Lakeport Pilsener - Lakeport Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
2.53/5 rDev -2.3%
Poured a 473-ml can into a pilsner glass.
Appearance - straw yellow, high carbonation, no head retention, ring of lace only.
Smell - slightly musty corn aromas.
Taste - decent barley malt flavours and modest hop bitters. There is a metallic aspect to the taste and the finish is too long for the lack of flavour up front.
Mouthfeel - nothing offensive here, but it does have a soda-poppy element to it.
Drinkability - there are worse products for the same price. Bottom line, it's nothing special but the reality is it has it's use on a hot day if it's what the new neighbours happen to be serving.
04-05-2009 18:50:25 | More by DoctorStrangiato
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev +15.8%
Third period, third Canadian beer, third Canadian goal to seal the gold medal, perchance?
This beer pours a clear, light golden hue, with a teeming amount of thin foamy white head, which leaves scattered, short-lived lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of muted white cracker barley grain, and vegetal, slightly off-putting hops. The taste is very much in line, more mildly sweet graininess, and leafy, weedy, skunky hops. The carbonation is bit high, the body medium weight, and kind of oily, and it finishes fairly sweet, with the skunkiness trailing off.
While showing hints of being a proper pilsener, the cheapness shines through way too much to make this overly enjoyable, as anything other than a game-day guzzler. Speaking of which - bloody Yanks, tying the game up with only seconds to go, and this is my last beer! What of overtime, beer and otherwise?
03-04-2010 00:05:32 | More by biboergosum
2.63/5 rDev +1.5%
A drinkable brew at the end of a hot day. Good creamy head but yellow colour. A bit of smoothness.Well carbonated. Dry bland taste, but metallic. medium mouthfeel but watery and acidic. Sweet and Dry aftertaste. Some floral aroma.
No better when tried one-and-a-half years later in a can.
07-17-2005 06:08:17 | More by Sammy
1.38/5 rDev -46.7%
Bottle: Poured a deep bright yellow color beer with a medium pure white foamy head with surprisingly good retention. Aroma of corn and adjunct is quite powerful and disgusting. Taste is also quite strong with corn and adjunct with a dry finish and no hops. Wow, this is quite bad and not even close to a pilsner.
07-13-2006 13:14:53 | More by Phyl21ca
3.93/5 rDev +51.7%
For a bargain beer this is rather good actually. Nice colour, clear, like a pilsner should be. I wish the head would have stayed around longer though. Smell, some hops, and a bit of a dry grass smell. Taste was good, nice and crisp, not enough hops though, but a good taste nonetheless. Mouthfeel is thin and a little too carbonated, but it very drinkable, and I look forward to drinking this all day.
10-22-2004 02:59:30 | More by tatterdash
2.42/5 rDev -6.6%
5.00% abv, 341mL twist bottle. No freshness date. Poured into a Leffe goblet.
Appearance is slightly darker straw, ginger aleish, decent ivory white bubbly head that goes to collar and cloud.
Nose is grainy, cooked vegetables. Some weak hop notes. Pretty bland.
Feel is actually decent, sharp carbonation though. Taste isn't so good, burnt corn aftertaste, metal, out of place butteriness. A little too sweet to be easily drinkable. All are subdued and weak. Medium length grain finish. Honey lager is better.
03-10-2008 04:07:29 | More by Antilochus
3/5 rDev +15.8%
Appearance – Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Grains, corn, malts
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts mixed with corn and some very light hops. I'm not really sure I would call this a pilsner taste, but for an adjunct, the flavour is actually pretty decent. It finishes with a little bit of a hoppy/spicy aftertaste.
Overall – It's actually not bad for the price. I've been drinking countless imported lagers lately and this would stack up with them for sure. It's not really a pilsner though..
10-05-2011 16:40:42 | More by spinrsx
3.33/5 rDev +28.6%
If this is new from Lakeport, they are on the right track. Appearance is good...quality of head could use some improvement..but the fundamentals are certainly there. The taste leans a little towards the hops, this brew is more than just acceptable.
11-20-2002 21:06:39 | More by Shiloh
2/5 rDev -22.8%
I bought this cause I thought I'd buy local and help the local boys, but this stuff isn't all that great. Aroma is slightly sweet, but you really have to sniff hard to get even that. Taste is watery and a bit hoppy, but nothing irregular. Looks like all the other pilsners I have tried...too bad, I would buy local more often if the product was better.
11-17-2009 18:27:12 | More by mrmanning
3.03/5 rDev +17%
[Updated Feb 2. 2013]
355 mL can from TBS; packaged Sept. 2012. I've had my fair share of this over the years, but it has never really been one of my first choices as far as cheap lagers go. Still, I've decided to go through my older reviews to make them more consistent (and to re-grade them with the new scoring system), so I was bound to wind up here eventually.
Pours a bright golden-yellow colour, with a crown of puffy, frothy white head roughly two fingers thick seated atop. It doesn't take terribly long to wilt away, but it doesn't fizzle out with the same zeal and efficiency as most cheap beers. A smooth, foamy cap and narrow collar remain at the surface, with a modest ring of lacing generated as well. The aroma is weak and bland, with nothing interesting to speak of - some pale grain malts, vegetal adjunct notes, and not a trace of hops. Tolerable for an adjunct lager; unacceptable for a pilsener.
The taste follows along the same vein - obviously it's not a pilsener, with no trace of any noble hops (or hops in general, really). Instead, the usual adjunct lager tropes are apparent - pale, grainy malt sweetness, some mild corn husk and a weak, grassy dryness in the finish. Not creative, but not exactly offensive. Thin-bodied and watery, with a very fizzy mouthfeel. It's easy to throw back quickly, which is presumably what it was designed for.
I realize this beer is categorized as a German pilsener, but I honestly don't think it's fair to compare it to other examples of that style, so for the purposes of this review I just considered it an AAL and graded it by those (lower) standards. Sure, it has pilsener in the name - but Labatt Blue calls itself a pilsener on its label too, and no one is going to argue that Blue is comparable to Bitburger or Warsteiner. 'Pilsener' is just a grossly misused term, and Lakeport is by no means the only offender amongst the macros.
Final Grade: 3.03, a manageable C+. Lakeport Pilsener honestly isn't too bad, and provides fairly good value for the price point. I'd prefer this over Lucky Lager or Old Milwaukee, but there are other brews in this category that I would (and have, many times) picked before this stuff. Now if only they'd name it properly - what's wrong with 'Lakeport Lager'? Too similar to Laker? Or maybe 'pilsener' just makes it sound fancier than it actually is? Sorry guys, this stuff sells for 28 bucks per 24 - you're not fooling anyone. Not really worth a try unless you're a cheap lager enthusiast.
07-06-2011 04:28:32 | More by thehyperduck
2.8/5 rDev +8.1%
Golden amber appearance, but with a very light smell. A trace of hops.
Taste wise, very light and watery. A bit bitter and over carbonated, very bland and mediocre. It is very drinkable beer though, little aftertaste and nothing really offensive.
For a bargain beer, it's okay. There are better out there though.
06-12-2006 20:54:23 | More by CrazyMike
2.85/5 rDev +10%
A: Pours a light golden color with a head that fades quickly.
S: Light grain aroma with a hint of sweetness.
T: Generic, unoffensive beer, clean finish.
F: Light body fairly smooth.
D: Better than I expected. Good for more than one and can't beat the price.
08-21-2010 20:02:15 | More by soju6
3/5 rDev +15.8%
The color is the standard Yellow/ Golden for a pilsner. Nothing special about the smell, typical for a lager. Decent taste for a "less expensive" Canadian lager. Actually I prefer this to Canadian and Labatts. The only time I'll be drinking this beer is when I'm at my brother-in-laws with family, and he gratiously hands me a beer, and we all proceed to drink him out of beer. I was suprised that this was as good as it was. Average. and drinkable.
04-19-2006 21:11:07 | More by jyeast101
4.3/5 rDev +66%
This was a very very pleasant surprise from Lakeport. Looks like a standard macro like Labatt's Blue. it has a pretty decent smell, light and hoppy. This however is a really good beer, very smooth and goes down easily. I was very impressed. especially with the price, $7.35 for a 6 pack. Definitely worth a try.
07-31-2005 05:06:11 | More by funkengruven
British Columbia (Canada)
2.5/5 rDev -3.5%
This may have a little more character than Labatt Blue... but it's still an American Macro Lager.
A: Crystal clear, pale yellow; fluffy white head dissipates & leaves a hint of lace.
S: Plenty of aroma, but unfortunately it isn't that good. Floral hops with a touch of earth. A little sulfur (from the yeast?).
T: Flavour is a little flat/plain. Slight caramel & bready malt, floral hop.
M: Light body is fairly smooth; carbonation is on the low side of moderate.
D: If you're use to macro swill, you'll probably chug this one!
11-29-2006 23:47:22 | More by Derek
3.43/5 rDev +32.4%
A pretty good offering from Lakeport. Pours out to a rich yellow gold color with a medium head of white foam that dissipates quickly. Aromas of rich malt and grain swell in the nose. Taste is enjoyable; malt and light grain mix with a wheaty note, with hops and squeeze of fruit and hops. Not bad. Mouthfeel was nominal. Drinkability was north of average. A well-made macro pilsner. Worth trying.
07-19-2006 02:08:50 | More by Frozensoul327
3.3/5 rDev +27.4%
Pours a clear golden, big fluffy white head, disappears quickly, some lacing. Smell is sweet honey like malt, some grass, little bit of spice and floral hops. Taste is sweet, little grassiness, clean light bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied, medium to high carbonation, refreshing swill.
10-18-2005 18:16:24 | More by Viggo
2.98/5 rDev +15.1%
Clear straw yellow, foamy white head, slowly dissipates, lots of carbonation.
Smells corny, like a typical macro, a slight hop smell.
Not a terrible "pilsener" if you can call it that, better than a lot of macro beers for sure, corny grain taste, with a noticeable hop finish.
Pretty refreshing beer, better choice than some other buck a beers.
04-12-2009 23:16:58 | More by GodOfBeer
3.28/5 rDev +26.6%
Lakeport Pilsener poured pale straw in color with a very tall, snow white head. The glass teamed with tiny bubbles. It was a television pour. Aroma had cereal grain and grass, with just a hint of skunk. Taste started slightly fruity and had just a hint of bitterness. Body was highly carbonated and light with a clean finish.
This was a nice easy drinking pilsner. If this had a little more aggressive hopping, it would be terrific.
10-24-2005 23:30:17 | More by frazbri
2.55/5 rDev -1.5%
Lakeport Pilsner pours a light gold with a foamy, but quickly disappearing head. The aroma is grainy without too much else. The flavor is a stronger version the graininess upfront, with a bit of bitterness and no real hop flavor. The finish is dry, with a faint astringency.
01-09-2010 02:43:13 | More by ericj551
Lakeport Pilsener from Lakeport Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.