RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 pours yellow with a one finger off white head. light body and aroma is a stronger than average pilsener smell. head does not last to long but has a little lacing. flavor is a strong pilsener taste probably one of the best pilseners i have had to date. definetly above average has some hop taste and yeast aroma too.

3.6
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Aroma of sweet malts.Pours a clear gold with a medium white head.Flavors of swet malt and honey.Medium body with a swet finish.

3.6
wxman (1853) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Bright golden; full white head that hangs around. Sweet malt and mild hop flower aroma. Delicious caramely pale malt flavor along with Saaz hop bitterness. Really good, but more robust than a "Czech Pils".

3.6
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Not a bad pils at all. Aroma of chilis, sage, potatoes, veggies, radish, strawberry, bread, sesame, mac and cheese... I feel like I could go for ages on the aroma, honestly. Great complexity. Pour is very pretty, tons of bubbles, clear dark yellow, good head when fresh. Palate is not so accomodating to quaffing, and a little thin... caramelly as it warms. I should’ve started drinking this a bit colder than 47. Flavor doesn’t quite have the complexity of the aroma, more green, bready, not 100% dry. A quite good pils. Drink it cold.

3.1
pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle: Clear gold color with a small white head that has a mixture of large bubbles and small ones. Interesting. Typical sweet malty aroma, but missing some of the skunkiness that often is found in pilseners. The taste is a bitter sweet soapy flavor with a malty aftertaste. I like the full body on this one and I especially like the commerical description. Those crazy guys at Lagunitas!

3
jmcguire1969 (163) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2006
My first impression of this is was not good and got only slightly better with a clean palate. The aroma is very faint and has a yeasty malt character. The head is thin but laces well and is longstanding. Is this a German or Czech style Pilsner? The taste continues to grow on me but I will keep the lower score due to the aroma, appearance (very hazy) and initial impression on the palate. Cheers!

3.4
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
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Not much aroma but a big american hop feel to the flavour. Very nice pils, but not what I’d describe Bohemian...

3.5
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Dave from Sew Sporty in CA. Aroma is lightly sweet along with some light grassy and hay-like hops. Pours a bright transparent gold with small white head. Flavor starts with some light sweetness with light caramel and a hint of lager yeast. Finishes with lots of grassy hops. Bitterness sticks around in the aftertaste for a while. This is one of the more hoppy pilsners I’ve had. While I’m not a pilsner fan, this is about as good as I would expect one to be.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2006
GABF-on tap-pours a foamy white head with gold color. Taste is creamy, medium grain, secondary hops. OK carbonation.

3.2
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and murky golden color with an averaged sized white head. Some small floaters. Aromas of grain, honey, spices and a little musty. Tastes of honey, grain, cereal, lemons, and light straw. On the sweeter side.


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