Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

A - Arrived in a mason jar with a small, bubble head. The beer is a golden straw color, and quite clear. Visible bubble carbonation.

S - Minimal aroma, but it is as expected.

T - Mix of floral hops and very mild doughy malt. Bitterness is pretty strong here and the other flavors are rather indistinct.

M - Bone dry and astringent carbonation. Not pleasant.

O - The flavors aren't bad, but don't stand out in any way. The mouthfeel is incredibly uncomfortable, to the point where I'm beginning to wonder if there was something wrong with the keg? I checked other reviews to see of others had the same experience, and hopefully this was a limited problem. Would try again, but I'd take most any pilsner over this regardless of carbonation issues.

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Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of cambabeer
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Userme59
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of slusk
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: This brew pours a golden yellow with a tall 3 finger head white head. It's clear and bright. Good head retention and nice lacing.

S: The aroma has a nice malt background but is overshadowed by a spicy floral hop profile. It's a nice balance of slight fruitiness tones with the pilsner malt holding it together.

T: The taste is much as it smells with a spicy nose and a slight peppery aftertaste. Not too sweet, not too bitter. A moderate amount of carbonation gives helps back up the hop spice. It's a bit more towards the dry end with a detectable acidic bite that I would expect from a pale beer.

M: A moderate mouthfeel, not slick. I detect an ever so slight chalky feel on the tongue but not enough to overpower the palate.

O: Overall this is a nice beer, certainly emblematic of the style. It's a nice palate cleansing brew that refreshes.

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Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of MikeVesely
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ghowehattrick
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hogrider
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of brewskis4drewski
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TaborTime
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of vkv822
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz : tulip

Clear, golden with a foamy white head. Active rising carbonation.

Delicate grassy, spicey, floral hop notes. Light crackery, toasty malt base.

Medium body, foamy, fizzy carbonation.

A very well done Czech pilsner. Delicate flavors that can either be enjoyed slowly and appreciated, or drank without having to put a lot of thought in it.

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Photo of blastoderm55
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Light golden color with a thick two finger head with decent retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma for a Pils, notes of sweet biscuit malt, vanilla, herbs, floral hops and white grapes.
Very balanced flavor of grassy and floral hops, sweet malt, yeast and white wine bridging to a dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with natural carbonation.
Well executed Pilsner, super clean, crisp and refreshing. Flawless.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Tristan_E
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Chris_Panos
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,584 ratings.
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