Lost Lake Naturally Brewed Pilsner | Melanie Brewing Company

Lost Lake Naturally Brewed PilsnerLost Lake Naturally Brewed Pilsner
BA SCORE
2.41/5
40 Ratings
Lost Lake Naturally Brewed PilsnerLost Lake Naturally Brewed Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WJVII on 02-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,743
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
40
pDev:
33.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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2.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Taste: slight hop, mellow thin, not much zip. Mild grain nose.Gold, clear, with white soapy head and delicate lace. Lite body. A boating beer that closer to a lite beer.

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1.67/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jasonban4
3.51/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FantasticOKC
1.87/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Look - Ok, to be honest... my rating of the look is not very objective. I know this beer well, yet, I bought a 24 oz. can (for $1.15, nonetheless) just to have a fresh take on the review, but having had this before, when I pour it out, it looks kind of like they bottled the urine of a dehydrated 95 year old man.

Smell - Trying to be a little objective here. Smells sweeter than I'd like, lots of mixed in adjunct aromas. A little bit of malt.

Taste - Not the worst beer I've ever had, but definitely on the low end. It tastes kinda like an anxiety attack... Ok, it's not that bad. The flavor on the initial draw into the mouth isn't that different from a macro American Adjunct Lager, but the lingering flavors and aftertaste seem more like the metallic powder used to exacerbate the yeild of high explosives... Ok, it's not that bad.

Feel - Light and watery.

Overall - Yes, I have been heavy handed in this review, but do not let that scare you away from this beer. This beer holds a special place in my heart. It is what I call a "Party Beer" (but not a frat party beer). This is the kind of beer that the college guy in the studio apartment buys for a party because he's very poor (yeah, that was me). It's not great, but it is serviceable when needed. Really, it's not THAT bad, but I'm making this review based on comparison... and by comparison, this beer falls quite short of others on flavor and quality.

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Photo of tone77
3.29/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn, grains. Taste is malts, corn, grains, a touch sweet, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is not a bad beer, and at $1.25 for a 24 oz. can, it's a good value as well.

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4.19/5  rDev +73.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In my opinion this was a really solid clean tasting beer. I could drink that all day and it tastes nice hbut hey what do I know

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Photo of mpilting
4.5/5  rDev +86.7%

I'm giving this beer a high score to counter so many of the low scores. People who give this beer a low score don't understand this type of beer. It's not in the same category as an expensive German pilsner, and so can't be judged the same way. This beer is a cheap American beer. It's not pretending to be anything else. It's a drunkard's beer, and it's one of the best drunkard beers on the planet, IMO. If you wanna get wasted, and fast, this is the beer for you. One caveat: if you drink it too fast (too many in a row, too quickly), it will make you sick. The alcohol in this beer sneaks up on you, and when it hits it hits hard. Drink one, wait a few/ten minutes, then drink another. If you wanna get drunk, you won't be disappointed. And for all those people pouring this beer into a glass and complaining about the head/aroma: Again, you don't understand. This is not a pour-beer - it's a drink-from-the-can beer. It's the beer you drink while watching Winter's Bone. Or after your girlfriend dumped you. Or your dad died. Or you killed someone, or life just sucks and you wanna get wasted. It's not a brew to be "appreciated"; it's a brew to get "appreciwasted".

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Photo of Duder_Jables880
3.5/5  rDev +45.2%

This is actually a really nice beer. It's not the same 'chug it ice-cold for a great buzz' stuff as Natty Ice. You can actually enjoy the flavor, if pilsners are your thing. It has some interesting flavor and mouth-feel, but it's clean and refreshing, too. Pleasant, but not overpowering or skunky.

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Photo of BrewAskew
2.91/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a sudsy head that goes away. Light golden color and filtered clarity. Aroma is weak and grainy, not much there. Flavor is just about the same but clean and nonoffensive. Mouthfeel is light and clean. A so-so beer for a fantastic price. You could spend more and do worse.

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2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of budsandsuds8
1/5  rDev -58.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of mkf629
1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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2/5  rDev -17%

Photo of delcoots
2.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I live in Oklahoma so I have to go to the package store/liquor stores to get any beer that's above 3.2 %.
I picked up a 6 pack of lost lake.
Not much taste at all smells somewhat like beer.
Mostly sweet taste
Moderate carbonation.
Drinkable, but that's about it.
Dry not a bad after taste.
Won't buy anymore. But if I'm at a friend's house and they offer I won't turn it down.

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Photo of kguyty
2/5  rDev -17%

Photo of beaversfan12
2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Bigtiev
2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of tubeyes
2.75/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of bgfresh
2/5  rDev -17%

Photo of Horneck
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.18/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured out of the can a pale clear pilsner yellow color with a two finger head that dissolves back to a thin collar in about half a minute with absolutely no lacing at all. Smells mostly metallic and partially of sweet corn and tastes about the same as it smells. Carbonation is jacked way too high on a thin watery body, it makes me constantly have to belch even just sipping it.

Well....at least it wasn't skunky in any way and it was cheap. I suppose that's good enough for certain circumstances. (post yard-work thirst comes to mind)

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2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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Lost Lake Naturally Brewed Pilsner from Melanie Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.41 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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