RATINGS: 1202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Acetobacter's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Experienced on tap in a shaker glass. The beer pours a lightish amber color, with a low white head. The nose shows a touch of traditional bready malt character, but lacks the floral hop aroma found in classic examples of the style. Instead, the aroma almost resembles a macro-brew, rather than a traditional Czech pilsner. The palate is malt-forward up front, showing a slight, if noticeable, residual character of pilsner malt. Hops come in to balance, but again seem somewhat short. Mouthfeel is fine. Carbonation is perhaps a touch low, but suitable to this drinker’s preferences. The finish is quite clean, leaving a very slight lingering bitterness on the palate. Overall, perhaps a sample that had gone through more age than intended, as it falls somewhat short of expectations.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1457) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Honey gold color. Moderate frothy white head. Faint malty aroma has hints of melon, butter and honey. First sip yields a zesty mix of honey, citrus and crackers. Crisp, dry middle. Light, dry, hoppy finish. Androgynous Pils-like aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
damstraight (5) - Goshen, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2017 does not count
Crisp, fresh pour on tap at Caddy’s in Beavercreek, OH. Clear, light gold with quickly dissipating head. Nice floral hop aroma. Flavor is a perfect balance of crackery malt sweetness with a light readiness and elegant floral/spicy noble hops. Finishes with a medium bitterness. More like a strong German Pils than a Czech Pilsner, but outstanding beer when fresh and on tap!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (305) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2017
12oz bottle pours pale yellow with frothy white head slight citrus floral aroma taste is faint lemon and bread.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (3017) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2017
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (2226) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is grass, citrus and floral. Taste is tart with a crisp finish. Good carbonation. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oobawa (862) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2017
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpar73 (1008) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
On tap at the Riverwalk. Pour a bright yellow / gold with a white head. Crisp, clean brew with a refreshing finish..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery. sincerely I´ll prefers ale against the lager ones. not the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PugUglyBrewer (359) - - DEC 22, 2016
A snappy little pilsner. Light gold color with big white head of foam. Lemon zest, biscuit malt, and reserved florals. A great summertime guzzler.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
daigoon (183) - - DEC 21, 2016
355 ml bottle. Clear golden with lasting white head. Slightly bitter finish. Overall score mostly influenced by price.


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