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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%.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Average pils nothing special which is not a bad thing. Crisp and bubbly. And what makes it Czech style? Haha

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Shanebrews (167) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
This is not a true pilsner. The aroma is strongly hoppy but with a weird grapefruit note. The color is straw but a shade darker than continental pilsners; the head is thick and retains well. The taste is not grainy enough; the malts are too thick and heavy and the hops come through in a cloying manner. The beer could be an alright lager, but it is no Czech pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (599) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Golden in color it has a typical lager aroma. It has more of a bite with the flavor and a bit more complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (368) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Blackthorn Pub, Holly,MI..fantastic rendition of Czech Pils...dry crisp and clean this is what (I think anyway) what a Pils/lager should be and is in fact what it used to be before the mega-corporations turned it in to the Butt Lite swill of today. Thanks Lagunitas for making this style awesome again!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Clean and clear light gold, which pours a big head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is very mild, it reminds me of what I thought beer was when I was growing up. This is a clean, crisp and easy going down beer that is refreshing. There is a slight floral bouquet with some sweetness as well as a wheat flavor. For a pilsner this is a pretty good beer, smooth and refreshing. I would drink this beer again, it’s worth a shot. ($8.99 a six pack)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (694) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Fresh aroma of citrus hop and floral medley. Definite banana and clove as well. Slight prickly bitterness on the front. Mellows out and left with some alcohol, malt and more hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2014
It may be called a czech style pilsner, but it is still distinctly American. It’s good, but too hoppy and harsh. Pours with a thin head, and a deep yellow color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thebullshornbar (71) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
This beer pours nicely with the sweet notes of grains on the nose. This carries through to the taste, where the malt shines through and the undertones of hops manage to balance the beer. Even though it’s a Czech Pilsner, I would like to see the beer balanced in the way of the European hops over the malty sweetness. Overall it’s a well balanced sessional beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
Beer: Lagunitas Pils Type: Czech Style Pilsner Taste: soft, slightly sweet, serious golden malts, did they use any hops?, just delightful Comments: Oh my that was good. When you take a sip and the next sound is ohhh mmm, you know something is being done right. I think they just might make my favorite pilsner. I prefer pilsners that focus on the malts vs overbearing hops. Lagunitas got this one right, for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (350) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a two finger white head, and a lot of carbonation dancing around. The aroma has grains, bread, and is sweet. The taste is very crisp, refreshing, and a little sweet with nice hop notes for a pilsner. The palate is very clean and bubbly. This is an excellent pilsner that hits the spot at the right time. A perfect alternative to standard awful pilsners.

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