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Cool River Kölsch - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 38
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 28.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
Kölsch | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 06-03-2012

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3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
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!

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3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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.

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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.

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Cool River Kölsch from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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