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
Ratings:
2,577
Reviews:
748
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
549
For Trade:
0
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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a very pale clear color, reminds me of white grape juice, maybe a little more yellow. The head was thick and foamy, coating my glass. There was mild carbonation. The beer smells bready and a little farm-like. The taste is a little light, you get a little bready flavor followed by some farm and spice flavors. The beer is light bodied and medium carbonation in the mouth feel.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is cereal grain, grass, and light hops. Light bodied, sweet with slight hoppiness, and moderate carbonation. Love how Lagunitas resisted the urge to over-hop this and what is left is a nice and clean lager. I have others in the style I prefer, but this is well worth seeking out on a warm day.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MMOSNN
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw blonde with excellent clarity and almost a full 1" of white head on the top. Looks every bit a professional pilsner. Aroma a plenty of Midwestern barley grain feels and a robust and lively Saaz hopping.

The cereal grains are a poppin' right away, mild lemon hop notes. Bitterness is pronounced for style but not a problem if you're a usual hoppy Lagunitas drinker. Its pretty clean and certainly a good beer for warm weather or when you don't want a Chicago adjunct syrup pour. Good beer all around, convenient format and great price.

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Photo of JakeScully
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The 12oz bottle poured into a teku glass...

Lagunitas is rare in Europe, thanks Beergium.com ! a refreshing pils that has nothing extraordinary to her but still feels good on a spring afternoon, if you dig the style.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored with pillowing white head that remains well throughout the drink, this pilsner is pretty. Smells grassy with faint hops. Tastes crisp and clean, peppery saaz hops shining through. A strong pilsner offering. Light bodied with bitter, dry aftertaste.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Definitely one I should have reviewed a good decade ago. Pours a big bubbled, slow receding white head. Plenty of visible carbonation atop a straw golden hue. Nose is bright golden malt and spicy hops.

Flavor fits the style well, with light but flavorful hops following light malts. Not complex, but interesting enough. Nice for the solid, although the texture is overly tight due to carbonation. Not among the very best of the style but nothing to sneeze at, especially in warm weather.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear and golden with a good finger and a half of head
S: Sweetness, maltiness, some citrus, and hops
T: Grassy, bready, sweet, and some hops
F: Med-hi carbonation, with a light body
O: Great refreshing beer overall. My first czech pilsener so I don't have much to compare it to, but I really like it. Could see it being a great session beer.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good beer to have on hand for my non-crafty friends. Enough hops to make it interesting. Light and crisp enough for a Coors Light fan. Floral notes also make it interesting.

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Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing start to lagunitas tour in the purple room.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jibrahim414
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Apple juice color with a thin creamy layer of head. Clear yet still opaque.

Aroma of fresh maris otter, some bread crust, apple and pear. Surprisingly fruity.

Flavor falls flat a bit, tasting a bit like mashed Maris Otter and chewing on dry grain. The fruit is not really there, only hints of skin. Just overall pretty dusty and odd.

Feel is decent - it's crisp and slightly creamy, with a nice carbonation to it.

Overall, one of the worst tasting pilsners I've had. I'll probably dump the rest.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, bright golden hue. Bubbly head with solid retention and solid lacing. Aroma is grass, cracker malt, and light floral notes. The flavor is similar, with some hops spice and herbal qualities. A slight metallic taste to it in the finish. Not bad tho.

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Photo of Jonterman
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ahypercube
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is my second review of a pilsener, first being PIVO from Firestone Walker. This one smells a little nicer, granted it's a little younger.

L: Pours a crystal clear straw-yellow, with two fingers of fine white head that dies down quickly, but lingers as a film. Nice little bit of lacing. Looks a little thin.

S: Smells yeasty of the bat, like sourdough bread. Little bit of spicy hop character in there, tangy notes of apricot and cumquat, but the soft sweet bread smell takes over the finish. Smells farm-y and inviting.

T: Notes of sourdough, white pepper, pear, and lime peel, before a smooth doughy finish that is mostly French bread, but it has a distinctive edge of zucchini (awesome!). Tastes reminiscent of a Belgian ale, but the yeast notes aren't quite so strong and funky. I much prefer this to Stone's Cali-Belgique.

F: Definitely thinner than I prefer. Not very filling, but on the plus side, extremely drinkable.

O: A good starter to help friends learn to appreciate craft beer. Comforting, fresh, unique but not super flavorful. Also great for a go-to, if you prefer malt-forward beers.

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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