harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full of doughy bread flavors, some peppery spice and just a hint of grassy hop flavors just barely present. Pretty decent, really crisp and clean tasting with a big malt character that really makes the beer.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours golden with a fair white fluffy head and much carbonation rising to the top of the glass. Aroma is mostly saaz hops but also some light malts. Flavor is floral but also contains some sweet caramel malts. Crisp and clean on the palate and light and refreshing. A pretty nice pilsner.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Excellent hops aroma. A little more body than I’m used to in a pilsner. Otherwise clear and smooth.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2006 A beautiful slightly hazed golden hue with a full creamy lather. Aroma is malty with a slight whiff of fresh biscuit. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. This brew has a solid malty backbone with a nice layer a grandmas fresh baked bread. Ther is a defined yet subtle asprin burn on the tongue upon finish. This a a fantastic pilsener. Overall: a mouthwatering brew thats hard to put down. Highly recommended.
madsberg (10241) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. HAzy. Off white medium head. Lasting. Sweet and hoppy aroma with herbal and fruity notes. flavour is flowery and sweet. Is well balanced and smooth. Medium bodied. Nice smooth bitterness in the end. Easy to drink and very pleasant. Goes well with a well spiced indian curry imo.
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall I really enjoyed this pilsener, a Bohemian Pilsener, even. I especially enjoyed the beer history lesson printed on the packaging and again here under the commercial description. Very informative. Pours bright and cheery, lots of crispness to the hops. Very pleasant. Recommended.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was one of my original reviews, within the top 78. I know that because I deleted 78 ratings a year ago in a fit of pique. I remember that the old score was 4.5 total, far into the upper ranges for this beer. And I swear it was somewhat unfiltered and particulate 4 years ago, I swear it! On to this observation: A clean and crisp lager with incredible Saaz grassiness, hay, pepper and salt, just plain delicious. Pencil shavings too. Lacks a bit of body and some possible oiliness I have encountered before, and seems almost too clean, but exceptionally well-made. Among my fave American lagers. Thanks, whoever in OH imports this.
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden yellow colour with white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Dry hoppy flavor with some spiciness. Dry bitterness in the finish. An okay pilsener.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Spicy and lightly floral nose; distinctly Lagunitas house character in the pilsner malt; the body is slightly hazy; not as round or smooth as it should be, but it has a nice malty backbone as it should, and a solid, lingering floral and spicy hop finish; a solid player, and another nice one from these guys.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is what I love about pilsners: an abreviated but steady head, a hazy golden hue, the smell of a grain silo, and an irresistable drinkability. Lagunitas has a reputation for outlandish interpretatons (and unique inventions) though this one shows the ability to produce a product within its established genre with a distinctly proprietal stamp. The brew is deep for a pilsner with a longish finish and a decent little alcohol kick. A nice session beer.