ThisWangsChung (826) - 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 isn’t 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 aren’t 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 it’s 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 didn’t fully nail this one. The drinkability is top notch, but in other aspects (balance, finesse, subtlety), I think the mark was missed. I’d definitely give this a second chance on tap, though.
bubblehouse (646) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a descent aroma and looks really good in the glass. Not the best of flavors but it will do.
dlovell2 (1091) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light golden with white head. Malty aroma with light citrus and yeast. Sweet malty flavor with light citrus, herbal and floral hops. Slight yeastiness. Really enjoyed.
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This lager is simple but smooth, It makes you remember the old town and how things used to be.
TXBadger (1764) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very crisp amd clean.
Idiosynkrasie (4576) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Crystal clear, bright yellow-golden colour with average to huge, fluffy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, snow-white head. Minimally grainy, pale malty aroma, grassy and minimally floral overtones. Taste is moderately but not too sweet pale malty, a touch of honey-covered cereals, mildly grassy and floral hoppy overtones, a good dose of citrusy hop as well. Very well balanced, precise, clean: superb drinkability.
Vestlake (192) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma is classic pilsner. Taste has grass, lemon, and pilsner hops. Pretty good.
TimE (3894) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden color. Modest bitter dry nose. Mouth isn’t as clean as I would hope, but not bad. Somewhat grassy. Not bad.
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3.2.2015. Pours clear golden. Mild, sweet butter, hay nose. Taste has grass, lemon, pils hops.
Bricks (691) - Delaware, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden, mediocre appearance. Floral scent. Taste is Pilsener with some hop kick. Not bad.
commonmac (542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Pub 819. Pint glass. Light golden color reminiscent of other pale domestic lagers. Very little head. Aroma is grain and cereal like a cheap beer. Taste is crisp and light with a grainy overarching feel. Hops are present but nothing citrus comes through. Tastes like a simple beer without a lot of excitement. Rare to see Lagunitas hold themselves back like this. Obviously chose other Lagunitas options...they are much better.