ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful golden straw color. The head is barely off-white colored, and about two fingers high. Retention isnít the best, but the way it settles in the glass betrays solid hoppiness. Lacing is spotty but thick in certain places. All in all, this looks really good in a glass.
S: The hops used here arenít just grassy, they also have a citrusy/lemony bend to them. I also notice touches of sugar cookie-esque malts and some mineral notes. Good aroma, just one that could be a bit stronger (especially for 6.2%).
T: Initially, flavors of lemon and grass from the hops sweep the palate. A slightly sweet middle gives way to a dry back end with strong hard water notes. Slight buttery touches are prevalent throughout. I think itís solid, but not as delicate or smooth as the best examples of the style.
M: This is really light and crisp, like a good pils should be. The faint hard water quality gives it an assertively dry finishing kick - meaning it goes down with superb ease.
O: While this is pretty good, Lagunitas didnít fully nail this one. The drinkability is top notch, but in other aspects (balance, finesse, subtlety), I think the mark was missed. Iíd definitely give this a second chance on tap, though.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes a bit more rich than what youíd expect from a czech style pils. Some honey, grassy hops, and a surprisingly full body.
Gription79 (2001) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Sweet pils, spicy hops, honey, floral, solid pils. Not a style I typically love, but I really enjoyed this beer.
fishonmyplane (276) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís alright, but the hop level should be higher, and there is a bit too much sweetness. It has a fuller mouthfeel than it should - almost like the palate of a hefeweizen, and there are hints of caramel, bread, and even butterscotch. It feels like they added extra malt to get it up to 6% ABV, but there is too much unfermented sugar left in the final product. Mediocre.
JeanDuteau (11) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Normal Pilsner colour of golden wheat. Good foam and good lacing. The smell is very bready/yeasty. You could taste the yeast and there was some hops as well. The hops overpowered the rest of the taste. It was not bad, but Iíve tasted better Pilsners.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured by Ryan on a tour of the Lagunitas Brewery. From notes, July 30, 2012.
A: Very light, slightly malty but very nondescript.
A: Clear golden color with a finger of white head that sits strong. Lots of carbonation bubbles.
T: Better than the nose, very crisp from the start. A nice toasted and pilsner malt character with a mild bitterness. Floral and crisp and clean.
P: Crisp and light bodied with good carbonation.
O: Overall, a pretty decent Pils, but certainly not a world-class of the style. It is quite easy drinking, though.
ironprog (41) - - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours pale gold and clear. Has minimal head that is a frothy off-white and diminishes quickly. Aroma is sweet, bready, and has some citrus (orange??) undertones. Taste is a good balance between lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Carbonation is average. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Overall, I really like this beer and donít really have much to complain about, other than I find it to be a little expensive, for the quality level it is.
Hopsclation (78) - Chicago, - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, flavorful pilsner. Has a bit of a rotting cheese smell, but once you get past that its got a nice full strawberry lemon grass feel. Funky finish, but it works.
bavarian81 (38) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid gold color. Aroma is rich of sweet bready malts. Flavor is similar to the aroma, but also has a tint of tartness. Finish is dry and hoppy.
beer4briguy (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a lovely example of a Pilsner by Lagunitas. The beer pours a beautifully pale golden color with a small white head. Aromas include fresh-baked bread, yeast and even a slight lemony edge. A lot of the bread/biscuit flavors shine through once again on the palate with a nice, rounded hop backdrop as well. The beer finishes slightly dry and very crisp and mouth-watering, making for a beer that you could definitely drink loads of. A great example of the style....and more impressively, a great example of Lagunitas and the effort that they put into each and every one of their beers as well.
Ericular (384) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light straw color with nice head that fades quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is grain and cereal. Taste is pale malts, some hops, a bit of earthy apple bitterness. Nothing exciting. Would compete as a pale lager, but overall this is not my favorite from Lagunitas.