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:
2,579
Reviews:
749
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
549
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,579 |  Reviews: 749
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

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisdopeee
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawnxa3
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrJones
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerrat
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good pils had better.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours crystal clear golden straw colour with lots of light fluffy head.

Nose is subtle. Malt, biscuit, and a tiny bit of citrus hops.

Taste follows nose very closely. Quite smooth. The hops at the end distinguish this Pilsner from others I've had.

A good refreshing beer.

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Photo of moundbz
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avg pils taste, moderate bitter, avg. beer

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Photo of ProChorus
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_BeeCave
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ramrod666
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rlovitt
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stogirelli
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AirBob
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meigs3
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yaffeboy
1.57/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

It's yucky And really gross

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Photo of nowhere_native
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,579 ratings.
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