Kloud Original Gravity
Lotte Liquor

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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #742
ABV:
5%
Score:
73
Ranked #46,997
Avg:
3.04 | pDev: 15.46%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
75
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Lotte Liquor
 
Korea (South)
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
73
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Photo of themick99
3.7/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

when i first experienced this beer in the context of yet another asian lager, well, meh. but something was teasing my tastebuds and tugging at my memory. then it hit me, kölsch. and as a kölsch this climbs out of the ordinary into the purdy durn gud! da schau her, du schreck! it fell into place and has since become a goto, especially with my local korean market putting it on sale every other week. yeasty, a hit of breadiness, light hopping, mid-range abv. even looks good in my kölsch stange. alles kommt zusammen in ordenung. prost!

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Photo of jdurey
3.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good if enjoyed ice cold and in large quantities. Better than American light beers but that’s not saying much. Best served from a frigid bottle into a glass with friends. In a pinch the 500ml cans from the convenience store will do.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got one at Jeong Daepo in Seoul, Korea.
Actually not a bad beer at all. A bit too hoppy, but overall, it went well with Korean BBQ. Also would be great with hot weather.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From a bottle at a restaurant in Seoul. Golden color with fluffy white head. Smells of grain with some grassy hops. Light body. Light malt flavors with some corn and grassy hops. One of the better beers in South Korea, although that isn't saying much.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.57/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a two finger white head with thick lacing and very active carbonation. Aroma of grainy malt and light grassy hops, slight grapefruit. Flavor is light, grainy biscuit malt, dry grassy hops; thins out in the finish, but with a nice mellow light biscuity malt flavor with light residual hops. A lightly creamy, medium body; better than expected. Listed here as a German pilsner, but style is not indicated on the bottle. This seems to be mild German pilsner meets adjunct lager. The aroma and initial flavor have a typical pilsner grainy malt flavor, although a bit watered down, then developing an adjunct-like sweet malt taste before thinning out into the light malt finish which once again had light grainy and grassy hop notes. More interesting than an adjunct lager, but thin and mediocre as a pilsner. The body, on the other hand, was more robust than expected and kind of redeemed this one. Although I'd never buy this at home, it would probably be a satisfactory lunch beer where the only alternative is adjunct lager. A step up from most mass produced asian lagers.

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Photo of insouciantx
1.46/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer was watery in almost every aspect. Might be good for when you're doing hardwork or eating greasy food. And yet definitely wouldn't buy this again

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Photo of sjdevel
3.67/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Very clear and light biscuity color. 2-3 finger head. Not very active after recedes.
Smell: Sweet malt, biscuit, and crackers. Not very aromatic.
Taste: Only a slight hop bitterness. Goes right to a sweet light brown sugar and crackers. Dries out at the end. Slightly fruity with white grape undertones and a touch of peach. Slight tang.
Feel: Low-Medium. Thinner beer (by design).
Overall: Decent. Better light lager than many I have had tried.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a bottle of Kloud for $1.79 USD in San Gabriel, California/USA.
Look: Kloud had almost no foam.
Smell: Kloud had a vague aroma of fermented grain.
Taste: Kloud had a bland flavor of fermented grains.
Feel: Kloud had extremely light carbonation. Kloud seemed almost flat.
Overall: Kloud is a beer for the people who enjoy drinking bland beers.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.12/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: super crisp, biscuit, semi sweet malt behind the flavor, smooth, clean finish. Gentle grain nose. Lite Gold, crystal clear, with white head and lots of carbonation. Lite in body. Appetizer ale that"s more of a malty version of a Pilsner than Lager.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 16oz bottle from Don Quiojte $2.99
Golden color
Medium-light mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Malt taste, not much else to describe it
Overall just ok. Between a Bud and a Bud Light. Would not buy again

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Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - heh, a "Lotte Liquor"? I'm giggling like Sterling Archer at this outfit's moniker.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some decent layered, broken webbed lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of grainy and biscuity pale malt, a subtle corn-fed sweetness, gentle apple and underripe pear fruity notes, a touch of earthy lager yeast, and some moderately assertive leafy, weedy, and grassy green hoppiness. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, more somewhat sugary corn pone essences, a fading generic pome and citrusy fruitiness, and more plain leafy, herbal and wet grassy green hop bitters.

The carbonation is adequate for the quotidian job at hand, via its plain-ass frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and mostly smooth, nothing really playing the fool here in terms of interference patterns, as such. It finishes trending dry, the biscuity character of the malt continuing to charm me out of my socks.

Yeah, this is patently the best brew, bar none, that I have ever tried from this Asian country - this 'distillery turned brewery' has certainly got their shit in order, even discounting the perceived corn-ish contributions, which really don't amount to a hill of beans here. If you didn't tell me otherwise, I'd be easily convinced that I was drinking a decent middle-range brew from der Vaterland itself.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
2.72/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Overall this is not inline with a typical German pilsner - very little hops presence, very malty and very light and "adjuncty." I got this at the local Korean market (merchandised next to the Hite) so I guess I shouldn't be surprised at this underwhelming pilsner offering.

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Photo of cambabeer
2.66/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just your standard Adjunct lager brewed in Korea. A little skunkiness, overly sweet, too much carbonation, and not much hop flavor. On par with like a miller. Nothing impressive here.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.12/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Produced 1/26/16.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, corn flake, sugar, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, sweetened corn flake, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is quite decent for a South Korean take on a German beer style.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of metter98
3.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle at Kristalbelli, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet, bready malts are present in the nose. It also seems like there are some notes of adjuncts such as corn.
T: The taste follows the smell, but none of the adjunct aromas that I picked up in the nose are perceptible in the taste. There are some hints of metallic flavors and ginger. Light amounts of grassy hops are also noticeable, but these don't contribute any bitterness and mostly serve to mask any sweetness that you might expect from the malts.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that bad and doesn't feel that light or watery on the palate. There are also just enough hops to mask any sweetness from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Gajo74
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look- Straw color, ok head and lacing.
Smell- grassy and sweet but also a bit metallic.
Taste- some of the metallic elements from the aroma, are there, but generally there is a sweet taste and also in the finish. Feels very malt forward with virtually no hop bitterness.
Feel- softly carbonated and light.
This one has its moments. It does not have the adjunct tastes of macro lagers yet it doesn't have the hoppiness of a German Pilsner, which makes me wonder about its classification. Regardless, it is an ok beer that will pair well with Asian food.

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Photo of BANixon
3.83/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this last night at our local sushi place. Nice clean beer with a slight sweetness in the finish. Nothing spectacular. I actually prefer a dry beer with sushi, but this was not bad. No off flavors or aromas. Curious about the description on the bottle regarding "water free" brewing. Not sure what that is.

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Photo of smcolw
2.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Small head that settles to rim bubbles. Some streaks for lace. Straw color and clear.

Pale malt aroma along with raw grain. A touch stale, maybe just starting to get skunked.

Very close to a traditional a macro lager. Very high carbonation with a below w average body. A bit sour in the swallow with a short aftertaste.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Just a standard mass produced Korean beer; pretty much the same as OB, Cass, and Hite. The best thing about this brew is the fluffy white head that lasted longer than I thought it would. Just 'meh'.

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Photo of slee196
2.47/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: straw colored, nice lacing, bubbly
S: plain, slightly unpleasant, sour
T: watered down, too malty and tastes similar to malt liquor, cheap-quality, reminds of urine, subtle fruit notes but lacks flavors and aromas, slightly sour
F: light-bodied, very carbonated,
O: it's okay. recommended to have food (i.e. pizza, tacos, etc) with it than to drink it alone.

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Photo of snydershangover
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Bought a six-pack for $4.99 and Kloud tastes like its about worth that much. To be fair, it tastes slightly skunked, but on the most part Kloud is a somewhat palatable lager, certainly good enough, but don't expected to be amazed.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.35/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Yellowy gold with a big off-white head. Heaving with small, sparkling bubbles and looks very champagney. Leaves a nice bit of lacing.

S: Peppy kind of yeastiness and notes of dull malt and, er, river-bed silt.

T: In character it’s a German Pilsener lager, albeit a low-end one. It has a soft caramelised malt backbone with some subtle vanilla in the midst and an intermittent citrus finish. You know what, there’s a subtle hint of blackberry in there too. Unfortunately it has a touch of Eurolager dirtiness and corn snacks cheapness. It should be noted that its a terrible palate cleanser and its off flavours really stand out between fuller flavoured beers.

M: The mouthfeel is very soft.

O: Certainly not world class but easily the best thing mass-produced in South Korea. Korean beer ‘pighting!’.

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Kloud Original Gravity from Lotte Liquor
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 75 ratings