Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
4.35/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I pretty much like everything this brewery makes. I didn't care for the Brown Shugga' the first time I had it, but we tried it again on the blog so I put more attention to the overall flavor profile. They just released Laguintas Sucks, which is a really nice citrus forward IPA. Oh, and their cappuccino stout is delicious. I have had this one before, but I am excited to try it with attention to the flavor. This one has been sitting in the fridge for a few weeks, and we will be drinking it ice cold. Bring it; i'm thirsty!
In the Glass: It's clean, thin, and gold in the glass. Looks like a domestic, to be honest. The beer does offer a decent lace that I wasn't expecting. I've had this before, and gave it a 5/5 on Untappd. It's been a while, so I hope I still like the flavor.
Nose: That smells like beer should smell. It is clean, and you really get the Saaz hops coming through. It is almost grassy/earthy on the nose. Smells like beer smells in Europe. I guess this IS a Czech pilsner! I really like this style, too. I call beers like this "chugging" beers.
Flavor: It's not sweet, but it's close. It is bittersweet, maybe. The flavor explodes when you take the first sip, and then it changes and becomes more complex as you swallow leading to a wonderful dry aftertaste. I have a few double pilsners in the fridge. I actually prefer this one over them. This is just lovely!
Mouthfeel: It starts off thin, then gets dry toward the back of the palate. Not a lot of bubbles here, which I might have expected just thinking about previous pilsners I have had. But the flavor profile literally changes as you swallow and the aftertaste is incredible. I will stop mentioning the aftertaste and will just go talk about it!
Aftertaste: I swallowed the beer five minutes ago… and the aftertaste is still there. The flavor ends dry on the palate, and then there is a swallow or two of sweet. When the sweetness leaves, and the dryness kicks in. Imagine the flavor you get after licking bamboo. That is what I am tasting here. Not sure if I have ever licked bamboo, but that is the flavor that I am thinking of. It is earthy and dry, and hangs on for a long time. Great flavor!
I rated this beer 5/5 on Untappd the first time I had it. Not sure when that was, but I am giving it the same rating again today. It looks boring in the glass, but the Saaz hops really make this a powerful and delicious brew. The founder of the brewing company thinks this is the best beer they make. He might be right! Drink this fresh, drink this cold, and enjoy! Bottoms up, people.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2013 17:55:10 | More by rickyleepotts
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3.66/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This is a very good pilsner!
If you can get one, I would very much recommend it. It's wonderful.
There's a mostly naked, hot, thin red head female next to me and I can tell you that she likes this beer too, so that's saying something. It's not always that you can really say that about too many beers, ya know? I mean, really, how often have you read a review of a beer here on this fine web site that said a mostly naked, hot, thin red head gal is diggin' the beer?
I can't find any reviews talking about mostly naked girls here anyway - let alone red heads.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 22:11:19 | More by jakdracula
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,664 ratings.