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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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1,922 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,922
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 46
Gots: 146 | 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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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at David Copperfield's; served in a shaker pint.

A: Soft straw body with a finger of pure white head.

S: Crisp, fresh cut grass and bready malts rise from the glass. There is that "suggestion" of hops that is more common in German pils than Czech ones.

T: Smooth, straw and toasted bread flavours. Hops are present, but a really pulled back, which is surprising for Lagunitas.

D: Its one-note, but its a good note. Easy drinking, refreshing stuff here. Nothing more, Nothing less.

Overall: Its a solid American-made pils. It won't blow your mind, but I certainly wouldn't mind having a case of this during the warmer months.

JohnnyChicago, Nov 04, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting review, because someone earlier wrote or Freudian slipped, they mentioned it was a good lager, which is funny, because it's a pilsner, but in my head I felt like i was drinking a lager. Reviewing this as a pilsner, it comes across as not quite hitting the mark as a “true” pilsner. Is it a good beer, yes, actually it’s really good, excellent flavors, creamy, taste lingers in your mouth, but again, because of the maltiness, it comes across for me as more lagerish than pilsner.

Would I drink this again, yes, I drink it a lot, but I'm conflicted to review this as a standalone beer, I would probably give it a B+, but reviewing as a pilsner, like I said it didn’t quite hit that crisp part of a pilsner I'm used to looking for.

donovanneb, Oct 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From my beer journal, reviewd in Early May 2011 from my Deschutes Pilsener glass.

A: Light white head that didn't last for me. Clear with a pale golden color.

S: More malty of a smell than I was expecting.

T: This didn't have a huge flavor for me actually. Felt a little subdued until the biting hop finish. In all honesty this didn't feel all that balanced.

M: Moderate to light body

O: Not bad but didn't wow me in any way. Worth a try, especially if you're a fan of the style.

tony223366, Oct 17, 2011
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2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lagunitas Pils

12 oz bottle. Golden in color. Aroma of flowery hops and somewhat like all Lagunitas brews, sweet malt. In the taste, noble, czech hops with a spicy note and short livid bitterness. Really sweet base beer, lots of malt and alcohol making for a rather big "pilsner". Tastes like most Lagunitas products, sweet malt, alcohol and a good amount of hops. Not the cleanest example of the style, a bit boozy and flimsy. It is a decent brew, however, and worth trying.

Stinkypuss, Oct 10, 2011
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,922 ratings.