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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brakspear on 09-24-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
289
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
20.58%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
For Trade:
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Reviews: 141 | Ratings: 289
Photo of bashiba
2.65/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured a hazy golden yellow with a light fizzy white head that quickly became a small white soap ring.

The smell had a light touch of grain and a bit of grassy hops.

The flavor followed the smell, very mild and a unassuming even for the style. Some very light malt and grain notes with the smallest hint of lemony hops.

The mouthfeel was very light and watery.

Easy enough to drink, but lacking in enough flavor to want to drink it.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark-yellow, hazy hue... Minimal lacing and head... minor carbonation...
Smell: Sweet, earthy aroma... Hints of hay and lemons...
Taste: Taste strongly complemented the overall aroma... Sweet finish... Nice balance of hops and malts... Candied sugars, slight pepperish bite on the tongue...
Crisp, clean, refreshing mouthfeel...
Easily drinkable...

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Photo of hylton44
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy, with a harvest-yellow haze; appearing unfiltered, almost like a hefeweizen. Initial taste is of pepper bubble gum; then, robust malt with a tangy edge and a smooth, full mouthfeel. Well-balanced, overall. Unique pilsener, and a great find!

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Photo of Goliath
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden color with a thin layer of bright white head. Decent retention.

Aroma is basic. A very subtle hop presence and some pale malt.

Taste is not that good. Some light citrus tones, and some pale malting. Not really that good IMO.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability is moderate to high. This one is certainly sessionable. It's downfall is just that it's not only basic pils, but a poor example of a pils. Not great.

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Photo of Rennpferd
4.04/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a hazy/frosted pale yellow. It had a one finger head that quickly shrank down to about an eigth of an inch. A medium amount of activity could be seen rising from the bottom of the Pilsner glass.

It smelled slightly of malt but more of hops. A bit spicey but mellow enough to enjoy.

Malty and hoppy with a nice malt finish. It was like alternating the flavors of the beer. A light to medium body that is crisp.

Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of orangemoustache
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clouded orangish gold with a bone white head that is light and fluffy with nice retention,leaving some medium sized sheets of lacing as it drops to a thin covering. The nose is semi-caramely sweet with a good amount of hoppy aromas. This has quite a bit of sourness that I don't find in other Pils. It also seems strangly over malted for the style,yet not malty enough considering the hop balance. This offering is unique,but seems to miss the mark,still tasty and drinkable,just not what I expected for the style.

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Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a cloud, golden/yellow color with a foamy, white, two-finger head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of grains and floral notes. Also, a sweet fruity aroma.

T - It tasted fairly sweet with some grassy hops that added s subtle bitter kick.

M - It was sharp and crisp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a nice sessionable, easy drinking lager.

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Photo of ibashmuck
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Small head on a slightly cloudy light amber body. Smelled and tasted oddly similar to Leinie's Sunset Wheat: citrusy, with some light spice, and a slight bitterness at start. Too fizzy, however. Okay for maybe one a night, but otherwise, like Sunset Wheat, nothing special.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester as part of this brewery's sampler 8-pack. Pours a light straw body with a quarter inch of off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells sweet and bready, as well as slightly fruity. Tastes sweet, bready, slightly nutty... Not a lot of hop presence (surprisingly). Light bodied with moderate carbonation... Tasty and drinkable, though not quite to style IMO. Still a pretty solid beer.

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Photo of Misfit138
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from bottle into my Dos Perros pint glass

A - Dark yellow, still very transparent just darker than most lagers. Only a thin quarter inch head that vanished quickly.

S- The smell is very light, but there is malt and some hoppyness.

T- Pretty simple, not much character some mild hoppyness maybe hint of citrus.

M- Very light, moderately carbonated.

D- Its good for the style, not my taste. Could drink a few here and there.

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Photo of sjohansen
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dull straw, very clear. One finger head that disappears as quickly as I pour. Leaves a thin wisp and shows tons of bubbles floating to the top.

Mild hints of cut grass.

Crisp, clean. Lots of good bite from beginning to end. Sweet aftertaste. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is active from the carbonation. It's slightly watery underneath.

Overall, I thought it was a good session. Definitely something I would try again. If you're feeling like a pilsner, this one's a great choice.

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Photo of Patrick999
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of the variety 8-pack.

A - I gave it the pilsner glass treatment and it didn't disappoint. Clear gold, sticky head, active carbonation.

S - Average pilsner aroma. Nothing bad or out of place, just your typical pleasant-smelling pils.

T - Pretty nice; the water underlying this beer tastes soft. Not really as much of a crisp hop bite as the better American pilsners out there, like Stoudt's. Good wholesome bready malt backing, tastes like a decent table bread.

F - I have no problems with the feel. Goes down easy, finishes clean and bready.

D - While I might prefer other pilsners, this is obviously very drinkable and would never pass one up. Excellent warm-weather drinking.

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Photo of nickfl
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Three fingers of bone white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The foam subsides quickly, but leaves decent lace.

S - Sweet malty aroma. A bit of apple and just a hint of earthy hop character.

T - Sweet, malty character up front. Some apple esters pop up in the middle along with a grainy sweetness. Earthy, herbal hop flavors emerge in the finish, but there is never any real bitterness to balance the residual sweetness.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, and a sweet finish.

D - This one is easily drinkable, as any light lager should be, but it is hardly inspiring. The hop character is sadly lacking and the finish is far too sweet. Not a terrible beer, but a poor excuse for a pils.

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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 ChainGangGuy
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a small white head.

Smell: Pilsner malts and a pinch of spice mixed in with a heap of fresh hay.

Taste: Pils malt with a soft touch of sweetness. Vaguely spicy, mild hop bitterness. Grows increasingly watery near the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: When you can't find a Kölsch, reach for a Klisch. Then go back to looking for that Kölsch.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. This beer is a fairly clear, light to medium gold color. White head was about 2/3 inch or so from what I remember when poured. It didn't stick around too long. not too much going on here aroma wise, a sort of light, grainy aroma with hints of malt and hops. Has a nice, fairly sweet grain and malt taste followed by mild hop bitterness, just like a beer like this should taste! Not very complex flavors, but quite enjoyable. Has a crisp mouthfeel. Medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Very easy to drink. Damn fine representation of this style.

Eric

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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 slyke
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lakefront Klisch pours a clear yellow color with a few carbonation bubbles steadily rising. A finger of white head fades quickly to a thin cap, with a little lacing.

Smell and taste are subtle notes of grain and lemon/citrus are present. Mouthfeel light to medium bodied with a relatively clean finish.

Drinkability is okay. I got the beer as part of a variety 8-pack. It beats water, but I don't think I will seek it out in the future.

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Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light lemony hop followed by a sweet husky malt.

The taste consisted of some upfront honey sweetness with a decent floral hop. Some fruit esters apparent as well. Bready finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side for the style and slightly chewy. Maybe a bit to heavy on the tongue though.

Overall a tasty beer that grew on me as I drank it. The fullness of the malt seems to authenticate this pils, but the misplaced sweetness detracts. Either way, good drinkability.

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Photo of jeffmonarch
2.3/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle in a pilsner glass.

A - Really light yellow. Not much head and it disapears quickly.

S - Very sweet, malts and a little hops.

T - Different, sweet, malt, almost a hay after taste.

M - Light bodied with a little too much carbonation.

D - Not impressed.

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Photo of Bonhoeffer
2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well. If the label had said this was an American Pale Wheat, this would have scored MUCH higher. But since i'm reviewing this as a pilsner, which really ought to have nothing at all in common with an American Wheat beer, it is suffering mightily. Very cloudy, yeasty appearance. Too many esters, no lager smoothness. I seriously wonder if the labeling line screwed up. That, or the fact that it was bottled 6 months ago is the problem. I know i bought this less than a week after it hit the store, so the age issue is a problem with the distributor.

Anyway, as a pilsner, it's crap. But it's still very drinkable if you're not thinking about how far it misses the style mark.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$9.99 / 8 Pack
Variety Pack
Dan's Liquor
Plover, Wisconsin

Appearance - It has a golden yellow body with about 1/8 of an inch of head white head.

Smell - There is a grain and Malay aroma I would consider medium in strength.

Taste - It has a definite grain flavor. It too has a sweet, hope, and citrus characteristic. Enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - Moderately coarse but smooth compared to other pilsners.

~ I could do it again. This is almost a session brew. I'd have to take a stab at a sixer and see what happens.

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Photo of botham
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. pours a light amber color with a few fingers of white head that is frothy and leaves no lacings.

aroma is lightly malty, with lager yeast present as well. mild hops are in the background as well. only the basics here, which lends to a good pilsner.

taste is lightly malty and sweet up front, with a touch of hops on the finish. aftertaste is of mild sweetness, without much flavor, maybe a note of hops in there as well. hop bitterness is not strong here, giving the brew a pleasant smoothness.

mouthfeel is light bodied with a decent texture, and a slight bite from carbonation. overall rather smooth, despite the bite.

drinkability is great. this is a light lager that is crisp and refreshing, and one of the better examples of the style. mild flavors and a smooth profile. cheers!

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Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bright golden color with moderate white puffy head. No lacing present.
Smell is light and fruity.
Taste also shows a nice fruity presence with a very nice sweetish note at the finish.
Taste retention is better than average, with a clean refreshing finish.
A very well done beer with perfect drinkability.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Bottle. Clean mid-yellow pour, with a white rim of rocky foam. Aroma of tangy malt and lemon. Flavor is a sweet, lightly tongue tingling tang of salt, lemon and clean malt. Sour dryness seems in line with the other examples I’ve had of the style. I’m on the fence about some esters present in the beer, somewhat indistinct, yet almost yeasty in a Belgian way. While seemingly uncharacteristic, they add a pleasurable facet of depth and intrigue. Hop character could be more forward. Appreciable.

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Klisch Pilsner Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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