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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Klisch Pilsner BeerKlisch Pilsner Beer

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.42% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brakspear on 09-24-2002)
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Photo of WVbeergeek


3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 15:15:07 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a typical clear straw-yellow, with a very thick if not too persistent head. Aroma is strong and malty with a fruity undertone, appealing and tempting. Flavor is typical of a pilsner, except it is more mouth-filling than I expected and has a slight hoppy bitter undertone and a firm hint of sour fruit. Texture is fizzy, lively and sassy, leaving a malty and sour aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 20:36:14 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of BierFan


3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

One finger of white head. Slightly hazy honey colored body. Few flecks of yeast bobbing up and down on the rising CO2. Decent rings of lacing. Fruitier taste than I was expecting. Good hop flavors and bitterness.

Better quality beer than I thought it would be.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 02:12:43 | More by BierFan
Photo of Pauly2X


2.25/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a flat-colored hazy yello, halfway between canary and gold. Head is nice; big smooth and white. Carbonation hurries upward.

The smell is sharp German Kolsch malt. Slightly flowery hop; hint of bitter citrus.

The taste is sharp hops that are bitter but in a flowery, perfumey way. Flavor is juicy, with notes of orange, lime and tangerine. Has the acidic taste of o.j. Different and nice.

The feel is fizzy and thick like orange juice. Almost pulpy. Substantial for sure. It's a solid, heavier Kolsch pilsner. Bitter, acidic, juicy.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 15:37:09 | More by williamherbert
Photo of Phelps


4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Klisch pours a slightly cloudy dandelion yellow with a small bubbly white head that leaves a thin filmy layer.

Smell is of light caramel maltiness, wheat, a subtle fruitiness, and sourdough bread. A very complex smell, which the taste follows through with splendidly. Wheat, light caramel malts, and a subtle apple sweetness balanced perfectly with a bitterness that hits after the swallow. That sourdough flavor also makes its presence known.

This beer's greatest success is in its follow through: the taste perfectly complements the smell, and both are complex and well-balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 23:13:32 | More by Phelps
Photo of tjkurz


3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated third week of April (this beer is fresh!) poured into dime tapper pilsner. Clear and golden what head it has is tight - disipates and laces a bit. Aroma - grains but not much there. Tastes of roasted corn malt and finishes with a bit of hops - a little more flavor than aveage pilsner, touch of a hint peppery or citrus. Mouthfeel is what I expect from a pilsner crisp and a tad on the lighter side, I expected a little more body from Lakefront. Very drinkable due to crispness and enough flavor to keep you interested.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 19:19:56 | More by tjkurz
Photo of Seanibus


3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant and refreshing Pilsener, but somewhat lacking in depth and complexity.

Pours a pale straw yellow, clear but with the faintest haze. Nice carbonation, with a good solid head and decent lacing. The aroma is pleasantly crisp. with that sweet, honeyish malt character of a good Pilsener and a faint hint of noble hops. The flavor is somewhat thinner than the aroma, but still malty and sweet with a crisp finish and a surprising bitter bite on the back of the tongue. The one thing that keeps it from breaking into the outstanding ranks occupied by American Pilsener standouts such as Victory, Troegs, Sly Fox and a few others is the hop flavor - the hop bitterness is nice, but the hop flavor is a bit thin and slight. A little more complexity, a little more ambition on the hop schedule, would elevate this from a good beer to a great one.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 18:03:54 | More by Seanibus
Photo of thekevlarkid


3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy golden color with a good amount of rising carbonation. The one-finger, snow-white head retained fairly well but the lacing was thin. The aroma was of floral hops, sweet malt, wheat and hints of wildflowers and citrus. Very appealing! The flavors were crisp and very dry with distinct citrus hops. There was a twang from the wheat, understated pilsner malt and an unusual bitterness, especially on the finish, that threw it off. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation a bit prickly.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 12:00:28 | More by thekevlarkid
Photo of splat215


3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden hue, bubbly and alive - good looking Pilsner. Mild hoppiness smell, tight nose - no funky scents. Flowery, hoppy bitterness in the taste that I initially didn't like, but it holds up well. Foamy, bubbly, solid body. Could probably drink a few of these and not tire. Solid, above average pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 22:34:11 | More by splat215
Photo of ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A down the center pour yields massive head. It settles slowly atop a clear golden colored pilsner. It is radically rocky, I'm thinking continental divide here.

Aroma is very mild, just a hint of malt and some faint citrus hops. It tastes very similar, some malt sweetness giving way to a little hop flavor and some bitterness. Not a lot going on, but not totally boring. Good chugger that it a big cut above any BMC beers.

Some nice body and feel here. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy, but just not exciting,

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 01:53:59 | More by ZimZamZoom
Photo of Amalak

New York

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got as part of an eight pack assorted set. IT had your traditional bubbly gold pilsner color and a light bubbly head. And had that slightly bitter smell of a pilsner.

Crisp and light, this is a solid pilsner. Not too bitter, goes well with everything. Doesn't necessarily stand out, but certainly a good drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 02:44:21 | More by Amalak
Photo of smcolw


3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straw color and clear. The head is modest and leaves no lace.

Wonderful noble hop smell--very fresh.

Crisp and clean--very much reflects the flavor I expect from a true German Pilsener. The body is middle-of-the-road, but the carbonation was very high--close to the level of soda.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 23:15:37 | More by smcolw
Photo of Offa


4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
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
Photo of Halcyondays


3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a pale yellow, good clarity, head is light with solid retention, spotty lacing.

S: Nice jolt of noble hops, spice and mint, some berry and sweet malt.

T: Sweet notes of malt and corn, light meady character. Hops are relatively light, this seems more like a Helles than a Pils, but the flavour is solid. Sweet finish.

M: Feel is light-bodied, smooth and creamy. I would like a bit more carbonation to style, not bad overall.

D: A good beer, I'd say a Kolschy pilsner due to the name, it seems like a hybrid of the 2 styles. Certainly worth a shot. Not amazed, but a good beer from Lakefront.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 00:18:17 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of tmoneyba


3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Cock and Bull, Srasota, FL.

Poured a straw color with a moderate frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Heavy hoppy grainy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium fruit hoppy flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.

Average drinkable session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 13:30:06 | More by tmoneyba
Photo of Blakaeris


3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy straw yellow with a modest head.

Aroma is pale malt and light citrus hop.

Taste is initially honey sweet and lemony. Spicy hops then make an appearance. Finish is mild and clean.

Mouthfeel is light bodied.

A little sweeter than expected. Still, not a bad pilsner. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 22:26:54 | More by Blakaeris
Photo of jjanega08


3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= very pale golden color with a small light head that leaves decent lacing very bubbly
S= a malty corn kinda smell. Somewhat muted hard to put my finger on it
T= very sweet malts smooth a little hops. Mostly just sweet. Lots of corn and bread on the aftertaste
M= light and well carbonated
D= very high. Refreshing beer with a very smooth taste great!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 02:21:13 | More by jjanega08
Photo of bashiba


2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 23:54:53 | More by bashiba
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark-yellow, hazy hue... Minimal lacing and head... minor carbonation...
Smell: Sweet, earthy aroma... Hints of hay and lemons...
Taste: Taste strongly complemented the overall aroma... Sweet finish... Nice balance of hops and malts... Candied sugars, slight pepperish bite on the tongue...
Crisp, clean, refreshing mouthfeel...
Easily drinkable...

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 01:29:12 | More by dsa7783
Photo of hylton44


4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy, with a harvest-yellow haze; appearing unfiltered, almost like a hefeweizen. Initial taste is of pepper bubble gum; then, robust malt with a tangy edge and a smooth, full mouthfeel. Well-balanced, overall. Unique pilsener, and a great find!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 01:54:26 | More by hylton44
Photo of Goliath


2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden color with a thin layer of bright white head. Decent retention.

Aroma is basic. A very subtle hop presence and some pale malt.

Taste is not that good. Some light citrus tones, and some pale malting. Not really that good IMO.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability is moderate to high. This one is certainly sessionable. It's downfall is just that it's not only basic pils, but a poor example of a pils. Not great.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 19:20:16 | More by Goliath
Photo of Rennpferd


4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a hazy/frosted pale yellow. It had a one finger head that quickly shrank down to about an eigth of an inch. A medium amount of activity could be seen rising from the bottom of the Pilsner glass.

It smelled slightly of malt but more of hops. A bit spicey but mellow enough to enjoy.

Malty and hoppy with a nice malt finish. It was like alternating the flavors of the beer. A light to medium body that is crisp.

Very drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 23:18:35 | More by Rennpferd
Photo of orangemoustache


2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clouded orangish gold with a bone white head that is light and fluffy with nice retention,leaving some medium sized sheets of lacing as it drops to a thin covering. The nose is semi-caramely sweet with a good amount of hoppy aromas. This has quite a bit of sourness that I don't find in other Pils. It also seems strangly over malted for the style,yet not malty enough considering the hop balance. This offering is unique,but seems to miss the mark,still tasty and drinkable,just not what I expected for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 17:01:15 | More by orangemoustache
Photo of zeff80


3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a cloud, golden/yellow color with a foamy, white, two-finger head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of grains and floral notes. Also, a sweet fruity aroma.

T - It tasted fairly sweet with some grassy hops that added s subtle bitter kick.

M - It was sharp and crisp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a nice sessionable, easy drinking lager.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 02:07:44 | More by zeff80
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