Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.44/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful golden straw color. The head is barely off-white colored, and about two fingers high. Retention isn't the best, but the way it settles in the glass betrays solid hoppiness. Lacing is spotty but thick in certain places. All in all, this looks really good in a glass.
S: The hops used here aren't just grassy, they also have a citrusy/lemony bend to them. I also notice touches of sugar cookie-esque malts and some mineral notes. Good aroma, just one that could be a bit stronger (especially for 6.2%).
T: Initially, flavors of lemon and grass from the hops sweep the palate. A slightly sweet middle gives way to a dry back end with strong hard water notes. Slight buttery touches are prevalent throughout. I think it's solid, but not as delicate or smooth as the best examples of the style.
M: This is really light and crisp, like a good pils should be. The faint hard water quality gives it an assertively dry finishing kick - meaning it goes down with superb ease.
O: While this is pretty good, Lagunitas didn't fully nail this one. The drinkability is top notch, but in other aspects (balance, finesse, subtlety), I think the mark was missed. I'd definitely give this a second chance on tap, though.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2013 17:34:15 | More by ThisWangsChung
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