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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

1,662 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 29
Gots: 70 | 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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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2012 01:14:42 | More by Cramerican
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-22-2012 03:33:57 | More by WritersBlock
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been waiting patiently for this one to hit the shelves at my local store for at least 3 years now, glad it finally did! 12 oz bottle pours a brilliantly clear medium yellow color. Head is stark white and leaves little lacing.

Nose is grassy, herbal hops with a freshly crushed grain aroma. Mild alcohol and cooked corn notes blend in as it warms. It does not smell like it is fully Saaz, a blend perhaps?

For a 6+% pilsner, it is pretty smooth. Grains are about as light as possible and the hops take on a bitter, refreshing tone. Little touch of lager yeast plays nicely with the hop flavors. On the dry side, it is one of those beers that is bold on a fresh palate, but gets lost after a couple flavorful ales. It's different, thats for sure...and well worth a try. I will buy another sixer as this one disappeared from my fridge with the quickness...especially knowing I might have to wait another 3 years before it shows up around here again.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 02:19:02 | More by twiggamortis420
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Jendy

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

04-22-2012 01:17:35 | More by Jendy
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Bike2work


3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-19-2012 19:39:41 | More by Bike2work
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dac0152

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2012 15:35:19 | More by dac0152
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Docer

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (3.5)

- Crystal clear straw yellow with a quick fizzing finger of head that has left some light dust over the brew, as well as a few random bubble points and craters. Bubbly brew. Simple.

Smell: (3.0)

- Quite the roasty grain. There is a bready sugary all-grain sweetness along with some crisp yeast aromas. Almost some esters and fruit. Light grassy hop, and a touch floral. Overall not too bad.

Taste: (3.5)

- Certainly some crisp and sweet malts going on. Unique, grainy, husky, and somewhat fruity. More so there is a nice earthy and grassy bitterness and flavor. Sweet grainy sugars, bread, spice, and zest all together to make a nice bitter pilsner.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- This is mostly a light bodied brew, but does pack the carbonation and sweetness of a medium bodied brew. It's certainly drying and a touch chewy. Lip smacking bitterness is kind of nice.

Overall: (3.5)

- It is nice to have a relatively 'normal' beer from Lagunitas. This is certainly a tad more bitter than most pilsners, and also has a steeper ABV. But they did it well by getting the bitterness up there to not make such a sweet beer (which I feel they are guilty of often). Solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 05:45:39 | More by Docer
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thisladyluck

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-18-2012 01:13:15 | More by thisladyluck
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-16-2012 02:49:17 | More by Kopfschuss
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antoines15

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-15-2012 23:09:11 | More by antoines15
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-15-2012 20:47:21 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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jco3rd

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-15-2012 16:42:09 | More by jco3rd
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2012 23:59:23 | More by mweso2000
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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2012 23:38:27 | More by dgeebs07
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rev_jimmy

New York

1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

04-14-2012 22:45:21 | More by rev_jimmy
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herman77

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2012 21:41:53 | More by herman77
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jsanford

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy glowing gold with a dense white head that settles to a thick have, leaving lots of sticky lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Crisp aromas of toasted cereal grains, bread dough, black pepper, Noble hops, and a slightly buttery yeast profile. Very clean and bright.
T - More toasted grain and floral Noble hops, with a moderately sweet malt character and a lingering bitterness.
M - Smooth and quenching, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation.
O - Really solid Pilsner, no surprise considering Lagunitas' track record.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 04:20:27 | More by jsanford
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GarretD

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -38%

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

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

04-13-2012 00:52:28 | More by insocova
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, light brass color with a steady one inch white, bubbly, and foamy head; so many bubbles and lacing is okay

S: Grainy and grassy with a subtle dry apple and lemon edge

T: Pleasant bitterness up front with a touch of lemon rind and granny smith apples followed by a grainy and grassy malt presence

F: Crisp and well-carbonated and a decent sticky presence in the back part

O: A decent Americanized version of the Czech classic; not something I will seek out all the time but on a hot summer day I could see this hitting the spot

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 20:38:34 | More by dbossman
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2012 23:58:39 | More by Horbar
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-11-2012 20:36:27 | More by smartassboiler
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-06-2012 23:12:54 | More by MarkyMOD
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LBHops62

Georgia

3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a good pils, but it wasn't anything too spectacular to me. It has a pretty good body aroma, but nothing out of the ordinary. The mouthfeel was kinda empty to me. It could probably use a tiny bit more base malt. It was just kinda bland. Other than that, it would make for a great hot day beer. Looking forward to trying it again this summer!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 13:06:42 | More by LBHops62
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The22Lou

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-04-2012 02:20:18 | More by The22Lou
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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