Kloud Original Gravity | Lotte Liquor

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Brewed by:
Lotte Liquor
Korea (South)

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Hoppsbabo on 05-08-2014

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.35/5  rDev +12%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of slee196
2.47/5  rDev -17.4%
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 +23.4%
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 bearbreak
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mcthfg
2.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
2.72/5  rDev -9%
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 +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChipChaight
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mason_Savoy
2.34/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A beer not quite good enough to be bland. It's not foul, but nothing in the first sip encourages a second.

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Photo of johnlowe
2.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.57/5  rDev +19.4%
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 metter98
3.07/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iwillbeback5
3.27/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 54V4G3
2.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of morrowd3
2.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ella_kim
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.14/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
2.46/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of speedvagen
2.74/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of YJY
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Junhyun
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of smcolw
2.86/5  rDev -4.3%
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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