Lagur
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #204
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,489
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 12.05%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
52
From:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  7
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: Not a personal flotation device. No shirt, no shoes, no problem. Flip-flops optional. This deluxe libation vessel best operated under primo conditions, including but not limited to: poolside, beachfront, river’s edge, lake view, hot tub adjacent, pre skinnydipping, aprés watersliding, water ballooning, inner tubing, outer bodying, fjord frolicking, conjuring Cthulhu, or simply sand-running in sssuper slo-mo.
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a shaker, the beer a slightly hazed gold with a fluffy and clingy off-white head.

The beer has an inviting aroma of malt, herbal hops and a touch of citrus.

The taste is pleasantly bitter but with a strong slightly sweet grain backbone. The herbal hops coat my tongue and the bitterness builds a bit mid-glass. The beer would be super easy to pair with brats or smoked pork as it has enough astringency to cut through fatty food.

The mouth is pleasantly coating and slightly thick.

This is a winner in my book. Should be a year around beer.

Apr 09, 2020
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz can with no date, just a wack-ass code

Great head retention, clear and golden colored. Smell is heavy on hops and smells like their non-alcoholic hop water with a sweet golden malt backing. It tastes super busy, with lots of dank fruit flavors coming out from the hops. The hops don't make it easy to drink, they are cloying as it warms..

Not as much of a lager, more of a "lite IPA" - not what I was looking for.

Mar 04, 2020
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, date stamped 192 9. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Pleasant and mild aroma of fruity citrus and pale malt. Lighter flavors with some nice fruitiness, orangy citrus, and faint pine; some slightly nutty malt, pale grain, and honey for sweetness. Light-to-medium body, very easy drinking, with an excellently balanced finish. This was good - very refreshing.

Nov 08, 2019
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elNopalero from California

3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hops, hops, hops. Aroma cuts to the chase, all big hops. Palate is more of the same, with little backing it. Like drinking hoppy hop water. I liked it. And at 5%, why not?

Oct 14, 2019
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crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To me this tastes more like a Kolsch. Too hoppy for a lager, or just not enough malt to support.
At $20 a case it is far better than any other options available.
The finish is dry with a hop tongue coat.
Not crisp at all.
In my opinion a very decent beer, however a really crummy sample of the style intended.

Oct 04, 2019
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WagonWillie from California

2.03/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Another flavored beer. Too sweet, too cloying. Tastes more like a soft drink than beer. What's wrong with beer tasting like beer?!? Fairly strong hops finish, which is fine, but the first taste isn't crisp like a great lager (Nooner was my favorite for example).

Sep 24, 2019
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TheSupremeAJ from Pennsylvania

2.74/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I'd rather have a Yuengling lager for a fraction of the price. It's not nearly as quaffable or satisfying yet quite more expensive. I pray that a day never comes where I order a lager and this is served.

Aug 14, 2019
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz canned on the 183rd day of 2019...opened 221st day of the year.
1 1/4" white head with a decent length of retention, hangs in at 1/4", deep golden color with good clarity. Foamy lace.
Ripe citrus, lemon, and onion in the hop profile. Some bready malt character under but the hops steal the show.
Zesty hops, some spice...nice pilsner like malt character underneath. Good stuff.
Light bodied, medium to medium high carbonation, not quite crisp but bright. Dry and somewhere between short and medium finish and very easy to drink.
Really enjoying this 12pk of beer. Flavorful, hoppy and refreshing. I'll look forward to it's next release.

Aug 10, 2019
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bright yellow with a thick white head that falls away fairly quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is mild, citrus, corn, biscuits. Flavor is much more potent than the nose would suggest, sweet citrus up front with a great hop punch in the finish. Feel is light and crisp. Overall a fantastic summer beer with more flavor than any beer I can remember drinking at 5% ABV.

Aug 02, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We are CANticipating CANother scorcher of a day & I am drinking Lager-style & fruited CANned beers in an effort to beat the heat. I have been (mostly) homebound these past four/five weeks following a prostatectomy & it has given me the CANportunity to sift through the backlog here at Chez Woody. I have uncovered all sorts of beers to CANstitute brewery horizontals, but today is just going to be odds & sods.

From the CAN: "... They weren't working for either side this time; they were only trying to get back something that had been lost …"; "Limited Release Summer Lager"; "Not a personal flotation device. No shirt, no shoes, no problem. Flip-flops optional. This deluxe libation vessel best operated under primo conditions, including but not limited to: poolside, beachfront, river’s edge, lake view, hot tub adjacent, pre skinnydipping, aprés watersliding, water ballooning, inner tubing, outer bodying, fjord frolicking, conjuring Cthulhu, or simply sand-running in sssuper slo-mo."; "Enjoy this limited-edition Lagunitas Lagur wherever, all summer long. Life is uncertain, don't sip. Call us! 707.769.4495 Cheers!"

Wherever?!? Man, I'm taking these CANs to Max Lagur's farm for the groovy scene happening there! I Crack!ed one open in the interim just for QA purposes as henceforth outlined, dig? I had my fave Pils glass at the ready & I beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug as soon as the vent was accessed. Man, it was freaky beautiful the way that it formed the most outta sight two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head that hung in even in the face of the rising heat & humidity. Color was a far-out Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, causing The Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus & Mammon to rouse themselves off of my living room couch & come into the kitchen for a taste. Groovy, man! Nose had a clean malty sweetness, no funky adjuncts in this bad boy. Mouthfeel was medium, good for a Lager. The taste had a clean, tangy maltiness, like floor-malted malts CAN impart, along with a light hoppy spiciness. Don't sip?!? I could hardly CANtrol myself from just drinking the whole thing down in one big gulp! This was mighty tasty & mighty refreshing. Finish was semi-dry & totally thirst-quenching! I CAN def see filling the beach-bound Summer cooler with these CANs. YMMV.

Jul 20, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Das Beer and Pizza. Clear golden. Smells of grassy, spicy hops, and a touch of caramel malt. Tastes aggressively hopped. Grapefruit. Turns to a grassy bitterness. Again, a light caramel malt. Finishes dry and abruptly. Slightly harsh mouthfeel. It's ok.

Jun 27, 2019
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BB1313 from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice transparency and has bubbles racing upwards; fluffy eggshell white head that falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have hops leading the way. There's a nice amount of orange and apricot. Some bread and crackers. Some malts. The flavors follow the nose. More orange and apricot. Some fresh grass. More bread and crackers in the mix. Malts do their thing without dominating. Nice clean moderate bitterness. Finishes juicy and dry at the same time, but it's on the drier side. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the fuller side of light-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a really nice lager. There's some hops in the mix, which doesn't make this one a classic example of the style, but it still has a nice lager vibe going on. It's very clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. The craftsmanship is on point. I really, really like this one.

Jun 21, 2019
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is malts/grains and citrus/sugar/almost skittles. The flavor is fruit/citrus, malts/grains and a mix of smooth and tart/dry/hoppy in the finish.

May 15, 2019
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TheSixthRing from California

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours clear and bright golden orange in color, half finger width head that quickly dissipates, leaving a mostly barren surface with a razor thin ring around the edge of the glass. A few small spots don't make much for lacing.

Smell - Sweet and bready with underlying orange.

Taste - FOllows the nose. Sweet upfront with some bread and sugary notes as it warms. Light orange undertone.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with fair carbonation. Clean, crisp and easy drinking finish.

Overall - While I enjoyed it better drinking straight from the can, this review is being done poured into a glass. I'm giving it a slight bump in my rating because of that. The sweetness tastes more sugary than bready as it does from the can. If I buy it again, I'll keep it in the can.

May 09, 2019
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superspak from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 3/16/2019. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no yeasty notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious hoppy pale lager. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV, and not aggressive on bitterness. Feels like Citra, Mosaic, Centennial. Very vibrant, and fairly juicy/dank/earthy hops; with a great clean pils malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

Apr 20, 2019
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ssimpson89 from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, 5% ABV, with the stoopid Julian date on the bottom. I refuse to covert, so who knows the age. Month, date, year works much better, I wish they would just use it.

Looks the part, but seems low on carbonation and head disappeared quickly. Smells nice, honey, sweet, malty. Taste is solid, nothing I would ever crave. It’s very similar to Founders Solid Gold. Easy drinking, but not much else. Feel is soft. The lack of carbonation or hops leaves it with a blah finish.

I would take it over BMC as it does have more flavor, but most any Pilsner would be preferable. I get that craft is trying to lure in the every day drinker, but these beers will need to be priced appropriately or they will go away. They probably can command a slight premium over BMC, but can’t be priced at $10 a 6 pack. If they price 12 or 15 packs reasonably they will be a good pick for a BBQ, golf, fishing, etc.

Apr 13, 2019
Lagur from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 52 ratings