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.
Ronritter (211) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours pale yellow with frothy white head slight citrus floral aroma taste is faint lemon and bread.
willisread (2938) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from J’s. Pours a clearish gold with a finger of foam that lingers a tad. Bready malt, faint grass and a touch of honey. Crisp and clean. Good body. Lemon and honey very faint. Peppery finish. Nice flavors.
Leafs93 (2202) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is grass, citrus and floral. Taste is tart with a crisp finish. Good carbonation. Decent.
oobawa (795) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Easy to see why this stands as Laguntas’ rare foray into lagerdom, since it’s a pretty unspectacular take on the style. Maybe they need more practice? Smells mildly of grain with slight hops. Tastes like a perfectly mediocre pilsner, corny and bitter, not sweet but soulless. A welcome hoppy herbalness pops up in the finish, and the light tartness on the fade shores up the back end. Still uninspiring, though.
bpar73 (991) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Riverwalk. Pour a bright yellow / gold with a white head. Crisp, clean brew with a refreshing finish..
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. sincerely I´ll prefers ale against the lager ones. not the best.
PugUglyBrewer (323) - - DEC 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A snappy little pilsner. Light gold color with big white head of foam. Lemon zest, biscuit malt, and reserved florals. A great summertime guzzler.
daigoon (183) - - DEC 21, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
355 ml bottle.
Clear golden with lasting white head. Slightly bitter finish. Overall score mostly influenced by price.
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2016
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I had this one in New York City, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last Saturday night. This must have been a really OLD sample because nothing about this one was good. To add injury to insult, it put me back $9.75! It also turned out to be the WORST day of my life. Wow.
nittanytide (274) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured golden with a big, foamy head. Grassy aroma. Taste is bread and grass. Clean, but resonant finish.