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Lost Lake Naturally Brewed Pilsner - Melanie Brewing Company

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Lost Lake Naturally Brewed PilsnerLost Lake Naturally Brewed Pilsner

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.22
pDev: 28.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WJVII on 02-20-2010)
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Photo of EagleTalon
2.93/5  rDev +32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a sudsy head that goes away. Light golden color and filtered clarity. Aroma is weak and grainy, not much there. Flavor is just about the same but clean and nonoffensive. Mouthfeel is light and clean. A so-so beer for a fantastic price. You could spend more and do worse.

EagleTalon, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Mebuzzard, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of budsandsuds8
1/5  rDev -55%

budsandsuds8, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of mkf629
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

mkf629, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
2/5  rDev -9.9%

sgttibbs, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of delcoots
2.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I live in Oklahoma so I have to go to the package store/liquor stores to get any beer that's above 3.2 %.
I picked up a 6 pack of lost lake.
Not much taste at all smells somewhat like beer.
Mostly sweet taste
Moderate carbonation.
Drinkable, but that's about it.
Dry not a bad after taste.
Won't buy anymore. But if I'm at a friend's house and they offer I won't turn it down.

delcoots, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of kguyty
2/5  rDev -9.9%

kguyty, Oct 01, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

beaversfan12, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Bigtiev
2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bigtiev, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of tubeyes
2.75/5  rDev +23.9%

tubeyes, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +57.7%

OldhouseRecs, Jan 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -9.9%

bgfresh, Nov 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Horneck, May 18, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.18/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured out of the can a pale clear pilsner yellow color with a two finger head that dissolves back to a thin collar in about half a minute with absolutely no lacing at all. Smells mostly metallic and partially of sweet corn and tastes about the same as it smells. Carbonation is jacked way too high on a thin watery body, it makes me constantly have to belch even just sipping it.

Well....at least it wasn't skunky in any way and it was cheap. I suppose that's good enough for certain circumstances. (post yard-work thirst comes to mind)

WastingFreetime, Apr 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Localdrinklax, Feb 16, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

MammothTarantula, Jan 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -55%

astrobomb, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +80.2%

Exiled, Nov 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -9.9%

benholmen, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of FreshHawk
2.28/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Light fizzy, clear yellow - what you expect from the style. Somewhat large foamy, bubbly, sticky white head. Disappears pretty fast leaving no lace.

S - Sweet cereal and corn aroma. Maybe a very little grassy hop aroma, but not much if there is some.

T - Yep confirms the nose with a lot of sweet cereal and corn flavor. Fairly sweet flavor. Hints of grassy hop and apple fruitiness, but they are mostly dominated by the sweet cereal/corn.

M - Very light body with a lot of carbonation. Pretty thin and watery.

D - A little too sweet to really be drinkable. Not enough hop flavor to balance out the sweet cereal.

Notes: It is what it is, a cheap adjunct lager. A little too sweet to really enjoy, but it isn't horrible. Overall it isn't bad for what it is, especially for the $14-15 for a 24 pack. If you are drinking cheap, you could do worse.

FreshHawk, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
2.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can into a pint glass

A: Pale straw yellow. Loose, small white head. Clear.

S: Sweet and adjunct-y

T: Pretty standard macro/adjunct flavor. A bit more crisp and clean than many. A little sweetness from the "grain" bill, which is actually nice.

M: Crisp, slightly dry.

D: Not a bad choice if reaching for a light bland American pilsner. Metallic finish detracts a little.

ForWhatAlesYou, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of PokerGod
1.58/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12oz can poured into a tall pilsner glass.

Appearance- very clear light straw color. decent amount of big bubbly head that dissipated very quickly and returns briefly with a little agitation.

Smell- reminds me of the kind of beer that my father would drink growing up. I would be able to steal sips from time to time. typical American Adjunct style smell

Taste- not the best, I was more hopeful but it has a very flat, stale taste to it. Almost tastes 'skunky'. there is a coded stamp on the can, but not sure what it means. Could be a bad batch.

Overall- Not a very good beer. I don't recommend it. I guess you get what you pay for.

PokerGod, May 30, 2011
Photo of sulldaddy
2.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Received in a trade from Ragingbull. Pouring at fridge temp into a pint glass. The beer pours a bright clear yellow color with bleached white fizzy head of .5 cm foaming up and fading quickly to a sparse surface layer.
Aroma is a little grainy malt and some white grapes, not much else going on here.
First sip reveals grainy malt and a bit of sugary sweetness. I again get some sort of white grape notes that I wasnt expecting from this beer.
The texture is relatively thin and carbonation is fine yet fairly prickly on my palate.
There is a bit of earthy hop on the finish but a lingering sweetness occurs after each sip. A pretty straightforward beer that seems to be a good beach beer or probably good for after a day of yard work in the summer. Tonite it is taking up space in my belly.
Not really bad, but certainly uninteresting and leaving something as I review the beer.

sulldaddy, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.53/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A 12 ounce can of Lost Lake came to me through a relative over the holidays. It pours crystal clear and a light golden-yellowish color. The white cap of foam dissipated very quickly. The aroma was very light malt mixed with sulfur and metallic notes. The mouthfeel is, again, light but there is small hint of buttery coating in there somewhere. The flavor has cracker like malt, although not much, along with a big dose of metal. The bitter snap at the end doesn't rescue this thing.

Overall this beer is similar to what should be expected for a macro-style pale lager.

BeardedBoffin, Dec 28, 2010
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Lost Lake Naturally Brewed Pilsner from Melanie Brewing Company
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