Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.42% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brakspear on 09-24-2002

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Reviews by inebrius:
Photo of inebrius
4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Klisch sounds like something you might hear in a bathroom or while gutting a fish, unless I'm pronouncing it all wrong.

Quality golden Pils holds a varigated froth if poured hard. Minor nose carries hints of crackers and lawn jelly. I like how the liquid will attack the back of your mouth initially, then flow out in all directions with layers of toast and copper. A fine lager that would be welcome in my fridge anyday.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich golden colour...maybe a pinch darker than most Pilsners. The nose was light and mildy floral with a hint of citrus. The taste was fairly light and mild with minimal hoppiness and some grainy notes down the middle. Again, a hint of citrus fruit which was a little different for a Pils. Overall a very smooth and drinkable beer but not really a top choice in terms of a pilsner.

Photo of MadScientist
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The gold colored beer has bit of chill haze in it. There is a light dusting of sediment in the bottle so don't stir up the yeast with an overly enthusiastic pour. A persistant, rocky white head.

S: Pilsner malt and a spicy German hops. There is a slight sulfar aroma that quickly blows off and is common with Pilsners. There is a slight grainy note and a faint bit of diacetyl otherwise a nice clean lager aroma.

T: A moderately-low pils malt sweetness and moderate hops bitterness is smooth. The moderate hops flavor is spicy. The aftertaste is a balance of hops and malt flavors past the dry finish. The balance is somewhat bitter. No fruity esters.

M: medium bodied with the diacetyl adding the perception of some weight with a slight slickness. The carbonation is moderate.

O: An enjoyable Bohemian Pilsner that is very food friendly. It's a moderately hoppy beer, not IPA hop-head pleasing but good no the less.

Photo of ADR
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Darker than gold, clear as a bell appearance. Pale head is down to a spidery skin in 20 seconds. In contrast, it laces well, in broad dripping rings. Aroma is very sweet, almost seems like it has estery qualities with marshmallow characteristics. The flavor follows suit, sweet and cotton candy in tone, just a lightish bit of lemon, and an early-asserting but fairly weak peppery hop balance. Mouthfeel is close to medium and seems fairly flattish. Could be less sweet and fruity, and more crisp and sharply attenuated to be a good one for me.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears a bright golden orange tinted hue with a brilliant white head, forming thick mushroom cloud like billowing head that dimples nicely with a sturdy pourt. Lacing is strung evenly in an artisinal nature. Aromatics are composed of pale biscuit malt sweetness, a touch of tart apple and sulfur with some mild cooked veggies. Also herbal lemon grass citric notes peak through as well. Flavor has a sweet cereal grain with lemon and grassy hops, more green apple tartness which is outta place in a pils for me. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a nice edge of softness provided with the finessed carbonation level. Drinkability overall is decent definitely light and refreshing, but I wasn't down with the extra apple flavor I was getting in the flavor.

Photo of chinchill
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in pint glass.

A - clear golden color with modest white head of medium duration.

T - Dominant flavor is a lightly toasted malt. Subtle hops. Baked grains.

Very smooth, soft and tasty pilsner. Not complex or bold but, given that, has a particularly appealing and refreshing finish. Lacks the dryness and bite of a typical pilsner, but I ignored this while rating and enjoying this brew.

Photo of Brenden
3.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pale yellow that's pretty clear but for a light haze, this Pils is still pretty bright. It grows a foamy white head to one finger, where it keeps up pretty well and leaves pretty good patching in its wake.
Grassy with a lemony twang in the nose, it's also a touch damp and earthy with underlying grains under somewhat dry malt notes. It's also got an off-putting vegetal note, though, and something a little like cheese that might work in a certain IPA but not a lighter style.
It improves quite a bit in the flavor, though it's a bit too sweet with just a flash of the vegetal note still coming through. Otherwise it has a modicum of grassy hops to counter the earth. It seems more like a hybridized Euro lager of some kind, but it's not bad.
The body's a little too big for a pils, but its balance of crispness and smoothness works fairly well despite that it isn't especially clean.

Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, part of the mixed 8-pack from this brewery now available in Alberta.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves but a few instances of coral reef lace around the glass as it quickly settles.

It smells of crisp, crackery pale grainy malt, buttered white bread, a touch of spicy yeast, black pepper, and somewhat weedy, grassy, herbal hops. The taste is bready (again of the Wonder variety) malt, singed butter, soft orchard fruitiness, a slight yeast twang, and spicy, earthy, and weedy noble hops.

The carbonation is moderate, with a slightly frothy effervescence, the body an adequate medium weight - a bit of that of the fruit persuasion, though it's all generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready sweetness facing some lingering peppery yeast, and conversely, little challenge from the floundering hop character.

You can tell that this beer has the right intentions - good, all grain malt, but the oh-so-important Saaz hop component (if that is what they used here - the label doesn't say) falls flat. Not bad as a belt 'em back beer, but still a flabby interpretation of a specific and unforgiving style - which is weird, as given the demographics of this offering's point of origin, one might assume they'd go the German route.

Photo of dacrza1
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

DATE TASTED: November 30, 2013... GLASSWARE: standard pilsner...OCCASION: Game PSU's finale a memorable one--well done, boys!... APPEARANCE: slight amber golden body that sports methodical bubbles; white two-finger head settles to a thin splash; zero lacing as the glass drains--not encouraging... AROMA: baker's dough wafts pleasantly; some floral, fruity esters round out an otherwise nondescript presence... PALATE: smooth, bubbly and softly bodied for a lager--sessionable for sure, yet effeminate...TASTE: apple, pear and thin malts make for a lager with some flavor; rather underwhelming, considering its fellow beers in the mixpack...OVERALL: high expectations unmet, but perhaps not all brews from Lakefront will be flagship offerings...not a fitting celebratory glass for such a stunning upset as Penn State served Wisconsin...

Photo of cokes
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright, smoggy golden. A good amount of chill haze. While not as clear as it could be, it throws an impressive white, creamy head with gobs of sticky lace.
Solidly balanced aroma of bready malt and spicy saaz hops. A nice prelude to what is in store.
Starts off with fresh baked sourdough notes. Becomes dryer and more cracker-like. The hops enter at this point and wipe the mouth clean of any residual breadiness with some divinely prickly, spicy hops. Not hugely intense, but effective and tasty. Leaves a slightly dusty aftertaste.
Medium bodied with full carbonation. Pretty substancial for a pils. The relative heft may hinder the drinkability to a small extent, but makes it more memorable.
Very solid per the style.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a fairly fresh bottle, less than two months old.
Poured a hazy deep-gold beneath a short-lived head of white. Streams of tiny bubbles can be seen quickly rising from beneath. The moderate, gently crisp carbonation becomes airy, or cottony, as it warms in the mouth, combining with the medium body to leave it creamy smooth across the palate. The flavor offers a healthy dose of grainy malt infused with grassy hops, and livened by a thread of yeasty fruitiness. A firm bitterness lies beneath, revealing itself at mid-palate, and then fading fairly readily in the finish, leaving behind a dull, acrid note amidst some fading, lightly-honeyish malt. While not exactly a Pilsner, and more of an American blonde, Klisch Pilsner offers more in both the malt and hop category while still remaining very accessible. Prost!

Photo of cjgator3
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle 

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is faint grainy malts, lemon and hops.

T- The taste is grain, citrus and a hint of hops and yeast in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a decent beer that would be a nice quaffable beer in the warm summer months if nothing else is around. 

Photo of tempest
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely gold with a tall white head. The head doesn't stay long, but there is some nice lacing.

Pleasant aroma, but a bit weak. Very sweet, almost wine-like malt smell with a bit of hops.

Nice tasting but again, a little weak. Bitter and a little fruity at first, unfortunately, a lot of the good flavors fall away as soon as it starts to warm up.

Good mouthfeel, nice and solid for the style, not too watery at all. Nice balance of carbonation.

Very drinkable. A good session beer or craft cross-over. Fairly simple, not too strong, but still tasty.

Photo of Jon
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Klisch pours a clear golden color with a bubbly white head. Active carbonation is present, and rings of lace develop down the glass. Very nice. Nose is dominated by grassy, earthy Saaz hops, although mild yeast and caramel-like aromas are present, too. Taste is an amalgam of bready, earthy, spicy flavors. The balance between the Saaz hop character and the bready malt is very nice. Notes of lemon rind are also present. This is a light-bodied, crisp and flavorful pilsner. Refreshing and quite drinkable, this is an excellent thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

Photo of russpowell
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a bubbly whit head that drops off to a 1'' head that fades quickly. Minimal lacing & head retention

Smell: Delicate malt & hops with slight fruitiness & not much else

Taste: All over the place hoppy/sweet & then hoppy again

MF: Just all malt &noithing else....

A beer needing a good hop & malt reattack!

Photo of zimm421
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Appears a dark golden orange color, with a solid 3 fingers of tan, foamy head. The head has great retention, and leaves a touch of lacing.

The nose is very sweet and malty, with a touch of yeastiness. Not a ton of punch to the aroma. The taste follows suit with the malts, lack of hops, and some yeast. This is pretty laid-back and seems a little lack-luster.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, a touch heavy for a pilsner. The carbonation is on point, and the finish is nice. Overall, this is a below-average pilsner that is lacking in impressive points. Refreshing, but doesn't remind me of a pilsner at all.

Photo of Kegatron
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Lakefront Brewery (Milwaukee, WI) on 8/8/10. Served in a clear plastic cup.

Pours a clear gold, with a thin and fizzy bright-white colored head. Retention and lacing retains that week fizzy look. Not impressive. The aroma smells of earth and honeyed sweetness, with some light floral activity rounding things out in the back. Its' kind of there but lacks any kind of pizzazz.

The taste is sweet with bready malts and a distinct earthy citric flavor. A fairly crisp hop profile runs through the profile, leaving a green and dry feeling finish in its wake. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp and prickly carbonation that then evens out into a smooth creaminess as you swallow. This is probably my favorite part of the beer.

As some other reviews have mentioned, this isn't actually half bad when taken maybe as a couple of other styles but as Pils, this one just falls short. On a hot day though, this would still do in a pinch.

Photo of jackndan
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Klisch: This is one terrific pilsner beer from Lakefront brewing company. The appearance is a deep gold color, with very nice clarity. The head was unimpressive though, with a mere bit of lacing down the side. The aroma is smooth and very clean. The taste, as already noted, but worth repeating, is very nice. Sweet light malts are the dominant taste, with slight cracker like aftertaste. Very light hop taste as well. This is very light in body and exceptionally easy to drink. Look for this, because it will make your day after a hot afternoon working in the yard.

Photo of bditty187
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear, hay-gold in hue, not much animation, it is a lovely color though. The head was white in color but only about a ¼ of an inch in height. Not impressive. Plus the head faded quickly to a weak, fizzy cap. Couple this with a lack of effervesces and the beer looks dull. There was no subsequent lacing, another strike against it. The nose is crisply malty with a lemony and butter twang. Potency is small, the beer doesn’t say much anyway. I don’t care for the nose, too acidic, oddly sweet with not enough Pils-malt characteristics. The aromas aren’t detestable but they’re not inspiring either. In summery then, the bouquet is par for the course but I fancy more. Not inviting then. The palate tastes like what the nose indicated. That’s too bad! Firm lemony acidity mixed equally with a buttery twang. Mild bitterness in the middle, the finish is the home of the malt, weak and not crisp or flavorful. Not biscuity either. Mildly sweet. There is a slightly flowery taste after the swallow. The palate, overall, isn’t great but it isn’t bad either. There is enough taste so I can’t call it boring. The flavor profile doesn’t jive with me, too buttery, too sweet, and too acidic. Some people may like it; I’m not one of them. Medium in body, mushy mouthfeel because of the low carbonation, this aspect of the beer needs improving. It is not Pils-like, as it needs more zip and crispness. This would be a good beer for the macro-lager crowd or after mowing the grass. This is nothing I’d buy again. I have little leeway when it comes to Pilsners, they have to be brewed to near perfection or I’ll think they are too flawed and then pointless to drink. This one falls into the latter category. It was purchased as part of a sampler-pack in Milwaukee, WI.

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Bottle. Clean mid-yellow pour, with a white rim of rocky foam. Aroma of tangy malt and lemon. Flavor is a sweet, lightly tongue tingling tang of salt, lemon and clean malt. Sour dryness seems in line with the other examples I’ve had of the style. I’m on the fence about some esters present in the beer, somewhat indistinct, yet almost yeasty in a Belgian way. While seemingly uncharacteristic, they add a pleasurable facet of depth and intrigue. Hop character could be more forward. Appreciable.

Photo of bashiba
2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured a hazy golden yellow with a light fizzy white head that quickly became a small white soap ring.

The smell had a light touch of grain and a bit of grassy hops.

The flavor followed the smell, very mild and a unassuming even for the style. Some very light malt and grain notes with the smallest hint of lemony hops.

The mouthfeel was very light and watery.

Easy enough to drink, but lacking in enough flavor to want to drink it.

Photo of marcobrau
4.38/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of the bottle and into a pint glass (from the brewery) this golden, almost straw colored beer has cloudy appearance and herbal hop aroma. A lot of carbonation with a lot of foam. It isn't assertively hoppy for a pilsner, but has pleasant herbal hop flavor. Not too much bitterness. Very smooth, fresh malt backbone making for a nice smooth, medium-bodied beer.

Photo of KTCamm
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light medium gold with very little foam. Active bubbles at first. Straw taste, light lemon. Same as the nose. Mild hop. Even keeled, light bitter throughout. Grain-y. Citrus in the background. Nice smooth pils.

Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, slightly sour. Taste is mild, some malts and hops, not a whole lot of flavor. Feels good in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre brew.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.74/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pale corn coloring, pristine clarity, with a light but rapid rise rise of carbonation. The head was soapy, scarce, quick to dissipate with no calling card on the glass.

S: Nose was very sweet, buttery grains, not much after that.

T: Flavor was sweet buttery grains, soft flowery hops, light spiciness and a touch of honey sweetness. Light orange citrusy-orange hints, some hay and lemon-flowery.

M: Medium bodied, somewhat crisp, but not tongue grabbing.

O: Overall easy flavor but leans way to much on the sweet and buttery side limiting drinkability. Not true to typical style. I would pass on this one per style.

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Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.