Braustelle Helios - Braustelle
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4.3/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
200 ml draft @ Braustelle. It is hazy! & clearly unfiltered, looking absolutely nothing like the other Kölsch’s I tried in Cologne. It also sports a smaller creamy white head. Nose is full of hops, raw onion & barnyard hops, slightly zesty, lots of fresh hops, freshly made it seems, lovely. It is almost IPA-like. Taste is pretty hoppy (& extremely so compared with everything else I tried within the style), bitter grass, onion, barnyard, tad milky, raw herbs, lighter sweet malt underneath, fruity, it is not brutal or anything, very easy to drink. Distinctly nothing else like all the other Kölsch’s, a completely unique take & break from tradition just like everything else at Braustelle. Body is creamy & way fuller than other examples of the style. Great stuff, interesting take on style, seems like a mix of modern influences and what Kölsch probably was 100+ years ago before they started changing it to compete with pils / lager.
Serving type: on-tap
12-10-2013 18:02:21 | More by 77black_ships
4.24/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Served in a stange at Braustelle on 4/10/2013. Described as an unfiltered Kolsch. Appearance is bright yellow-gold with a hazy clarity. Head is a dollop of bright white cream, similar to a latte. Nose is light, delicate and clean with a pleasant yeastiness. Taste consistent with nose - clean and simple with a touch of hops bittering at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a semi-crisp finish. Overall, a little off-style in that it is unfiltered, with just a bit more flavor than is typical of the style. Quite good, but needs to be served in a larger format than a .2l stange - I ended up drinking three.
Serving type: on-tap
05-08-2013 00:37:27 | More by Jwale73
Braustelle Helios from Braustelle
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