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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
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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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-27-2011 11:54:31 | More by Grebdioz
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plickxt

California

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-23-2011 06:34:42 | More by plickxt
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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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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip. (Purchased directly from the brewery.)

A: Very slightly cloudy. Honey gold with sunny yellow tones. Lazy carbonation. White foamy head falls quickly.

S: Grainy with sweet fruitiness in background. Slightly spicy hop aroma.

T: Grain bill plays main role here. Drinks like a full flavored saison (spicy) with a little sweet wit-like note.

M: Med-high carbonation. Dry finish. SLight oiliness.

D: Sessionable and uniquely tasty. This is a delicious example of the style. Really decent.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 16:47:40 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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rattletrap968

Indiana

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-17-2011 23:44:41 | More by rattletrap968
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 00:45:16 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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,

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 17:45:25 | More by wordemupg
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad pils with quite a dry hoppy finish which sets it apart from many craft lagers which tend to be sweeter. Not on the same level as prima pils but decent enough to drink when the weather gets warm. Much prefer the stein beer as a lager from these guys

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 17:48:52 | More by canucklehead
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Here is an average, non-descript craft beer in every way possible. Poured into a pilsner glass. Smell was subtle grain and malt. Taste was mildly nut-biscuit and grains, light bittering hops. Watery mouthfeel and crisp carbonation. It is what it is, but it beats a macro.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 21:24:41 | More by JackieTH
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brdc

Wisconsin

2.13/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 05:56:15 | More by brdc
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cjgator3

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
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. 

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 03:23:52 | More by cjgator3
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick, white head that settles slightly. Good retention with sticky lacing. Slight chill haze. Straw colored body.
S) Citrus, grains and grass.
T) Light on the palate at first then moves to a mellow nutty grain and subtle citrus tones - lemon peel. Finishes fairly clean with a light lingering of grains.
M) Crisp. Fizzy. Light. Dry and a little gritty in the finish.
O) A nice brew. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I'd pour another.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 23:55:54 | More by u2carew
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shand

Florida

2.63/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 23:06:08 | More by shand
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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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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip glass; presents with pale translucent straw, slightly murky and not effervescent; nice white head but dissipates quickly, light clinging.

Smell is light pils malt sweetness, hint of wheat bread. Not much going.

Taste is bready, biscuity, not what I would expect from a pils; grainy flavors with a hint of corn; very feint floral hops.

Mouthfeel is a little to thick from the grainy and malt sweetness, not light and crisp on the tongue as many a good pils are.

Overall, very bland pilsner to me, to sweet not enough carbonation and hop bitterness to make it refereshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 22:04:47 | More by mvanaskie13
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

What better way to celebrate the obtaining of new beer (Half Acre's new barleywine, to be vaguely precise) than by drinking another? Yeah... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of stark white foam. The nose comprises wheat, mild chalk, sweet flowers, and a light touch of banana peel. The taste follows this recipe pretty closely, but then brings in some light corn, hard water, and light orange rind. Things were going so well, too... The body is pretty light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, I'd basically classify this as a pils that was almost good. Had the taste not flickered out on me, I'd've enjoyed this brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 20:18:20 | More by TMoney2591
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Bottled week 1 of March 2011. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color that produced a nice fluffy white head with great retention behind it & lacing aplenty.

(S)- A nice dryness with bits of lemon and lightly earthy grains.

(T)- A nice mild honey-like sweetness with subtle lemon and several earthy grains I cannot pinpoint.

(M)- A nice crisp carbonation level and balance. A mild malty sweetness with those earthy grains.

(D)- For the style, this is quite a good beer. Crisp and refreshing with a super easy drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 00:21:52 | More by sweemzander
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metter98

New York

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy light yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a three finger high white head that has very good retention properties.
S: There are light aromas of grassy hops in the nose along with some notes of grainy malts.
T: The taste is rather malty and has a slight amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very drinkable and goes down easily because it doesn't exhibit a lot of bitterness or dryness.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 05:27:08 | More by metter98
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a Lakefront 8-pack variety from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for about $11 in Fall 2010.

This German Pilsner pours a light yellowish color as the scent of malts hover ove rthe beer. Upon tasting you take in a good taste of malts with hint of lemon citrus. Not anything to rave about, but not terrible either.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 04:54:47 | More by Lemke10
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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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to BeerFMAndy. Thanks for the extra! Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a very cloudy, hazy bright yellow-straw color with a single-finger white head. Some very large carbonation bubbles make up the head and there is a tad bit of lacing sticking to the glass. quite a bit of lacing bit I really can't get past the extreme cloudiness of this beer; it's almost opaque. The nose is quite plain other than some very mild grain and the tiniest hint of light seeded fruit. Reminds me a bit of a keller bier. No noticeable hops here.

The taste is pretty mild with a fairly-creamy mouthfeel and a bit of light carbonation. Taste has a very mild metallic astringency as well as a bit of light grain and husks. Subtle bready character and a bit of pear. Body is quite light. A decent beer, but nothing too special about it. Thanks again, Andy.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 02:05:20 | More by Thorpe429
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 23:35:50 | More by RonfromJersey
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soze47

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Had a 12 oz. bottle today, dated the fourth week in July.

Appearance: Golden wheat in color, somewhere between straw and honey. 1 1/2 inch of head, not too dense, that faded quickly. No lacing and not a lot of bubbles.

Aroma: Not a big nose. Slight spiciness and hoppiness with biscuity overtones.

Taste: Malty note of slight sweetness upfront, but the hops temper it well. Not bitter or spicy by any stretch. The flavors balance into a nice toastiness overall.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and finishes dry. No residual traces of lingering flavors in an off-putting way. Stays balanced throughout.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink. Lots of flavor, not watered down at all. Great for a session.

Overall: I liked this beer quite a bit. Not my favorite for the style, but a great alternative and a good candidate to serve to those fussy and stubborn macro-lovers.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 00:11:32 | More by soze47
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2010 19:19:04 | More by Kegatron
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bilyboy65

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The color is good amber color. It's a little cloudy and orange for a pilsner. The nose is malty and not so much of the hops to be aware of. Has a rice like taste with a malty after taste. Seems to be made of extracts to me as well. It's a decent body for a pilsner and is enjoyable. I would want to drink an entire 6-pack in one sitting. Definitely missing the dry bitterness of a pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 04:45:17 | More by bilyboy65
Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.