Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.42% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brakspear on 09-24-2002

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Ratings: 277 | Reviews: 143
Photo of wordemupg
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
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,

Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +2%
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

Photo of JackieTH
3/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Photo of brdc
2.13/5  rDev -37.9%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
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. 

Photo of u2carew
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of shand
2.71/5  rDev -21%
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.

Photo of Florida9
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
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!

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.97/5  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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of sweemzander
3.69/5  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.

Photo of metter98
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of Lemke10
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of chinchill
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of RonfromJersey
2.6/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Photo of soze47
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of bilyboy65
3/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Photo of bump8628
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lightly clouded gold with adequate white head.

Grainy with some mild honey sweetness and not much in the way of hops, neither bitterness nor flavor. I guess there is a bit of spicy hop flavor but it's not much at all.

Sell this to me as Helles and it would rate a slightly better score. As it is, it lacks all of the beautiful floral/spicy hop flair that a good Pils should have, not to mention the refreshingly dry finish.

So far I've been fairly impressed with Lakefront. The IPA and Dark Lager were better than expected, but the Pilsner doesn't come close to hitting the mark.

Photo of donteatpoop
2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy lemon yellow color with a bit of white head that fades pretty quick.

Smells of bready malts and yeast.

The taste is okay. By far not the best Pils I've had. By the same token, it's not the worst. It's got the adjuncts beat at least. But most of the craft pilsners I've had surpass this.

Very thin mouthfeel, watery; leaves a slightly unpleasant after taste.

All in all, this was a mediocre pilsner at best.

Photo of bisoubisou
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Taste: Sweet, barely bitter, boiled golden raisin water

Head: Big & foamy

Mouthfeel: Slightly oily

Drinkability: If not for the considerable carbonation, it'd be too sweet for me.

Free association: Golden Monkey or Fin Du Monde watered down with seltzer

Photo of KI9A
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours typical piss-yellow of the style. Decent head, hangs around a bit.

S: Grassy, bisquity.

T: Follows nose. Cracker/bready, earthy. About what a Pils is supposed to be. Maybe a shade sweeter than normal.

M: Crisp, light, refreshing.

D: Extremely quaffable. Perfect on this hot 90+ degree day.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Before I review this I really haven't found too may Pilseners that I love.
A - Glorious clear yellow in color. Can see yeast sediments which reminds me of old miller.
S - Slight grass and grain. Very earthy and balanced.
T - Well it was ok for the style. Really sweet which saved the mostly dominant grain aspect. The yeast was sort of off putting.
M - Very light (5.4 really?) expected a light beer but got full bodied. Very nice.
D - Again drink ability is average due to the only case of this beer found was well over a year old yet drinkable. Would probably pass by it in a singles shop.

Photo of BEERchitect
2.91/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An unusual Pilsner with a lot of flavors that the style shouldn't have, but the beer comes out faring better than expected.

A hazy straw color brings a bleached white head that both forms and retains well (as all Lakefront beers have). Low on lacing and with no legging.

A muddled grain and malt aroma is accompanied with strong vegital, earthy, pungent scents that sometimes seem foul. But the other side of the beer brings a grassy hop nose along with lemony scents that prove inviting, just not normal.

Flavors of strong grain and malt (not entirely sure it's Pilsner) set a sweeter tone. And then comes the yeast character that holds a lot of vegetable (lima beans), buttery tastes, and an overall earthy/pungent mix that can only be described as dirty. All this sounds bad, but the acidic lemon and green apple notes help to make the beer tasty even if not typical for style. Hop flavor doesn't give the floral notes that the nose suggests, but a grassy bitterness wraps up the finish.

The body is a bit heavy and slick up front as the beer's sweetness is revealed. But the bitterness, acidity, and grain textures actually help the beer to crispen up a bit in the end.

Definately not a prototypical Pilsner. But as a cold fermented Blonde Ale the beer shows promise. The vegetable, butter, and apple notes can be contributed to yeast health but it gives the beer a unique identity.

Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.