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Kent Lake Kolsch - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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Reviews by lsummers:
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4.01/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

02-22-2014 22:35:01 | More by lsummers
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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

05-30-2014 04:55:44 | More by samtrillo
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

11-10-2013 18:33:55 | More by Nage37
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-11-2013 06:31:37 | More by bouncepass
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2012 00:24:54 | More by rbrefbeerman
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4/5  rDev +9%

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.

08-08-2011 01:12:28 | More by WillCarrera
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-30-2014 19:41:15 | More by Marco_Gtz
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

07-30-2011 04:24:15 | More by avaldivia
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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

08-28-2011 05:06:42 | More by mactrail
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4/5  rDev +9%

11-17-2011 05:28:40 | More by codynevels
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-14-2013 02:20:31 | More by lauras231279
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-31-2013 19:54:14 | More by ambruns1979
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

03-28-2014 05:57:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-17-2013 05:16:43 | More by illidurit
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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

4/5  rDev +9%

08-19-2014 05:00:38 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

07-02-2014 21:28:12 | More by elNopalero
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4/5  rDev +9%

01-28-2014 07:08:58 | More by BaronRogue
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-31-2014 06:15:49 | More by IBUQT
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 20:23:34 | More by f_raud
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-17-2014 04:06:12 | More by welleshadow
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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

04-19-2011 01:33:14 | More by lionchow
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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a pint glass. Comes in at 4.5%.

A-Pours copper with a smaller off white head that sticks around as a nice layer.

S-Pick up on pilsner malt, some Hallertau hops, and a tad bit of cat pee. The cat pee sibsides as it warms.

T-Lots of German flavor immediately come out from the pilsner malt and Hallertau hops. Get some wheat taste. At the finish it has a nice tart and tangy feel.

M-Medium bodied and quite crisp. Tart and tangy.

D-Very refeshing and has a low abv.

A pretty good version of a kolsch. I prefer their pilsner over this one.

05-30-2009 17:19:46 | More by mjl21
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-15-2012 01:55:30 | More by t0rin0
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Last of the Iron Springs haul....Sad day...ANyway, Pours a rich golden-ish yellow. Head disappears as quickly as it pours, no lacing. Nose is, as my pal commented, something akin to dirty laundry. So far, not so good...Flavor is a weakish, heaty mixture of maltiness with a touch o' da hops. Finish is short and watery. Not great, but refreshing...

08-14-2010 01:12:37 | More by SolomonGrundy
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Kent Lake Kolsch from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
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