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RATINGS: 1033   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%.

mcaron45's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcaron45 (8) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours clear golden yellow. Light carbonation, fine bubbles to form thin head. Aroma, cooked vegetables, citrus. Tastes of caramel, slightly sweet. Light hops adding a bit of spice. Good, but not my favorite pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (944) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle to plastic cup Aroma of grains, bread, orange, lemon, and a little yeast. Clear light yellowish amber with a 1 cm creamy white head. Taste is grain, toast, with light acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hype (18) - - AUG 22, 2014
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (11415) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Bar Pilar. Bright yellow color, thin white head, massive lacing. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is only slightly bitter, medium body, medicinal finish. Not bad, but pales in comparison to the Czech original.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
target242 (9) - USA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
As Pilsners go, Lagunitas Pils is very light and flavorful; perfect for sunny weather poolside or backyard BBQ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (283) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, solid Pils! Looks right, smells like cereal grains, pils malt, light hop background. Noble hop earthy / spicy / bitter quality clear on the finish. Very drinkable, surprised this is a 6% but four of them will do it to you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (296) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle @ Home, from WholeFoods. Pale clear, straw yellow, bright white head. Fresh nose, grapes? Bit malty, earth tones, some apples. Fairly bitter hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1266) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2014
12oz bottle poured a clear golden yellow with white head. plenty of carbonation and some mild lacing. the aroma is of pils malt and some grass and some hops. the flavor is a good representation of this style. medium body crisp flavor mild hop on the end though not the greatest but this is pretty solid. some light bread on the very end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (912) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Nothing remarkable or unusual about this pilsner. But, that's not necessarily a bad thing. They've made a good Czech pilsner while salvaging enough unfermented sugar to compete with the bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (126) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Crystal clear yellow with white head. Aroma is grainy and grassy. Light body, drinkable. Minimally bitter. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBPortland (758) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Lukaduke! Pours clear pale gold with 2 finger head. Nose is grainy citrus, orange, and what seems like Spaghetti-O’s sauce. Taste is round pale malt, orange slice, grain, corn. Finish is medium bitter earthy malt grain and subtle citrus.

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