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Founders Chamomile Kolsch - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Chamomile Kolsch
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-30-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 2
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3.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub

A - Straw yellow with a small layer of white head.

S - Very in-your-face chamomile nose with not much else coming through at all.

T - Chamomimle dominates, especially in the first few sips but tones down a little bit after a while. Some bready malts become evident along with a very mild hop bitterness.

M - Light body with a nice chew. Moderate carbonation.

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4.34/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed as a limited edition on tap, cracked by Nate and Jeremy as a present to the BA group who attended the Western Michigan BA gathering at Founders on Jan.29th.

Pours out to a slightly hazy pale straw golden, forming a modest white head with good retention and mild lacing. Carbonation is moderate to mild. The aroma is like sticking your head into a bag of Chamomile at the Celestial Seasoning factory. I am not a lover of Chamomile tisanes, but this is just awesome in a beer. Mouthfeel is spicy, zesty and tart with a light body and chamomile astringency in the finish. The taste is all about the chamomile. It's potent and full, followed by a delicate pale malt body which adds a little sweetness and balanced by a mild floral bitterness. The finish is astringent with chamomile and the belches are ripe and pungent. Cleanly fermented, but with all this chamomile in it, I don't think I'd notice any faults:)

Inspired by John Maiers Chamomellow Ale (which I had as Test Batch #1 at the Portland Ale House), but infinitely more potent. Still, this is good stuff and one glass is plenty for quite a while.

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Founders Chamomile Kolsch from Founders Brewing Company
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