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RATINGS: 1068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In The beginning, there were ales. As far as anyone knows, the first beers made were ’top-fermented’, which is longhand for ’Ale’. Sometime long before the 1860’s, beers became popular that were made in Northern Europe with a bottom fermenting yeast strain that liked the colder temperatures. Because they had to spend weeks aging before they tasted their best, they were known as ’Lager’ beer. Lager is the German word for ’storage’. Since they had to sit a while, they took up more time and space and as such were harder and more expensive to make. Where ales are meaty, lagers are sinewy. Where ales are street, lagers are ’haute couture’. Where an ale might hit you over the head and take your wallet, lagers donate to charity and adopt stray cats. While an ale might steal your car or try to date your daughter and keep her out all night for who-knows-what purpose, a well bred lager would offer to clean your house while you’re on vacation and leave fresh scones and coffee for you when you return. Now, don’t get us wrong, ales can be a lot of fun to hang out with when you’re in the right mood, and if you have bail money on you. But what’s wrong with livin’ uptown from time to time, on a nice street, where the doormen all wear those little uniforms, the air smells of flowers, and lagers rule the Earth. Cheers!

Note: Formerly at 5.3%.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Light spicy hop nose, golden pour from 12oz bottle. Couple fingers of foam that dissipates pretty quickly. Not much lacing. Clean with a tangy spicy hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Very light yellow golden with white head. Taste is lemon citrus, small bite of carbonation and hop in the middle. Finish is a lingering malt and hint of hop. Very refreshing with a west coast feel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1128) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Tap. Pours a transparent golden with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of malts and a hint of hay/pine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7958) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. Lactic lemon, barley malt, and grass aroma. Medium yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet barley malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Body on the light side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"an earthy example of a bohemian pils. clean grassy aroma and flavor. with a nice malt strain in there as well. goes down smooth and easy. solid, but not a standout."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2014
12oz bottle. Filtered pale yellow-tan body. Thin, glass rimming head. Has a pretty classic doughy brewhouse aroma. The taste is a little on the sweeter side than say, Pilsner Urquell. I’m not sure why they would up the ABV to 6...seems to not really fit the style so well, almost gives it a Strong Pale Lager thing going on. Still has a nice true taste, better than most US Pils of any variation. Doughy, earthy lager notes. A subtle beer, probably not one I’d seek out again, but a nice addition to the Lagunitas line up for sure.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Yikes... way to sweet and grainy. Can barely drink it. First pilsner in a long time, but not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Clean & crisp crisp taste and look. Very much a pilsner beer, a little light on taste. Clear orange hue and light white head.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4100) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a frothy white head. Grass, slight lemon scent. Taste is mildly bitter-sweet pils.... Malty.....very soft. Decent, but rather dull.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1827) - - SEP 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-31-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden color with a two finger pure white head. The head is on the slightly thicker side and has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is of a grainy and bready nature with a little bit of caramel and light fruit as well as a light hop smell. The hop is of a grassy and lemony nature creating a dry and more crisp smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with a drier bready flavor mixed with a bit of grassiness and some light fruity sweetness which creates a base for the brew. As the flavors advance more lemon hop bitterness and some light grassiness comes to the tongue. This mix of flavors, with the dwindling of a bit of the sweetness and some increase in the lemon and some grassy hop, together leave a crisp and more dry grainy and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner to more average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are quite appropriate for the style and make for a rather easy drinking brew. Overall – Fairly easy drinking and rather refreshing, but nothing too out of the ordinary for a pils.


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