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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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BA SCORE
82
good

1,814 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,814
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 38
Gots: 120 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

sevenshubby, Aug 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

bmjivi221, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

fgilbert2, Jul 31, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden color with a two finger pure white head. The head is on the slightly thicker side and has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of a grainy and bready nature with a little bit of caramel and light fruit as well as a light hop smell. The hop is of a grassy and lemony nature creating a dry and more crisp smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a drier bready flavor mixed with a bit of grassiness and some light fruity sweetness which creates a base for the brew. As the flavors advance more lemon hop bitterness and some light grassiness comes to the tongue. This mix of flavors, with the dwindling of a bit of the sweetness and some increase in the lemon and some grassy hop, together leave a crisp and more dry grainy and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner to more average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are quite appropriate for the style and make for a rather easy drinking brew.

Overall – Fairly easy drinking and rather refreshing, but nothing too out of the ordinary for a pils.

Darkmagus82, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a trumpeted pils glass.

A- Crystal clear, dark straw-golden color. White dense head retains at one finger. Trace amounts of lacing.

S- Sweet malt character with a nit of grassy/spicy hop.

T- Toasty malt. Slight bitter and spicy hop taste.

M- Medium light body, semi-dry finish.

O- Like the toast in this one. Gives a little depth with the spice of the hops.

BWED, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dgherm, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

TheMsnLink, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

cw13, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Shawnspl, Jul 27, 2013
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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%

ZEB89, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

stpjames, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

teleforce, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

natethamac, Jul 23, 2013
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2.58/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12ounce bottle poured into a german third liter glass

A- Dark straw with a nice inch thick head

S- Malty nose, not getting much hop

T- Sweet maltiness, buttery, somewhat chewy, diacetyl tones with a metallic finish

M- Oily, somewhat thick for the style

O- This is not what I expected. The beer doesn't seem to fit the dry, hoppy Pils profile. Not a bad beer, just not a Pils. The lack of a hop presence is sorely lacking.

papaglide, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

carolinared, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

fitz284, Jul 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

coleary, Jul 19, 2013
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,814 ratings.