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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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BA SCORE
82
good

1,694 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 30
Gots: 81 | 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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Reviews by lochef81:
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lochef81

Michigan

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
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Appearance: Pours a marvelous, crystal clear yellow color with a nice deep golden quality to it. Carbonation coming up from the bottom makes this one look great. Pours with a one finger, bright white head and leaves appreciable lacing.

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.