1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cool River Kölsch - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Cool River KölschCool River Kölsch

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

33 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 06-03-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JNForsyth
2.99/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jeanphony
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of misternebbie
3.56/5  rDev +5%

Photo of dogma33
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Octoberist
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great clarity. A true yellow-gold color with a fat white head from a tumbling pour.

Pilsner and wheat aromas with a tangy grassiness. Odorously sweet with a hiding hop bitterness. Herbal and wild. Faint citrus quelled by a pop of maltiness. Strange graininess with an unappealing musty offness. Almost lagery.

Tangy with wheat and lemony nuances, but mostly wheat and pils-like grassiness. German hop engineering sprout forth with balancing bitterness and herbal flavors. Some leafiness. Malts have that wheat wetness with a touch of cracked rice in the flavor. Light and sudsy. Dialed up effervescence. Easy drinking and pleasantly enjoyable. A tangy kolsch worth remembering.

Photo of Jason13
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of 52P48
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Omnium
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Bright yellow, almost like a clear neon straw color, with a finger of whtie fizzy head, no lacing.
S - Grains, a little spice, sweet lemon.
T - Mostly grains, some yeast, a little peppery spice, sugary lemon candy, a touch of earthy kinda grass.
M - I gave this a 4 because you can drink this super easily. Ice cold on a scorching hot day? Yes please.
O - I wish this were in cans, because I'd actually drink more of it during summer months. Its got a decent refreshing quality, but its not gonna blow anyone away thats for sure.

Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Griggsy
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of lccrunchy
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Penn Brewing Cool River Kolsch 
Appears glowing golden with fluffy thick head fine lace layers left behind. Aroma has biscuit pale malts with a blast of herbal grassy hops, this is a beautiful especially fresh it can't be beat. Taste wise it's liquid bread basically competes with any of the German versions imported stateside. The only note that isn't German is a bit of medicinal notes, fruity notes roll with it to clean things up a bit. Mouthfeel is smooth creamy textured light bodied meant for drinking. Overall it can't be beat drink local enjoy a Kolsch in your area if you want one in the states if you want to experience Kolsch go to Koln and drink it up!

Photo of scm2787
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of lisahope27
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of sammy806
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Jaybirdsbeer
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very lightly hazed straw color with a billowy white head. The head fades in about 3 min to leave a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is bready and skunky in nature. With these stronger aromas is a lighter citrus hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a light citrus flavor of lemon. As the taste advances further the bready flavors grow stronger with the citrus growing weaker. While this occurs some skunky flavors begin working their way to the tongue which grows rather stronger and stronger. A bitter hop flavor of a citrus and herbal nature come to the tongue and mix with the rest to, in the end, leave a lightly bitter, bready, and skunked flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body for the beer is quite thin in terms of creaminess and chewiness with a carbonation level that is a little on the higher side.

Overall – Nothing really very good overall. For the style it was light and crisp, but the flavor profile was rather off putting with a rather offensive aftertaste.

Photo of Illos
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Cool River Kölsch from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.