tntracey (110) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2017 VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce short bottle, poured into a pilsner glass. With the pilsner style, which is typically light in color, it’s easy to see if the glass you are using has been properly cleaned. And I’m a bit ashamed to admit that my glass doesn’t pass the test. That’s my fault, not the brewer’s. The beer pours a nearly brilliant light gold, with wave upon wave of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Most Pilsner style beers are really light in color but this one is darker than those that I’m used. I got sort of aggro with my pour but alas I don’t get an real sort of head. I do however, manage to over-pour and spill down the sides of my glass. Bummer. I like a nice frothy head (one you can float a bottle cap on as Jim Koch is fond of saying) with my pilsner beer. Initial aroma is of … well hold on a sec as I’ve managed to give my nose a bath. This review is just going swimmingly. I primarily get some light candy corn malt sweetness, with some flowery hibiscus like hop character in the background. On the aroma side of things the hop character is really muted, especially for a beer that’s done in the Czech Pilsner style. The hops in the first taste are both in the front and rear; malt flows through the middle. There’s a nice bitterness but it’s very mild and low key. Not surprisingly, mouthfeel is light and refreshing, with ample carbonation. Body is medium to full; certainly there’s more there than most of this style. I get a little bit of carbonic bite with this beer, but it’s not unpleasant, and not surprising given the carbonation levels. The carbonation sweeps in quickly, ridding your mouth of the beer before you have a chance to ponder what else it may hold. I think that’s a good thing, as the beer has quite a bit of residual sweetness, and without the carbonation levels this could end up cloying. Sweetness may also be coming from the alcohol, as at 6.2% this is bordering on a 1.5x Pilsner … that may be also why I’m getting some sweetness out of it. Kudos for keeping the phenolics out of this one. Instead it goes down quick and easy. Lawnmower beer seems like too lazy a descriptor, so I’m left searching for something else. Lavender hops yield to candy corn sweetness, before both are quickly evaporated in a wave of carbonation that leaves a lingering, slightly sulfuric, afterfinish. I’d like a bit more hops in this one, especially in the nose, as they are there but they play a supporting role to the sweet malt profile. Not a badly done beer, but there are other pilsners out there that I prefer.
19 oz mug on tap at Bier:Thirty. Not sure why I ordered this beer, but I did. Not bad, but not great. I'm not a big fan of pilsners, unless I'm in the Czech Republic. meccahh69lol (366) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Surprised I had not rated this one before, but so it goes. The smell is thin lemon, heavy grass, and sweet buttered corn cob. Appearance is clear yellow piss, holy and true. The taste is watery Lagunitas (they have a house style lets be honest); it is very smooth and chill like a Boz Scaggs record in a fridge. Easy drinking and delightful for any weather, this is a favorite of the middling lager pack. Good for jamming some Joni Mitchell while lamenting how anyone could think Rihanna's hotness is overrated, and lets not even mention the Prince skeptics, unless this review get completely derailed. BroSpud (2261) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2017
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 (713) - 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 (967) - 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 (538) - 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 (1377) - 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 (659) - - 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 (4549) - 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.