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Heinber Brau Kölsch - Covington Brewhouse

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Offered year round, Kölsch is a light and crisp golden German-style beer brewed in the finest traditions of the classic German Brewmasters. Traditionally brewed in Cologne, Germany, our version is similar to the classic Kölsch, but brewed and aged more in the Bavarian Style of a Kellerbier. Kellerbier (or Zwickelbier) is a beer natural carbonated and packed direct from the aging tank, without filtration or pasteurizing of the finished product. Our Kölsch is warm fermented with Lager yeast and then cold-aged, or Lagered. Because our Kölsch is unfiltered and has natural brewer’s yeast remaining, it is not only very tasty and refreshing but is also a natural source of vitamin B. It is less bitter than the standard German pale lager and has a prominent, but not extreme, hoppiness.

(Beer added by: au1sec on 10-24-2005)
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Reviews by DannyS:
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New York

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired in a trade with theghost3. Served in a pint glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - A very light amber, almost lighter than hoegaarden. Thin head that goes away fairly quick to leave a thin foam ring.

S - Floral and acidic. Fairly strong notes of lavender and faint notes of white wine. Also getting some fresh wheat aroma.

T - Subtle hop presence giving off good balancing bitterness to the light, citric flavor that composes the primary taste. Wheat also present again.

M - Light, fizzy, easy on the palate.

D - Very easy drinking. finishes clean and is very refreshing. I could go for another if I put more in my fridge.

overall - Glad I got a chance to try this local Louisiana brew. It's simple, but it's refreshing and tasty enough to thoroughly enjoy. A great choice to cool off with when summer comes around.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 00:10:56 | More by DannyS
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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03-04-2014 11:48:20 | More by CorgiDad
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3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Golden. Unclear slightly. Finger or so of head, with little lacing.

S- Fresh bread. My Aunt Mary would be so proud if this was her starter. I just need butter and a toaster.

T- I taste the yeasty bread. Screw the butter mentioned above. Get me a glass. Delicious notes of yeast, subtle citrus, maybe a slight malt taste.

M- Perfect. Is that an option? It should be. The beer has great carbonation vs. the taste. I just want to keep gulping down this beer. Smooth. No alcohol taste.

O- Kolsch is one of my favorite styles of beer to drink when I want to drink quite a lot. Not something I would drink for the alcohol, but a great session beer. Delicious. High marks in the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 05:58:54 | More by ahommell
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a hazy golden with a nice two fingers of fluffy white head that lines the glass with a nice delicate lace.

S- Very bready aroma with some sweetness, hints of caramel and subtle earthy undertones.

T- Bread, a bit of earthiness and yeast come through. Nice notes of sweetness and a bit of citrus fruit and a clean crisp finish.

M- Light to medium bodied with perfect carbonation and extremely easy drinking. Goes down smooth and has a nice crisp finish.

O- This is a very solid session beer and a good take on the style. Something I'd drink again from this local brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 02:21:27 | More by Mikecap
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-22-2014 03:34:03 | More by Shafaegalo
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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06-26-2013 04:10:13 | More by WDJersey
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-12-2013 16:42:38 | More by JamesStreet
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-25-2013 02:12:54 | More by sd123
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-09-2012 15:41:53 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-19-2012 20:44:13 | More by RobertM
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-15-2012 06:04:47 | More by FriedGold2112
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-29-2012 21:03:36 | More by beaulabauve
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Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- I'm very much reminded of a hefeweizen beer when looking at the coloration, that being of a yeast hazed grassy/golden. There seems to be plenty of carbonation and the head is very white in color, and not super thick at any point....it eventually settles down to a finely tuned layer covering the beer. The lacing is quite good, as it completely blankets the side of my glass, and settles into a small-medium patchwork of foam. Overall this is a decent looking brew!

S- The aromas are primarily of soft sweet malt, biscuits and fresh yeasty bread. It is quite pleasant in the nose cavity and has the warmth of an ale, that is balanced by some clean crispness right at the finish, due to some mild hoppiness.

T- The flavors are, in my opinion, quite different than the aromas let on. Gone is the dominant sweetness, and is replaced with more of an Earthy floral/herbal character. The finish, while not overpowering, shows more hop power, along with a crisp, yet mild citrus hint. Nicely balanced!

M- The carbonation continues the trend of helping along the crisp, clean nature of the beer. The body is a lite-medium, thanks to the unfiltered yeast suspended within the liquid. It does leave my palate dry after the swallow as well.

O- I feel this is a well balanced, unique beer! I really could get into this one and think it would make a wonderful session brew! I'd also like to think it would go well with poultry dishes or a cream pasta meal. Another quality beer by this brewery....I've been impressed with Heiner Brau thus far and look forward to trying out more of their selection!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 23:45:11 | More by ChrisCage
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3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Got this bottle as an extra in an excellent trade with Faucd531 - thanks man!

served in a pils glass.

Very pale golden yellow color with a foamy/sudsy white head of 2 bubbly fingers. Slight haze to the body and a few little yeast chunks seem to be swirling around in here. Very nice retention and impressive lacing.

Smells of some light grainy malts that seem to hold just a touch of sweetness. Very little hop presence, and the hops that are there are mainly grassy and floral. Dry refreshing finish is crisp and clean and holds only the slightest touch of bitterness.

This is overcarbonated and feels thin as a result.

Overall-- not a bad kolsch. Nothing to write home about, but tasty enough that I could see drinking this on a hot summer day. This would be pretty refreshing-- so in that aspect, the brewer succeeded.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:08:48 | More by AleWatcher
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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light golden color with a white head. It has a sweet, grainy smell. The flavor is a pleasant sweetness as well as a cracker flavor from the malts. It is well carbonated and leaves plenty of lacing. It has a nice light mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid, drinkable beer despite not being typical for the kolsch style.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:33:08 | More by acevenom
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3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 21 Oct 2011. Served in the Austin Beerworks pilsner glass.

Large beige fluffy head. Well carbonated. Very pale yellow in color, faint haze. Mineral, light grain and a touch of sweetness in the aroma. Starts sweet with some light malts. Stays that way mostly. A little lemon and mineral. Light body, mild ethanol.

Sounds odd but it leaves a dusty feel/taste in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 04:22:38 | More by htomsirveaux
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Another from optimator13, thanks again! Poured into pilsener glass, no dating...

A- Wow, this pours more colorless than the Crispin cider I had last night. Very pale straw color with a slight haze. Large foamy, light, head rose and flowed over the rim. Decent lacing.

S- Has a pronounced wheat and lemongrass aroma. Floral and crisp with a dash of butter hiding. Perhaps a rosemary aspect as well? Different, not sure how I feel; in a good way though, I think...

T/M- Much sweeter than nose would prepare you for, as some caramel and candy corn show on the palate. Cracker malt with a buttery flavor, kinda like a light Ritz. Not very clean, has some spicy phenols on the finish. Body is right- light, lively carbonation, not cloying or excessively dry.

O- Better than the festbier I had from this brewery, but still I'm not fully impressed. Profile should be cleaner for a Kolsch. Light and drinkable, but thats about the only propose this one serves...

Serving type: can

12-06-2011 16:07:37 | More by TheGordianKnot
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Heinber Brau Kölsch from Covington Brewhouse
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