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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 The22Lou
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

The22Lou, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
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.

SLeffler27, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of CoolGuy42
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

CoolGuy42, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of gleemonger
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of czfreeman
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.

czfreeman, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
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.

sevenarts, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Aclucari
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Aclucari, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of durkle
4.5/5  rDev +24%

durkle, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of leinie13
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

leinie13, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of nrombes
4/5  rDev +10.2%

nrombes, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
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.

TheSixthRing, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev +10.2%

jefftuck47, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +10.2%

redfox405, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of yokken
3/5  rDev -17.4%

yokken, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Lemke10
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this as part of a M&M 6pk from Everett's in South Beloit, IL. for $9.99 in early 2012.

Pours cloudy amber orange color with a slightly off-white head. There are some wheat, coriander, and citrus scents in the mix. Rather lighter in volume and fruity. The sweet flavors of citrus and wheat are the most noticeable. Slightly dry after taste that finishes a little chalky. I was expecting a little more being a Lagunitas product, but this still was decent and would make for a great summer drinking beer.

Lemke10, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of dcook11
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

dcook11, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Gatch
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flanny's in Tempe, AZ.

A: Clear, golden yellow.

S: Dry, malty.

T: Great dry, lightly toasted malt. Clean, crisp.

M: Smooth but sharp, good carbonation, easy drinking.

O: Great example of the style. I'm not a huge fan of Pils because I haven't had the proper examples of the style, but I could drink this all the time.

Gatch, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of creez
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

creez, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of disemgrowler
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

disemgrowler, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear yellow-orange amber with a thin medium white head without retension, bu leaving a bit of lacing. Light aroma of grain and light malt. Taste is grainy with light malt but finishing with a mild hops presence that lingers as a herbal almost floral hop taste. Light to medium mouthfeel. Overall pretty understated, but I really like the finish on this one and would be happy to have it again. An average, decent Pilsner redeemed by the hop finish.

LiquidAmber, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of caljrjr
3/5  rDev -17.4%

caljrjr, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +10.2%

tdmccarthy, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ST: Poured into a pint glass, bottle lists ABV but does not list a DBD.

A: Bright and clear (with a nice glow) lots of carbonation with a half-a-fingernail white head that has good retention.

S: Lemon, floral, and wet bread (weird smell I know).

T: Lemon, grapefruit, bitterness lingers on the tongue, sweet corn, and bread.

M: Medium and dry though creamy in the finish.

O: Refreshing but it could be crisper and needs more carbonation zing. It has a nice creamy finish but the finish can have a slight metallic taste. It does have a pretty color. This beer is great with Ramen.

ianjsullivan, Feb 25, 2012
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,864 ratings.