Baderbräu Chicago Pilsner | Baderbräu Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
69 Ratings
Baderbräu Chicago PilsnerBaderbräu Chicago Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baderbräu Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
baderbrau.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 06-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Ringthane
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought as part of a pick-mix at the local alcohol megamart just to try. Honestly, my tastes run more toward Scotch and Belgian ales, but I'm from Chicago, so pilsners are the beers of my youth -- and this is from a Chicago brewery. Was honestly surprised by this one. Crisp and refreshing (especially after sanding a cabinet outside for hours), and its faint hoppy bitterness at the end never got too strong -- leaving just a faintly bitter taste that balanced the malty sweetness. I don't know much about the look since I drank it straight from the can like a heathen, but the bit I saw was clear. I get the feeling that, if I was more of a pilsner lover, this would become my go-to beer.

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Photo of FBarber
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque and more orange in color than gold. Mildly effervescent. Thick frothy white head dissipates slowly leaving a thick residual head with lots of lacing, so thick its almost a white covering over the glass.

Smell is very bready - with an ever so mild floral hop presence on the back end of the nose.

Taste is again, very bready. Some mild earthy hops come through giving it a earthy bready flavor. Very simple and straightforward. The hops are rather subdued - its almost too balanced. Touch of honey sweetness on the back end.

Feel is medium bodied and a bit "heavier" than I'd expect in a pilsner. Medium carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. Dry finish.

Overall this is a well crafted good pilsner. At the price, its a great deal.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joeseppy
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Every can I've opened has had a nice froth emerging. Hop aroma with grain and malts. Malt coats the palate with hop lingering. Lively carbonation. Finishes dry with floral/grassy notes. This ended up being my Fourth of July fireworks partner. Fabulous in every way! Would buy again.

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Photo of stanale
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An interesting story on their website. And if anyone likes sleuthing for recipes, read their story.
I like that they revived an original craft pilsener from the early 1990s that MJ had reviewed highly.
It looks and smell like a typical pilsner, but it tasted better to me as it warmed. The hops balanced well with the malt and the carbonation low (which I prefer.)
What I especially like is that they are converting an abandoned warehouse on Chicago's southside into a brewery and the taproom is on the edges of the tourist district regenerating around the convention center. This, too, is a good story about beer.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lucky_rodent
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brondeau
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint at Mike Ditka's in Oak Brook Terrace, IL in June 2015. Not bad. Would drink again. Good color and smell. Taste was a little light.

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

So far my favorite Pilsner.

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Photo of griffinsimpson
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

World class and delicious... nuf said!

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kodt
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Llemon
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joel12
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Mflanaga
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of bflorge
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Brams17
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of beoirific
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.81 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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