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Kent Lake Kolsch - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 39
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 19.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mjl21 on 05-30-2009

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 39
Reviews by lsummers:
Photo of lsummers
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours super clear and clean, lots of carbonation and with an aggressive pour you get a two finger tall head that dissipates.

Smell is very nice and subtle, lots of dough and buttermilk biscuit notes. Has a sweetness in the smell that goes very nice with the malt and very subtle fresh cut grass notes.

Taste is also outstanding. If you like the Kolsch style then you will really appreciate the subtle nuances in the flavor. Tons of the malty buttermilk donut flavors. And I say donut just because it has a great amount of honey like sweetness character that goes nicely with the very very subtle floral grassy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and has some moderate amount of carbonation give some great slight bite.

Overall, I would definitely have this on tap, in a growler, and in more bottles. It may not be my ultimate favorite Kolsch but it's up there.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samtrillo
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 5/27/14 drank on 5/29/14

A - Yellow with a bit of a orange tint in there for good measure. Microscopic rim of head around the glass with no lacing.

S - I'm getting cereal malt and grassiness. Buttery.

T - Refreshing cereal malt. It has some breadiness, aftertaste is biscuity, pleasant and clean.

M - Crisp, clean and under control. Bouncy amount of bubbles.

O - Seems like a very nice, refreshing kolsch.

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Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of bouncepass
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear, golden color, very thin white head.

S- Light, grainy malts. Some citrus. Grassy, slightly floral hops.

T- Light citrus, grassy, floral hops produce an even but not overpowering bitterness. Lots of grainy hops. Finishes crisp and dry.

M- Medium to light bodied, well carbonated, very crisp.

O- A solid Kolsch, represents the style very well. Very drinkable. This is a great choice for summer or to pair with lunch.

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Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of avaldivia
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at Whole Foods in Novato, in their tasting area. Poured into a snifter.

A: Light golden color. Not much of a head with very little lacing.

S: Reminds me almost of a Pilsner. A bit grassy, citrusy but not in a heavily hoppy way. Nice malt smell as well.

T: Malty, grainy, crisp flavor. Definitely grassy and herbal notes.

M: Very clean and crisp. Good carbonation. It is a beer I would definitely buy around the summertime.

O: I enjoyed this guy. I thought it was nice and crisp without being flavorless. For the price, I will for sure be getting more of this guy.

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Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light body, biscuity flavors. Nice malty aroma with a hint like honey and pollen. A bit sweet and murky. Some sharp flavors. Really just a beery beer. Not as crisp at first as one might expect in a Kölsch, but it does have a tart lemony touch. Slight hop flavor, more on the perfumey side. Looks nice enough, and tastes better at first pour when it's cold and streaming with foam.

A very drinkable and pleasant quaff if you just think of it as a slightly off-kilter lager.

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Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of lauras231279
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of illidurit
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Soccken
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of elNopalero
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tried this on tap at the brewery one fine day. This poured a crystalline gold, clear and bright in the glass. Light aroma, and a quick finish on the palate. I suppose all those qualities are desired in a kolsh, although I could have used a taste more on my end.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Kent Lake Kolsch from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
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