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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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79
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251 Ratings
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
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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choover14

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-19-2012 00:16:21 | More by choover14
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-28-2012 02:08:48 | More by Pacioli1445
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-17-2012 23:49:41 | More by djrn2
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-21-2013 23:53:23 | More by oriolesfan4
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camp0474

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 01:33:14 | More by camp0474
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kb2250

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-29-2012 03:28:58 | More by kb2250
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.8%

10-01-2013 18:48:24 | More by Westuh
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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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 04:41:44 | More by ChainGangGuy
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 00:18:17 | More by tone77
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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
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bisoubisou

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 04:25:53 | More by bisoubisou
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bump8628

Oklahoma

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 15:42:34 | More by bump8628
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2008 21:18:28 | More by barleywinefiend
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2004 15:14:13 | More by Popsinc
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slyke

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 21:24:55 | More by slyke
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gmfessen

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 21:37:43 | More by gmfessen
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ADR

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2004 15:55:58 | More by ADR
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 17:42:09 | More by Stinkypuss
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shadow1961

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 18:49:03 | More by shadow1961
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 15:15:07 | More by WVbeergeek
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2004 18:58:07 | More by bditty187
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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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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2005 23:33:42 | More by beveragecaptain
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.2/5  rDev -7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2004 01:02:05 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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