RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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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bhensonb (15624) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Corti Bros., Sacramento. Light aroma of pale malt and grassy hop. Gold color with a white head that ringed. Medium body with smooth and creamy carbonation. Flavor begins with fruity notes and bitter; light malt appears, rendering the impact almost appley. Meanwhile the bitter of noble hop accumulates. And hints of fruit persist. Good stuff.

3.6
Christian (13809) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2007
Deep yellow with a big and lasting white head. Spicy, floral, hoppy aroma. Strong continental hop flavour, very bitter with a little less body than an Urquell, making for a more bitter impression.

2.3
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Sunny yellow pour with a diminishing white head. Butter and hops make up the aroma. Earthy yeast, grass and straw carry the body. Light and drinkable, but the hop definition stinks.

3.3
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled at the Newtown Brewfest 07 with Stegosaurus. Golden pour with alot of carbonation. Mild piney sweet aroma. A decent hoppy spice flavor. Not bad.

3
stouby (4715) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle at Zum Biergarten. Golden with a white head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy (hay, dusty). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light/medium body.

1.9
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 12 oz bottle. Gross. maybe it was skunked, cause it certainly tasted that way. This is strike two for Lagunitas.. Brwn Shugga sucked too. Used as a palate cleanser for a tasting with cujo.. Did the job. Not gross as once thought..

3.1
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
12oz single from Total Wine. Golden beer with a white head that didn’t last long. Aroma is pilsener lager and not impressive. Flavor is better than the aroma would lead you to believe. Some sweet pale malts to start and quickly dries out to a spicy, bitter hop bite. Pleasant long bitter finish. Medium body. Not bad. A pils could have been much worse.

3.3
pumpmaster (1430) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Fort Lauderdale, FL $1.99 Good Pils!

3
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Not bad but I think they should stick to ales. It was a well crafted pils but it just didnt have the flavor or full body like I expect from Lagunitas.

3.1
Dorwart (2607) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Thin head which dissipates quickly. Light carbonation. Light malty aroma with a bit of vegetal (sweet potato), corn and some floral notes. Color is a bright golden orange. Slight sweetness from the malts. More vegetal and herbal notes. Dry and spicy. Finishes a bit bitter with a lingering dry spicy flavor. A decent pilsner.


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