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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
83
good

1,928 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,928
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 46
Gots: 147 | 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: 1,928 | Reviews: 659 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

JupiterJesus, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Donsmitty, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Jhuntpt, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of mwalters
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had many a pilsner here in the United States and in Germany and I was VERY inpressed with this beer. When I poured it into my pilsner glass, I got a perfect head and the most beautifu cascade of bubbles swirling up from the bottom of the glass that I have ever seen. It look just like to BMC commercials do except THEIR beers don't behave like that. Even now, 15 min into my beer , it is still cascading to keep the head alive.

Te aroma was very Czech like, the hop aroma was very european. Classy & clean.

I was worried before my first sip that the carbonation would be to much, but it was perfect... very nice mouthfeel. Great body to the beer and the taste was crisp clean and super refreshing. I know that those are all the cliche's that you always hear, but this time it was absolutly true.

This is my favorite pilsner and I highly reccomend it.

Another homerun Lagunitas!!!

mwalters, Feb 02, 2007
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

CraftyChuck, Jul 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

largefarva, Jan 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

cmonson68, Dec 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

heytomcat, Jun 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

bobbilance, Aug 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

KC9LDB, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of gatorguy813
4.9/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is probably one of my top five non-german brews, and certainly top ten overall. I would give a detailed description, but it would be a waste of time, this beer hits the mark in all catagories:Smell,drinkability,taste,mouthfeel, everything! My recommendation, buy it, you wont regret it.

gatorguy813, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of micromaniac129
4.83/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep golden color with a big white head. A very slight haze. Head fades quickly to a wispy veil on top. A good swirl brings out another round of foam. Good lacing all the way down.
Classic lager aroma, not over powering, of noble hops and a hint of malty character.
Taste is dry and spicy with a nice dry finish.
Sprite and lemony in the mouth.
Refreshing. I could down a couple of these babes, coming off the beach down in Cape May.
Drink well my friends

micromaniac129, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of xmorgan
4.79/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a nice Czech style Pilsner.
Apperance: golden with nice white head but no lacing
Smell: Czech hop smell and straw like sent
Taste: crisp clean and bitter character expected from a Pilsner, hop prescience is ago adequate and a sulphur quality
Overall a nice Pilsner

xmorgan, Jul 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

mojohawk21, Jun 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Mdblub, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

sanitysessions, Apr 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

anewlanguage, Oct 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Feel_the_Darkness, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

creez, Mar 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

mythaeus, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Mitchster
4.7/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

$1.80 for a single at Jacks. Filtered. Pours out to a brilliantly clear straw golden...perfect pils color. Forms a rocky white head with average retention and sparse lacing. The aroma is crisp, fresh, clean pale malts and a subtle Saaz floral hopiness. Mouthfeel is crisp with a nice acidity and smooth finish. Medium-light body. The taste is great...lots of nice Euro malts up front with pleasant grassiness, a floral and citric nice hop bite, an expertly balanced bitterness and ends in a subtle grain husk sweetness. Wow. No off-flavors.

This is a world-class pils. Defining for the style and full of flavor, yet oh-so-easy to drink. I love this brew. Highly recommended. I will be buying much more!

Mitchster, Oct 31, 2007
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4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Pilsner Urquell pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, bright, golden color with lots of carbonation bubbles visible. Has large, rocky head that dissipates slowly and leaves considerable lacing.

Smell: Smells of grainy, grassy hops with a hint of maltiness. Has a clean nose like most pilsners.

Taste: Now this is a pilsner! Strong hoppy and biscuity flavors permeate throughout this beer. The hops tend towards the grassy/grainy variety but there are hints of citric hops in here as well. Perfectly balanced with a pleasant aftertaste, this is really quite fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing, yet surprisingly full-bodied.

Drinkability: A superior pilsner and one I'd certainly have again without hesitation. Czech-style pilsners have a special place in my heart and this one is definitely the best American interpretation of the style I've had. It also makes me more interested in trying some of Lagunitas' other offerings. Way to go Lagunitas on this one!

wahhmaster, Jan 31, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well, I've been searching for a pilsner close to those I had in Prague (check my avatar...that's one of them). This is very close, and very good. The hops present this lager with a nice crisp feel and spicey taste, one thing that keeps me on ales. I'm not a malt head, and don't like the lingering effects of most lagers.
A bright, clear persimmon color with a moderate head. Could look better, but it's just fine.
Clove, coriander, and lemon zest hint in the nose. Fresh. Green grass, possibly.
Taste is great, I almost give it a 5...but rarely do that with any beer. Hops balance this beer well, maybe too much for a true pilsner, but I like it. Feels great, tingly, crisp.
Gonna have to have more of this. A step shy of the Prague beers, but very good nonetheless

Mebuzzard, May 11, 2009
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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,928 ratings.