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Golden Arm - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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79
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jackndan on 11-09-2002)
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Photo of kitschkitch
1.75/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It tastes, smells, and looks like bud light -- not at all what you would expect at a brew pub in Chicago -- all with extra carbonation that makes for an awful mouthfeel. My as well go somewhere down the street for a $2 bottle of Budweiser. How has this seriously won multiple awards?

kitschkitch, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of DerekQXQX
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hey, do you like smarties? This tastes like the banana one! I for one, don't so I very much did not like this beer. There something about throwing that taste upon hops that just doesn't work. I know that it comes from part of the grain but it needs to be complimented and not challenged

DerekQXQX, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of jackndan
2.63/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Golden Arm: A German style Kolsch, on tap at Piece brewpub. Straw colored, very tall white head, not too much retention, and no lace. The taste was a fairly big disappointment. It had a sulfur undertone, and was lacking any semblance of balance. Crisp finish that disappeared right off the palate. Not too good.

jackndan, Nov 09, 2002
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

falconxman, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

gtermi, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of megahurts4
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Piece Brewery Golden Arm served on tap

Kolsch style, clear amber in color. Medium head. Warm malts and lots of carbonation. It has a fair bitterness to the finish with some hops flavor. It was very light, which is typical of a Kolsch, but I expected more fruit flavorings.

This is an ok pale ale. It didn't feel like a true Kolsch with the lightness.

megahurts4, Oct 09, 2010
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

ystazi, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

dadykhoff, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

ajzy, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Hobo
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Hobo, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

mhaugo, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

olafphysics, Jun 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

DbbC, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

birdsellam, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of jrallen34
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap into a tasting glass at the brewery...One word describes this beer LIGHT. A light straw light in color super clear, light in aroma and taste, and the feel is lighter than water if that's possible. Now it is smooth to drink with a crisp finish. However, the taste is almost dead, light hops, but skunk is there.

nothing special here, can't even endorse as a session at this point.

jrallen34, Jun 26, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

HuskyinPDX, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

BHep, Jul 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

mishtif, Apr 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of DMB
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

DMB, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)

A- This beer pours a golden yellow clear body with a thin white ring of foam. It had good carbonation of tiny bubbles that stemmed from the bottom of the glass.

S- The smell of light pale malt with noble hops was very smooth and to style. As it warmed there was a bit more of a corn aroma to it.

T- The green noble hops and pale malt had a light fresh taste with that distinct Kolsch flavor (not the typical skunky flavor but the fresh flavor). That sulfury almost sweet flavor that is nice in small quantities. The flavor was quickly wiped off the palate by the strong taste of carbonic acid in the fizzy finish. As it warmed the pale malt flavor started to taste more like corn, which was a bit of a turn-off.

M- The light mouthfeel had a strong fizz texture that took over soon after each sip.

D- This beer had to much "Kolsch flavor" and it was a bit overpowering with the sulfur and corn notes but the fizz was the most cumbersome feature of this beer. If the qualities were softer it could be a good session beer for those American Adjunct Lager fans.

rhoadsrage, Apr 18, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

WoodBrew, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

oso, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

veris, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

emerge077, Oct 25, 2013
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Golden Arm from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
79 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.