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Klisch Pilsner Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
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(Beer added by: brakspear on 09-24-2002)
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Photo of sparx1100
3/5  rDev -12.8%

sparx1100, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of JackieTH
3/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

JackieTH, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of neenerzig
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. This beer is a fairly clear, light to medium gold color. White head was about 2/3 inch or so from what I remember when poured. It didn't stick around too long. not too much going on here aroma wise, a sort of light, grainy aroma with hints of malt and hops. Has a nice, fairly sweet grain and malt taste followed by mild hop bitterness, just like a beer like this should taste! Not very complex flavors, but quite enjoyable. Has a crisp mouthfeel. Medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Very easy to drink. Damn fine representation of this style.

Eric

neenerzig, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of williamherbert
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a flat-colored hazy yello, halfway between canary and gold. Head is nice; big smooth and white. Carbonation hurries upward.

The smell is sharp German Kolsch malt. Slightly flowery hop; hint of bitter citrus.

The taste is sharp hops that are bitter but in a flowery, perfumey way. Flavor is juicy, with notes of orange, lime and tangerine. Has the acidic taste of o.j. Different and nice.

The feel is fizzy and thick like orange juice. Almost pulpy. Substantial for sure. It's a solid, heavier Kolsch pilsner. Bitter, acidic, juicy.

williamherbert, May 23, 2009
Photo of jroberts8811
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

jroberts8811, May 02, 2014
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Hohnbaum, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Patrick999
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of the variety 8-pack.

A - I gave it the pilsner glass treatment and it didn't disappoint. Clear gold, sticky head, active carbonation.

S - Average pilsner aroma. Nothing bad or out of place, just your typical pleasant-smelling pils.

T - Pretty nice; the water underlying this beer tastes soft. Not really as much of a crisp hop bite as the better American pilsners out there, like Stoudt's. Good wholesome bready malt backing, tastes like a decent table bread.

F - I have no problems with the feel. Goes down easy, finishes clean and bready.

D - While I might prefer other pilsners, this is obviously very drinkable and would never pass one up. Excellent warm-weather drinking.

Patrick999, Apr 25, 2008
Photo of BYOFB
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

BYOFB, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Bottle. Clean mid-yellow pour, with a white rim of rocky foam. Aroma of tangy malt and lemon. Flavor is a sweet, lightly tongue tingling tang of salt, lemon and clean malt. Sour dryness seems in line with the other examples I’ve had of the style. I’m on the fence about some esters present in the beer, somewhat indistinct, yet almost yeasty in a Belgian way. While seemingly uncharacteristic, they add a pleasurable facet of depth and intrigue. Hop character could be more forward. Appreciable.

CharlesDarwin, Jul 25, 2007
Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

amishbooze, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of dsshuck
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

dsshuck, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

beersdmf17, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of beveragecaptain
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.

beveragecaptain, Sep 19, 2005
Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

gwiedman1, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of jackndan
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Klisch: This is one terrific pilsner beer from Lakefront brewing company. The appearance is a deep gold color, with very nice clarity. The head was unimpressive though, with a mere bit of lacing down the side. The aroma is smooth and very clean. The taste, as already noted, but worth repeating, is very nice. Sweet light malts are the dominant taste, with slight cracker like aftertaste. Very light hop taste as well. This is very light in body and exceptionally easy to drink. Look for this, because it will make your day after a hot afternoon working in the yard.

jackndan, May 24, 2003
Photo of MadScientist
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The gold colored beer has bit of chill haze in it. There is a light dusting of sediment in the bottle so don't stir up the yeast with an overly enthusiastic pour. A persistant, rocky white head.

S: Pilsner malt and a spicy German hops. There is a slight sulfar aroma that quickly blows off and is common with Pilsners. There is a slight grainy note and a faint bit of diacetyl otherwise a nice clean lager aroma.

T: A moderately-low pils malt sweetness and moderate hops bitterness is smooth. The moderate hops flavor is spicy. The aftertaste is a balance of hops and malt flavors past the dry finish. The balance is somewhat bitter. No fruity esters.

M: medium bodied with the diacetyl adding the perception of some weight with a slight slickness. The carbonation is moderate.

O: An enjoyable Bohemian Pilsner that is very food friendly. It's a moderately hoppy beer, not IPA hop-head pleasing but good no the less.

MadScientist, Oct 17, 2012
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 ZimZamZoom
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A down the center pour yields massive head. It settles slowly atop a clear golden colored pilsner. It is radically rocky, I'm thinking continental divide here.

Aroma is very mild, just a hint of malt and some faint citrus hops. It tastes very similar, some malt sweetness giving way to a little hop flavor and some bitterness. Not a lot going on, but not totally boring. Good chugger that it a big cut above any BMC beers.

Some nice body and feel here. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy, but just not exciting,

ZimZamZoom, Mar 14, 2009
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

kjrod20, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of dcguitar
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dcguitar, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of scootercrabb
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

scootercrabb, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of nheinzie57
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

nheinzie57, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of shadow1961
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.

shadow1961, Mar 19, 2007
Photo of dacrza1
2.71/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

DATE TASTED: November 30, 2013... GLASSWARE: standard pilsner...OCCASION: Game PSU's finale a memorable one--well done, boys!... APPEARANCE: slight amber golden body that sports methodical bubbles; white two-finger head settles to a thin splash; zero lacing as the glass drains--not encouraging... AROMA: baker's dough wafts pleasantly; some floral, fruity esters round out an otherwise nondescript presence... PALATE: smooth, bubbly and softly bodied for a lager--sessionable for sure, yet effeminate...TASTE: apple, pear and thin malts make for a lager with some flavor; rather underwhelming, considering its fellow beers in the mixpack...OVERALL: high expectations unmet, but perhaps not all brews from Lakefront will be flagship offerings...not a fitting celebratory glass for such a stunning upset as Penn State served Wisconsin...

dacrza1, Dec 15, 2013
Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.