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Golden Arm - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2012 21:42:22 | More by t0rin0
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours very light and clear with a bit of yellow coloring. White head and minor lace. Nose is straw and some very delicate fruit. Taste is mostly just straw and grain. Light and crisp. Lawnmower beer without much flavor and does not have any defining characteristics.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2010 11:30:20 | More by Thorpe429
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-22-2013 03:37:33 | More by kylehay2004
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at the brewpub.

Figured if I was in the area, I'd give ol' Piece a visit and see what's what. Started with this guy, who pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light orange zest, light wheat, and a tiny touch of light toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more orange zest and a hint of biscuit. The body is fairly light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a sorta watery-ish feel. Overall, a decent little kolsch, nothing too spectacular, but pretty drinkable on such a warm day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 18:15:50 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-25-2013 15:41:48 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, short-lived white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of grains and sweet caramel with a touch of floral notes.

T - Good grain flavor with sweet caramel as a backbone. It had just a touch of spicy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly smooth. A light to medium bodied brew with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty nice Kolsch-style ale. It would be nice and refreshing on a hot Chicago day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 20:43:19 | More by zeff80
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-23-2014 15:58:27 | More by SocalKicks
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2006 01:52:31 | More by rhoadsrage
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-29-2011 23:33:37 | More by brandoman63
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2010 17:17:53 | More by jrallen34
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-15-2013 23:11:12 | More by HuskyinPDX
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-23-2013 23:29:37 | More by WoodBrew
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-17-2011 22:22:18 | More by mhaugo
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birchstick

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-02-2013 00:32:04 | More by birchstick
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JDV

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this brew on tap at Piece. Pours very golden with a whitish light head. Smell is bready, lagery maltiness and slighty sweet. Taste is on the sweet malty side and is very crisp, refreshing and bubbly. Very easy drinking and a pretty damn good kolsch, I thought. Solid beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2008 19:47:19 | More by JDV
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Straw golden with moderate white head and good lacing throughout. Smell is a touch grassy but more biscuity than anything else. It's really quite weak though the place isn't the best for smell. Taste is better than weak aroma lets on. Good solid grain husk flavor. Grassy flavors are in place and show themselves but aren't overdone like they easily can be. Slight fruit esters in there. A touch sweet toward the back. Finish has a slight off flavor that can be ignored for only so long. A really good beer until the end.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2006 20:09:06 | More by granger10
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-14-2013 13:45:58 | More by ajzy
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ystazi

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-16-2013 20:52:27 | More by ystazi
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spointon

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Piece brewpub on 2/21/2009.

A= This Kolsh poured a crystal clear gold color with a 1/2" snow white head and lots of carbonation release.

S= Light malt sweetness with a bready character and a blessedly faint sulphur smell.

T= Taste was bready and mildly sweet. No hops to speak of, but the sweetness stayed in check and lead to a dry finish.

MF= Thin side of medium bodied with a big crisp effervescence.

D= This was a really good kolsh that was totally refreshing and went very well with Piece pizza.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2009 06:22:20 | More by spointon
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2013 20:54:15 | More by jschott75
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2013 20:10:30 | More by Arsenal0328
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-08-2013 03:04:07 | More by Gww1864
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Treebs

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a growler with their Sunday Special. Split the pizza and growler with the GF. Served in a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a lively and bubbly body. A one finger pure white head forms on the pours and recedes to thin collar. Pretty standard.

S: Standard kolsch yeast with a light grassy hop flavor profile, pale malts and little hay.

T: The kolsch yeast hits you in the mouth right away and smooths out to nice light grassy hope profile on a pale malt backbone. The finish is light and hay-like.

M: Very light bodied with a nice carbonation with a clean and crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing to say the least with a high drinkability.

O: Easily drinkable with a balanced flavor profile. On a hot summer day this is a great beer.

Serving type: growler

02-19-2012 23:56:22 | More by Treebs
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Drucifer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-31-2013 14:37:55 | More by Drucifer
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roadhouse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

11-30-2013 21:30:22 | More by roadhouse
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Golden Arm from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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