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Kelso Pilsner - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JohnQVegas on 02-12-2009)
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

10-14-2012 17:49:45 | More by AlexNobody
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

02-15-2014 03:21:32 | More by mquinn919
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-24-2011 23:52:17 | More by jeanphony
Photo of drseamus

New York

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my sister for getting this for me for my birthday.

A: Good god, this beer looks perfect. Brilliantly clear straw body topped with a pure white head comprised of identically sized bubbles.

S: Crisp malt with a bit of hop aroma. Very nice without being too much.

T: Dead on nuts. Exactly what a Czech pils should be. This easily rivals Reality Czech. Again with the crisp biscuit malt but no real hop flavor.

M: Nice and light.

D: Perfectly boring for a daily drinker. I need a sunny day for this.

Serving type: growler

03-06-2010 22:10:03 | More by drseamus
Photo of CaptKirkles

New York

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample tasting @ Cargo Cafe

A: Golden clear with a fingers worth of head. Minimal lacing

S: A balanced smell for for pils. The malt hits you first then a a bit of the hops

T: A good layered taste of malt than hops. Definitly a good balance of the two.

M: Light, carbed just enough to excite the palate

D: Defintily a drinkable beer. Nothing to say WOW about but refreshing and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2010 17:38:42 | More by CaptKirkles
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4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Little Town in Union Square. Awesome place that only serves craft beers. And only crafts brewed in NY State.

A- Pale golden yellow, has about 1/2 in head laces beautifully with lovely activity

S - really nothing there, watery slightly malty with just the faintest buttery sense

T - Wow super smooth with a lot going on. Starts sweet and malty, buttery smoothness. Nice dry hop finish, super crisp and refreshing!

M - Finishes clean, perfect amount of carbonation. Unbelievably drinkable

O- where has this been all my life one of the best I've had this summer. Great choice for those not yet into crafts, really tasty and a great American pilsner

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2011 22:03:40 | More by DrewSnyc667
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-27-2013 21:02:45 | More by dcbeers
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New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-06-2012 02:50:52 | More by tmhessel
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-07-2014 03:36:18 | More by Kbyfield
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can picked up locally. enjoyed from a sixpoint snifter.

a - brew poured a crisp transparent straw yellow with tons of visible fizzy carbonation. nice finger of fizzy white bubbly head. to style. nice lacing.

s - grain all day. flax. definitive pilsner. lacks that macro shine though which is nice.

t - wow. that's really good. for a style that i'm not wild about, i am really enjoying this beer. nice lemon notes on grain. wheaty and sweet. bready.

m - extremely refreshing. a tasty version of a sessionable classic for the macro world.

o - overall, very impressive beer...let alone pilsner. really tasty, really easy drinking and a great crossover beer for trying to convert a macro drinker. a pilsner done right. cheers.

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 01:41:10 | More by cosmicevan
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-02-2013 02:45:26 | More by wertschy
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New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-16-2014 02:41:26 | More by Spreetaper
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-25-2014 20:55:11 | More by Glaucio
Photo of aerozeppl

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drseamus for the growler.

A: Perfect pilsner pour. Clear golden color. A finger of white head with a little bit of lacing. Perfect.

S: Fresh malt. A little bit hoppy. Very nice smell for the style.

T: Very nice balance of malt and hops. Very light. It is wonderfully boring.

M: Very light body. Well carbonated.

D: I liked this beer quite a lot. Very nice example of the style. Boring but great.

Serving type: growler

03-06-2010 22:10:48 | More by aerozeppl
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New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-23-2014 02:10:04 | More by Pahn
Photo of david18

New York

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had never heard of this brewery before but I really enjoyed the beer when I had it. A very good crisp pilsner quality with a decent aroma and great flavor. Very refreshing; i think I drank it down in about two minutes. Would recommend this one if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2009 21:27:13 | More by david18
Photo of lovindahops

New York

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I heard some good things about kelso so I figured I would give this a try

A- a golden yellow body with fair shades of lacing on the sides of the glass. No foam from the pour, but slow carbonation arises to the top making an attept

S- faint scents of grass, lemon, and bready scents are at the forefront. Not over powering, but still there

T- a stronger appearance of bready and grassy notes are presented as good pilsner flavors. Very lively and refreshing brew

M- excellent carbonation and flavor on the mouth. Very respectful properties of good pilsner

O- Very refreshing pilsner that displays the taste profile I look for. The grassy and lemony flavors are both in full effect and excellent

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 21:15:58 | More by lovindahops
Photo of mediumtommy

New York

3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable beer that tasted better poured than from the can. The pilsner malt flavor wasn't over bearing or too strong as is the case with most pilsners. It was a well balanced beer. There was little to no hop aroma or flavor. It was very light in color and taste.

Serving type: can

04-26-2014 22:11:10 | More by mediumtommy
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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a CANQuest (TM) score during my most recent foray to New York and Brooklyn, making it ever easier to entice me to come up and visit! Have CANS? Will Travel! That's my motto.

From the CAN: "Brooklyn Crafted Since 2006"; "Spicy nose, slightly sweet, with a dry finish"; "CANS: Infinitely recyclable Beer helps"; "Created by the husband and wife team of Kelly Taylor & Sonya Giacobbe, these 100% hand-made craft ales and lagers have been brewed fresh in the bountiful borough of Brooklyn since 2006. Mounds of malt, bales of hops and countless hours of dedication and passion. That's KelSo Beer."

A nice, loud Crack! revealed a brimful CAN, so in salute to the brewers, I utilized an inverted Glug. The pseudo-cascade was brilliant, finally settling into two fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head with great retention. Color was like liquid sunshine with a slight haziness (SRM = 4 to 5), perfect for a rainy spring afternoon. The three gold stooges, Croesus, Mammon and Midas seemed to agree as they all showed up for a taste, but I was having none of it. It had a nicely controlled spicy nose, just enough to tickle my sinuses and get my mouth watering, but not enough to be too much of a good thing. Mouthfeel was medium and the Saaz hops really interacted well with the yeast and the malt knew enough to stand pat, creating the king of Pilsner that I really dig. Too many AALs under the bridge and GER Pilsners tend to be too sweet for my liking. Finish was dry, slightly spicy, slightly grassy and definitely refreshing. This would be ideal on a hot, humid summer's day.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 20:21:46 | More by woodychandler
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a plastic cup at a stand in Coney Island.

Appearance: Deep golden color with a small white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lace.

Smell: Weak smell, mostly of sweet, grainy pilsner malt

Taste: Rather sweet and grainy with some citrus and a balanced finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with balanced carbonation and a crisp, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: A solid pilsner- a faithful interpretation of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2010 03:05:32 | More by Mosstrooper
Photo of mdaschaf


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Whole Foods on Columbus Circle in NYC.

A: Served in a pint glass, the beer was a hazy golden color with a small white head on top. Not much retention or lacing.

S: Very light citrus and lemony aromas with some grainy malt and some bready sweetness.

T: Some sweet bready/grainy malt upfront which transitions to some light citrus and lemon.

M: Light to medium bodied, very crisp and easy drinking.

O: Took a shot on a brewery I had never heard of, and it paid off. It isn't mind blowing, but definitely a solid beer that I could drink all the time.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 16:38:46 | More by mdaschaf
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-19-2014 02:58:38 | More by hoppymcgee
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-01-2012 17:57:12 | More by Hirshi
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-24-2013 04:57:03 | More by BKBassist
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-06-2014 16:19:43 | More by outoffocus
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Kelso Pilsner from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
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