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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2,625 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:
#35,965
Reviews:
758
Ratings:
2,625
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
574
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Ratings: 2,625 |  Reviews: 758
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 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 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 WoostaBia
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 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 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 psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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%

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 brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,625 ratings
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