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RATINGS: 1140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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%.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
12 ounce short bottle, poured into a pilsner glass. With the pilsner style, which is typically light in color, it’s easy to see if the glass you are using has been properly cleaned. And I’m a bit ashamed to admit that my glass doesn’t pass the test. That’s my fault, not the brewer’s. The beer pours a nearly brilliant light gold, with wave upon wave of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Most Pilsner style beers are really light in color but this one is darker than those that I’m used. I got sort of aggro with my pour but alas I don’t get an real sort of head. I do however, manage to over-pour and spill down the sides of my glass. Bummer. I like a nice frothy head (one you can float a bottle cap on as Jim Koch is fond of saying) with my pilsner beer. Initial aroma is of … well hold on a sec as I’ve managed to give my nose a bath. This review is just going swimmingly. I primarily get some light candy corn malt sweetness, with some flowery hibiscus like hop character in the background. On the aroma side of things the hop character is really muted, especially for a beer that’s done in the Czech Pilsner style. The hops in the first taste are both in the front and rear; malt flows through the middle. There’s a nice bitterness but it’s very mild and low key. Not surprisingly, mouthfeel is light and refreshing, with ample carbonation. Body is medium to full; certainly there’s more there than most of this style. I get a little bit of carbonic bite with this beer, but it’s not unpleasant, and not surprising given the carbonation levels. The carbonation sweeps in quickly, ridding your mouth of the beer before you have a chance to ponder what else it may hold. I think that’s a good thing, as the beer has quite a bit of residual sweetness, and without the carbonation levels this could end up cloying. Sweetness may also be coming from the alcohol, as at 6.2% this is bordering on a 1.5x Pilsner … that may be also why I’m getting some sweetness out of it. Kudos for keeping the phenolics out of this one. Instead it goes down quick and easy. Lawnmower beer seems like too lazy a descriptor, so I’m left searching for something else. Lavender hops yield to candy corn sweetness, before both are quickly evaporated in a wave of carbonation that leaves a lingering, slightly sulfuric, afterfinish. I’d like a bit more hops in this one, especially in the nose, as they are there but they play a supporting role to the sweet malt profile. Not a badly done beer, but there are other pilsners out there that I prefer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1547) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Lagunitas PILS has a very thick, white head, heavy lacing left behind, and a mostly clear, gold appearance, with powdery sediment, throughout, and a few lazy, ascending bubbles. Aroma is of yeasty biscuit, and the flavor is of those two elements, riding alongside fairly bitter, grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and Lagunitas PILS finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Barreras (1295) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours a light clear yellow color with a corn aroma. Taste is bready, malty, and good corn malt flavor. A decent beer for the style, with your typical bitterness bite of aftertaste you get from European style beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft at Boll Weevil. Pretty good pils. Hops were evident but obviously not overpowering. Bready malts and a final product that went down smooth and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 25, 2015
6%ABV. Czech Pilsner Poured out a light gold color, 6şSRM. Bubbly and effervescent. Very inviting. Nose was full of breadlike aromas of yeast, bread dough, wheat flour. There is that wet cement nose of live yeast. Intriguingly, there was nose of steamy corn like putting your face in a bowl of hot buttered corn! Pronounced carbonation. Palate was full of bread dough, wheat flour, water cracker, pale malt. Abrupt bitter hops on the palate, pine, grass, like sucking on green wheat stalks. Good bitter finish with rich hoppy character. Enough to deserve the label "pilsener" Goes on favorites list.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2015
12oz pour from refrigerated bottle into a stange. Yellow, clear, very well carbonated, fluffy white head, and great lacing. Perfect appearance for a pils. Body is bready and a little yeast. Medium body, creamy. Sweet and biscuity. A well-done pils.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1278) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap at Flamez. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Pilsner malt and some hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hinez57 (202) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Grassy pils malt aroma with a bit of herbal hop character on the nose with hints of lemon and grass. Pale straw colored with thin white head, good lacing. Very herbal-floral forward hop flavors. Palate is okay but the high carb rate, accurate for style, makes the pallate a bit harsh and carbonic bite tends to accentuate bitterness. Overall it has some wonderful characteristics and hits the notes of the style. It’s certainly an expressive representation of the style and that’s great. However, there is something about it that throws the balance a tad off. Will absolutely drink it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Clear gold body. Head is slight. Nose fruity, of pineapple and citrus. Taste is sweet, more citrus and malts. Oily texture. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosco (237) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Almost clear light pale yellow with ultra fine particulate in suspension (could not decipher bottle code for freshness). Head and lacing disappearing quickly, leaving behind some layers. Has some bitterness and complexity but falls short overall. $9.99/12oz sixer at Publix Boca Raton Florida

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (894) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2015
On tap at Cedar Creek Feb 1, 2015. Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of straw and hay hops. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, light malt and hops. Overall rich, flavorful with some complexity.


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