Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)
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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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Ratings: 2,604 |  Reviews: 754
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of philbe311
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - A fairly active pour yields slightly more than two fingers worth of crisp airy bone white colored froth with a rocky cloud like top... Rock solid retention... Once receded there is a full layer of rich creamy lacing... Loaded with moderate sized quick moving carbonation that rises every which way... The color is an exceedingly pale amber... There is a slight bit of haziness... A bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - Orange zest... An array of mild yet enticing noble hops... Bread crust... A very light floral character as well... Simple and a bit understated, but rather enticing and effective...

T - Orange zest... Light airy bready... Some faint cereal grains... A kiss of sweet citrus... Mild European noble hops... Some floral notes as well... Even and well balanced... Slight nuance adds lots of depth and complexity...

M - Clean... Crisp... Refreshing... Smooth... Light bodied... Exceedingly quaffable, almost dangerously so... A slight carbonated bite...

D - This is much more than the sum of its parts... This is a terrific all around beer that doesn't really wow you in a particular facet... I could easily keep this stocked in the beer fridge at all times without hesitation... An excellent offering from Lagunitas and something that I will surely (don't call me Shirley) will return to time and time again... This isn't a seasonal offering, but this is perfect for the spring and summer seasons...

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Photo of Beermaine
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of DeFaz
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Flavors of bread, grain, and some citrus from the hops, with the nose offering much of the same. This is a pretty basic pilsner, with good hop flavor but not much balance or much going on that makes this one interesting and memorable. It's a bit on the heavy side, and the dryness gets away from it on the finish. Carbonation is fairly low. Overall, this a well respected beer that is pretty solid but seems to be somewhat overrated.

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Photo of bhawk1
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rabbitguy
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of JTomczak
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of stella77artois
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Looks like a pilsener. Golden yellow, a good thick head after a somewhat aggressive pour. Fair amount of carbonation visible.

S - Not a whole lot going on. A bit of hops, and a hint of dankness. Not offensive, not wonderful.

T - Kind of bland, but the taste itself is good. A good pilsener flavor, a bit of hops, a touch of malt, and also a bit of the dankness noticed in the aroma. Perhaps it wasn't the freshest of 6'ers.

F - Crisp and refreshing, as a lager/pilsener should be. Could definitely drink a few of these on the golf course.

O - A decent pils. The taste itself is good, it's just a bit on the light side. A refreshing beer with decent flavor. Might buy again, but won't neccessarily look for it. Again, decent pilsener, but there are better examples of this style.

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Photo of BlakeAM
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of AKuehn47
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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 nheinzie57
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of nygannon
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of icehawk
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Hobbit
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sevenshubby
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of bmjivi221
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of fgilbert2
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden color with a two finger pure white head. The head is on the slightly thicker side and has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of a grainy and bready nature with a little bit of caramel and light fruit as well as a light hop smell. The hop is of a grassy and lemony nature creating a dry and more crisp smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a drier bready flavor mixed with a bit of grassiness and some light fruity sweetness which creates a base for the brew. As the flavors advance more lemon hop bitterness and some light grassiness comes to the tongue. This mix of flavors, with the dwindling of a bit of the sweetness and some increase in the lemon and some grassy hop, together leave a crisp and more dry grainy and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner to more average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are quite appropriate for the style and make for a rather easy drinking brew.

Overall – Fairly easy drinking and rather refreshing, but nothing too out of the ordinary for a pils.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a trumpeted pils glass.

A- Crystal clear, dark straw-golden color. White dense head retains at one finger. Trace amounts of lacing.

S- Sweet malt character with a nit of grassy/spicy hop.

T- Toasty malt. Slight bitter and spicy hop taste.

M- Medium light body, semi-dry finish.

O- Like the toast in this one. Gives a little depth with the spice of the hops.

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 47.7% out of 100 with 2,604 ratings
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