LAG Lagunator Lager | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
It’s a dry-hopped California Common with a massive malt character, rounded out by a bitter balance from some experimental hops from the Yakima Valley, this beer will leave you saying ‘I’ll be bock!’


Added by TheSixthRing on 05-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,453
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
125
pDev:
8.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of McHenry
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRock7755
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of dctarga
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dekkar
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scottfrie
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

16oz pint at THG.

A: Served a clear nutty copper color with a greasy cap of off-white foam that faded into a lasting film. Sheets of wispy lace were left down the glass.
S: Fresh hoppy spicy/resinous/herbal quality with a bready, slightly sweet, malty backbone. Earthy and peppery.
T: Surprisingly hoppy flavors follow the nose with spicy/herbal hops mixed with toasted malt, mild smokyish quality and a kind of savory umami quality. I get a kiss of overripe fruit, and a hint of that slightly burnt plastic flavor reminiscent of a bad Fantome bottle.
M: medium full body, thick and chewy mouthfeel, solid bitterness. Thick, soft, creamy carbonation.
O: Decent overall but there was something weird going on that was off-putting. Might have to revisit again and re-review.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mijreed
4.99/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unbelievable lager. The nose is very malty and a bit of hops. You don't find many beers (Rogue Nut Brown) with that true malt smell.

Great head...the flavor is unreal for the high ABV. Malty, mildly hopped, well balanced, but with that clean lager taste.

Very good. Highest score.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely an American's understanding of a bock. The malt back is there, but I'm more aware of the American hop in the beer, with its piney and some citrusy taste.
An okay brew, I'd prefer a German one.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my pint glass it is a dark amber color. There is a modest size off-white head and a smattering of lace.
Malty aroma: molasses and brown sugar. There are some faint piney hops in the aroma.
Taste follows the nose. Molasses and brown sugar, with a hint of pine at the end.
Medium-bodied and sweet.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper to amber in color with an inch of creamy and dense brown head. Moderate lacing. Lots of caramel and marzipan in the nose. I'm tasting a lot of marzipan and dark sourdough bready malt. The mouth is lightly sticky and very crisp.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany color. Off white head
Smell is molasses. Brown sugar. Slight pine. Taste is molasses, brown sugar, dark toast. Slight pine. Slight general citrus/orange. That lagunitas hop profile. Feel is medium. Sweet. Almost cloying. Alcohol makes an appearance but not intense.

Overall i feel this has some age unless this sweetness was purposeful. But a bock from lagunitas? Its a bock in which the characteristics are exaggerated and amplified.

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Photo of DIM
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was an odd one. There was a little too much sugary sweetness getting in the way of the malty toffee and light cocoa. The herbal, floral hop notes were kind of jarring at first, but they did grow on towards the end.

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Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice that they played the first three letters of their brewery with Lager. Too bad they don't brew more lagers.
Poured from a bomber to a Pilz glass. No date found, FU Lagunitas, how can you avoid this for all your success?
For me, best looking beer of the month. Amber color, gorgeous head, fine lacing, tiny bubbles for the whole glass. Beutiful lacing to the bottom also. If it wasn't for the color I would swear this was a German Pilz.
Minimal aroma. Kind of sweet, but not in a malty sense.
Taste is clean with strong hop character, mild malt. Alcohol makes itself known. That's a good thing because you could slam this thing if it wasn't there as a reminder.
Pretty good beer all and all.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superfriend
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-s
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber copper color with a little head and lacing.

A bready grassy splendor.

Hops grassy pleasant bitternessness with a slight sweetness.

A hearty solid body with some carbonation.

Another solid beer by Lagunitas.

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Photo of sunsjammer
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

undated bomber

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LAG Lagunator Lager from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 125 ratings