Klisch Pilsner

Wisconsin
United States
Klisch Pilsner
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Named after our brewery's founders, Russ and Jim Klisch, this beer is brewed in the tradition of great Czech pilsners. A beautiful, brilliant blonde-gold pour with a light hoppy aroma. Malts and a slight hop bitterness round out the flavor of this classic style. Klisch is a smooth and full bodied golden lager you'll remember forever.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
45 - 47° F
Hops: 
Czech Saaz
Malts: 
German Pilsner Malt
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

A very clean, crisp lager that deftly straddles the line between German- and Czech-style pilsners. The prodigious, creamy-white head, pale-yellow color and crystal clarity all speak of a masterfully crafted brew. Lightly spicy, perfumy hops dominate the nose, while faint cracker-like malt notes linger underneath. Pete appreciated the light peach and pear notes in the aroma, while Lee noted some hints of cereal grain. Soft, bready malt flavors were a little higher than expected for the style but were kept mostly in check by resinous, spicy Noble hop flavors. Additional layers of hop bitterness and a light mineral backing lent to the overall complexity. Tom was especially impressed with the beer’s overall creaminess, but Rick felt that creaminess was more apropos of a Munich helles than a pilsner. The judges agreed that a more generous hand with the bittering and aroma hops would lend needed character and improve this beer. Yet another well-crafted offering from Lakefront Brewing and the Klisch brothers, this beer has a deservedly large and rather dedicated regional following. This is the ideal beer for cruising Lake Michigan on a summery afternoon.

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