BroSpud (2197) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful golden straw color. The head is barely off-white colored, and about two fingers high. Retention isn’t the best, but the way it settles in the glass betrays solid hoppiness. Lacing is spotty but thick in certain places. All in all, this looks really good in a glass.
S: The hops used here aren’t just grassy, they also have a citrusy/lemony bend to them. I also notice touches of sugar cookie-esque malts and some mineral notes. Good aroma, just one that could be a bit stronger (especially for 6.2%).
T: Initially, flavors of lemon and grass from the hops sweep the palate. A slightly sweet middle gives way to a dry back end with strong hard water notes. Slight buttery touches are prevalent throughout. I think it’s solid, but not as delicate or smooth as the best examples of the style.
M: This is really light and crisp, like a good pils should be. The faint hard water quality gives it an assertively dry finishing kick - meaning it goes down with superb ease.
O: While this is pretty good, Lagunitas didn’t fully nail this one. The drinkability is top notch, but in other aspects (balance, finesse, subtlety), I think the mark was missed. I’d definitely give this a second chance on tap, though.
Sampled at a tasting at Total Wine. Not really a style I love but Lagunitas makes some good brews so had to do my due diligence. And it was OK but only OK. Jabic (610) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Ar: Sulfur, chalk, and cracker malt; herbal, lemony, and spicy hops, quite refined. Ap: Yellow gold and clear; medium white head with moderate-low retention, leaving some splotchy foam cover. T: Cracker malt and chalk; bright, clean, and high bitterness up front, lingering throughout; grassy; dough and more hay, with herbal and lemony hop flavor; crackers and grass on the finish. P: Light body and steely; high carbonation; finish is dry. O: Very good pilsner; hops are bright and punchy, with a big noble European quality; malt and water profile are crisp and firm; quaffable and full of flavor. Bacchus66 (539) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2017
From tap at ADT. Pours clear yellow with a finger of foamy white head. Nose is pale malt and fresh cut grass. Flavors add some mild citrus and hops. Moderate carbonation, smooth, medium finish. Nice. stupre (402) - Nanterre, FRANCE - JUL 2, 2017
35cl bottle purchased @ Mondial de la bière Paris. Pils très classique qui manque un peu de la sécheresse caractéristique. nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
Don’t expect a German or Czech pils. This brew takes an extra step and uses the pils base adding hops to create an interesting hoppy lager.
balloonbuffoon (389) - - MAY 18, 2017
12floz bottle purchased as a single for $1.50, freshness is uncertain, but it goes into my pint glass anyway. Appears a translucent pale yellow with some head. Smells like a haystack and tastes like one that is growing some grass too. Medium in body and moderate in carbonation. It’s good, fairly sessionable, and definitely as close as Lagunitas gets to anything traditional in style. Wichmann (1) - Fredericia, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
Flot gylden farve, dejlig aroma og lidt bitter i smagen. Alt i alt en meget god pilsner.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DanielBrown (4519) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bottle from the Parcelyard, Leicester. Clean,flavoursome Pils, but slightly too sweet for me. Goodbye Champions League - it was a great adventure. ichmachebier (16) - - APR 11, 2017
Aroma: Very lite aroma. No off aromas noted.
Appearance: Clear yellow with no cloudiness. Very nice.
Taste: Very good pilsner. What I would expect from Lagunitas.
Palate: Lite body with lively carbonation at start, maintained through pint.
Overall: Very good beer all the way through, and Im not a fan of pilsners. Niko100 (2940) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hops, & some grain; Flavor of slight sweet malt, hops, grain, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Good pils brew.