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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
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 wakajawaka76
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.
Bottled Apr Wk 3 notched on label.

A - Bright golden yellow and shimmering with clarity, Klisch produces a nice thick white head. Sustained retention leaves some spots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Sure as shit, Klisch smells like a genuine Czech Pilsner! Sweet pilsner malts are at the forefront while floral noble hops add balance and an interesting nuances to this clean, inviting lager.

T - Crisp and light malts with a delicate honey-like sweetness cross the palate followed by an ever-so-slight hint of light white grape on the finish. A small but detectable light floral hop characteristic rounds this beer out.

M - The soft water is a bit slick on the palate, but this pilsner has great body. Not watery at all, it's medium bodied with an overarching sweetness that's balanced by hop bitterness and dryness on the finish.

O - Going down with no complaints, Klisch is one hell of a refreshing and well-balanced pilsner. Round from start to finish, subtle Saaz noble hop notes gently back up the sweet pilsner malt beautifully. Supremely drinkable (we used to do boots of this when I had it on tap at home) Klisch Pilsner bridges the gap between no-brain lawnmower lager and nearly perfectly brewed definition of a style.

BeerFMAndy, May 28, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Beer4Baltimore, May 22, 2012
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +45.3%

TimRasmussen, May 18, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken at a cask party.

This particular cask had a placard in front of it claiming that it had been dry-hopped, but did not go so far as to explain with what variety of hops. The server on duty at the time did not know either.

Poured out a rather clouded golden straw color with a fizzy single finger of evaporating head (room temp cask) and no lacing at all, but the aroma was absolutely filled with a combination of white pear juice and fresh grassy herbals over the top of a crackery malt. Oh man did it ever smell like it was going to be an sweeter German Pilsner, but it really surprised me by presenting a standard dry Czech pilsner flavor through and through. The finish was clean and crisp, and the refreshingly carbonated lighter body was absolutely true to style. It's just that...it smelled like a sweeter German Pilsner yet tasted like a drier Czech Pilsner. And while I would normally knock a lot of points off my review for false style advertising, the image of the bottle shown above merely has the world "pilsner" alone on the label, a legal loophole in my self-imposed criteria!

So I therefore tentatively recommend trying this one if you are curious about what the two styles of pilsner would taste like blended together. Its weird, but weirdness does not necessarily equal badness in this case.

WastingFreetime, May 06, 2012
Photo of Localdrinklax
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Localdrinklax, Apr 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

fisherbray, Apr 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ixodus, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Kunstman, Apr 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Polycarp, Apr 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of TimMack
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

TimMack, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jtgrean, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

mercatonero, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bwgassman, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of choover14
3/5  rDev -12.8%

choover14, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Jparker37
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Samual Adams Perfect Pint. Bottled October, week 2, 2011

A - Light straw in color. Little white head that collapses to a tiny ring around the top with no lacing. Has a slight haze to it.

S - Very nice clean bready malt right up front. Some pleasant herbal/spicy hop notes are easily detected.

T - Clean malt profile that keeps this light beer balanced. Faint herbal hop flavor throughout. Not all that dry but a nice mildly spicy hop kiss at the end.

M - Light in body, medium carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this beer but never got any distinguishing traits to set itself apart. Quite enjoyable with good hop flavor.

Jparker37, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

plickxt, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Profane, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip. (Purchased directly from the brewery.)

A: Very slightly cloudy. Honey gold with sunny yellow tones. Lazy carbonation. White foamy head falls quickly.

S: Grainy with sweet fruitiness in background. Slightly spicy hop aroma.

T: Grain bill plays main role here. Drinks like a full flavored saison (spicy) with a little sweet wit-like note.

M: Med-high carbonation. Dry finish. SLight oiliness.

D: Sessionable and uniquely tasty. This is a delicious example of the style. Really decent.

ForWhatAlesYou, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of rattletrap968
4/5  rDev +16.3%

rattletrap968, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, part of the mixed 8-pack from this brewery now available in Alberta.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves but a few instances of coral reef lace around the glass as it quickly settles.

It smells of crisp, crackery pale grainy malt, buttered white bread, a touch of spicy yeast, black pepper, and somewhat weedy, grassy, herbal hops. The taste is bready (again of the Wonder variety) malt, singed butter, soft orchard fruitiness, a slight yeast twang, and spicy, earthy, and weedy noble hops.

The carbonation is moderate, with a slightly frothy effervescence, the body an adequate medium weight - a bit of that of the fruit persuasion, though it's all generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready sweetness facing some lingering peppery yeast, and conversely, little challenge from the floundering hop character.

You can tell that this beer has the right intentions - good, all grain malt, but the oh-so-important Saaz hop component (if that is what they used here - the label doesn't say) falls flat. Not bad as a belt 'em back beer, but still a flabby interpretation of a specific and unforgiving style - which is weird, as given the demographics of this offering's point of origin, one might assume they'd go the German route.

biboergosum, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
2.68/5  rDev -22.1%
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,

wordemupg, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
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

canucklehead, Oct 21, 2011
Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.