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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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1,699 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,699
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 30
Gots: 85 | 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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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

04-14-2012 22:45:21 | More by rev_jimmy
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2012 21:41:53 | More by herman77
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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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2.25/5  rDev -38%

04-14-2012 01:02:18 | More by GarretD
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2012 23:58:39 | More by Horbar
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-11-2012 20:36:27 | More by smartassboiler
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-06-2012 23:12:54 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-04-2012 02:20:18 | More by The22Lou
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New York

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pale lemon head is rocky on the bottom and creamy on the top, filling a good two inches of a pilsner glass. The beer is golden honey, clear with casual carbonation sparkling within, and the lacing leaves a sticky webbing.

The aroma is crisp and sweet with bread dough and a hint of floral hops. Butterscotch and toffee open up with the hops as it warms.

There is a surprisingly minimal presence of hops in the flavor. This is clearly a malt version of the style which is especially interesting for this brewer. PILS warms well for the style, is not sweet but still has a crispness with fresh cut hay coming to mind.

A light to medium body with sharp, prickly carbonation. This one is dry, but not palate-cleansing. Alcohol can be found with some effort.

While not quite to style this is an enjoyable beer that would go well with pretzels and a lazy afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 20:58:03 | More by SLeffler27
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-31-2012 13:45:14 | More by CoolGuy42
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-29-2012 01:38:07 | More by gleemonger
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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean golden tone. Good carbonation apparent. Head is medium, body looks really active, bubbles rising throughout.
Great looking Pils.
Smells clean, mineral foward Saaz hops, cracker, light bread, spicy black pepper.Really good, and very "authentic" on the aroma.
Taste is great.This is slightly more malty than most German/Czech Pilsner, but an acceptable interpretation.Finishes sharp, clean, and overall really nice.
Flavor is really good, clean, biting, crisp and balanced. Biscuit, hops, mineral, grass, pepper, malt, slightly caramelized sugars,.
Nice body, not too heavy or light, this brew has everything going for it as far as a great Pilsner.
After several years in Germany, I am a bit critical of Pilsner, but this is really well made, and I normally am not a huge fan of Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 00:45:41 | More by czfreeman
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange, slightly cloudy, very strongly carbonated with lots of bubbles throughout. Fluffy but small white head, crystalline lacing.

S: A nice clean wheat aroma, a little bit of citrus, very sweet and grainy.

T/M: Like the smell, this is a typical wheaty, grainy pilsner, really crisp and refreshing. Hints of citrus and spices. Just a really tasty, direct example of its style.

O: Pilsners aren't known for complexity but this is a great example of the style, very delicious and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 22:59:41 | More by sevenarts
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-26-2012 14:17:04 | More by Aclucari
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-26-2012 05:07:37 | More by durkle
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

03-26-2012 02:40:12 | More by leinie13
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-20-2012 03:38:34 | More by nrombes
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden yellow with a white, finger width head which dissipates rather quickly, leaving behind a sparse lace.

Smell - Typical pilsner aromas here - sweet malt, and a dry grain aroma.

Taste - Moderately sweet malt, with a bit of dry, slightly bitter hop character.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, crisp and dry. I feel it would benefit from a bit more carbonation.

Overall - Not a big pilsner fan, but this one is solid all-around.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 03:35:39 | More by TheSixthRing
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-19-2012 14:29:42 | More by jefftuck47
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-17-2012 21:44:27 | More by redfox405
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-17-2012 06:07:02 | More by yokken
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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