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Kloud Original Gravity | Lotte Liquor

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Kloud Original GravityKloud Original Gravity

Brewed by:
Lotte Liquor
Korea (South)

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Hoppsbabo on 05-08-2014

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.35/5  rDev +9.8%
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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Photo of slee196
2.47/5  rDev -19%
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 biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev +21%
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 bearbreak
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mcthfg
2.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
2.72/5  rDev -10.8%
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 avisong
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChipChaight
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.07/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Syracuse12
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iwillbeback5
3.27/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VenAtta
3.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ella_kim
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Sweffin
2.46/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of speedvagen
2.74/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Junhyun
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of smcolw
2.86/5  rDev -6.2%
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 cambabeer
2.66/5  rDev -12.8%
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 park0771
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of erjaq
2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LukeGude
2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
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 UCLABrewN84
3.12/5  rDev +2.3%
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 hopazoid
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mpenske
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Kloud Original Gravity from Lotte Liquor
3.05 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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