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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

1,664 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 1,664
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 29
Gots: 71 | 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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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -38%

03-02-2013 05:20:05 | More by ohiobeer29
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GarretD

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -38%

04-14-2012 01:02:18 | More by GarretD
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -38%

02-09-2013 15:43:11 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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fishguyac

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -38%

12-10-2012 19:19:49 | More by fishguyac
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed on 8/24/08. Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of stale wheat and lager malts. Flavor is wheaty with some light fruits. But mostly this just tastes like stale wheat and I didn't like it at all. I didn't get this one...
5/3/4/3/12 (2.7/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 19:15:59 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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tittymcj

Connecticut

2.33/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Suffered through this with William Pang (Queens, NY).

Pours out with very minimal head and, no lie, absolutely no lacing whatsoever.

Smells of bready malt but mostly reminds me of the cheap college beers (natural light, miller lite, coors light, etc.) in that there is a strong corn profile.

The taste is, unfortunately, much the same as the smell. Lots of bready malt flavor, but also a lot of similarities with the cheap beers.

Feels very thin and carbonated in the mouth, washes down easily.

If it wasn't for the unpleasant similarities with Coors Light, this would be very drinkable, as it is very thin and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 21:06:10 | More by tittymcj
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billybob

Massachusetts

2.45/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

pours a clear golden color with a small white head that quickly fades and no lace to speak of. weak spice aromas in the nose. tight bubbled pepper and slightly spice taste not your average tasting pils. light to medium body tight bubbled carbonation. pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2008 18:52:49 | More by billybob
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sethcroisant

Nebraska

2.46/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

A- weak looking head that clears out quickly. a decent bit of lacing sticks around

S- slightly fruity hops, maybe hallertau? not much malt, but it's a little sugary. boozy for a pilsner.

M- somewhat high carbonation, but it's offset by a full bodied feel.

T- intense hops that are very soapy. the particular flavor of hops is more reminiscent of a pale ale. hops oil lingers on the tongue. not much malt until the end, where it's sweet and caramel-like. slightly dry and crackery in the after taste.

O- very strange and a little off-putting. there are much better choices on the market than this.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 04:47:27 | More by sethcroisant
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DNICE555

Connecticut

2.48/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Zapps brought this sub par beer to UFC 129. Machida kicked Couture’s tooth out, Aldo gave Homminick a second head, GSP and Sheilds had a war… what a card.

A – Light golden body white head

S – Biscuity malts, smells sweet.

T – Biscuity malts, has a Belgian yeast flavor. Not a big fan.

M – Higher carbonation, crisp dry finish

O – Not really into this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 13:33:21 | More by DNICE555
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Marcelozicker

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-24-2013 02:48:37 | More by Marcelozicker
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plfahey

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass

Appearance-burnished gold in color. Brilliant clarity. Fine, moderately low off-white head with moderate retention.

Aroma-Malt overwhelms the hops in the aroma. Malt smells like crackers, with a background note of biscuits, as well as sweet caramel. The caramel sweetness smells more crystal-malt derived than the complex malt aromas that a decoction mash would lend. Hops are light, and its difficult to pick out a specific aroma amongst the malt. Light mineral character, almost salty.

Flavor-Grainy, cracker like malt takes the forefront here. Light caramel flavor, but quite subdued as compared with the aroma. Hops have a moderate spicy flavor and moderately low bitterness, a bit low for the style in both respects. The most glaring flaw is the mineral character, which I found somewhat overwhelming in the finish. It tastes almost outright salty, and leaves a puckering sensation in the finish, similar to sucking on salt crystals.

Mouthfeel-Medium body. Moderately high carbonation. Not astringent, but somewhat puckering from the high mineral character.

I love Lagunitas, but this beer did not hit the mark. The mineral character is so overt that I find it somewhat unbearable. I would most liken it to an overly salty saltine cracker.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 05:11:58 | More by plfahey
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bcolflesh

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I got this in a beer trade at work and tried it that evening straight from the bottle.

Smells great when opened, but I personally don't care for the sharp, bitter taste. I made a cheese sandwich to neutralize it a bit - for me, this would be something I'd have to drink with a heavy meal.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 13:14:13 | More by bcolflesh
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leinie13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

03-26-2012 02:40:12 | More by leinie13
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theopholis

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Body is a very clear, light amber. Has some old-honey highlights. The head is a rather small, white with little staying power and no lacing.

Aroma- Lots of malt sweetness with just a hint of saaz.

Taste - Pretty spicy and peppery for the style. If I didn't know better, I'd think this was some kind of Belgium brew. Other than that, the malt sweetness and hoppiness meld quite nicely. To bad it's so darn spicy tho.

Mouthfeel - Body is a bit syrupy for the style. Carbonation level is right on tho.

Drinkability - It's okay. The spiciness and heavy body make this very uncharacterisitic of te style. A Czeck Pils should be very crisp clean and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2007 02:28:22 | More by theopholis
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Bpierso1

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-26-2013 00:15:14 | More by Bpierso1
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shamanknight


2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

07-04-2014 23:38:02 | More by shamanknight
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sachie23

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-30-2013 16:07:27 | More by sachie23
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MaineMike

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-26-2012 18:33:11 | More by MaineMike
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Jackz29

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

03-16-2014 21:24:34 | More by Jackz29
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KlayWey

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

03-09-2014 21:07:11 | More by KlayWey
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

10-16-2012 04:28:19 | More by TheBigBoy
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ranger7

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-23-2014 02:06:15 | More by ranger7
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-06-2012 19:53:59 | More by BigCheese
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timwmccann


2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-02-2013 02:05:03 | More by timwmccann
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chris1919

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-06-2013 23:22:12 | More by chris1919
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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