Review: Lagunitas PILS | Craft Beer & Brewing
Lagunitas PILS
91 out of 100

Style: Pilsner

ABV: 6.0 IBU: 35

91/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Lagunitas PILS

What the brewers say

“Our only unlimited lager, brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain that leaves it light and crisp and easy to slam, yet full of real flavor and all the things you yearn for.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Clean, slight sulfur, low malt and hops aroma overall. Some lemongrass-like citrus in front of some sweet bread maltiness. Floral notes shine through as you rouse it. Retronasal brings out some nice orange and tangerine citrus notes as well as more floral character.”

Flavor: “The complement of the citrus hops notes and the malt sweetness give a candy sweetness, almost like a muted Smarties or Skittles. Frosted- Flakes–flavored skim milk after all the cereal is eaten but the milk remains. Bitterness is a bit restrained, but any more would probably upset the unique malt and hops combination.”

Overall: “Wonderfully unique and boundary-pushing beer that isn’t for the traditionalist, but worth seeking out nonetheless.”

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