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Baderbräu Chicago Pilsner | Baderbräu Brewing Company

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3.74/5
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75 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:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 06-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,759
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
75
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
Trade:
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3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours golden with nice clarity, fluffy, white head sticks around awhile. Aromas are grassy hop, pilsner malt, lager yeast. Overly sharp in taste, soapy, grassy, pilsner malt, biscuity, mild herbal hops linger with some astringency. Light-to-medium body, ample carbonation, very drying on the finish. Overall, good representation of the style, but I couldn't get past the soapy taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery, given to me by a friend in a drunken haze while he cleaned out his fridge. "Chicago pilsener". I'll take it.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours one finger of thick fluffy off-white head with decent staying power. Body is a clear goldenrod color with plenty of bubbles rushing topside. Looks about average for the style.

S - Smell isn't packing much, but is fairly typical of the style. Dusty grain, malt, some lemongrass, and maybe some musty florals.

T - Taste is fairly typical of authentic Czech style pilseners, which is good, but not my favorite. Dirty, earthy, bitter, herbal, grainy, and malty.

M - Feel is of coarse carbonation fizzing away on the palate with a bitter, dry finish.

Overall, an about average pilsner, but in a good way. It's a simple, quick, clean, easy-drinking beverage sitting at a low 4.80% abv, and for me it is a local option, so like I said, I'll take it.

Baderbräu ---3.5/5

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3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

A decent amount of ballyhoo surrounding the resurrection of this brew (complete with a phoenix on the label, no less), so let's see what it's all about, eh? It pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-buttered biscuits, light grass, sweet flowers, and a kiss of mild toffee. The taste begins with a general rehashing of the smell; then in rushes a good amount of sharp grass, light greens, and citrus rind. This wave lasts only a short while, then dies away, taking nearly everything with it in the ebb. All that remains is a small impression of what had only recently been there. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta slick feel. Overall, an alright pils, but one that's unlike any I've had before. Normally they have a characteristic flavor, one that stands alone and throughout the entire drinking experience. This one, with its waves of flavors, seems fairly unique to me, though not necessarily in a negative way (nor a distinctively positive one, for that matter). Definitely an interesting, mostly enjoyable beer.

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3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light hint of amber coloring to this otherwise pale hay hued brew. Good bubbling and decent off-white head.

Some toasty aromas and just a little musty, earthy hop aromas. If you blindfolded me and I smelled this beer, I would not think it was a Czech pilsner.

Pretty toasty malt flavor to this brew from start to finish. Just a few earthy hop notes to balance the otherwise sweet and toasty malt flavor profile. The finish is smooth, but a little sticky for a pilsner IMHO. Not as sessionable as I would like my pilsners to be. Glad I tried this Chicago icon of sorts. Not a bad beer by any means.

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Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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