hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
gmanbeer (43) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My new favorite beer. Clean and crisp with a good amount of hops, especially for a pilsner. Great on a hot day, Also enough alcohol content to give you a good buzz.
uwaga (1) - Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great pills with a lot of taste and full body. I will be looking for this again. Almost as good a Blue Paddle.
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good Pils. Great hoopy flavor crisp and refreshing. This should on the list of every Beerlover
Bludwig (31) - USA - APR 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: This lager has a bright and lively nose on it. There’s a fruitiness which is delicate and faintly citrus in nature. The more I swirl and dive back in, the more it develops. The slight biscuit/ bread-like aroma shines through to compliment and round out the fruit and most notably there is none of the skunk a poorly made pils would revel immediately.
Appearance: A delightfully strong golden straw color, not yellow or even amber, but right at that nice balance of just dark enough for a good pilsner. The head was robust when the beer was first poured and has maintained itself very well in the glass which is also complimented by a steady flow of little bubbles making the beer feel almost alive and breathing.
Taste/Palate: This pils states that it is Czech in style and the taste has lived up to that claim. There is an immediate richness and almost sweet feeling to the beer with absolutely no off flavors! The beer then quickly shows it’s assertive, although balanced, hopping and finishes nice and dry. The saliva glands squirt and it’s time for another sip. What more could you ask from a quality lager!
Overall: It is easy to see how the lager/pilsner became the most popular style of beer worldwide when you try and outstanding example like this one. When asking a craft brewer why he/she might not brew a beer like this, the immediate response is that the beer is time consuming and extremely difficult to do correctly. With that said, when a craft brewer actually puts the time in and skillfully crafts a pilsner like this one, it becomes a true testament to their skill as a brewer and the glory of the small brewery.
dbingham (69) - - DEC 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A good Czech style pils - very subdued hop bitterness with some good malt flavor. My favorite us pils.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 1, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely full-bodied and flavorful, as one would expect from Lagunitas. Another demonstration of how the best American beers can rival, even surpass, the best European examples of the same style.
rbowers83 (14) - Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think it has a great taste form beginning to finish. 12 oz bottle from fridge. Bitter but satisfied lasting taste. Very good by my taste...
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden straw colour. Fluffy white head. Fantastic lacing. I hate to say it but this beer is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Truely! All the things that Bud thinks they are, or wants to dub people into thinking they are. But this beer is those, things and more.
Perfect malt, hop balance. The perfect lawnmower beer.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark gold hazey and inviting leaving a spotchy white head that quickly disappears but one swirl quickly brings it back. The aroma is fruity, hop spiciness, that is very clean and brisk. The taste starts crisp with a hop bitter twang that finishes with a honey malt backbone for balance. This is a refreshing brew...I will def visit this offering again.