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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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1,982 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,982
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 165 | 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 CalgaryFMC
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed the cute little blurb about ales vs. lagers on the label. Lagunitas strays away from ale territory and does a classic lager style here and like damn near everything they do the result is top tier ... The essential elements of the style are there but so are some unique touches, including assertive hopping as per the brewer's trademark and ample fruity, yeasty character that is often missing from many mainstream commercial pilseners. Pours a classic pils yellow honey amber hue with ample white foam ... Phenomenal head retention and left a boatload of lacing all the way down my Oktoberfest glass. Aroma is noble hops forward, classic Czech hop herb and spice notes, along with some dried fruit like currants or raisins, a slight caramel sweetness, sulfur like a struck match but not overpowering or unpleasant. Good old lager yeast. All of these elements carry over into the flavor, which is fortunate. Cracker and bread crust serve as the backbone with some grassy green fruitiness that recalls lime rind and lemon grass, a hint of red grape, honey sweetness, and creamy tea. Starts sweetish but finish is dry and I get minerals and copper. Pleasing aftertaste and smooth body with moderate carbonation that does not mask the subtle top notes but instead carries them forward. A grain husk sort of astringency reveals itself but does not become dominant. Strictly speaking the flavors should be better integrated but at the end of the day this is a great beer. You could do much worse than call me a Lagunitas fanboy ... When they do something poorly I will call them on it. Till then, prost! (or the Czech equivalent)

Photo of SudsSurfer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JeanDuteau
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Normal Pilsner colour of golden wheat. Good foam and good lacing. The smell is very bready/yeasty. You could taste the yeast and there was some hops as well. The hops overpowered the rest of the taste. It was not bad, but I've tasted better Pilsners.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours nicely with the sweet notes of grains on the nose. This carries through to the taste, where the malt shines through and the undertones of hops manage to balance the beer. Even though it's a Czech Pilsner, I would like to see the beer balanced in the way of the European hops over the malty sweetness. Overall it's a nice balanced sessional beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of tmm313
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden straw color with barely any head whatsoever. Slight ring leaves ok lacing. The smell is bready and yeasty with light hints of sweet light fruits, maybe grape or pear. Taste is a good mix of bread, roasted malts, yeast and sweet fruits. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation and a slight drying effect. This was ok to me. I doubt I'll ever have it again, but it wasn't bad.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,982 ratings.