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:
2,575
Reviews:
747
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
548
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,575 |  Reviews: 747
Photo of DanGeo
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poors a nice Golden color with a small head that sustains and more lacing than I was expecting. I bought this specifically because I was looking forward to a refreshing Czech pilsner, but that is not what I got.... This smells of Saaz hops right off the start...And in fact, unlike other "Czech" pilsners, this one is heavy on the hop flavor. I'd say this beer is distinctly American, not Czech at all, and may not even qualify as a pilsner.... But okay......This has a light sweet start from the malts but definitely finishes all Saaz funky hops....it is still potable, but isn't what it advertises itself to be....

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Photo of Biggtriksta
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Poured a pale straw color with a good amount of light coming through the glass. It is mostly clear, but there is some minute sediment floating around. About a finger of nice, white head.

S: Crispy, biscuity nose. The pilsner malts come through nicely. Presence of some bready/pizza crust notes towards the back end. Mild bitterness.

T: Lackluster in this department. I would have liked some more biscuit flavors to come through, but there's just not much there. Most of the flavor lies in the aftertaste.

F: This beer spent some time travelling in a car, which might account for the extra head. It tastes very carbonated. Decent body otherwise, maybe leaning a bit on the light side.

O: I was impressed before trying the beer. It lost some appeal after that. It's okay for a pilsner, but I've certainly had better. I am thinking the time that this spent travelling might have altered it a bit.

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Photo of Iski100
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of stratusjeans
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is very malty and sweet - for the style this is a about right - most Czech Pilsners don't have a ton of aromantic hops. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy and thick for a pilsner - there is some sweet malt/biscuit on the middle tongue that is not quite right for the style but if you consider this an Americanized/West Coast version of this style then you might let this slide. I think overall this is a very tasty beer. I like the hoppy bite on the finish and the lager yeast make this a nice break from a pale ale or even an IPA. A great beer despite it not being inline with a true pilsner style.

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

Photo of Jeremiah87
2.49/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AAG
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GlendonTT
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamQ
4.87/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stebbi7833
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 beerbart
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of APMietelka
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,575 ratings.
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