felsenpils (162) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2016
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle. The label says 6% alcohol by volume which is too high for a czech style pilsner, Pilsner Urquell has only 4.4%. The beer pours a deep golden color with a white head with good retention. The aroma is a mixture of floral hops and sweet malt. The flavor starts out with a pretty aggressive bitterness followed by a surprisingly thin body. At 6% alcohol, I would have expected much more. This is a decent American microbrewed pilsener, but it has very little in common with Czech beer. The hop is too dominant in both the aroma and flavor and the mouthfeel and body of a Czech lager are missing. Assuming that the brewers actually wanted to brew a Czech style pilsner, they have missed the mark by a long shot. This is yet another example of why not to buy a pseudo classic beer style brewed in the US:
tightslice (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light honey, hay, slightly herbal. Taste is crisp, lemon peels, even bitter finish. Very refreshing with a signature Lagunitas spin. Extra points for making an appearance at my wedding in 2011.
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice 2" head with long lacing and crusty rings... crystal clear dark straw color.
Aroma is clean pale malts and spicy hops... smells very good.
Flavor is the same.. a touch of earthiness from the hops.
Grzesiek79 (4133) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pils nie do końca na wzor czeski. dla mnie to amerykański pils. Dominuja cechy typowe dla stanow goryczka lekka chmielowy bukiet amerykańskich chmieli. Malo bardzo mało slodowe. Wytrawnosc jest ok ale moglaby być bardziej ostra. Wyglad nie za specjalny srednia piana i mało trwala. w czeskich pilsach jest o wiele trwalsza i wieksza.
cgil68 (20) - - AUG 19, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold with medium white head. Heavier mouthfeel than typical lager. More hoppy than expected making the bitter stand out more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Msdrbeat (579) - East Lansing, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at crown. Pours a clear colder with a staying white head. Slightly bitter with low sweetness.
mezr (115) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle a clear, pale yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma is a bit faint, but slightly floral. Lively carbonation, dry and bitter with some spiciness.
euniceradio (495) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear gold, white sticky head. Aroma of cracker, honey, lemon. Taste of same with some grass, mineral rock. A bit of metal too.
ordybill (1519) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pils glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a clear gold color with a large white head. The aroma is mostly hops and some malt. The taste is fairly sweet malt with some hops. Another excellent beer from Lagunitas.
JaKeAFC (1048) - ITALY - JUN 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle in a restaurant in Seoul. Golden color slightly hazed, big rocky white head. Aroma of pale malts, grassy bittering hops and dough. Medium body soft carb smooth finish. Solid pils-lager with a boost.