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Cool River Kölsch - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.76%
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)
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Darkmagus82, Nov 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
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!

WVbeergeek, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

mrosenfeld32, Jul 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

tdm168, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Jason13, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

sammy806, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

dogma33, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

lisahope27, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Octoberist, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A new offering from Penn? Hell yeah!

A - Pours a clear straw yellow color with a 1/2 inch of foamy white head. No complaints here.

S - Smell is of floral hops, sweet malts, yet I am not getting much bread or fruity yeasts.

T - Well it's very easy to drink but it kind of lacks more of the flavors of a full bodied Kolsch. I get the hops and sweet malts but were is the bready body or touch of lemon? Granted it was refreshing but I expected more.

M - Light to medium again a great summer beer.

Overall this seems to be just like their last years attempt at a summer beer "Summer Berry Weisse" It's light on flavor yet it was pretty good.

DrDemento456, Jun 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

AWS2111, Jun 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

JohnK17, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Aug 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

NJBeer265, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

JoeLacy, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Drk93TT, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Penn Brewery : Cool River Kölsch

LOOK: Crystal clear straw yellow with a soapy white, well retaining head that leaves lace going down the glass.

SMELL: Bready, crackery character and a touch of grassy, herbal hop.

TASTE: Quite light flavor up front; bready malts and low hop, with Penn's distinctive twangy yeast strain. Clean lager flavor and a subtle bitterness. Leafy hops and a more or less even balance.

FEEL: Light bodied, medium carbonation, and somewhat crisp and refreshing.

OVERALL: A nice new product in a traditional German style. It is done pretty well here by Penn. A no brainer in the summer months, and would pair very nicely with grilled sausages and kraut simmered in the beer.

Stinkypuss, Jun 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

scm2787, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

lccrunchy, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

JJStorm, Aug 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Dweedlebug, Jun 24, 2013
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Cool River Kölsch from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.