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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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1,812 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,812
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 37
Gots: 119 | 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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5/5  rDev +37.7%

largefarva, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jeffthepony, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

schnarr84, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

PthPndr, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Tackle42, Jan 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

BigCheese, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bonbini26, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

livewire05, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

A true lager by Lagunita's. Czech style pils hits all the right notes while maintaining Lagunita's trademark attitude. This is no weak beer. Anybody that thinks Lagers and Pil's are just pale yellow fizzy stuff. Cave!

This beer pours clear yellowish gold with amazing clarity. Huge carbonation bubbles rise to the top of the thin foamy head. There isn't so much lacing here but so what this beer is meant for drinking. The aromas are pleasant enough to not need muting.

This in your face Pils jumps right at me with a grainy Saaz hop aroma. Spicy and grassy. The malts are pretty sweet. I think there is almost a British style malt base to this, caramel and apple. Then come the stronger aromas, lemon zest, salty mineral water and light sulfur. Maybe there could be some finesse added to the finish but overall this beer rules.

My tongue is tickled by fruity cracker malts and grapefruit then sharp grassy hops that come sharp and bitter and linger for a bit. Very good.

The mouthfeel is light and grainy. Full flavored with a nice balance.

I would recommend this underrated beer by Lagunita's. It isn't the greatest Pils ever but it doesn't hit any off-notes. A tad rough but so what. It didn't eat my tongue up like the extremely dry "Jever". I will definitely be buying it this Spring to add to my rotation of Pil's.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of DanL133
4.5/5  rDev +24%

DanL133, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

montauk7, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

LambicKing, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

AaronBurr, Dec 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

cmonson68, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of wspscott
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%

12oz bottle in water glass (xmas in ft myers)
no date

A: Golden color with a thin white head that lingers.
S: Sweet grains and some hops, I wish there were a little more obvious hops in the nose.
T: Sweetness immediately followed by sharp hops, hints of spice and flowers. I would guess that this is not straight Saaz hops but it seems like at least some of the hops are Saaz.
M: Slightly drying on the tongue, very round, yet crisp at the same time. The hops really linger. High level of carbonation helps balance out all of the malt sweetness.
O: A great pils, not sure that you would find this in the Czech Republic, but it is true to the style. Easy to drink with a lot going on. Definitely worth trying. I wish I could get this in KY.

old review
12oz bottle in pint glass (spring break)

A: White creamy head that disappears quickly. Gold color and perfectly clear.
S: Hints of sweetness with a little bit of hops
T&M: Crisp, nice bitter flavor. Slightly dry on the tongue.
D: A very nice pilsner, perfect for a hot summer day. Worth trying.
old scores: 3.5, 3.5,4,4,4

wspscott, Dec 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

The only Pilsner I've ever really liked has been Steamwhistle from Canada. But I keep looking to find an other great one. Well, for me i found it. Wonderfull pour with a thick head. Smell is floral and very malty, almost biscuity.

A very full body mouthfeel for such a light beer. The taste is as the smell, malty, slightly piney and floral. A tough of creamy vanilla.

My new favorite pislner. Wonderfull.

jbonapar, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

milesmayhem, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

bakeith, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

sonomaroma, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jak, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Nofear048, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jbweld, Dec 19, 2011
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2.78/5  rDev -23.4%

A: a good looking color for a pils - golden, slightly cloudy

S: sweet all the way. Not very much hop aroma.

T: this was quite sweet, but hop bitterness gets you at the back end. The hops and the sweet seem to fight each other, as opposed to compliment each other.

M: it is crisp as a pils should be. While it is sweet, it is still fairly dry and drinkable.

O: the hops used in this pils are supposed to be soft, but this is too soft. More aroma hops would better balance the sweetness and bittering hops. I've read this was an all time top 50 beer - and was fairly disappointed.

mattbk, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Gregwa, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

KuehneBe, Dec 18, 2011
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,812 ratings.