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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.42% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brakspear on 09-24-2002)
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

5/5  rDev +45.3%

12-22-2012 15:25:46 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +45.3%

05-18-2012 18:32:11 | More by TimRasmussen
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SteeBfranchise


4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

11-24-2012 05:23:29 | More by SteeBfranchise
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.
Bottled Apr Wk 3 notched on label.

A - Bright golden yellow and shimmering with clarity, Klisch produces a nice thick white head. Sustained retention leaves some spots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Sure as shit, Klisch smells like a genuine Czech Pilsner! Sweet pilsner malts are at the forefront while floral noble hops add balance and an interesting nuances to this clean, inviting lager.

T - Crisp and light malts with a delicate honey-like sweetness cross the palate followed by an ever-so-slight hint of light white grape on the finish. A small but detectable light floral hop characteristic rounds this beer out.

M - The soft water is a bit slick on the palate, but this pilsner has great body. Not watery at all, it's medium bodied with an overarching sweetness that's balanced by hop bitterness and dryness on the finish.

O - Going down with no complaints, Klisch is one hell of a refreshing and well-balanced pilsner. Round from start to finish, subtle Saaz noble hop notes gently back up the sweet pilsner malt beautifully. Supremely drinkable (we used to do boots of this when I had it on tap at home) Klisch Pilsner bridges the gap between no-brain lawnmower lager and nearly perfectly brewed definition of a style.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 19:01:09 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Biestie

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

07-23-2012 23:52:41 | More by Biestie
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Profane

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

12-21-2011 13:37:32 | More by Profane
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is actually a little hazy. Not right for a pilsner. Nice straw golden hue though, and a nice white frothy head. Really nice blend of spicy noble hops and pilsner malt on the nose with an additional subtle perfumey/minty aroma. There's a nice little bitter bite to this beer. I like it. There's a definite European slant to this pilsner. The taste really appeals to me. Good pils malt base. Various floral, herbal and spicy hop notes dance on top of that. And a lingering bitterness puts the capper on this full bodied lager. The hop qualities really appeal to me in this one. Another nice offering from Lakefront.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2002 15:58:36 | More by Bighuge
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +27.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2003 15:08:58 | More by marcobrau
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brakspear

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fine Bohemian pilsner brewed in Milwaukee. The European style is very evident in this beer -- not an American pilsner.

The beer came poured in a pint glass, it was a very clear and golden body with no haze whatsoever. A slight white head formed, but this reduced rather quickly.

The aroma was a very nice blend of Saaz hops and malt, not as spicy as I would like, but still very nice.

The taste is a very deep and mellow malt base with a nice finish of Saaz hops. This beer also had a very full body, which made the malt taste seem even smoother.

I really enjoyed this beer on tap, more so than I can remember when tasting it from a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2003 13:25:32 | More by brakspear
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Jon

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2003 14:46:21 | More by Jon
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This brew pours a bright gold color with a ton of visible carbonation. The head is one finger in height, thick and dense. The aroma is grassy and floral. The taste has the same grassy and floral notes that the aroma has, but they are all a little less vibrant. The mouthfeel is light bodied wth perfect carbonation. Overall, I haven't enjoyed a pilsener as much as this in a long time. This is a very nice brew that I will certainly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2006 03:20:54 | More by KarlHungus
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bright golden color with moderate white puffy head. No lacing present.
Smell is light and fruity.
Taste also shows a nice fruity presence with a very nice sweetish note at the finish.
Taste retention is better than average, with a clean refreshing finish.
A very well done beer with perfect drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 20:52:38 | More by tgbljb
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botham

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. pours a light amber color with a few fingers of white head that is frothy and leaves no lacings.

aroma is lightly malty, with lager yeast present as well. mild hops are in the background as well. only the basics here, which lends to a good pilsner.

taste is lightly malty and sweet up front, with a touch of hops on the finish. aftertaste is of mild sweetness, without much flavor, maybe a note of hops in there as well. hop bitterness is not strong here, giving the brew a pleasant smoothness.

mouthfeel is light bodied with a decent texture, and a slight bite from carbonation. overall rather smooth, despite the bite.

drinkability is great. this is a light lager that is crisp and refreshing, and one of the better examples of the style. mild flavors and a smooth profile. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2007 00:27:34 | More by botham
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2002 00:59:46 | More by cokes
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gwiedman1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

06-09-2013 19:08:43 | More by gwiedman1
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

05-30-2012 14:42:34 | More by wakajawaka76
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

All malt, hopped with Saaz. Part of an assorted 8 pack sampler from Lakefront, all of which I've liked so far.

Pours out to a hazy light golden with orange accents...kinda wierd for a pilsner which should be sparkling clear and pale golden. Carbonation is mild to moderate, also different for the style. Forms a large soapy white head with good retention and very good lacing, receding to a nice sheet of pancake-like clusters of bubbles on the surface. The aroma is also kinda odd for the style, but still quite good...dry overall, floral hops, pale malts with hints of kiwi and grain husk. Mouthfeel is wonderful for the style...crisp, wet and fresh with a punchy finish. The taste is an echo of the aroma...kiwi is in there as well as mild grain husk...the floral hops are spicy and the bitterness is moderate. Touches of citric hop crop up as well, giving this an American touch. Moderately astringent but crisp in the finish with a lingering husky sweetness. Cleanly fermented, alcohol is imperceptable.

This doesn't look or smell like a Euro-pils (much closer to a craft brewed American pils), but the mouthfeel is nailed and compares to the fresh pils I had on tap in Europe. This is very refreshing and would make a great summer beer if it were available in my area. Very nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2005 22:56:57 | More by Mitchster
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inebrius

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2005 02:02:09 | More by inebrius
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jackndan

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2003 20:04:30 | More by jackndan
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Florida9

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazed out light pale gold in color. Forms an enormously large head, so much so that I could only get a third of the bottle into the glass at one time. Great retention as well that leaves globs of lace on the way down, while a very heavy shower of carbonation bubbles races upwards.

S: Slightly sweet malt and a huge hit of grassy noble hops.

T: Much like the aroma. Sweetish malt base with lots of grassy hops and an almost Belgian yeast funkiness. Interesting blend which I really enjoyed.

M: Lighter body that had been aggressively carbonated. Bubbles seem to dance on the tongue.

O: A light, refreshing, yet flavorful beer. Considering the other reviews, I wonder if my bottle was mislabeled!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 01:41:35 | More by Florida9
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Offa

California

4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is a very enjoyable, crisp lager but more of a classic, good American-style lager than a German Pilsner since it really is not very hoppy and is lighter in body.

Golden, it has a meadium white head that shrinks quickly to a small, lasting top and leaves some lace in rings.

The aroma is pleasant grain with hints of herbs and pine sap.

The taste is a light but very nice golden lager, smooth and clean yet tasty with apple, hints of grain, grass, and pine. The grain becomes more promiment in the finish. It is lightly sweet and bitter. It becomes slightly more bland and mineral-water like near the end but still retains decent flavour and body.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 00:38:33 | More by Offa
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 23:08:05 | More by chinchill
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. This beer is a fairly clear, light to medium gold color. White head was about 2/3 inch or so from what I remember when poured. It didn't stick around too long. not too much going on here aroma wise, a sort of light, grainy aroma with hints of malt and hops. Has a nice, fairly sweet grain and malt taste followed by mild hop bitterness, just like a beer like this should taste! Not very complex flavors, but quite enjoyable. Has a crisp mouthfeel. Medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Very easy to drink. Damn fine representation of this style.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2008 22:40:06 | More by neenerzig
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RedBaron

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was the first I had on-tap at the brewery just before a tour of the facilities.

The beer poured nicely from the tap, with a not-too-dense head, but had a good amount of CO2 throughout. The color was a darker golden color than most basic pilseners, and I enjoyed that difference.

The smell brought in a nice aroma of flowery (Hallertau?) hops. The initial taste was of subdued maltiness, but with a pleasant hop bitterness (Saaz?). Kind of a light body, but thoroughly refreshing. The finish was good, and it beckoned the tongue for more! Quite a drinkable beer--definitely one for a warm summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2004 20:22:11 | More by RedBaron
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours an awesome spritzy and puffy head. The best head retention and lacing I've seen in all the German Pilsners I've tried thus far.

Smell- This is not your normal pils, Sharp hints of twigs and grass with some tartness that reminds me of Fantome Saison.

Taste- Pretty oddball. Sweet even for a pils. But that is what made this beer such a standout beer. The noraml natural, earthy pop, but a bittersweet tartness that I can only describe with vagueries.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2006 04:07:54 | More by scruffwhor
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Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.