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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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1,864 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,864
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 43
Gots: 132 | 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 ckollias
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy almost non-existent lace.

S: Mild grains and malt aroma with hints of hops.

T: Grainy malt flavor with a slightly hoppy tart taste.

M: Medium to thick body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a solid Pilsner – not my favorite style but worth a try.

ckollias, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +24%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of nijo1833
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nijo1833, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of AllHailBeercules
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

AllHailBeercules, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of thatdavegy
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

thatdavegy, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of MaineMike
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

MaineMike, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled 6/18/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention; that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, pepper, pear, lemon, and light earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of pear, pepper, biscuit, herbal, floral, lemon, cracker, grass, and light earth. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, biscuit, pepper, herbal, cracker, and earth on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of flavors; with no cloying flavors at all. Nicely clean finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pilsner. Nice amounts of flavor with good balance; and very smooth to drink. Really crisp and enjoyable.

superspak, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +10.2%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of ElSid
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Beers of California


Freshness Date: None

A: Pours pis yellow, mostly transparent, with a finger of effervescent white foam.

S: The nose is of earth along with a significant component of grassy herbalness.

T: Strong elements of earth which is suggested by the nose. The malt is light, consisting of crackers, grain and hints of hay. The hops impart floral, herbal, and grassy flavors to the beer along with hints of orange rind ending with a mild bitter, spicy finish.

M: Crisp and light in the mouth with moderate to high prickling carbonation.

O: A descent take on the pilsner style although overall this brew falls short. A refreshing drink for a warm day.

ElSid, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Irrationalist, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Newbiebeer
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Newbiebeer, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Drk93TT
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Drk93TT, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of SirIPAalot
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas Pils is wonderful Czech style Pilsner. The brew pours a clear, pale straw color, and is capped by an off-white head that disappears somewhat quickly and leaves minimal lace. A subdued nose features some sweet malt, biscuit, and traces of spicy hop aromas. Sweet malt flavors quickly blend with floral Saaz hop notes. The finish is sweet, and the beer is medium in body and moderate in carbonation. Simply refreshing!


phishsihq, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of ThomasG19
4.5/5  rDev +24%

ThomasG19, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of mbraswell3
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mbraswell3, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of ruckus232
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a tall pint glass

Appearance: Clear golden color with a nice amount of white head

Smell: There is a slight sweetness to the smell nothing special though

Taste: There is a little bit of sweetness that fades into a bitterness that actually has a really nice floral type finish. I was pleasantly surprised that I actually liked the floral aspect.

ruckus232, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of TheStegg
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great take on a Czech-style pilsner. Bone dry with a nice sharp acidity on the mouthfeel, refreshing. Saaz hops are the star here and are forward on the pallet. Pleasantly bitter and crisp with little to no malt aftertaste. A fine beer for a hot, sunny summer day.

TheStegg, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of KevieJames
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

KevieJames, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of pveilleux
4.5/5  rDev +24%

pveilleux, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of lars925
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

lars925, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of SaintD
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprising for the style. Poured a wonderful head with decent carbonation. Caramel tones and spice throughout the entire flavor profile with a fuller body than expected. Not much in the way of the remeniscent typical "bitey" czech pils hops (namely Saaz), but very different, but pleasant. Overall I really enjoyed it, but I was expecting a slightly thinner body and less caramel/spice.

SaintD, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of bbcd
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bbcd, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

aztraz, Aug 08, 2012
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,864 ratings.