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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States | website

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
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
289
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
20.58%
 
 
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2
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Reviews: 141 | Ratings: 289
Photo of Jparker37
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Samual Adams Perfect Pint. Bottled October, week 2, 2011

A - Light straw in color. Little white head that collapses to a tiny ring around the top with no lacing. Has a slight haze to it.

S - Very nice clean bready malt right up front. Some pleasant herbal/spicy hop notes are easily detected.

T - Clean malt profile that keeps this light beer balanced. Faint herbal hop flavor throughout. Not all that dry but a nice mildly spicy hop kiss at the end.

M - Light in body, medium carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this beer but never got any distinguishing traits to set itself apart. Quite enjoyable with good hop flavor.

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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 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 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 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 RedBaron
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was the first I had on-tap at the brewery just before a tour of the facilities.

The beer poured nicely from the tap, with a not-too-dense head, but had a good amount of CO2 throughout. The color was a darker golden color than most basic pilseners, and I enjoyed that difference.

The smell brought in a nice aroma of flowery (Hallertau?) hops. The initial taste was of subdued maltiness, but with a pleasant hop bitterness (Saaz?). Kind of a light body, but thoroughly refreshing. The finish was good, and it beckoned the tongue for more! Quite a drinkable beer--definitely one for a warm summer day.

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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 thelagerheads
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hello fruity dendron! I've been harping on and against Lakefront for putting out generic corporate beers at times but this one is a bit brilliant. Sweet and potent and nothing bland about it. No aftertaste or spasms in my throat from this caffeine of candies. I generally dislike the amber brews but this one feeds me heartily my daily dose of sweet and moxie. I doubt I could drink more than one in a sitting but with a festive mud companion this one more than makes it a happy match of spirits.

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

A different representation of the Pilsner style, more American than German, due to its medium amount of alcohol and little bitterness.

Poured a dark straw color into a tall pilsner glass, with 1 inch head hanging around a while with very little lacing.

Smelled grainy and fresh and was crisp and smooth to drink, with more of a malt character than hop.

Drinkable and thirst quenching, leaving me ready for more. Far surpasses other American brewed pilsners in its fuller body.

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Photo of camp0474
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear pale yellow color. Small head.

S: Smells like grains and a little grassy. Light malt, but not picking up much hops if any,

T: Crisp. Just like it smells; grains and a grassy taste. Somewhat sour. Not complex.

M: Highly carbonated as you would expect with this type of beer. Light body.

D: This is not my type of beer so I am probably overly critical. Pretty drinkable, but nothing I would try to have again.

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Photo of tjkurz
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated third week of April (this beer is fresh!) poured into dime tapper pilsner. Clear and golden what head it has is tight - disipates and laces a bit. Aroma - grains but not much there. Tastes of roasted corn malt and finishes with a bit of hops - a little more flavor than aveage pilsner, touch of a hint peppery or citrus. Mouthfeel is what I expect from a pilsner crisp and a tad on the lighter side, I expected a little more body from Lakefront. Very drinkable due to crispness and enough flavor to keep you interested.

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Photo of thechaacster
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear amber, definitely darker than an average pils. Very little head, but decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and hoppy, definitely pleasant. The taste was also sweeter than average, with plenty of caramel maltiness and even a bit of fruity character. Herbal hop bitterness comes in to last through the finish, with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Super easy to drink, I wouldn't mind drinking a bunch of these. I didn't really have high hopes, but this beer was a really pleasant surprise. If you like Sam Adams' Boston Lager then you'll likely enjoy Klisch as well.

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Photo of LiquidBreadMan
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This came as part of a Beer of the Month sampler -- my first one. I poured this pale gold brew into a pint glass, with little head, and slight lacing. It's aroma was a fairly impressive combination of quince and banana. It tasted a little sweet for a pilsner, but it had a crisp hoppy edge to it. Nice. It finishes slightly dry, but not over the top. Very nice. In conclusion, I might keep a few of these on hand, if they were available locally.

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Photo of mandoskippy
2.02/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A: Hazy yellow color. Nothing to write home here about. Hardly a half cm of head that quickly went away.

S: I hate to say it but I had to put my nose practically in the glass to smell anything. When I did it almost smelled like a macro beer. Nothing complex there.

T: This beer is very one sided. Just malt, almost a bit sour, but not really. Not sure, just not very complex...

M: Sparkly I liked this as it actually makes me notice it, but still not anything to write home about.

D: I'd only have one of these, I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of bisoubisou
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Taste: Sweet, barely bitter, boiled golden raisin water

Head: Big & foamy

Mouthfeel: Slightly oily

Drinkability: If not for the considerable carbonation, it'd be too sweet for me.

Free association: Golden Monkey or Fin Du Monde watered down with seltzer

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