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Küppers Kolsch - Küppers Brauerei GmbH

Küppers KolschKüppers Kolsch

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BA SCORE
81
good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%


Brewed by:
Küppers Brauerei GmbH
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 05-04-2006)
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Reviews by cypressbob:
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle, poured into a pint glass

Pours with lemony yellow body, thin whispy off white head forms. Retention is pretty poor, I'm just left with a few whisps of lacing, no sign of a solid head.

Smell, slightly skunked character, faint freshly cut grass, tiny sulphurous aroma floating around. Dull and lifeless malt, a touch of sweetness

Taste, metallic and slightly sulphurous once again. Some slight hop bitterness backed up by a sweet malt character. Freshly cut grass, blood like metallic on the finish

Poor all around. It may have been a bad bottle but its generally very dull, disappointing and full of off flavours

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2007 11:20:18 | More by cypressbob
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Pleasure

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-23-2013 05:31:21 | More by Pleasure
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safaricook

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -14%

07-06-2013 19:02:35 | More by safaricook
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours pale golden with slow small bubbles. The light white head is tall and sinks slowly into rather nice lacings.

S: Crisp! Dry malt together with bitter hops. Some citric notes. Clean!

T: Crisp mix between noble hops and rich but also well balanced malt. Citric notes. Not much else is going on - but why mend what's not broken?

M: Light body with rich carbonation - smooth, though. Aftertaste lingers with dry bitterness.

O: Nice and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 17:55:08 | More by Sunnanek
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-27-2013 23:53:04 | More by herrburgess
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Beerman1977

Austria

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-24-2013 14:46:50 | More by Beerman1977
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On 14th Jan 2012 I decided to have a lager/pilsner/helles/light beer evening: a 500ml bottle of this beer was the first I opened. Poured into three tall thin Kolsch glasses it looked just like I remembered it when I visited the brewery back in the last century.

Golden body, clear, clean and on top a snow white covering of small bubbles: a typical Kolsch in appearance.

The aroma is weak, or understated if being kind, some hop hints and a cereal whiff maybe: otherwise nothing, it gets my usual score of three for a non-smelling lager/pilsner/helles, etc, etc.

The taste is crisp and refreshing, difficult to pinpoint flavours but there is a hop element that gives it a sharp tang towards the end of each sip and some malt presence that ensures the hops don’t take over completely.

Well balanced and easy to drink, a good start to the evening.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 14:13:28 | More by BlackHaddock
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stevoj

Germany

3/5  rDev -14%

11-21-2011 18:43:21 | More by stevoj
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Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear. white head. moderate lacing.

Smell: Noble german hops. Wonderful aroma. Perfect to Style

Taste: Bland. lacking on hop flavor. watered down flavor. No decocted malt backbone, nor a notable noble hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Nothing stands out.

Overall: Need to retry this one fresh. I may have a dated example that has aged poorly.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 18:48:43 | More by Squelch
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StJamesGate

New York

4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Palest white straw with tower of loose white foam that craters. Almond cookie and lemon balm nose. Lemon curd on tablewater cracker malts, slight nuttiness in the middle. with coriander and grass hops. Floral nectar finish and tingly linger. Light, crisp, fizzy, nearly creamy but not cloying.

Good Kolsch - distinctly hits the malt, hops, and lightness notes for good balance. Much more going on than Fruh.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 20:10:37 | More by StJamesGate
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer for over more than five months in my fridge and tonight the time to open the bottle. Best before 02-28-11, that means that this beer is over date now. Ah well, lets try it anyway...

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks quit nice with a white head and a pilsener yellow fluid. Some carbonation. The head disappears after a short while leaving a small ring the glass.

This is certainly not a bad beer in this style. Fresh smell of the beer but not possible to get some aroma's in the nose.

In spite of the 'age' of this beer not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 19:38:00 | More by Brabander
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kjc51478

Germany

2.53/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours to a pale yellow with a thin quickly vanishing head. Aroma is mostly wheaty malts with a little bit of grass and hops in the mix. Taste is the same - the sweetness predominates with the bitterness of the hops only slightly showing through. Notes of grass and cereal plus a little skunk are present. Finishing is clean with almost a sugary aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 04:34:04 | More by kjc51478
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dasenebler

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

.5L, Germany

Poured a sparkling, clear yellow-gold with a good head, though it dissipated quickly. Above-average lacing.

Aroma is faintly of earthy hops. Clean, but not much there.

More bitter than most Kölsch, with some good hop flavor-- earthy and lightly lemony. Cracker-like, grainy malts are present, but the finish is mainly bitter. Could be cleaner, though still a good Kölsch. I liked the lively, effervescent mouthfeel and easy-drinking light body.

A completely drinkable Kölsch, though not among the elite.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 16:20:38 | More by dasenebler
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DerBayer

Germany

4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So fellows Koelsch - the original lagered ale from Koeln:

A - strawblond, clear and decent head

S - Hops some malt cut grass

T - I taste different hops not too bitter and some malt definitely not sweet but no spice, fruit, excitement - a bit like Pils meets IPA

M - Refreshing good carbonation no aftertaste pretty damn good

D - I drank this quite fast

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 12:52:35 | More by DerBayer
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

50cl bottle, served in a 20cl kolsch stange

A- Apple juice gold, 3 finger head which is creamy and has good retention and lacing.

S- Yeasty, faint biscuity malts,

T- Light bready malts, but very faint taste overall

M- Watery, moderate carbonation.

D- Pretty flavourless kolsch, doesnt stand up against the likes of pfaffen or paffgen.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 19:33:42 | More by seanyfo
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very clear, golden beer with a thin head.

Smell is pilsner-like, very light and light hoppy.

Taste of pilsner malt, light sulfuric and a touch of husk. A light bitter is balancing the very light body and hop aroma is absent. Very little depth, a pretty dull beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 17:40:02 | More by Absumaster
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thierrynantes

France

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl.), tasted in 2002.

Appearance : golden color
Smell : floral aromas.
Taste & Mouthfeel : fragrant and slightly sweet.
Drinkability : A Good Beer. The Kolschbier, beer typical of the region of Cologne, like a lager style pilsener but his bitterness is less pronounced.

Review translated from french 6-19-2008.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2007 19:56:54 | More by thierrynantes
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast

Poured a crystal clear light golden yellow colour... White head poured quite thick and faded to thin layer... no real lacing...

Aroma - Light caramel malts, creamy vanilla, lemony notes, slight biscuity hints, juicy fruits, light peppery hop notes...

Taste – Juicy fruits (lemons, light grapefruit hints), light malts, some faint sugary sweetness, saltiness, light hop bitterness...

Feel - Quite smooth. Light body.... very drinkable...

Overall - A OK Kolsch.... very drinkable. Worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 07:43:49 | More by mdagnew
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