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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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2,118 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,118
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 48
Gots: 246 | 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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Ratings: 2,118 | Reviews: 688
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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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color, nice head, lacing down the side of the glass. Aroma smells like ‘beer’ to me, ‘hops’ to my wife. It’s the smell I associate with a domestic lager. Taste is tart on arrival, and leaves a little malty. Sweet aftertaste. Definitely reminds me of Sam Adams Noble Pils. I could drink a six pack of this in a night!

Overall: A-

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1.46/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Source/Serving: 12oz bottle

S: Not very intense. Mostly blandly sweet cereal grains with a light wiff of mossy hops and minerals.

T: Fairly sweet and flabby. Quite sweet, bland cereal grain character. Hops are a bit herbal, but have a dank, dark character. Bitterness shows up late to the party and doesn't really balance the sweetness, leaving this pils flabby. When the bitterness does show up its far from crisp, not very intense, yet is still rough and unpleasant. Finish has a hop character that is mossy, dark, and unpleasant. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and drinkability on this is very low.

Note: A dud from a brewer I enjoy very much.

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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First 4 numbers are 0052, Definitely the 5th day of the year, can't figure out whether the 2 means the year was 2012, If someone reads this review and knows the answer I would appreciate a beer mail, enjoyed on Feb. 15, 2012.
A: Crystal clear straw-colored, white head dissipates pretty quickly.
S: Sharp, crackery malt steals the show. A hint of oxidation, and a little sulfur but both of these are in the background. Pretty light on the hops with a light noble hop aroma, and a light citrus but malt is the main player.
T: Malt flavors opens up, not overly sweet. The malt is still mainly crackery, but with a grainy edge to it. Nice drying bitter finish. Malt lingers a little but the hops over power it. A little more estery than most lagers but still refreshing.
M: Lighter side of medium-bodied. High carb and very crisp.
O: Nice solid pils. I enjoyed it, but it doesn't stand out above others for me. I didn't love the fermentation. It didn't seem quite as pure lagery to me. I thought I got more esters than normal for a lager.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

a: Pale gold in color and fairly clear. Not brilliantly clear. Head is long lasting with some lacing along the glass. Head is white in color and is somewhat chunky.

s: Rich bready malt aroma. Floral smell from the hops without too much spice to it. Some diacetyl is present but it is at the low end. The malt aroma is slightly more powerful than the hops aroma

t: Malt flavor does not seem that complex. Has overall bready tones but not picking up the rich, complex Pils malt. Bitterness comes on hard and overwhelms the malt flavor. The flavor of the hops is mildly spicy. The bitterness is somewhat harsh and lingers into the aftertaste. There is no presence of the malt in the aftertaste. Clean, no fruity esters.

m: Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. No diacetyl detected. Warmth is moderate.

o: The bitterness overwhelms pretty much everything in this beer. I would ease of the hops so the pilsner malt can shine thru.

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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