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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 2
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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New York

2/5  rDev -41.9%

08-08-2013 22:53:25 | More by kjrod20
Photo of XmnwildX12


2/5  rDev -41.9%

05-08-2014 01:58:35 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of mandoskippy


2.03/5  rDev -41%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A: Hazy yellow color. Nothing to write home here about. Hardly a half cm of head that quickly went away.

S: I hate to say it but I had to put my nose practically in the glass to smell anything. When I did it almost smelled like a macro beer. Nothing complex there.

T: This beer is very one sided. Just malt, almost a bit sour, but not really. Not sure, just not very complex...

M: Sparkly I liked this as it actually makes me notice it, but still not anything to write home about.

D: I'd only have one of these, I wouldn't seek it out.

11-13-2009 01:50:32 | More by mandoskippy
Photo of brewmudgeon


2.05/5  rDev -40.4%

lakefront klisch "pilsner"
3 clear golden. big sopa bubbly head
2 smell is of ... english yeast? not again. the dark lager smelled a lot like this. where are the grassy hops and other pilsner characteristics? where's anything but that semirancid smell?
2 more of that mnton's flavor, but with a spicy bitter finsish to go along with the weird yeasty, lemon pledgy, nasty twang.
2 slick buttery texture, pretty discordant.
2 another lakefront drain poor!

07-03-2009 00:35:30 | More by brewmudgeon
Photo of brdc


2.13/5  rDev -38.1%

Small capped bottle from the sampler. Poured into a pilsner glass.

Straw colored, off white head, small, little retention.
Some malt aroma, minimal hops. You really need to put your nose in there to get anything.
Light bodied, refreshing but unremarkable, with some maltiness, minimal hoppiness.
Quite limited.

07-03-2011 05:56:15 | More by brdc
Photo of jeffmonarch


2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

12 oz. bottle in a pilsner glass.

A - Really light yellow. Not much head and it disapears quickly.

S - Very sweet, malts and a little hops.

T - Different, sweet, malt, almost a hay after taste.

M - Light bodied with a little too much carbonation.

D - Not impressed.

12-18-2007 05:46:39 | More by jeffmonarch
Photo of Pauly2X


2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

A- Massive head, but the golden color is quite hazy.

S- Most of what would of been a nice grainy/hop aroma is drowned out by green apple.

T- A sour fusel note dominates the delicatly sweet grainy malt flavor. The hops are even further drowned out than the malt. The sourness lingers into the finish almost reminiscent of a berliner weiss.

M- Light body, nice carbonation.

D- I might try it one more time to see if this was a bad bottle.

Could be a bad bottle. Regardless, if you're getting something from lakefront, opt for something else.

06-09-2009 23:12:48 | More by Pauly2X
Photo of TheBigBoy


2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

05-18-2013 15:15:33 | More by TheBigBoy
Photo of sendbeer


2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

11-18-2012 20:03:41 | More by sendbeer
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

02-17-2014 04:00:58 | More by NicholasOfMKE
Photo of Peyton5410

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

11-24-2012 00:14:45 | More by Peyton5410
Photo of Drew966


2.58/5  rDev -25%

Klisch Pilsner Beer pours a pale orange color with a thin white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is a little on the sour side, and not at all what I would expect from a pils. There's some hops and some malt, but not well balanced and I think I taste diacetyl. Mediocre at best.

06-06-2007 00:20:13 | More by Drew966
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -25%

A strong gold body, excellent clarity, topped by three fingers of white fluff. Head breaks down a bit quick. Little lace.

Big nose of hay/grass, surprisingly strong, though not completely fresh.

Taste has a light sweet malt start. Mild hop snap. Could use a much sharper bite, be crisper.

Light soft mouthfeel. Drinkability is easy but not big on desire.

More helles than pils, and either way a let down. I'm spoiled by the quality pils brewed in NJ and PA.

10-28-2010 23:35:50 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of Bonhoeffer


2.6/5  rDev -24.4%

Well. If the label had said this was an American Pale Wheat, this would have scored MUCH higher. But since i'm reviewing this as a pilsner, which really ought to have nothing at all in common with an American Wheat beer, it is suffering mightily. Very cloudy, yeasty appearance. Too many esters, no lager smoothness. I seriously wonder if the labeling line screwed up. That, or the fact that it was bottled 6 months ago is the problem. I know i bought this less than a week after it hit the store, so the age issue is a problem with the distributor.

Anyway, as a pilsner, it's crap. But it's still very drinkable if you're not thinking about how far it misses the style mark.

09-16-2007 19:09:42 | More by Bonhoeffer
Photo of bashiba


2.63/5  rDev -23.5%

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.

10-30-2008 23:54:53 | More by bashiba
Photo of shand


2.63/5  rDev -23.5%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic because I'm dumb and didn't pour this into a pilsner glass.

This brew is pretty nice looking. Pours a hazy pale golden color crested with two fingers of head that retain pretty well. Huge carbonation is apparent. Lacing and retention are both actually quite good for the style. The aroma is absolutely huge on zesty noble hops, with pale malts and some wheatiness backing it up. The taste is a bit lacking. It comes on fairly strong with some nice noble hops over some subtle malts, but the finish brings in strongly astringent citrus and something that just tastes a little bit sour. It's close, but not quite. It's basically lacking the great balance that's the hallmark of a good pilsner. The mouthfeel is a bit thicker than the average pilsner, and highly carbonated. The drinkability suffers a lot due to the poor aftertaste and relative thickness. Overall, this was just barely an alright pilsner. I've had a host of better ones.

05-06-2011 23:06:08 | More by shand
Photo of BuckeyeNation


2.65/5  rDev -23%

Pale straw when held up to the bright white background of this review page, deeper gold when held up to the morning sun slanting through my front window. The head is the best part of the appearance. It's cotton white and is impressively bubbly and sticky, depositing scads of bubbly, sticky lace as it deflates.

The nose is definitely odd. It smells sour and funky and somewhat phenolic, not like a pilsener at all. This bottle is relatively fresh, so age can't be responsible (assuming, of course, that the August notched on the label is August of this year). If I was drinking this from the tap, I'd think about infected lines, but it doesn't really smell quite that bad. No hint of the Saaz hops that Lakefront says are present.

Klisch tastes like it smells, for better or for worse (I'll go with the latter). While it's drinkable beer, it isn't good beer by any means. Forget the stated style; the only thing it has in common with a pilsener is the appearance. The flavor profile consists of sour grain with that same quasi-barnyard funkiness that I picked up in the nose. It's still phenolic as well, although not deal breakingly so.

The mouthfeel is lighter than it should be and just sort of wanders away on the finish. A little more fine-bubbled carbonation might help add a little excitement to a beer that is in dire need of it.

Klisch Pilsner (named after 'our President and founding father, Russ Klisch') is not very good, sorry to say. Lakefront has always been hit-and-miss with me and this offering is fairly wide of the mark. There are any number of Wisconsin-brewed pilseners that beat it like a drum.

11-08-2006 13:28:10 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -22.1%

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 9/11/11

A golden yellow with a slight haze from the suspended particles, not much for bubbles in the glass and just a very short lived finger of foam leaves no lace

S quite grainy with some faint grassy hops and a little lemon

T what I smell but a little sour soggy cereal, not really feeling this one

M more bubbles in the mouth then you would guess from what you could see in the glass, a little thin with a soggy cornflake aftertaste

O I'm not sold on this one, not the best example of the style

I think this was my least favorite in a pretty disappointing mixed pack from Lakefront,

11-09-2011 17:45:25 | More by wordemupg
Photo of dacrza1

New Jersey

2.71/5  rDev -21.2%

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...

12-15-2013 05:06:02 | More by dacrza1
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.74/5  rDev -20.3%

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.

02-14-2014 01:34:36 | More by beerthulhu
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

10-06-2013 21:57:36 | More by KingBiscuit
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

05-05-2013 22:25:27 | More by ejimhof
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

03-16-2014 02:29:30 | More by Vinithing
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West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-04-2014 01:11:02 | More by JohnathanColeman
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

08-24-2013 20:22:11 | More by rabbitguy
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Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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