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:
#29,309
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
69
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a clear straw colored body. Standard aroma with malts and grains and sweet corn. Flavor is also standard following the nose with pale malts, grains and wheat. Moderate to high carbonation and light body. Bitterness cOmes in late to the finish. Refreshing but basically a forgettable pils

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 spycow
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of emerge077
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold, ultra bright clarity. Delicate crown of intricate lacing rings the inside of the glass. Initial finger of foam dwindles to a wispy skim after ten minutes.

Nondescript husky grain aroma, clean pilsner malt.

Firm grassy noble hop bitterness from the Saaz hops, crisp and clean, simple crackery malt flavor. Light herbal tea flavor from the hops,dry bitter finish with a pleasant hint of honey. Crisp easy drinking lager with a good streak of hop flavor. Pairs with any food easily. Simplicity is underrated.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Speakerswagon Pils is a good solid beer. It poured a clear golden color with a white head that sticks around for awhile and laced slightly. The Saaz hops was present and there was a slight citrus(lemon). The taste is typical of most Pils with the Saaz hops generating most the buzz...balanced by malt. The mouthfeel was light bodied and very smooth. Overall a decent Pils and good for sessions.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at the brewpub.

For the second straight year, a friend's bachelor party has afforded me the opportunity to hit up some new beer spots. First up is Haymarket, complete with this here pils. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light grass and straw. Not much going on here, really. The taste holds notes of grass, flowers, very light lemon rind, and light wheat. This is a nice response to the fairly weak smell. The body is a hefty-feeling light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a nice little pils, nothing really outstanding, but a fitting beer to start things off and/or enjoy whilst the weather continues to hammer us with heat and whatnot.

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Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of MasterSki
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm going to guess that this is a Czech pils, as there was no written description of ABV listed for this one when I had it. Served in a 4oz taster glass.

A - The lightest of the Haymarket offerings at a pale straw, and the least hazy as well. Poured with a half-finger of eggshell foam that settled to a thick collar and some hazy film on top, leaving a few specks of lace.

S - Some light herbal and floral hops, some fruitiness, and a slightly buttery pilsner malt backdrop.

T - Reminds me a little of Pilsner Urquell, which is unfortunate as I don't really like that beer very much. Sweet buttered bread malt character, and some light herbal bitterness.

M - Medium-bodied, chewy and sticky, pleasant moderate carbonation, clean finish.

D - Meh. Probably my least favorite of Haymarket's own tap offerings. Wouldn't bother with this one again, even though it was plenty easy to quaff.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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 JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of barnzy78
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, packaged JUL0517
A - thin white head disappears quickly leaving a clear golden colored bier
S/T- typical German pils aroma and flavors with notes of grassy, earthy & spicy hops, biscuity pilsner malt, lager yeast
M - lighter body and lighter carbonation, finishes semi-dry and crisp
O - easy drinking German Pils. There are some great authentic German brewed ones I prefer, but this is a pretty good American brewed version.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the pub. My least favorite of their beers...This pours a super light straw, watery color. In certain light it looks green, unappealing. Off white head that is actually pretty nice...The aroma is not bad, floral hops, with some spice to it, pilsner skunk finish...The taste doesn't do it for me, very bitter, herbal and skunky. I had a hard time finishing my glass.

Not a huge pilsner fan to begin with, but this is one is average.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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