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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-06-2013 19:00:39 | More by kylehay2004
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Act25

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Wildly different from other Pils, more body, more odd flavors, I opened an IPA for my family and this for me wanting a light brew, and for a moment, I didnt know what I was drinking. But then, malty, bready, crackerly brew got to me and I enjoyed it. 100% agree w reviewer who said "turn it into a BLONDE ALE", that's more what it is.

A - Pours a slight hazed, golden/yellow color with a foamy, two-finger white head. No lacing.

S - Subtle, not much here, but smells of grains and sweet floral notes.

T - It tasted fairly sweet, lots of bread. Was very good with cheese and mozzarella tomatoes with basil. Would be good with salad and as a pre-dinner beer, which was the case tonight. Included light grassy hops that made the finish nice.

M -Not right for a pils, more medium weight body. But I liked it, just change the style please.

O - I'd drink another. Might want to try. Reviewers overly ding this beer for being off-style, but it's a nice middle of the road blonde ale with an appetizing finish.

It's original, not cliché.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 00:20:06 | More by Act25
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-06-2012 04:07:22 | More by TonyTalon
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Michigan

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Pennsylvania

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chetripley

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A different representation of the Pilsner style, more American than German, due to its medium amount of alcohol and little bitterness.

Poured a dark straw color into a tall pilsner glass, with 1 inch head hanging around a while with very little lacing.

Smelled grainy and fresh and was crisp and smooth to drink, with more of a malt character than hop.

Drinkable and thirst quenching, leaving me ready for more. Far surpasses other American brewed pilsners in its fuller body.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 17:55:47 | More by chetripley
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granger10

Wisconsin

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

Odd flavor profile here. Sweet corn with lots of fruity esters. Some tarty flavors and a floral hop bite. Malt seems to dominate the base but the hop flavors really come out sharply. In the end I'm left thinking about the hops but they just don't really fit with the malty body. I guess this is all malt but it seems a bit adjuncty. Finish doesn't quite have the bite I want but leaves a slightly dry, bitter flavor that makes me want to take another sip. Decent, different, I don't know if I'd want it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 00:15:31 | More by granger10
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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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Patrick999

Florida

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of the variety 8-pack.

A - I gave it the pilsner glass treatment and it didn't disappoint. Clear gold, sticky head, active carbonation.

S - Average pilsner aroma. Nothing bad or out of place, just your typical pleasant-smelling pils.

T - Pretty nice; the water underlying this beer tastes soft. Not really as much of a crisp hop bite as the better American pilsners out there, like Stoudt's. Good wholesome bready malt backing, tastes like a decent table bread.

F - I have no problems with the feel. Goes down easy, finishes clean and bready.

D - While I might prefer other pilsners, this is obviously very drinkable and would never pass one up. Excellent warm-weather drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 00:33:02 | More by Patrick999
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Bottle. Clean mid-yellow pour, with a white rim of rocky foam. Aroma of tangy malt and lemon. Flavor is a sweet, lightly tongue tingling tang of salt, lemon and clean malt. Sour dryness seems in line with the other examples I’ve had of the style. I’m on the fence about some esters present in the beer, somewhat indistinct, yet almost yeasty in a Belgian way. While seemingly uncharacteristic, they add a pleasurable facet of depth and intrigue. Hop character could be more forward. Appreciable.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2007 00:22:20 | More by CharlesDarwin
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TX-Badger

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 02:03:20 | More by TX-Badger
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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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jimmah120

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 11:07:18 | More by jimmah120
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep golden in color....relatively clear, but some slight haziness...nose lends a somewhat skunky hop presence...taste is maltier than expected...aa good malt load for this style, but it also features a slightly skunky Heineken like finsih...mouthfeel is clean, and somewhat slick, and sweet....finishes on a mild dry note...overall an OK Pilsner I wouldn't seek out..

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2002 20:45:59 | More by ZAP
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
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
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This may be the first truly decent pilsener by an American brewer I have samplred. It poured extremely pale, with a filmy head. No lace. The aroma is a bouquet of smeels: hops, apples and some spices. The taste and mouthfeel come across as surprisingly crisp. Slightly sweet but nicely balanced with the hops. Also, slightly bitter and sulfurous. Still not sold on pilseners, but this is a fairly decent representative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2005 03:16:35 | More by MuddyFeet
Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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