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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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2,028 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,028
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 46
Gots: 193 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beertaster13 on 02-17-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of sethcroisant
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.

Photo of JacobGumina
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SometimesIfart
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a crystal clear copper with a two finger bubbly white head that leaves no lacing.

S - Starts out with pilsner malts that quickly transition to honey and corn.

T - Follows the nose. Pilsner and pale malt open up the flavor which quickly becomes followed by honey and a bit of corn. Grass and slight lemon zest finish out the flavor.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall, It was decent, But no my style of beer.

Photo of goldenM13
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ktblue22
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Note - I was served this beer on tap but in a series of a flight, as it was during a Lagunitas Tap Take-over at the Fireworks Restaurant in Keene. The flight was also paired with the best fish taco I have ever ever had - just to say, if you're in the area, check out their Craft Beer Thursday (first Thursday of every month)

A - yellow khaki color with a very thin head
S - crisp and dry
T- well carbonated, dry and very flavorful. Very good take on czech pilsner - fresh and crisp yet smooth and flavorful...YUM

Beautiful and drinkable - not my favorite lagunitas, but a great option for a pils if you are sick of Scrimshaw (me)

Photo of weerezboy
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of spartan92
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Omnium
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Winter Lager glass
A - Pours a light and very clear golden color, minimal head thin lacing, but looks nice.
S - Yeast and biscuity malt, some interesting spices as well.
T - Tastes like your average pilsner with a belgian touch. Nothing too crazy goin on.
M - Thin, a little watery, and a slightly metallic feeling on your palate.
O - Not bad, but I'm not a fan of Pilsner's in general, so not going to seek this out anytime soon. It really doesnt have any hop presence at all either, kinda disappointing on that end.

Photo of beergoot
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold body topped with a thin white head; crystal clear with plenty of carbonation rising. Aroma came across with cereal grain and dry, grassy scents. Taste and feel reinforce the aroma characteristics with a clean, smooth, medium body. There's a good hop bitterness to counter-balance the malt grain and sweetness notes.

I like this pilsner. It's solid and does a fine job of matching the style except it's a bit weak in the hop aroma. But, taste, to me, is the key, and this beer is very enjoyable.

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Color is a crystal clear gold. The generous head has great retention, and leaves a fair amount of lacing behind. Scents are bread and lemon, but are a bit weak. The taste is mainly biscuit/cracker, with hints of grass and citrus. High carbonation and a slight peppery flavor give it quite a sharp bite. There is a slight bitter metallic taste to it as well, though not overpowering. I think it could benefit from a strong hop profile, similar to Victory's Prima Pils. Solidly good, but not spectacular.

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Alek
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of skohout
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of dragonx2099
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of RudnicsMEB
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JustOneMorePlz
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with no apparent bottled on date present. The label on my bottle says this beer is packing a 6.0% abv as opposed to the 6.2% suggested on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a standard amber / gold looking pilsner / lager looking color with tons of bubbles rushing around and leaving us with about one finger's worth of fluffy doughy draft looking head. Nice fluffy lacing on the sides as the beer goes down.

S - Clean, pale malts, faint citrus, and some very vague note of smoked oak wood perhaps. Not too much happening on the nose.

T - Smooth, light, roasted malt flavor. Slight hint of sweet piney hops are present in the back end, but not overwhelming by any means. Noticeably spicy and peppery in the finish, but again it is faint and not distracting. A pleasant sipping beer. Again, a slight oaked wood character creeps out as the beer warms a bit.

M - Smooth and clean feel, no real lingering flavors. Nicely bodied, nicely balanced, and a nice beer to sip on.

Overall, a modest pilsner from Lagunitas, the first I have tried from them, as opposed to being partial to their more hoppy endeavors, and I can definitely say this is a beer worth trying if you are into pilsners and lagers.

Lagunitas Pils Czech Style Pilsner ---3.5/5

Photo of phranCISCO
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,028 ratings.