slight variation over time. I love the malts in this beer, impossibly fresh, as well as refreshing, and satisfying at the same time, still feels like a beer. gorgeous carbonation, crisp finish, pure satisfaction. this went great with my sweet potato tater tots, and probably just about anything else on the food menu at haymarket. quality stuff right here.

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Photo of SpanishUnicorn
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corby112
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden straw color with a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic streaks of soapy lacing clinging to the glass on the way down.

Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with grassy saaz hops and and a pale biscuit malt backbone. Fresh cut grass and subtle pine needle followed by biscuit, bread/yeast and light fruit esters. Apple and pear sweetness countering the hoppy resins.

Fuller body than expected with a crisp hop bite that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a crisp, dry finish. String grassy saaz bitterness countered by some light fruit, bread and biscuit malt. Very sessionable without sacrificing mouthfeel or flavor.

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Photo of KDawg
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap at haymarket. Poured into a stange with a pale straw color and small head.

very balanced and nuanced aromas of grains, wheat, and malt aromas. Very good depth as well

lighter bodied with a really good feel and excellent flavors of grains, wheat, malts and a touch of hops

This was an extremely good pilsner. Very good depth of flavor and feel with good aromas as well

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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MaxOhle
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Speakerswagon Pilsner from Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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