Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.7/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
01-20-2012 00:08:28 | More by Jparker37
3.8/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
11-27-2011 16:47:40 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
3.28/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
11-13-2011 00:45:16 | More by biboergosum
2.68/5 rDev -22.1%
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,
11-09-2011 17:45:25 | More by wordemupg
British Columbia (Canada)
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
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
10-21-2011 17:48:52 | More by canucklehead
3/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
08-30-2011 21:24:41 | More by JackieTH
2.13/5 rDev -38.1%
Small capped bottle from the sampler. Poured into a pilsner glass.
Straw colored, off white head, small, little retention.
Some malt aroma, minimal hops. You really need to put your nose in there to get anything.
Light bodied, refreshing but unremarkable, with some maltiness, minimal hoppiness.
07-03-2011 05:56:15 | More by brdc
3.03/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
06-03-2011 03:23:52 | More by cjgator3
3.55/5 rDev +3.2%
A) Pours with a finger thick, white head that settles slightly. Good retention with sticky lacing. Slight chill haze. Straw colored body.
S) Citrus, grains and grass.
T) Light on the palate at first then moves to a mellow nutty grain and subtle citrus tones - lemon peel. Finishes fairly clean with a light lingering of grains.
M) Crisp. Fizzy. Light. Dry and a little gritty in the finish.
O) A nice brew. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I'd pour another.
05-17-2011 23:55:54 | More by u2carew
2.63/5 rDev -23.5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic because I'm dumb and didn't pour this into a pilsner glass.
This brew is pretty nice looking. Pours a hazy pale golden color crested with two fingers of head that retain pretty well. Huge carbonation is apparent. Lacing and retention are both actually quite good for the style. The aroma is absolutely huge on zesty noble hops, with pale malts and some wheatiness backing it up. The taste is a bit lacking. It comes on fairly strong with some nice noble hops over some subtle malts, but the finish brings in strongly astringent citrus and something that just tastes a little bit sour. It's close, but not quite. It's basically lacking the great balance that's the hallmark of a good pilsner. The mouthfeel is a bit thicker than the average pilsner, and highly carbonated. The drinkability suffers a lot due to the poor aftertaste and relative thickness. Overall, this was just barely an alright pilsner. I've had a host of better ones.
05-06-2011 23:06:08 | More by shand
4.1/5 rDev +19.2%
A: Slightly hazed out light pale gold in color. Forms an enormously large head, so much so that I could only get a third of the bottle into the glass at one time. Great retention as well that leaves globs of lace on the way down, while a very heavy shower of carbonation bubbles races upwards.
S: Slightly sweet malt and a huge hit of grassy noble hops.
T: Much like the aroma. Sweetish malt base with lots of grassy hops and an almost Belgian yeast funkiness. Interesting blend which I really enjoyed.
M: Lighter body that had been aggressively carbonated. Bubbles seem to dance on the tongue.
O: A light, refreshing, yet flavorful beer. Considering the other reviews, I wonder if my bottle was mislabeled!
04-14-2011 01:41:35 | More by Florida9
2.98/5 rDev -13.4%
Poured into a tulip glass; presents with pale translucent straw, slightly murky and not effervescent; nice white head but dissipates quickly, light clinging.
Smell is light pils malt sweetness, hint of wheat bread. Not much going.
Taste is bready, biscuity, not what I would expect from a pils; grainy flavors with a hint of corn; very feint floral hops.
Mouthfeel is a little to thick from the grainy and malt sweetness, not light and crisp on the tongue as many a good pils are.
Overall, very bland pilsner to me, to sweet not enough carbonation and hop bitterness to make it refereshing.
04-09-2011 22:04:47 | More by mvanaskie13
Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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