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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)
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3.64/5
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2,619 Ratings
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:
#35,579
Reviews:
756
Ratings:
2,619
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
568
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,619 |  Reviews: 756
Photo of seanchai
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of pootz
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a hazed light gold with a puffy white cap. Delicate aroma ; gainy, light sweetness but without the floral skunk of the CZ pilsens. Wow, peppery-bittering blast with subtantial malts and tangy citrus hops...malty bitter but not what I would call dry. Nice twist on the style...this is a pilsner for ale heads that live for hop alpha oils..actually it has more ale traits than Pilsner but who cares..it works.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

appearance: golden and little head rentention

smell: sublt hops, slight citrus

taste: typical czech pils. low hops, like a fresh pliser urquel

mouthfeel: light bodied, very carbonated

drinkability: it was an alright beer. a decent pils. reminded me of my days in prague.

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Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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 JDV
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours light golden and bubbly with a smallish white head. Smell is apple juice sweetened malt with some light yeastiness. Very nice nose for a pilsner. Taste is bubbly, crisp, and nicely tart malt. Nice bitter and carbonated crispness in the finish, and just what I want in the mouthfeel for a pilsner. As pilsners go, this is very nice, and a solid beer all around.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Squire123
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light gold leaning toward the yellow part of the spectrum. Very clear, light white head and good lacing.

Very clean light malt aroma with a sense of honeyed sweetness. Floral, spicy hops sing out.

I get a fuller flavored sweet malt with hops ride on top like icing on a cake. Rich malt on entry the flavor being more prominent but not by much. Noble hops with their spicy floralness are along for the full ride. Finish is clean with a charming hop presence in the aftertaste.

A bit fuller and heavier than Euro pilsners. Sort of a New World beefier version of the original Czech model.

Overall this is Pilsner, heavyweight class. For those (like me) who like the Lagunitas approach.

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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 mikeburd1128
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 chrishiker1409
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phigg1102
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy, piney hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops, pale malt and some cooked vegetables fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. OK brew.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours from a 12 oz'er with a thick frothy pillowy ivory head cap loaded with golden hay and rising bubbly carbonation. Impressive drippy lace improves the appearance.

Scents of some delicate red apple and grainy pilnser-esque honey grass.

First swigs: Soda cracker grain with a delicate honey touch and hops are drying in the finish. Medium sweetness and clean finish towards the finish.

Feel is well carbonated with a pinch of tongue coating.

Last swigs: Grounded pilsner that does not stray far from the mark.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of Rayek
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold color with above average clarity and a small amount of carbonation. Big foamy white head has good retention and leaves a nice lace.

S: Floral with aromas of grass, biscuits and pine.

T: Dry husky malt up front. Bitterness is spicy with coriander, clove and a touch of lemon. Very well balanced. Finishes slightly dry with a lingering spice.

M: Body feels substantial. Too thick for a Pils in my mind. Carbonation level is right.

D: Very good beer. Quite worthy of a revisit.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly dark golden yellow with a fluffy finger of white foam.

Fresh grains and toasted malt are accompanied by a noticeable heavy hopping of hops lending notes of spiciness, herbal, earthy, and slightly citric aromas.

Leans on the sweet side with notes of sweet toasted biscuits but the hop addition gives it balance.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, easy drinking.

Overall, not the best lager out there, but highly crushable and another fantastic beer from Lagunitas.

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Photo of bashiba
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured into a tall pilsner glass was a nice golden orange color with a thick creamy white head that subsided into a nice light creamy coating and left decent lacing. Visually a fantastic pils.

The smell was pretty good, a mix of lemon, light hops, and a touch of semi sweet malt.

There is a nice semi sweet strong malt structure upon tasting this pils, which is quickly evened out by the nice grassy and lemony hops with just a touch of coppery twang. One of the more flavorful Pils I have come accross.

Mouthfeel is light and a bit sticky.

Overall a very easy to drink and tasty Pils, maybe the best I have ever had.

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Photo of spointon
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Illinois Bar & Grill in Lemont, IL on 3/18/2009.

A= This beer poured a hazy yellow gold color with a thin 1/4" white head. The head dropped fairly quickly to almost zero and left very little lace on the glass.

S= I found biscuity sweet malts, with just a hint of grassy fresh hops.

T= Like the smell, bakery malt sweetness up front with a green/grassy hop quality soon after. A mild lemon flavor in there too. Dry finish, though not as dry as some pils I have had.

MF= Light bodied and crisp all the way.

D= Very drinkable and enjoyable pilsner here. I could have a few of these in a sitting for sure.

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Photo of Paccamacca
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,619 ratings
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