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: 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:
#37,182
Reviews:
768
Ratings:
2,659
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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92
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593
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Ratings: 2,659 |  Reviews: 768
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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Photo of epercuoco
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

Photo of Blind_Melon_Scaife
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this because I like trying different beers. I’m into the lagers and pilsners now both as a break from the IPA thing and because of the lower abv, although at 6.2% it

I got about a half inch of bubbly head which quickly went away. It’s a pale straw color. The beer is crisp and light bodied with a nice dry bitterness that’s not overwhelming. You can easily discern the hoppy quality—nice without venturing into IPA territory. The bitterness stays on the tongue for a while.

I’d quickly dispatch a couple of these after a 40 mile bike ride—I'd be thirsty enough to put away three pretty quickly and it goes down light and smooth so the first one would be gone in under a minute All in all a pretty good beer. I’ll definitely buy it again.

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Photo of Rabideeyore
2.59/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brureview
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a Pilsner glass at a very cold temp-40-44°.. Semi-cloudy golden color carbonation,bubbles from the bottom of the glass.

Deep Pilsner malt aroma, light fruit.

Malty MF with a fruity taste. Excellent bitter finish.

My favorite Pilsner style. Well done. Rivals the imports.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dms844
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBoy43
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a little strong on the front end with a bite and not as crisp as a finish as I would like. It's a stronger ABV but it's what you would expect from Lagunitas.

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Photo of gvickery
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

First of all, I’m not a Czech Pils fan. I’m a German Pils fanatic. This is, however, an excellent example of a Czech style pils. It is very surprisingly light golden clear. It has a malty/grassy smell. Like all Czech pils it is more malt forward. Balance is from noble/saaz hops, but you will notice the malt above all. The 6% abv will sneak up on you quick. Even though I prefer German pils, this was very enjoyable. Like all Lagunitas products it has that familiar, undefinable something, that you know is “Lagunitas”. Well made, well done, no regrets.

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Photo of shrimply_pibbles
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured a Crystal clear light gold with a thick foamy white head. Aroma gives you a bit more hops than you might expect from a pilsner. Hints of pine shine through. On the taste it is a clean and crisp drink with a lingering bitterness. It is fairly dry and a bit hop forward for the style. Would be a great addition to a chicken salad or some brats fresh off the grill.

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

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

Clean and crispy, Raul is pleased like Humphrey Bogart sippin’ a rum punch. Smooth pilsner flavor like Raul’s grandpapa - who fought in the battle of Midway - would have liked.

Like watching Cinemax after midnight, I think this one is a little better than the ratings give it.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,659 ratings