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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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79
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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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3/5  rDev -12.8%

KCM, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

1Nrwyscotch, Nov 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

sendbeer, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Mikedux30, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of fatboy91
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

fatboy91, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

MadScientist, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Chucker17, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into pint, review from notes

Look is a slightly cloudy orange-yellow with a small head. Smell is bready with a bit of coriander and yeast. Taste follows as white bread and grain fade to spices and faint lemony hops. Very drinkable, slight stringency at the end.

Very drinkable pils, but expensive and not overly impressive.

jimmah120, Sep 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

travishardy929, Sep 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

djrn2, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ObeMaltKinobee, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

yankinwis, Aug 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Biestie, Jul 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Joeyuwp, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of TX-Badger
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With this offering from Lakefront Brewery, the Klisch, I had a 12oz bottle poured into a pint/nonic glass.

A - it has a cloudiness to it, giving the beer a golden-blonde appearance. It only produced about 1/4 inch of foamy white head at the top.

S - very light hops, slight citrus note as well.

T - the malt seems to be the main note on the palate. There is no noticeable amount of hops, the beer is crisp, clean, and slightly sweet on the finish.

M - medium to full-bodied, it is very smooth. It has perhaps a bit of chewiness to it due to the slight cloudiness.

O - I did enjoy the Klisch from Lakefront. It is an easy drinking beer, not overly complex and straight forward. A very nice refreshing beer to drink on a hot summer day.

TX-Badger, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of brentk56
2.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a very modest head; no lacing to speak of

Smell: Very bready, with a lightly sweet edge

Taste: Bready, up front and in the middle, until a grassy hop character arrives; surprisingly, the hops fade, after the swallow, and the malts take it up a notch, adding a graham cracker sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Rather disappointing - a bit too sweet, the hops add very little and the mouthfeel is just all wrong for the style

brentk56, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

LoraxLager, Jun 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

TonyTalon, Jun 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

BeerFMAndy, May 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Beer4Baltimore, May 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +45.3%

TimRasmussen, May 18, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken at a cask party.

This particular cask had a placard in front of it claiming that it had been dry-hopped, but did not go so far as to explain with what variety of hops. The server on duty at the time did not know either.

Poured out a rather clouded golden straw color with a fizzy single finger of evaporating head (room temp cask) and no lacing at all, but the aroma was absolutely filled with a combination of white pear juice and fresh grassy herbals over the top of a crackery malt. Oh man did it ever smell like it was going to be an sweeter German Pilsner, but it really surprised me by presenting a standard dry Czech pilsner flavor through and through. The finish was clean and crisp, and the refreshingly carbonated lighter body was absolutely true to style. It's just that...it smelled like a sweeter German Pilsner yet tasted like a drier Czech Pilsner. And while I would normally knock a lot of points off my review for false style advertising, the image of the bottle shown above merely has the world "pilsner" alone on the label, a legal loophole in my self-imposed criteria!

So I therefore tentatively recommend trying this one if you are curious about what the two styles of pilsner would taste like blended together. Its weird, but weirdness does not necessarily equal badness in this case.

WastingFreetime, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Localdrinklax, Apr 29, 2012
Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.