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:
#33,179
Reviews:
781
Ratings:
2,690
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
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102
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607
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Photo of davidperez
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Munique glass, it pours a crystal clear pale straw color. It forms a two-finger head, frothy, with very good retention and nice lacing. Beautiful carbonation making its way to the surface.

The bouquet is assertive. Mainly citric and fruity hops, but with a clear malty and dough presence as well. Malty sweetness.

The flavor follows the nose. Overpowering are the hop bitterness with its citric, resinous, floral and herbal notes. The malts and doughy character serve as an undertone. The intensity is exemplary and the finish is long, mantains the same initial flavor profile, and is dry.

The feeling is great, smooth, lively carbonation, and prone to chugging with its freshening watery mouthfeel.

This is a great beer indeed. Unfortunately, it feels as if this is a pilsner intended for hopheads, and so it departs greatly from a true example of the style, IMHO.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes 10/31/11: Pours a medium gold with a rapidly diminishing white head that leaves no lacing. Well balanced hop/malt aroma but a more heavily hopped taste than I find desirable. The finish is dry but develops into a sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Way too hoppy for a pilsner

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Photo of Shenk87
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This solid little lager pours a
standard pale hay color with a nice thick head of white foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin wispy pool, and displays some
decent lacing. Nose of light breaded malts, spicy hops, and subtle
sweet malts with light grain notes. Flavors present a fine lager
with subtle citrus and spicy hops with a honey malt over a bed
of breaded grain malts with some lager funk. Nice mouth feel;
medium light body, medium carbonation that is effervescent
and lively, and a lemon zest and spicy hop finish that is pleasing.

Overall, a SOLID brew from a solid brewery!

Cheers

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

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

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of icemanls4
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of ndrwmngn
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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Photo of Prankk
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

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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,690 ratings