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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)

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82
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1,771 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 107 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertaster13 on 02-17-2002)
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Ratings: 1,771 | Reviews: 646 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kdoc8:
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kdoc8

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Acquired at The Bier Stein, Eugene, OR. It pours out a golden-orange color with a thick bubbly white head. It's very effervescent and clear. The smell is distinctly yeasty with some fruity hops; the taste is surprisingly nice and refreshing, with a complex blend of fruity hops to the palate and isn't dominated by a yeast taste that's prevalent in the smell. I'm not normally a pilsner drinker, but this would be great one to have cold on a hot summer day.

08-06-2007 00:51:29 | More by kdoc8
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oberon

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

On atap at the Pizza Plant on Main,poureda ligh sprtizy golden with a thinner white head seemed pretty heavily carbonated from the pour,muted aromas I picked up some toasty grain with some light residual sweetness.Decent sturdy flavors leaning on the malty side lightly sweet and grainy a light herbal sharpness in the finish but it doesnt really stand out.A nice quaffing pils pretty basic the light herbal finish makes it better than the standard lager beer but I wouldnt say its a premium Czech style by any means.

10-04-2006 21:03:52 | More by oberon
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

06-14-2013 22:19:58 | More by mojohawk21
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npala86

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-13-2014 18:09:17 | More by npala86
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-18-2013 23:50:03 | More by woodchipper
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:

Lagunitas is right--lagers deserve just as much respect as ales do (see their website).

Bright, shimmering, pale golden color with a perfect clarity, sturdy two fingers of head, and decent head retention. Spicy hop, cracker maltiness, mineral salt and a faint sulfur note in the aroma. Smooth moderate-bodied mouthfeel. A bite from the carbonation and hops brings a spicy, sharp bitterness to start. Grainy with a dried grass, bread crust and metallic or coin flavor. Small nugget of sweetness. Hint of lime rind and more dried grass middle to end. A touch of drying, puckering grain and faint herbal spicy hop in the finish.

Not bad at all, though a little rough around the edges for a lager; without a doubt, still quite tasty.

09-10-2010 18:16:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Dmann

California

4.47/5  rDev +23.1%

Finally a Pils that I like! This gem poured a little darker than most pils with a very faint orange tint to it. The head was nice and frothy and settled into a nice pillow of foam for the rest of the session. The smell is actually pretty malty sweet, with a hint of carmel malt and light grassy undertones. The taste blew me away! It had a nice dry saaz and citrus bite in the beginning along with a nice malt sweetnes in the bakground that lends a little bit of thickness to the body, and a nice flavorful finnish that left me wanting another drink. This is the session Pils for me! A must try!

04-22-2005 09:58:01 | More by Dmann
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Drunkenass

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-06-2013 06:29:05 | More by Drunkenass
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-10-2013 05:50:19 | More by danthehopslamman
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +11%

A 12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Golden color, fairly thick white head that retained well, Good lacing.
Outdoorsy aroma: sweet, fresh grass.
Biscuity malt taste, some piney hops.
Not as crisp as expected, but still a nice Czech pils.
Very drinkable; had a few of these while watching college football. Very pleasant afternoon.

11-27-2010 00:41:23 | More by lordofthewiens
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Lazaro

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-01-2014 02:17:07 | More by Lazaro
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Beaver13

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head that rettains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is floral and slightly spicy german hops (which always smell kind of corn-ey and skunky to me).

The flavor is sweet grainy malts that lead to a sharp hoppy, bitter finish that is a little metallic. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, an above average pils (not my favorite style). It's much more bitter than I'd expect.

09-13-2005 05:19:20 | More by Beaver13
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%

Clear and honey golden with tons of carbination seen rising up to the thick cap of heavy egg-shell foam. The rich milkshakey head left a ton of lacing, but reduced down to a good capping. Very nice aroma with surprising strength to it, can catch it from a few feet away, very malty and sweet. Nicely pronounced flavors, good bite of peppery hops and caramelly malts. Good bitterness left in your mouth. Crisp and sharp flavors. The carbination feels good, it is just enough, I thought it would be too much from all I could see going on, but it was just right. Very drinkable pils, great session with good flavors and feel to it.

03-04-2005 02:47:28 | More by shapudding
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-30-2014 21:19:20 | More by Doomcifer
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mikechance

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

A tad darker color than most Pils and a strong spicy and grassy smell (very earthy).

A very full, lemon flavor and a hint of orange. I'm picking up a lot of spices. Again, I'm picking up a very earthy feel.

The mouthfeel is very smooth with very little aftertaste.

This is a pretty solid and falvorful summer beer for ale lovers.

06-06-2011 01:12:29 | More by mikechance
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MaxFoster

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-17-2014 20:24:31 | More by MaxFoster
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev 0%

This pours a chillhazed, medium yellow body with a one finger, tightknit, white head. Good retention falls into nice patchy lace.
Aroma has a pleasant, floral hopping balanced by a sweetish, fresh bread malt backbone.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with even carbonation.
Nice pils taste here, with a pleasant, floral hops biterness, and a solid malt backbone that is somewhat grainy and biscuity. The finish is crisp, dry, and refreshing.
Very well crafted example of a German pilsener by a good, California brewery. Nice balance, and enjoyable drinkability.

10-27-2004 22:35:04 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

Suprised to find this uncommon one on tap at a BBQ spot in NYC, Blue Smoke. Poured cloudy, medium straw in color, white 1/2 inch tiny bubble head, and displaying well developed fine lacing. Nose of powdered sugar, and bread. This is light to medium bodied hoppy, crisp and refreshing Pilsner. Palate cleansing lager, which went well with the BBQ. Not much of a finish, sort of petered out to wateryness. Servicable sessioner.

01-30-2005 14:25:11 | More by Billolick
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ElSid

California

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%

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Freshness Date: None

A: Pours pis yellow, mostly transparent, with a finger of effervescent white foam.

S: The nose is of earth along with a significant component of grassy herbalness.

T: Strong elements of earth which is suggested by the nose. The malt is light, consisting of crackers, grain and hints of hay. The hops impart floral, herbal, and grassy flavors to the beer along with hints of orange rind ending with a mild bitter, spicy finish.

M: Crisp and light in the mouth with moderate to high prickling carbonation.

O: A descent take on the pilsner style although overall this brew falls short. A refreshing drink for a warm day.

08-25-2012 03:45:22 | More by ElSid
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-01-2013 13:05:07 | More by mctizzz
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-12-2013 18:02:00 | More by Chris_Panos
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-23-2014 04:22:58 | More by KolbMarley
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JupiterJesus

California

5/5  rDev +37.7%

11-15-2011 00:51:48 | More by JupiterJesus
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livewire05

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-06-2012 04:03:15 | More by livewire05
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SudsSurfer

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-29-2013 07:10:32 | More by SudsSurfer
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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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