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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of Phocion
3/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Phocion, Mar 05, 2007
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of choover14
3/5  rDev -12.8%

choover14, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Pacioli1445
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Pacioli1445, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Nichols33, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -12.8%

djrn2, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -12.8%

oriolesfan4, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of camp0474
3/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

camp0474, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of kb2250
3/5  rDev -12.8%

kb2250, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
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. 

cjgator3, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 22, 2008
Photo of zimm421
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

zimm421, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

tone77, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of bilyboy65
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.

bilyboy65, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of bisoubisou
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
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

bisoubisou, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of bump8628
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

bump8628, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

barleywinefiend, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of Popsinc
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Popsinc, Jun 26, 2004
Photo of LaurenRJ13
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

LaurenRJ13, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of slyke
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

slyke, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of Brenden
3.09/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Brenden, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of gmfessen
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

gmfessen, Feb 18, 2007
Photo of ADR
3.13/5  rDev -9%
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.

ADR, Jun 07, 2004
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.13/5  rDev -9%
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.

Stinkypuss, Aug 25, 2009
Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.