New Grist Gluten-Free Pilsner Style Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

New Grist Gluten-Free Pilsner Style BeerNew Grist Gluten-Free Pilsner Style Beer
BA SCORE
6.2%
Liked This Beer
2.73 w/ 390 ratings
New Grist Gluten-Free Pilsner Style BeerNew Grist Gluten-Free Pilsner Style Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mentor on 10-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,591
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
390
Liked:
24
Avg:
2.73/5
pDev:
23.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 390 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of mikeg67
2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours pale straw with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of sour dough and not much more. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of sour apples and a hint of hops. Finish is long and dry. Taste is like a good cider.

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Photo of Zazzi82
1.74/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: brilliant straw with rapidly rising bubbles blanketed by a 1" frothy foam collar with reasonable retention

S: mild, sweet aroma of slightly sweet earthy sorghum, noble hops and spice

T: mildly sweet with a hint of apple, some sorghum and noble hops. It has a drying bitter finish with the sorghum a little sharp and the hops are a little harsh

F: The beer is light and the carbonation is high with a bit of prickle

O: This is an OK beer and a decent stand in for an American Standard Lager.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.35/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dms844
1.96/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of zkoehn
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Demi
2.49/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours a clear light yellow color with a thin bright white head the dissipates fairly quick. Smell is slightly hoppy, not much else. Initial taste is crisp and fruity with a clean finish, perfect for a hot day. I don't care what all the others say about it, I could see myself drinking this all day long on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Jtee
2.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From a 355ml bottle served at 10 degrees Celcius into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a brilliant straw with 1.5cm of foamy, white head that disappears in less than two minutes. Great lacing.

Aroma: Light intensity. Sweet and fruity with strong notes of apples. The smell makes me think of a cider. Some floral hop-character.

Taste: Follows suit with the nose. Light to medium intensity. Cider-like, fruity (apples), and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with lively carbonation. Prickly and refreshing.

Overall: This beverage is not as bad as I expected it to be. I picked up the bottle from the singles basket at the local liquor store because I had never seen the label before. First gluten-free beer that I've tried. I had to look up what sorghum was – ha!. The drink is refreshing, fruity, and sessionable. It surprised me and I do recommend it as a gluten-free option, however I wouldn't have it again. Purely from a stylistic perspective I think it deserves a higher rating, however my numbers reflect what I think of it as an overall beverage.

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.85/5  rDev +41%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
2.78/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.77/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a beer mud.
Pours a nice crisp clean yellow, not much of a foam head.

Smells fruity, almost citrus.

Same with the taste, it's tart and crisp.

Drinks okay, smooth with decent carbonation, kinda smooth like atery but not with the watery flavor.

Overall, interesting and not bad.

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Photo of Hendrick24
2.86/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 8/15/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear pale straw color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, cracker, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Solid aromas with balanced sorghum and earthy hop notes; with poor strength. Taste of lemon cracker, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, honey, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of sorghum and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and minimal astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly grainy/creamy mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a solid gluten free pilsener style. Good robustness and balance of sorghum and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.46/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
1.23/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

From notes taken 05/03/16:

Straw golden to amber, a little cloudy. White wispy head of weaker retention. This was bottled almost three years ago! I bought it a while ago but it still must’ve been old even then. Shouldn’t have opened it and instead just kept the full bottle for my collection, wish I saw that date a little sooner. We’ll see if Sorghum beer keeps. Shit, it smells like fortified white wine and strawberries! I’ll take a sip and then I suspect I will dump it and buy some fresh if I can find it. Much the same to the taste, but it is making me gag. Not gonna swallow. Light-bodied, highly effervescent but flattens fast. Drain pour. Temporary review in place of fresh bottle. 3.25/1/1/1/1.25

Update from 05/21/16:

Newer bottling. Clear and quite a pale straw gold in appearance. Unfortunately aroma is off from what I think it is supposed to be. Not grainy, bready, grassy or anything like that. Just fairly sour strawberry. Not bad in itself, but really not what you want in most beers. Same to the taste, also a bit of really old white wine, sweet but yeasty and doughy. Extremely breathy aftertaste. And this one only expired in January. Bottled less than a year ago and yet tastes very similar to the one I had that was bottled more like three years ago. Only a little less gagworthy, but I still don’t trust it. I wonder why it is so hard to find a fresh one in this town. Again, light-bodied and effervescent.

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Photo of pulphead
2.14/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.02/5  rDev -26%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Looks watery, straw yellow, some clarity, almost no head. Aroma was kind of weird, like Splenda you put on grapefruit.

Taste was corn flakes, lots of carbonation for the mouthfeel. Almost no hops. Difficult to discern if this is beer. Some bitterness not from hops.

Kind of a wreck.

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Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of burdgod
3.62/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by 07 Jun 2016. Poured into my Flying Dog goblet.

L: Very light colored. Head dissipates rapidly
S: Smells like light beer plus some sweet fruity coconut notes. Smells pretty nice.
T: Sweet apple, coconut milk, pear.
F: Thin with sparkly carbonation. About halfway between light beer and champagne

This beer is currently rated at 65, equivalent with Heineken. That's crazy it's not nearly as bad as Heineken. I feel like most people didn't go into drinking this with an open mind but it's honestly pretty good. It's somewhat similar to pear or apple cider, but definitely has some flavors cider doesn't, and isn't so cloyingly sweet. It doesn't taste like any other beer I've ever had, and while it doesn't taste amazing or anything, the fact that it's decent combined with the fact that it's got a unique flavor that you're not going to get anywhere else means that I'd definitely suggest trying it.

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Photo of John_Squires
2.23/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mothmanscott
2.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale gold with small, rapidly diminishing white head. No malt character as expected, apple/grape fruityness aroma & taste. Strong carbonation. Not to my taste.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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New Grist Gluten-Free Pilsner Style Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 6.2% out of 100 with 390 ratings
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