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
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of rabbitguy
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of petermethot
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Schlitz74
2.77/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is about average for a Pilsner, poured into pilsner glass, little to no head and no lacing. I poured it at an angle down side of glass. Taste is better than most macro beers. This is not great or bad.

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Photo of brentk56
2.77/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a very modest head; no lacing to speak of

Smell: Very bready, with a lightly sweet edge

Taste: Bready, up front and in the middle, until a grassy hop character arrives; surprisingly, the hops fade, after the swallow, and the malts take it up a notch, adding a graham cracker sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Rather disappointing - a bit too sweet, the hops add very little and the mouthfeel is just all wrong for the style

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Photo of 03fatboy
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 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 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 BEERchitect
2.91/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An unusual Pilsner with a lot of flavors that the style shouldn't have, but the beer comes out faring better than expected.

A hazy straw color brings a bleached white head that both forms and retains well (as all Lakefront beers have). Low on lacing and with no legging.

A muddled grain and malt aroma is accompanied with strong vegital, earthy, pungent scents that sometimes seem foul. But the other side of the beer brings a grassy hop nose along with lemony scents that prove inviting, just not normal.

Flavors of strong grain and malt (not entirely sure it's Pilsner) set a sweeter tone. And then comes the yeast character that holds a lot of vegetable (lima beans), buttery tastes, and an overall earthy/pungent mix that can only be described as dirty. All this sounds bad, but the acidic lemon and green apple notes help to make the beer tasty even if not typical for style. Hop flavor doesn't give the floral notes that the nose suggests, but a grassy bitterness wraps up the finish.

The body is a bit heavy and slick up front as the beer's sweetness is revealed. But the bitterness, acidity, and grain textures actually help the beer to crispen up a bit in the end.

Definately not a prototypical Pilsner. But as a cold fermented Blonde Ale the beer shows promise. The vegetable, butter, and apple notes can be contributed to yeast health but it gives the beer a unique identity.

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Photo of donteatpoop
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy lemon yellow color with a bit of white head that fades pretty quick.

Smells of bready malts and yeast.

The taste is okay. By far not the best Pils I've had. By the same token, it's not the worst. It's got the adjuncts beat at least. But most of the craft pilsners I've had surpass this.

Very thin mouthfeel, watery; leaves a slightly unpleasant after taste.

All in all, this was a mediocre pilsner at best.

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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 mvanaskie13
2.97/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip glass; presents with pale translucent straw, slightly murky and not effervescent; nice white head but dissipates quickly, light clinging.

Smell is light pils malt sweetness, hint of wheat bread. Not much going.

Taste is bready, biscuity, not what I would expect from a pils; grainy flavors with a hint of corn; very feint floral hops.

Mouthfeel is a little to thick from the grainy and malt sweetness, not light and crisp on the tongue as many a good pils are.

Overall, very bland pilsner to me, to sweet not enough carbonation and hop bitterness to make it refereshing.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.97/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance is gold, somewhat hazy with lifeless head. Nose is grainy with notes of corn, grain, and grassy hops. Taste is somewhat citrusy with grain to follow and light grassy hops. The citrus seems out of place. Mouthfeel is light and under carbonated. Overall, pretty underwhelming.

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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 IchLiebeBierZu
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Matt73
3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Taperwookie
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of jtgrean
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of KCM
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of fisherbray
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of sparx1100
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of JackieTH
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Here is an average, non-descript craft beer in every way possible. Poured into a pilsner glass. Smell was subtle grain and malt. Taste was mildly nut-biscuit and grains, light bittering hops. Watery mouthfeel and crisp carbonation. It is what it is, but it beats a macro.

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