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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82
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1,987 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,987
Reviews: 666
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 168 | 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:
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(Beer added by: beertaster13 on 02-17-2002)
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Appearance
Large foamy head with good retention and lacing. Pale golden body. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma
Clean piney hops. Mild bready malt.

Taste
Well done! Clean and refreshing. Mildly sweet. Hops are clean and not overly bitter. Hops taste of pine and citrus. Malt body is mild and sweet. This beer is balanced. The flavor is good and it is easy to drink. Good quality.

Mouthfeel
Lots of carbonation. The body is borderline between light and medium. Goes down smooth.

Overall
An excellent beer. The price is high but so is the quality. One of the best Pilsner lagers. Pairs well with steak or chicken.

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4.48/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally a Pils that I like! This gem poured a little darker than most pils with a very faint orange tint to it. The head was nice and frothy and settled into a nice pillow of foam for the rest of the session. The smell is actually pretty malty sweet, with a hint of carmel malt and light grassy undertones. The taste blew me away! It had a nice dry saaz and citrus bite in the beginning along with a nice malt sweetnes in the bakground that lends a little bit of thickness to the body, and a nice flavorful finnish that left me wanting another drink. This is the session Pils for me! A must try!

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4.47/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had three of these the other night at 'bones. I thought it was very good, especially for an American take on the style. Pour when served was the color of golden yellow sunshine, I enjoyed the snow white head on top. It left many, many rings in my glass as I drank it down. The low aroma was a bit appley/citrusy. Clean, crisp initially, it had some grainyness in the finish, but only a touch. Very smooth, great session beer.

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4.47/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Slight sulfury nose with a crackery Pils background. A slight spicy hop aroma. This is what I imagine a Pils would smell like if I was in Germany and didn't have to drink it from a green bottle.

Appearance: Crystal clear golden appearnce with moderate effervescence noted. Soft, pillowy white head.

Flavor: More of the same from the aroma. A nice floral, spicy hop note. Backed up with solid crackery and pilsner malt flavors. Finish is crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, high carbonation, and a slight carbonic bite. No alcohol heat or astringency detected.

Overall impression: Wow! A fantastic American interpretation. I'm not a big fan of Lagunitas but this pretty much knocks the cover off the ball. What a treat to have a Pilsner like this that isn't imported. Well done.

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4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle purchased as a single at The Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" white head over the clear golden brew. Foamy head lasts, and exhibits very nice lacing. Aroma is lightly of pale malts and crisp hops. Taste is upfront sweet pale malt, which then switches abruptly to a nice hops flavor. Mouthfeel and drinkability are excellent. Wonderful example of the style.

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4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Pils, draft, 5.3%Abv. This beer was newly tapped and quite fresh.
A4,S4.5,T4.5,M4,O4.5

A Big thick white head. Deep golden color and crystal clear. Head receeded, but continued to cover the beer all the way to the end of the glass.

S Nice fresh flowery noble hop Aroma. Just as a Czech pils should be.

T Malty, with sufficient hop bitterness to tip the balance toward the hops. Hops dominate, but are not harsh and are true to style.

M This a pale beer, with full flavor and medium body due to quality malt. Carbonation is a little high, but doesn't detract.

O Light colored beers are very difficult to make well because there is nowhere to hide errors. If you get a chance to try a good one, don't miss the opportunity. This is one of those beers. Highly recommend.

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,987 ratings.