RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
In the words of our President and founding father, Russ Klisch, "Klisch Pilsner is a meat and potatoes beer," meaning that though there are no darker specialty grains used to influence the color or texture of this beer, it is nonetheless a full-bodied satisfying all-malt brew. The recipe is simple, but how it is put together is what gives this beer its complexity. The deep golden color and malty flavor come from an ample amount of domestic malted barley and imported hops. The addition of Saaz hops added at the end of a two-hour boil gives the beer a wonderful balance with the accent on the hops.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madislandman (3) - USA - FEB 5, 2003 does not count
I knew the idiots would be dis'n this worthy craft brew when they got their ignorant lips on it. A longtime fan of Pilsner Urquel as heads above all the standard American wannabees, I was shocked to taste the breadth of flavor in this truly impressive Pilsner. What another describes as an initial sourdough taste (and some ignorant idiot describes as "skunked" but not normally skunked) gently cloaks the amazingly fresh and full herbal flavor of some very potent hops. Im no expert, but please, if you do not know or really appreciate Pilsners, at least stay away from rating them against other beer types or with a palate dissipated on insipid American standard brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnnymilwaukee99 (6) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
Neck-and-neck with Riverwest Stein and Sprecher Black Bavarian for best Milwaukee beer. Muzzlehatchs description is spot on, but I have to say I dont detect the apple. The aroma itself is intoxicating... Like a good German bakery. Riverwest Stein says Power, Klisch says Complex For an evening of beer drinking, its my top choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Nice clean, mild hoppy aroma. Slightly spicy. This beer has a classic nose of a great Pils. Nice deep golden color. Light carbonation with a big frothy white head. Taste profile is well balanced between the sturdy malt and the crisp hops. Definitely Saaz in the nose and taste. Finish is clean and balanced with a slight nod to the hops. THis is a well crafted beer, better suited for warmer weather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2003 The finest example of a pilsner you can buy.Great fruit aroma. Wonderful white frothy head. Taste slighty of apples and pears with slight citrus thrown in. It does not get any better than this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (413) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 1" off white head that falls slowly with some mild lacing. Color is a cloudy golden with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma: pleasant yeasty bread dough combined with some tart hop spice. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied and slick with a quick, dry finish. Flavor: saltine cracker, biscuit, some fruity sweetness, spruce and grassy hops. Overall: a delicious beer, quite appropriate to the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2003 I get a lot of lemon zest in the aroma and flavor, much like I"ve seen with Kraftbrau. I would very much like to know its source. This beer poured with a tremendous rocky head that left behind very nice lace. Pleasantly hoppy and terribly enjoyable. I could drink a heck of a lot of this. Thanks to Howie for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2002
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghik (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2003 does not count
I am 59 years of age and I love great beer. This is the greatest bone-fide Pilsener beer I have drank in my life. Just don't be put off by the appearance, more yellow than golden and very cloudy. This is superb beer!! Incredible hops, balance, and finish. Hoorah!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2004
This brew poured a nice golden yellow with a small head.Had little carbonation to it.Nice aroma of malt/earthy Smells.Upon tasting,Got a nice malty/caramel flavor to it with hint of saaz hops.Nice mouthfeel with a slight bitter aftertaste.Not bad!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Sweet aroma and sweet taste. Very smooth brew with hints of sweetbread dough, malt, and fruit.

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