Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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: Bohemian 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:
#32,189
Reviews:
778
Ratings:
2,679
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
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99
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601
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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz bottle, code 232 8 2 3001 1812... poured into a straight-sided glass mug)

L: crystal-clear, yellow-gold colored liquid; egregiously-tall sudsy white foam stand, which slowly collapses into a gorgeous rocky mess, crusty boogers of lace

S: very lovely intense aromas, lead by floral hops, with spicy grapefruit zest, underlying peppery spice, starched linen, perfumy(?) yeast

T: surprising sharp shift to a malt-dominant foundation up front, with the grassy, spicy hops slowly pooling up into view, but with dramatically reduced zip and/or bitterness - curious indeed... aftertaste has dry cereal grain lingering and the zesty, grassy, vaguely green-tea-like hop, hint of lemon zest... bold, balanced yet restrained expression; wonderfully dry, but little depth

F: body is near perfect - light-medium build, awash in foamy resins, soft and dry finish... it doesn't weigh you down, but it still has substance; fulfilling yet moreish

O: considering my familiarity with Lagunitas's hop approach, I should've guessed this would be good... possible it would've been better had I got to it more fresh, but I was still impressed enough to now be open to getting a sixer - well done!

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3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of depechemode1983
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a clear straw color. The head is fairly dense with phenomenal retention. Seeing a little lacing.

The nose is very floral with a touch of grains. If I had to pin point a fruit that was coming through I would say orange. More of the rind though. Smells superb.

Its got a sharp floral bitterness upfront but almost immediately transitions into a soft honey sweetness. It then finishes with a lingering floral bitterness. Its simple yest so flavorful. One of the better American brew Czech Style Pilseners I've tried.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with crisp carbonation. Thirst quenching to say the least.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fairly nice pilsner tried on tap at local steakhouse. Nice golden color with a little lingering head and spotty lacing. Smells faintly of grain, hops and some malt. Tastes similarly, along with some caramel, corn and bread. Mild thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. Not my favorite in this style but definitely very enjoyable. I did expect a little more, however, from such a strong brewery.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Mpcronin
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SB2017
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great, clean, simple flavor to this beer. A supple, satisfying yet light mouthfeel makes this beer easy to drink to the max. All around a great go-to for a pils.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.57/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew has a floral aroma and light, crip body. Up front is a resinous, peppery hop feel. Balancing the bitterness is a sweet and creamy malt finish. This is a very tasteful pilsner with a broad palate. Very enjoyable and with a well masked 6% abv., bravo.

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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is a somewhat underrated pils.

Beautiful clear yellow pour into a tall pilsner glass. Great head and lacing. Pleasant sweet grassy smell and taste. Good feel and nice overall.

I know I have had it before, and was surprised I had not reviewed before.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GTC138
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

PILS – Pilsner – Lagunitas Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
Guess what! I found more Lagunitas beer! This Pilsner is the first non-hoppy brew that I have ever had from Lagunitas. If you were to ask, Lagunitas is probably my favorite brewery (never been in person) and a Pilsner is my favorite style of yellow beer, so what the heck. Lagunitas understands completely how to improve the quality of a pilsner, which one way would be to add more alcohol. This Pilsner sits at 6% abv and is extremely smooth. This brew is their only lager, still contains some Saaz hops that contribute to 35 IBUs, but this still is not a hoppy beer. Yellow beer contains a particular flavor that I often refer to as the skunk, and this brew has little to none of the skunk.

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Photo of wafers
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanLane
4.73/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass.
Clear, pale gold colored body. One finger white head, settles to interrupted cap and ring. Some generous spots of lacing left behind.
Subtle aroma of light malts, grassiness, and spicy hops.
Taste is more assertive than the aroma, with biscuit malts and slightly bittering hops, along with spice and a little lemon citrus. Lager yeast in the after taste.
Lighter mouth feel. Higher carbonation level.
More hop bitterness than other Pilsners but still enjoyable and totally quaffable.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

It poured a deep yellow with a foamy head. The smell is good balance with malts first then some hop to it. The taste is much the same, good malt to start with a mild hop at the end. Overall a good drink that is very enjoyable.

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

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephenparker
4.7/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ill be honest this is my favorite beer i honestly believe it is well balanced between malt and hop its nothing crazy but to me when i think of a beer this is the taste i always crave the hops are present like any laginitas beer but the malt they use pairs so well with it that you mainly taste a little at the begining and some at the end with the aftertaste giving a good cut through some of the malty bready taste of the beer that makes you go take more and more sips perfect with food and tastes more amazing if you poor it out in a nice frosted glass if you get this beer it wont disappoint

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3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,679 ratings