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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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by beertaster13 on 02-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,424
Reviews:
761
Ratings:
2,643
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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93
Gots:
585
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Photo of dataslal
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Half-full
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: Golden lager with a huge, frothy white head. The ideal German beer.

Smell: Hops, but without an IPA's piney note. A bit more citrus, a bit more yeast.

Taste: Bitter, soapy hops are the dominant factor, with some florals. Not much malt character.

Mouthfeel: A little thicker than an average lager, but not much different.

Overall: Reminds me a lot of an IPA, honestly, but a bit too one-note.

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Photo of antman27
2.52/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of spectru
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale golden color with a light white head; The light aroma is distinctive but I am unable to describe it; Taste and mouthfeel: Dry, mild, tangy, fresh, crisp; Overall: pleasant, session-like despite 6% ABV

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Photo of Zenboy99
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked amazing, crystal clear gold with a big head and just tons of lacing.

Aroma was pleasant, taste was even better - fuller-flavor, hoppy pilsner. Feel was light-medium, super easy considering the ABV.

Will absolutely be getting more of this along with Pivo Pils and Scrimshaw, really love pilsners for meal beers.

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Photo of cuy50
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbl3246
4.91/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenjaGrif
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zstamper
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giggy
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheFlea1
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iwork99
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 263 7 (20 SEP 17?) Pilsner glass.

A: pours a crystal clear brassy yellow with streams of bubbles and an epically frothy 2-finger bright white head. Prettiest beer I have had in, well, I've had some pretty ones lately but this is gorgeous. Epic lacing and outstanding retention. This gets a 5 for appearance.

S: flowery, borderline soapy noble hops. I love it, smell is traditional Czech pils, and then CRANK the volume. Usually it's the German Pilsners that are hoppier, but this has that traditional Czech malt background too. Superb.

T: as smell would indicate, kind of hoppy for the style. Arrives slightly sweet, slightly floral, and fully malty on the palate. Mid-palate you get breadiness and something typically Pilsner -what is that taste? Then hops turn grassy first, then floral. That floral and slightly soapy note lingers.

M: midweight, for sure. Full-bodied as pilsners go. Some lingering slickness, which is not super for the style.

O: this is a memorable Pilsner, for sure. In true Lagunitas style it is inappropriately hoppy, but not so much so to make it unpleasant. Definitely would drink again, but would hesitate to make this a go-to with food; it's kind of potent for that. A little too thick for summertime pounder, too. A good clean winter lager, perhaps.

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Photo of Arseel
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jim67
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CNoj012
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a crystal clear, vibrant, light golden color with a one finger, frothy white head that sticks around for quite a while and leaves many sticky rings of lacing all over the glass. There is lots of visible carbonation as well.

Smell is floral, grassy and spicy herbal hops up front with some doughy malts lurking in the background.

Taste is very similar. The floral and grassy flavors hit first with some dough mid sip and the moderately bitter herbal finish is rounded out wonderfully by the spicy hops and just a touch of sweetness.

Feel is light side of medium with moderate carbonation. I wouldn't be mad if there was a touch more carbonation, but it is not low by any means. The finish is dry.

Overall this is a very good beer. I was afraid it would be way over hopped like a lot of Lagunitas' offerings, and although it is fairly hop forward, I'd say it's pretty spot on for the style.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,643 ratings