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:
2,583
Reviews:
751
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
551
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of DogFood11
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been happy with this brewery so I couldn't pass up the czech pils. 6 pack of 12oz bottles.

Poured into a pounder glass it is golden color with a meaty ivory head that laces all the way down with a thin layer of goodness.

I picked up hoppy/saaz, even slightly floral, right off the bat. malts were subdued and more of a filler. light fruitiness mostly orange. perfect carbonation. tasted the yeast I've come to expect in this style but this was lighter in that department and more of a hopped up spicyness that was enjoyable and easy on the palate. Crisp mouthfeel that finishes moderately dry. Not the thirst quencher nor the session beer that one might expect this has some characteristics that make it more compatible with a meal than a session. A very respectable offering from Lagunitas.

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Photo of farrago
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin cream white head which dissipates relatively rapidly, no lacing. More of an orange glow to it, yellows out around the rims, not deeply hued, light enough to see the sluggish bubbles rising within the glass. Bready nose of sourdough and baguette, mixed sour white citrus, tea leaves and meadow grassiness, doesn't push itself on you. Medium-bodied with a hefty does of carbonation to keep it churning around the mouth, active palate presence. More sour than bitter with rye, sourdough bread notes and lemony bite. Pine and dried flower petals there, it takes awhile for the malts to smooth things out. Still, a fairly herbaceous beer which has a refreshing, cleansing side but, at the same time, leaves that sourness as its final impression, along with a scratchy tingle on the tongue.

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Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mntlover
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear golden yellow color. Lots of bubbles rising to nice off whte two finger head some light lace.

Aroma is light malts, some sweetness, honey hints decent light hops grassy and clover notes.Nice light crisp brew.

Taste is not quite as good as the nose. Light bready malts some light citrus mostly lemon. Hops are mostly grassy in nature with a little minty kick. Light crisp brew makes a good lawnmower brew, but there are better pils out there.

Mouthfeel is light crisp with good crisp carbonation.

Overall worth a try not bad but wouldn't be my go to pilsener.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of bump8628
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 7/21/14. Bottles chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a tall weissber vase glass. Alcohol content is right at 6% (ABV).

Pours a bright pale gold in color with a good 2-finger white foamy head that lasts a good while. Lots of lacing is seen, some in rings even. A good amount of bubbles streaming up from the bottle of the glass. The aroma is mostly of malt and yeast. Much more going on with the taste as it is hard to pin point besides the malt and yeast. Starts out sweet then ends with a slight bitter finish. Not to hoppy though. Crisp and full-bodied. Overall, not a bad brew at all!

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Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of edthehead
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of utopiajane
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and gold with two fingers of heavy foam that fell off quickly to some soapy lacing. Good clarity and has traditional pilsner bubbles up bombing from the bottom of the glass. The nose is dank hay, grassy hops a little sour and earthy and some cracker malt. The malt stands up in the glass robust but a little heavy with the clean taste of grain alongside the hops bitterness. Body is thin like a traditional pils and it leaves dry, bitter and herbal. It wasn’t tremendous or unique but it is a nice fat pils.

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Photo of Chris-1911
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdog
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Gold, nice bubbles rising through the beer, fast fading head.

Smell: Sweet grain, slight grassy note.

Taste: Kind of disappointing. Some sweet grain, a little tea-like bitterness, maybe some black pepper. Odd for a pilsner.

Drinkability: A step up from macros, but not something I'll be coming back for.

I'm not sure if I got an old bottle or what, but this beer disappointed me. I read the reviews before I bought it and thought it would be a good one to try, but didn't hit the mark with me.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright, light copper. A good-sized head generated when I initially poured this into a pilsner glass. Lots of bubbling action. Looks attractive.

Smells like a traditional pils. A grainy hop aroma is what's primarily present. It has a classic malt presence of a pilsner that balances the grainy hops well. I think it has a slight marzen characteristic, as well as being a little bready.

Taste matches the aroma. It's dry, with an ever-so slight sweetness to it.The hops have more presence on the back end. Everything is balanced well. Imagine the flavor you find in a St. Pauli Girl or Becks, but then imagine it smoother and a bit more robust.

Mouthfeel is typical pils. Carbonation is just right, and it feels lively.

Without surprise, drinkability is great.

I enjoy this one. It's not as bitter and robust as say, the Victor Pilsner. However, I think I like this one better.

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Photo of Celtics76
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear bright straw hue with a two finger pearl white head, which lasts a long time.

Lots of sharp and spicy hops. A little bit of sweet bready grain is in the background.

The malts are very crisp and clean, only adding a little smooth and creamy grain flavor. The hops carry most of the flavor, with both herbal and spicy qualities. Full bodied, high carbonation.

A very good Pilsner, and goes great on a hot day. Recommended.

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Photo of Drew966
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas Pils "Czech Style Pilsner" pours a light amber with a thin white head from a brown twelve ounce twist off bottle. The aroma is mild and malty. There is a very light body and active carbonation. There is a touch of malt and what seems like a nice bitter hop finish, but not much else. Not bad, worth a try.

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,583 ratings.
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