PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)
Lagunitas Brewing Company

PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #205
Ranked #25,183
3.65 | pDev: 12.33%
Aug 16, 2023
Feb 17, 2002
Our only Lager, brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain that leaves it Light and Crisp and Easy to Slam, yet full of real flavor and all the things you yearn for.

Like Adam and Eve, Isaac and Ishmael, Mao and Confucius, Good and Evil, Day and Night, Hittites and Visigoths, John and Lorena, or Groucho and Moe, Ales and Lagers are as different as can be. Still, we must love each for who they are, separately but equally, with liberty and justice for all. Cheers!
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Rated: 3.25 by trickynicky from Maryland

Aug 16, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

May 25, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 14, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Direct upside down pour into pilsner urquell .5l mug. Smell of noble hops. Great lacing, big giant head. Taste confirms my suspicion, the 6er i purchased has a little too much age on it. The taste the brewer intended is compromised. Nontheless, decent beer not to be confused with real czech pilsners. Another knock off, not to repeated. And a 6% czech pilsner? Whos idea was that?
Dec 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
I expected more based on recommendations for best common pilsners on Reddit. Eh. At least it wasn't a big investment. I appreciate some of Lagunitas' beers (A LOT), but this was not one of them, unfortunately. Not really my style, so can't say my opinion is worth much here. I'm reviewing in any case because this is my account and my opinion.
Sep 30, 2020
Rated: 3.55 by lebrisa from Connecticut

Jun 03, 2020
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a tumbler.

It pours vibrant and gold, very clear and shows plenty of fast rising bubbles. It is topped with one inch of white soapy foam that remains for several minutes. The nose is moderate in strength with spicy lemon zest and bread that is a touch doughy. Taste is good and in my novice opinion, within the guidelines for style. Offering mild bitterness all the way through, starting lemon grass and finishing with more of lemon peel flavor. The malt is cleaner and less sweet than the nose led me to believe tasting of light toast and only a hint of corn towards the end of the glass after warming. A medium weight soft body crisps at the finish. Enjoyable.

This is one of a couple out of a handful of Czech/Bohemians that I have tried so far that I really liked and will probably buy and drink again.
May 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by maxpower from Missouri

3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle pours a clear golden color with a decent white foamy head that doesn't seem to last very long, light grassy and flowery aroma, balanced malt and hop flavors, light to medium body with a crisp mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry, all in all a pretty good pils.
May 05, 2020
Rated: 3.27 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio

Apr 30, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Apr 29, 2020
Rated: 4.77 by fflopps from Iowa

Mar 29, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Mar 26, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle coded 351 9 2 (about 3 months old-Chicago) poured into a pokal glass at fridge temp 6% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is mild with lemon, honey and grass. The taste is lightly sweet malt with earthy, slight lemon hops and slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good. Drinks more like an IPL or hoppy Helles to me. Not quite to the Czech style so it loses some numbers there, but good beer nonetheless.
Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by loganburgh from Michigan

Dec 30, 2019
PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 2750 ratings