Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company Lagunitas PILS (6.0% alcohol by volume, 35 International Bittering Units) is a Czech Premium Pale Lager (Czech style Pilsner). Lagunitas Pils is loaded with Saaz hops and you can smell them as soon as you pop the cap. Closer up whiffs of citrus,a faint earthiness and a hint of cracker enter the nose. It pours brilliant gold permeated with streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a creamy 1.5" white foam cap that heaps up over the top of the glass. the creaminess leads the palate with cracker, faint fruit, hop spice, floral and herbs, and a slight tart on the finish from the carbonation and an assertive bitter accent. A very slight sweetness upfront dries out by the finish. The balance leans to the hops. The body is medium light and the carbonation is medium high. A delightful, refreshing beer with a nice interaction between the malt and the hops. I rate it 84.
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