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
2.72/5
391 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:
#43,911
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
391
pDev:
23.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 391 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of BeerMe8
3.85/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.21/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
2.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.77/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +25.4%
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 +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
1.23/5  rDev -54.8%
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 -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.02/5  rDev -25.7%
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 +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of burdgod
3.62/5  rDev +33.1%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mothmanscott
2.51/5  rDev -7.7%
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 -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of torrch
1.64/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Hallertau
2.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheRock7755
2.84/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Angerhaus
3.1/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
2.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pale gold in color with a light haze due to suspended miniscule sediment. There's a fingernail of dishwater white on top. Aroma is sweet corn like sorghum. It tastes like extremely sweet French apple cider. The mouth is very carbonated and thin.

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Photo of adamranders
3.57/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
2.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of a77cj7
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stezz420
3.46/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

New Grist Gluten-Free Pilsner Style Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 391 ratings
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