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 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 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 Phocion
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold with a minimal and short-lived head. Almost no lacing to speak of.

Nose is faint. Light sweet caramel and doughy malts and citrus hops.

The taste is yeasty and full of bread-dough. Light orange/lemonish citrus bite, and somewhat of a burnt wood flavor. Definitely an interesting pils, but not all that impressive.

This beer just screams average. Crisp and a little tangy well-carbonated mouthfeel, and while it's definitely nothing special it's not offensive either. Pretty bland, unmemorable lawnmower beer, no more or no less.

Photo of camp0474
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear pale yellow color. Small head.

S: Smells like grains and a little grassy. Light malt, but not picking up much hops if any,

T: Crisp. Just like it smells; grains and a grassy taste. Somewhat sour. Not complex.

M: Highly carbonated as you would expect with this type of beer. Light body.

D: This is not my type of beer so I am probably overly critical. Pretty drinkable, but nothing I would try to have again.

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 ChainGangGuy
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a small white head.

Smell: Pilsner malts and a pinch of spice mixed in with a heap of fresh hay.

Taste: Pils malt with a soft touch of sweetness. Vaguely spicy, mild hop bitterness. Grows increasingly watery near the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: When you can't find a Kölsch, reach for a Klisch. Then go back to looking for that Kölsch.

Photo of zimm421
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Appears a dark golden orange color, with a solid 3 fingers of tan, foamy head. The head has great retention, and leaves a touch of lacing.

The nose is very sweet and malty, with a touch of yeastiness. Not a ton of punch to the aroma. The taste follows suit with the malts, lack of hops, and some yeast. This is pretty laid-back and seems a little lack-luster.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, a touch heavy for a pilsner. The carbonation is on point, and the finish is nice. Overall, this is a below-average pilsner that is lacking in impressive points. Refreshing, but doesn't remind me of a pilsner at all.

Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, slightly sour. Taste is mild, some malts and hops, not a whole lot of flavor. Feels good in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre brew.

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 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 barleywinefiend
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of the bottle a golden, almost straw colored beer has cloudy appearance and herbal hop aroma. A lot of carbonation with a lot of foam. It isn't assertively hoppy for a pilsner, but has pleasant herbal hop flavor. Not too much bitterness. Very smooth, fresh malt backbone making for a nice smooth, medium-bodied beer.

Photo of Brenden
3.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pale yellow that's pretty clear but for a light haze, this Pils is still pretty bright. It grows a foamy white head to one finger, where it keeps up pretty well and leaves pretty good patching in its wake.
Grassy with a lemony twang in the nose, it's also a touch damp and earthy with underlying grains under somewhat dry malt notes. It's also got an off-putting vegetal note, though, and something a little like cheese that might work in a certain IPA but not a lighter style.
It improves quite a bit in the flavor, though it's a bit too sweet with just a flash of the vegetal note still coming through. Otherwise it has a modicum of grassy hops to counter the earth. It seems more like a hybridized Euro lager of some kind, but it's not bad.
The body's a little too big for a pils, but its balance of crispness and smoothness works fairly well despite that it isn't especially clean.

Photo of Popsinc
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich golden colour...maybe a pinch darker than most Pilsners. The nose was light and mildy floral with a hint of citrus. The taste was fairly light and mild with minimal hoppiness and some grainy notes down the middle. Again, a hint of citrus fruit which was a little different for a Pils. Overall a very smooth and drinkable beer but not really a top choice in terms of a pilsner.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Gold in color with a white head that retains decently well.

Smells of creamed corn and just a hint of malt. Cooked veggie dials in but I don't want to pick up.

Taste follows the nose through a liquid corn bread experience, though it is not as sweet, due to the bitter, grassy hop.

The highlight of this beer is that it is very highly carbonated and it goes down easily.

Klisch is a brew broadly in the macro lager field moreso than an authentic german pilsner. Its decent enough, simple, but decent.

Photo of slyke
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lakefront Klisch pours a clear yellow color with a few carbonation bubbles steadily rising. A finger of white head fades quickly to a thin cap, with a little lacing.

Smell and taste are subtle notes of grain and lemon/citrus are present. Mouthfeel light to medium bodied with a relatively clean finish.

Drinkability is okay. I got the beer as part of a variety 8-pack. It beats water, but I don't think I will seek it out in the future.

Photo of gmfessen
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Never had a Lakefront product before... but I picked up a random 8 pack, so I'll be trying at least seven more. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a clear, light straw color with tons of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and a thin white head composed of many fine bubbles. The smell is primarily of grainy malt and has a very slight scent of hops. The taste is well balanced with a little bitterness at the end and has a corn, dry finish. The mouthfeel is very light and foamy. This is a drinkable beer, but quite average.

Photo of ADR
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Darker than gold, clear as a bell appearance. Pale head is down to a spidery skin in 20 seconds. In contrast, it laces well, in broad dripping rings. Aroma is very sweet, almost seems like it has estery qualities with marshmallow characteristics. The flavor follows suit, sweet and cotton candy in tone, just a lightish bit of lemon, and an early-asserting but fairly weak peppery hop balance. Mouthfeel is close to medium and seems fairly flattish. Could be less sweet and fruity, and more crisp and sharply attenuated to be a good one for me.

Photo of bditty187
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear, hay-gold in hue, not much animation, it is a lovely color though. The head was white in color but only about a ¼ of an inch in height. Not impressive. Plus the head faded quickly to a weak, fizzy cap. Couple this with a lack of effervesces and the beer looks dull. There was no subsequent lacing, another strike against it. The nose is crisply malty with a lemony and butter twang. Potency is small, the beer doesn’t say much anyway. I don’t care for the nose, too acidic, oddly sweet with not enough Pils-malt characteristics. The aromas aren’t detestable but they’re not inspiring either. In summery then, the bouquet is par for the course but I fancy more. Not inviting then. The palate tastes like what the nose indicated. That’s too bad! Firm lemony acidity mixed equally with a buttery twang. Mild bitterness in the middle, the finish is the home of the malt, weak and not crisp or flavorful. Not biscuity either. Mildly sweet. There is a slightly flowery taste after the swallow. The palate, overall, isn’t great but it isn’t bad either. There is enough taste so I can’t call it boring. The flavor profile doesn’t jive with me, too buttery, too sweet, and too acidic. Some people may like it; I’m not one of them. Medium in body, mushy mouthfeel because of the low carbonation, this aspect of the beer needs improving. It is not Pils-like, as it needs more zip and crispness. This would be a good beer for the macro-lager crowd or after mowing the grass. This is nothing I’d buy again. I have little leeway when it comes to Pilsners, they have to be brewed to near perfection or I’ll think they are too flawed and then pointless to drink. This one falls into the latter category. It was purchased as part of a sampler-pack in Milwaukee, WI.

Photo of shadow1961
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lakefront Brewery's Klisch Pilsner pours out a fluffy head over a cloudy yellow
brew. Carbonation is active, and the nose is malt and yeast. The flavor is malt
and a touch of citrus up front with a bit of hop in the finish, with a sort of a mild
barley/hop aftertaste. Mouthfeel is round yet crisp. It is mild, true, but balanced
and a lot more flavorful than your macros. Nothing huge here, but it's just your
basic good session 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 WVbeergeek
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of 57md
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light and cloudy straw with a finger of head that dissipated quickly. Surprisingly, I am getting a hint of corn on the nose – that can never be good. The taste is like practically every other pilsner I’ve ever drank, which means it’s passable considering the limitations of this style but pretty bland in general. There is a touch of malt sweetness on the finish followed by a semi-dry note from the hops.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 fluid ounce bottle. Single 180° obverse label that has a picture of a tall straight sided glass full of the golden stuff with the word ‘Klisch’ in red on a green banner in front of it. Labeled as a Pilsner Beer. No strength listed but punch marked on the right hand side of the label as Bottled During Week 3 of January – though no year is mentioned!!

Appearance: A beautiful looking, though lightly hazed lemon golden body with a simply gargantuan head that is comprised of a mass of large bubbles that collectively form a deep white foamy covering that laces well. Low carbonation for a Pilsner, a tip of the bottle hardly induces any dissolved bubbles back to the surface when the beer is tilted.

Nose: Munich malts, sweet yeasts and a breaded doughy aroma. Vaguely familiar odors that I get from a lot of run-of-the-mill Lager cum Pilsner offerings.

Taste: Sweet malts and a light chemical tang introduces this beer. The middle has a toasted malt feel which just fades away after the swallow. It never develops a “pilsner” quality to it as I expected. That aside, this still has a definite macro feel, and it reminded me of a Molson brew I had whilst in Canada on business some months ago, was it called ‘Canadian’?? I forget. Not much character to be honest, even less bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average feel, light on carbonation with a slightly sticky feel at times.

Drinkability: Nice enough, and partially refreshing, but I cracked this one open as it was hot today and I figured that a Pilsner is just what I wanted. It most certainly is not what I got.

Overall: Too sweet for my liking, or even for a Pilsner, not that I am bothered about style indiscretions for which the appearance alone is amiss. The bitterness takes too long to come through, it was at least 30 seconds after the swallow before I detected a decent level of bitterness, and even then it lacks a crisp hoppy bite in the back end. I don’t think the Czechs will be too worried by this one. A refreshing drink on a hot afternoon in Long Beach, but this is not one I would want to drink during a session; it’s just too “sweet”.

Cheers to BigHuge for the chance to sup this one!

Photo of Pencible
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a slightly hazy straw with yellowish-white head. It smelled like lemon and cultured yeast with some hops. It tasted much the same as it smelled, like lemon hops and cultured yeast. It was a somewhat bitter and fairly clean taste. It was mostly watery with a little carbonation and a mild lemon aftertaste. Overall this was pretty good for a pilsner but not my style.

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. This beer pours out a bright gold color with a white head. Aroma is pils malt with spicy German hops and some pleasant citrus. The aroma brings to mind Victory's Prima Pils. The flavor starts off well, a slightly sweet malty flavor, but it just gets sweeter. This beer is much too sweet and has a weird herbal flavor. The citrus flavor is nice, but that's about all. This beer could definitely use some more hop bitterness.

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