Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Beernf:
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Bar Food in Santa Monica, CA.
Lagunitas Pils is a standby beer if you are too drunk to really taste another beer for real. It has some basic characteristics that make it easy to drink, like other pilsners. Its not offensive, unless it warms up and then there is some funk to it that I am not a fan of. However, out of a tap when its nice and cold, i like drinking it. Goes well with most food, not sweets though. I guess if you are going to go for a Pilsner, its better to support a small indie brewery than to just order from the corporate beer makers eh?
Serving type: on-tap
02-13-2011 03:32:48 | More by Beernf
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I really loved this beer a year ago when I was first embarking on my journey of love of craft beers. I'm very curious to see if I like it as much now that I have experienced so many other great offerings. The pour is quite handsome and classic to the style, a pale golden color with a thick and lasting white head and nice lacing. The aroma is sweet and spicy with Belgian yeast and biscuit malts with hints of pepper and vanilla. There is also a slightly hoppy aroma but not the west coast hops I've come to expect from Lagunitas but instead the classic noble hops of the Olde World. It sips very light and clean, quite refreshing on the palate. This could definitely be enjoyed after a long days work or on a hot summer's day. The flavor screams Europe with a bit more hop bite than one expects from a Czech style pilsner. There is a lot of sweet, funky Belgian yeast as well as biscuit malts and hints of spice and hops. It is definitely light and refreshing on the palate. This isn't as good as I remember it being from before I got into craft beer but still a very nice offering and spin on a classic style. That being said, it is one of my least favorite offerings from one of my favorite breweries.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 01:38:46 | More by lochef81
3.25/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into Lagunitas Jar.
A - Golden lager looking.
S - Smells Belgiany?
T - Yep, taste a little like a Belgian Golden Ale to me and not so much a Pilsner. Bready with citrus and I was honestly looking forward to some hop bitterness being a Lagunitas but I didn't get much, although it does have a spicey hit.
M - Punch of carbonation upfront. Smooth down with that spiciness towards the end.
O - It's my least favorite Lagunitas and they're my favorite brewery. It's not horrible but not what I was expecting from them. Not that I'm huge Pilsner fan anyway, but there are definitely better options, even from California.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 07:23:57 | More by samtrillo
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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