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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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BA SCORE
63
poor

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 32.19%
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 mpilting
4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

I'm giving this beer a high score to counter so many of the low scores. People who give this beer a low score don't understand this type of beer. It's not in the same category as an expensive German pilsner, and so can't be judged the same way. This beer is a cheap American beer. It's not pretending to be anything else. It's a drunkard's beer, and it's one of the best drunkard beers on the planet, IMO. If you wanna get wasted, and fast, this is the beer for you. One caveat: if you drink it too fast (too many in a row, too quickly), it will make you sick. The alcohol in this beer sneaks up on you, and when it hits it hits hard. Drink one, wait a few/ten minutes, then drink another. If you wanna get drunk, you won't be disappointed. And for all those people pouring this beer into a glass and complaining about the head/aroma: Again, you don't understand. This is not a pour-beer - it's a drink-from-the-can beer. It's the beer you drink while watching Winter's Bone. Or after your girlfriend dumped you. Or your dad died. Or you killed someone, or life just sucks and you wanna get wasted. It's not a brew to be "appreciated"; it's a brew to get "appreciwasted".

Photo of Duder_Jables880
3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

This is actually a really nice beer. It's not the same 'chug it ice-cold for a great buzz' stuff as Natty Ice. You can actually enjoy the flavor, if pilsners are your thing. It has some interesting flavor and mouth-feel, but it's clean and refreshing, too. Pleasant, but not overpowering or skunky.

Photo of EagleTalon
2.93/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of budsandsuds8
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of delcoots
2.33/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of kguyty
2/5  rDev -14.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

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2/5  rDev -14.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.18/5  rDev -6.4%
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)

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2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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1/5  rDev -57.1%

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4/5  rDev +71.7%

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2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of FreshHawk
2.28/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
2.17/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Photo of PokerGod
1.58/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

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Lost Lake Naturally Brewed Pilsner from Melanie Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.