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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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1,859 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,859
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 42
Gots: 131 | 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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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured into a canned shape glass because I don't have a pils glass. Fail.

The body is a beautiful transparent golden color. Trickles of carbonation are visible. The head is foamy, pale white and full of bubbly suds and lace. 4.25

A pungent yet earthy hop aroma hits the nose. There's biscuity malt, cracker, and floralness. 4

Sweet and bread-like initially, then a burst of zesty, floral hops make an entrance. Straightforward and good.

Sweet like I mentioned, with a medium-body and average carbonation. It's pleasant to drink. The finish is bitter in a tame and non-offensive way. 3.75

This is a good easy-drinker. Seems pretty true to style. I could drink a sixer of this on a summer day easy. 4.0

ONovoMexicano, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Trust Lagunitas to nail the Pilsner style. Doughy, bready malts with an all to dominate Pilsner malt aroma. The flavor is fuller than most in this style with a grainy, malty texture, and great dry Pilsner malt taste. The feel is very crisp and Light but it has that fullness than you don't find in many lagers. Lagunitas keeps doing right!

KYGunner, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of tillmac62
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BOD 111/14. Clear golden pour with exceptional head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of slightly sweet biscuit over hops that have notes of spice and tropical. Light medium body that manages to be almost slick in texture. While it appears to be well carbonated (bubbles), it fails to effervesce on the finish in a lively fashion, hence it is normal carbonation level. The flavor profile has some complexity and is well balanced, unfortunately it doesn't scream saaz hops. It begins with a slightly sweet spice that flows into mild bitterness. The middle has a tropical rind like citric note. The finish is biscuit with a low level lingering bitterness with notes of spice. Very good, but not quite outstanding.

tillmac62, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

bismarksays, Today at 04:06 AM
Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BabaBeer, Yesterday at 06:32 PM
Photo of dasenebler
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lagunitas Pils
12oz, code unclear

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow. Small foamy head, average lacing. (3.5)

Aroma is spot-on for the style. Earthy Saaz hops, pleasantly sulfury yeast note. A bit muted and oxidized/old, limiting high marks. (4)

A lot of pilsner malt on the flavor. Cracker, hay, blonde biscuit. Not overly sweet, but not enough hops either. Some spice, earth and grass from the hops. Clean overall, no hints of the pils-killer diacetyl or its cousin acetaldehyde. Mouthfeel is spritzy, medium-high carb. (3, 3.5)

Good stab at the style, just needs a hair more bitterness and hop flavor, maybe a bit more attenuation. ABV is a bit high at 6%. (3)

dasenebler, Yesterday at 02:50 AM
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3.12/5  rDev -14%

Willkelsey, Yesterday at 02:17 AM
Photo of ewaynewilliams
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

ewaynewilliams, Saturday at 04:42 AM
Photo of DAS30
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DAS30, Friday at 09:11 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Friday at 04:22 PM
Photo of One1Asterisk
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

One1Asterisk, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of McMatt7
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bitter and sharp and delicious and now on tap at your local cafeteria

McMatt7, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of ldmuldoon
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ldmuldoon, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of corwindamber
3/5  rDev -17.4%

corwindamber, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ParkbrauFan, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

KAF, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of sourd
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

beach club

pours a nice bright golden with substantial head

smells herbal and slightly sweet

sweet and soft initially followed by a pleasant herbally clean bitterness nice dry finish

easy on the tongue, perfectly malty on the way down

right now, second only to mamas lil yella in the craft pilsner scene. thoroughly ejoyed!

sourd, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Bhoward0698, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of emmymoffat
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

emmymoffat, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

joe12pk, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Iamjeff6, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Zach136
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear light yellow. Big lasting head. Great lacing

Aroma/Flavor: Pils malt and a slightly above average spicy/grassy hop aroma. A touch more malt sweetness that I'm used to in the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, fairly crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Does well to convert the BMC crowd. Not overly grassy and astringent with the Saaz as to turn them off.

Zach136, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of ackbar556
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

ackbar556, Oct 07, 2014
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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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