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Kent Lake Kolsch - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mjl21 on 05-30-2009)
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lsummers

California

4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 22:35:01 | More by lsummers
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f_raud

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 20:23:34 | More by f_raud
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elNopalero

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2014 21:28:12 | More by elNopalero
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-30-2014 19:41:15 | More by Marco_Gtz
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welleshadow

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-17-2014 04:06:12 | More by welleshadow
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samtrillo

California

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 04:55:44 | More by samtrillo
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Soccken

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-30-2014 00:16:54 | More by Soccken
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 05:57:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-19-2014 04:00:28 | More by KimenTshom
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BaronRogue

California

4/5  rDev +9%

01-28-2014 07:08:58 | More by BaronRogue
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

11-10-2013 18:33:55 | More by Nage37
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lauras231279

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-14-2013 02:20:31 | More by lauras231279
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bouncepass

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-11-2013 06:31:37 | More by bouncepass
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illidurit

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-17-2013 05:16:43 | More by illidurit
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nrb1

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-04-2013 05:09:11 | More by nrb1
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jxb345

California

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

04-14-2013 22:48:26 | More by jxb345
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-31-2013 19:54:14 | More by ambruns1979
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-15-2012 01:55:30 | More by t0rin0
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2012 00:24:54 | More by rbrefbeerman
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +9%

11-17-2011 05:28:40 | More by codynevels
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mactrail

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 05:06:42 | More by mactrail
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 01:12:28 | More by WillCarrera
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avaldivia

California

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 04:24:15 | More by avaldivia
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lionchow

California

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, pale, light yellow. Many carbonation bubbles rising in the glass.

Aroma - a slight sulfur note, lightly malty, very nice.

F - Malty, grainy, with mild earthy hops. There is a light citrus tang. It is initially sweet from the maltiness, but finishes dry.

M - Med/high carbonation plus a medium level malty mouthfeel make it very enjoyable.

Overall a very enjoyable kolsch.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 01:33:14 | More by lionchow
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Offa

California

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good kolsch with nice character if unimpressive appearance, at least from the bottle.

Deep gold, it has a smallish fizzy white head quickly thinning to nothing at all.

Aroma is grain, mineral, some apple, grass.

Taste is a good, full kolsch character, light, crisp but flavourful. It has a full grain, fruity character with hints of grass, wild herbs, weeds, etc., and is nicely balanced. It is highly drinkable. Feel is light but firm, zesty, not watery.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 21:19:41 | More by Offa
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Kent Lake Kolsch from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.