Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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82
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2,598 Ratings
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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:
2,598
Reviews:
753
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
556
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boocie
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fenix2009
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Miket13
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Svyturys30
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of delta490
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium light gold with a nice cap of foamy white head that has solid retention and leaves some very nice sticky lacing. The aroma is good as well, with nice biscuit and noble hops. The taste, unfortunately, doesn't match the robust aroma, with same the qualities but a lacking in volume. The body isn't too heavy and has a nice little bit of carbonation on the finish. If the flavor were dialed up a little more this would be a knock-out, easy drinking and flavorful.

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Photo of snelson438
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Antc2382
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrJolly
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd43
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wiscokid920
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite Pils. Lots of spicy hop zest with a biscuit malt flavors which works well. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of tb4475
2.67/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

My least favorite beer from Lagunitas

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

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

Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterGone
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Caveat: this is only my second Czech Pilsener, so I am not anything resembling an expert on the style. Verdict so, far: just not a pilsener guy.

12oz into fluted wine glass that looks not unlike a cross between a snifter and a pilsener glass. A bright yellow, straw color with a white head that retained very well. I expected a very subtle aroma, but it wasn't. A combination of crackers and lemon is the best I can describe it. Many others here and the lit I've read on pilseners speak of biscuits, but I got more Saltine than Bisquik.

The flavor added a bittering hops profile that was indeed quite nice. Together with the crackers-lemon combo, in which the cracker flavor dominated in the finish, made for what I would certainly regard as refreshing. I can see why many are inclined to the pilsener, especially on a warm afternoon. This one at 6%, though, might be an issue since two of these are ABV-worth three of the others (again, based on what I've read about typical ABV's).

I don't know if my palate has been permanently soured by the excess of B-M-C youth, but this really just tasted like a macro in which the brewer paid attention to flavor instead of marketing. This would not be my first alcohol injury: I cannot appreciate fine and very expensive tequilas either, for reasons you can pretty well figure out.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmolloy15
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rasmutant
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,598 ratings.
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