Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Experienced on tap in a shaker glass. The beer pours a lightish amber color, with a low white head. The nose shows a touch of traditional bready malt character, but lacks the floral hop aroma found in classic examples of the style. Instead, the aroma almost resembles a macro-brew, rather than a traditional Czech pilsner. The palate is malt-forward up front, showing a slight, if noticeable, residual character of pilsner malt. Hops come in to balance, but again seem somewhat short. Mouthfeel is fine. Carbonation is perhaps a touch low, but suitable to this drinker’s preferences. The finish is quite clean, leaving a very slight lingering bitterness on the palate. Overall, perhaps a sample that had gone through more age than intended, as it falls somewhat short of expectations.
Travlr (10560) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
target242 (9) - USA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
As Pilsners go, Lagunitas Pils is very light and flavorful; perfect for sunny weather poolside or backyard BBQ!
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Ontape (267) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Jur (284) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home, from WholeFoods.
Pale clear, straw yellow, bright white head. Fresh nose, grapes? Bit malty, earth tones, some apples. Fairly bitter hop.
tmongoose (1254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DocJitsu (902) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ZacM612 (120) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear yellow with white head. Aroma is grainy and grassy. Light body, drinkable. Minimally bitter. Okay.
JBPortland (736) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
tillmac62 (179) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 111/14. Clear golden pour with exceptional head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of slightly sweet biscuit over hops that have notes of spice and tropical. Light medium body that manages to be almost slick in texture. While it appears to be well carbonated (bubbles), it fails to effervesce on the finish in a lively fashion, hence it is normal carbonation level. The flavor profile has some complexity and is well balanced, unfortunately it doesn’t scream saaz hops. It begins with a slightly sweet spice that flows into mild bitterness. The middle has a tropical rind like citric note. The finish is biscuit with a low level lingering bitterness with notes of spice. Very good, but not quite outstanding.
Bork (128) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not entirely successful attempt at a Czech Pilsner. Hops are overly prominent and not very clean. Aftertaste is all bitterness.