Klisch Pilsner Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.42%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brakspear on 09-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
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Photo of petermethot
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of the bottle a golden, almost straw colored beer has cloudy appearance and herbal hop aroma. A lot of carbonation with a lot of foam. It isn't assertively hoppy for a pilsner, but has pleasant herbal hop flavor. Not too much bitterness. Very smooth, fresh malt backbone making for a nice smooth, medium-bodied beer.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Before I review this I really haven't found too may Pilseners that I love.
A - Glorious clear yellow in color. Can see yeast sediments which reminds me of old miller.
S - Slight grass and grain. Very earthy and balanced.
T - Well it was ok for the style. Really sweet which saved the mostly dominant grain aspect. The yeast was sort of off putting.
M - Very light (5.4 really?) expected a light beer but got full bodied. Very nice.
D - Again drink ability is average due to the only case of this beer found was well over a year old yet drinkable. Would probably pass by it in a singles shop.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scruffwhor
4.04/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours an awesome spritzy and puffy head. The best head retention and lacing I've seen in all the German Pilsners I've tried thus far.

Smell- This is not your normal pils, Sharp hints of twigs and grass with some tartness that reminds me of Fantome Saison.

Taste- Pretty oddball. Sweet even for a pils. But that is what made this beer such a standout beer. The noraml natural, earthy pop, but a bittersweet tartness that I can only describe with vagueries.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.44/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is actually a little hazy. Not right for a pilsner. Nice straw golden hue though, and a nice white frothy head. Really nice blend of spicy noble hops and pilsner malt on the nose with an additional subtle perfumey/minty aroma. There's a nice little bitter bite to this beer. I like it. There's a definite European slant to this pilsner. The taste really appeals to me. Good pils malt base. Various floral, herbal and spicy hop notes dance on top of that. And a lingering bitterness puts the capper on this full bodied lager. The hop qualities really appeal to me in this one. Another nice offering from Lakefront.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ZAP
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep golden in color....relatively clear, but some slight haziness...nose lends a somewhat skunky hop presence...taste is maltier than expected...aa good malt load for this style, but it also features a slightly skunky Heineken like finsih...mouthfeel is clean, and somewhat slick, and sweet....finishes on a mild dry note...overall an OK Pilsner I wouldn't seek out..

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold, sparkly. Large white head, great lacing.

Smells of rich pilsener grain, flowers, weeds, and hops. Very dense, heavy, multi-layered smell.

Starts off with bitter weed malt, moving into a rich floral middle and ending on a bittersweet lingering hop. Nice, crisp, and refreshing.

This is everything an American pilsener should be.

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Photo of atone315
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.
Bottled Apr Wk 3 notched on label.

A - Bright golden yellow and shimmering with clarity, Klisch produces a nice thick white head. Sustained retention leaves some spots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Sure as shit, Klisch smells like a genuine Czech Pilsner! Sweet pilsner malts are at the forefront while floral noble hops add balance and an interesting nuances to this clean, inviting lager.

T - Crisp and light malts with a delicate honey-like sweetness cross the palate followed by an ever-so-slight hint of light white grape on the finish. A small but detectable light floral hop characteristic rounds this beer out.

M - The soft water is a bit slick on the palate, but this pilsner has great body. Not watery at all, it's medium bodied with an overarching sweetness that's balanced by hop bitterness and dryness on the finish.

O - Going down with no complaints, Klisch is one hell of a refreshing and well-balanced pilsner. Round from start to finish, subtle Saaz noble hop notes gently back up the sweet pilsner malt beautifully. Supremely drinkable (we used to do boots of this when I had it on tap at home) Klisch Pilsner bridges the gap between no-brain lawnmower lager and nearly perfectly brewed definition of a style.

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Photo of Pencible
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a slightly hazy straw with yellowish-white head. It smelled like lemon and cultured yeast with some hops. It tasted much the same as it smelled, like lemon hops and cultured yeast. It was a somewhat bitter and fairly clean taste. It was mostly watery with a little carbonation and a mild lemon aftertaste. Overall this was pretty good for a pilsner but not my style.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This brew pours a bright gold color with a ton of visible carbonation. The head is one finger in height, thick and dense. The aroma is grassy and floral. The taste has the same grassy and floral notes that the aroma has, but they are all a little less vibrant. The mouthfeel is light bodied wth perfect carbonation. Overall, I haven't enjoyed a pilsener as much as this in a long time. This is a very nice brew that I will certainly drink again.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a typical clear straw-yellow, with a very thick if not too persistent head. Aroma is strong and malty with a fruity undertone, appealing and tempting. Flavor is typical of a pilsner, except it is more mouth-filling than I expected and has a slight hoppy bitter undertone and a firm hint of sour fruit. Texture is fizzy, lively and sassy, leaving a malty and sour aftertaste.

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Photo of Brenden
3.07/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pale yellow that's pretty clear but for a light haze, this Pils is still pretty bright. It grows a foamy white head to one finger, where it keeps up pretty well and leaves pretty good patching in its wake.
Grassy with a lemony twang in the nose, it's also a touch damp and earthy with underlying grains under somewhat dry malt notes. It's also got an off-putting vegetal note, though, and something a little like cheese that might work in a certain IPA but not a lighter style.
It improves quite a bit in the flavor, though it's a bit too sweet with just a flash of the vegetal note still coming through. Otherwise it has a modicum of grassy hops to counter the earth. It seems more like a hybridized Euro lager of some kind, but it's not bad.
The body's a little too big for a pils, but its balance of crispness and smoothness works fairly well despite that it isn't especially clean.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light medium gold with very little foam. Active bubbles at first. Straw taste, light lemon. Same as the nose. Mild hop. Even keeled, light bitter throughout. Grain-y. Citrus in the background. Nice smooth pils.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slight hazed dusty gold color, tall frothy white head, immediate distinguishes to a skimming and the lace sticks in some strings and spots. Aroma is dullishly sweet with a pale biscuit-like maltyness, clean, crsip, a bit of grassy spiced hop profile underneath. Taste is pretty good, crisp, clean, nice balance of slightly sweet and pale malts, white breads, and a lightly spiced hop with a bit of grassy tone to it. Feel is about medium with a lighter carbonation yet crisp and semi-bold, dryish finish with some sticky sweetness residuals leftover. Not a bad brew at all, a nice drinker from the folks at Lakefront.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 fluid ounce bottle. Single 180° obverse label that has a picture of a tall straight sided glass full of the golden stuff with the word ‘Klisch’ in red on a green banner in front of it. Labeled as a Pilsner Beer. No strength listed but punch marked on the right hand side of the label as Bottled During Week 3 of January – though no year is mentioned!!

Appearance: A beautiful looking, though lightly hazed lemon golden body with a simply gargantuan head that is comprised of a mass of large bubbles that collectively form a deep white foamy covering that laces well. Low carbonation for a Pilsner, a tip of the bottle hardly induces any dissolved bubbles back to the surface when the beer is tilted.

Nose: Munich malts, sweet yeasts and a breaded doughy aroma. Vaguely familiar odors that I get from a lot of run-of-the-mill Lager cum Pilsner offerings.

Taste: Sweet malts and a light chemical tang introduces this beer. The middle has a toasted malt feel which just fades away after the swallow. It never develops a “pilsner” quality to it as I expected. That aside, this still has a definite macro feel, and it reminded me of a Molson brew I had whilst in Canada on business some months ago, was it called ‘Canadian’?? I forget. Not much character to be honest, even less bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average feel, light on carbonation with a slightly sticky feel at times.

Drinkability: Nice enough, and partially refreshing, but I cracked this one open as it was hot today and I figured that a Pilsner is just what I wanted. It most certainly is not what I got.

Overall: Too sweet for my liking, or even for a Pilsner, not that I am bothered about style indiscretions for which the appearance alone is amiss. The bitterness takes too long to come through, it was at least 30 seconds after the swallow before I detected a decent level of bitterness, and even then it lacks a crisp hoppy bite in the back end. I don’t think the Czechs will be too worried by this one. A refreshing drink on a hot afternoon in Long Beach, but this is not one I would want to drink during a session; it’s just too “sweet”.

Cheers to BigHuge for the chance to sup this one!

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Photo of cokes
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright, smoggy golden. A good amount of chill haze. While not as clear as it could be, it throws an impressive white, creamy head with gobs of sticky lace.
Solidly balanced aroma of bready malt and spicy saaz hops. A nice prelude to what is in store.
Starts off with fresh baked sourdough notes. Becomes dryer and more cracker-like. The hops enter at this point and wipe the mouth clean of any residual breadiness with some divinely prickly, spicy hops. Not hugely intense, but effective and tasty. Leaves a slightly dusty aftertaste.
Medium bodied with full carbonation. Pretty substancial for a pils. The relative heft may hinder the drinkability to a small extent, but makes it more memorable.
Very solid per the style.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad pils with quite a dry hoppy finish which sets it apart from many craft lagers which tend to be sweeter. Not on the same level as prima pils but decent enough to drink when the weather gets warm. Much prefer the stein beer as a lager from these guys

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Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.45 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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