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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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:
#36,788
Reviews:
765
Ratings:
2,653
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas Brewing Co. "PILS"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "181 7 2 2066 1021" and sampled on 8 SEPT 2017

Notes via stream of consciousness: I could have sworn I reviewed this beer before, but I guess I'm losing it in my old age. Perhaps it was one of those beers that I've tried and then just decided to enjoy it and not bother with the distraction of a review. Anyway, it pours an almost fingerprint-through-the-glass golden body beneath a creamy head of off-white that holds remarkably well and leaves impressive lacing about the glass. I haven't seen such a good looking glass of pilsner since I was in Germany a few years ago - no lie. The aroma offers grainy and lightly sweetish malt, and spicy and herbal hops. I can't say for sure that it's Pilsner malt but it smells like it. And although I don't get the strong Saaz nose that I like, I'm getting enough that I'm sure they're in there. And really, that's all you need for a Czech Pilsner except to get the balance right. So, moving on to the flavor, it follows the aroma with a grainy, sweetish malt base that's balanced by spicy, floral, and herbal hops. I feel like I'm repeating myself here, but that's what it should be - the aroma and the flavor should be basically the same. It's a slight bit sweetish to me, and I could use a little more bitterness personally, but it's balanced, and probably around 30 IBUs - right on for the style. The spicy hops helps to dry it as well. It's medium-bodied leaning towards medium-light and gently crisp. The malt is rich and flavorful, and you really can't do much better for an American brewed Czech-style Pilsner.

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Photo of KennyDerenbecker
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little on the bitter side in the back end. I also get some chalkiness. The mouth was light and dry. Not terrible!

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CervezaNY
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adam36
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baldy00
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BSW
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is, you know... beer. Beer the way you remember it if you haven't had beer in quite a while. As in, decently refreshing, but nothing memorable. Maybe it tastes better than Bud, etc. I'm not sure. If it does, it's not saying much.

There's nothing bad about this beer. Nothing off-putting. It's perfectly acceptable. And perfectly boring.

For people who really do relish lagers, this might be a real find. For most everyone else, this will rate somewhere around "meh" on the scale.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance had a nice pale yellow body yielding a decent one finger white foamy head that appeared and lasted for thirty seconds before slowly dieing into the body. The smell had the hops in front with faint lemon in the background. Some cracker/biscuits amplifying a sly balance. The taste was exactly the same as the aroma with a mediocre sort of blended aftertaste. The palate was light bodied with a crisp sort of sessionability about it. Good expected Czech pilsener harshness that bit into my tongue a bit more than I thought it would, eventful to say the least. Overall, given that there is a ton of better Lagunitas beers out there, honestly, this wasn’t too bad, I had to re-visit this a couple of times to get a good feel for it.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a half pint glass: color is straw gold, head pours 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a top and lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is pleasantly malty, pilsener aroma is pronounced, hints of earthy/grassy bitterness.

Taste is similarly malt, good pilsner flavor, light sweetness, then drawn out grassy bitterness, getting very dry.

Mouthfeel starts off very well with good malt sweetness, then draws out as very dry and bit too bitter.

Overall the aroma and flavor are very good, mouthfeel seems a bit dry for style.

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Photo of thoglund
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light yellow see through color to this Czech pils. Bready, beery scent as most of these pilsners have but nothing exciting. The taste is actually very good for a pils, bready and slightly spicy. The feel is a bit thin but quite smooth with just the right amount of carbonation for this beer.

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Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,653 ratings