HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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HooDoo Kölsch Style AleHooDoo Kölsch Style Ale

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-23-2011

This crisp kolsch-style ale is golden in color and exhibits refreshing hop character.

25 IBU
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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 43
Photo of Onenote81
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cool bottle I picked up at my local bottle shop. I always love to see new Kölsch-styles around this area. 12oz bottle poured into a stange.

Pours a pale gold with a big foamy white head on top. Retained well. Some lace left behind. The nose is fresh with lemon, and other zest, and the common-to-this-style aroma of cut-grass. Nice mouth. Carbonation is spot-on. Not too sprtizy. Faint lemon flavors, cracker, bread, mild hops, and a crisp, dry finish. This is a fantastic beer. I'm gonna go grab a sixer of this this weekend if it's still around.

Photo of GreenKrusty101
4.12/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, light gold with plenty of lace and good head retention.
Pear and tart apple esters are plentiful along with bready dough like malt flavors.
Have been drinking a lot of German Kolsches lately, but this Utah one can hold it's head high.
Mouthfeel is medium and this leans toward an ale for a hybrid, but with higher than average carbonation. Very tasty and fairly crisp though...a great Summer beer.

Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey! You do the hoo doo! Doing this do.. Right now. Time to Krush a Kolsch, hoping for a decent one here, so off we go. Bottled Jan 12, 2012 we are off!

Fluffy and styrofoamy white head, fairly large when poured into my Gaffel Kolsch stange glass. Dark twenty four carat gold, lots of large cola bubbles though. Looks alright, we got some good staying power on this head.

Nose is grainy malt, a little spicy and dry. Faint arid white bread. Gets better after some rest interestingly enough. Pulling out some white bread punch.

Taste is a nice almost German Pilsner thick body feeling sensation, but with a bit of simple malt chewy character, and a muted crispness. Finish brings the dry bread air like crazy, fantastic finish on this beer, of baked fresh white flour. Nicely soft with a little carbonation, nothing crazy though.

Overall just real solid, very enjoyable. Now that I see it's 4% I am getting another!

Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Attractive golden in the glass with quite adequate foam and lacing. Sprightly in the mouth. Has a nice perfumey hop flavor with the right Kölsch crispness. A kiss of malt sweetness on the lips with a welcome touch of bitterness. Tastes "beery" in a good way. Clean and well made, and a nice choice among the Utah supermarket beers.

A great light beer. Such an improvement over the standard lagers. Harmon's Markets in Salt Lake have single 12 oz bottles available of a bunch of the Uinta and other local low-octane beers.

Photo of jpro
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6-pack from Total Wine, Charlotte (Park Road).

A: Cool label art on the 12oz “compass” bottle; pours a light, brassy gold and crystal clear; one finger of fluffy white foam forms on the pour.

S: Hay; grainy; pretty simple and straightforward... as it should be for a Kolsch.

T: Light bready-huskiness; earthy; sweet finish with a dab of hops.

M: Medium-bodied (fuller than it looks); higher carbonation; nice.

O: A nice Kolsch; good backyard / cookout / summertime brew for sure... I’ll definitely have it again!

Photo of bubseymour
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - yellow clear with 1/2 finger head. Decent retention with lots of carbonation

S - lots and lots of sweet malt scents

T - very well crafted and balanced. Lots of malt and slight crispness in finish. Very sessionable.

M - very full bodied and creamy for this usually watery style

O = one of the better crafted Kolsch style beers I've had. Extremely sessionable, flavorful and great for summer drinking.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9/6/11.

Pours a slightly hazy light honey orange with a 1 inch puffy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy splotches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain, white grape juice, and some nice honey aromas. Taste is of malt/grain, honey, and a grassy flavor on the finish. There is a very mild bitterness with each sip that quickly fades from the palate. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and quite sessionable at only 4% ABV. I will keep this one in mind for summer cookouts.

Photo of CHickman
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting notes from 7/10/2012; pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger creamy white head that was full of bubbles, faded and left a creamy layer around the edge.

Smells of sweet malt, grains, husk, light caramel, grass, yeast and floral hops; a soft sweet nose that's got a grainy finish and is very basic.

Tastes of sweet malt, grains, husk, lemon zest, light caramel, grass, yeast, wheat and floral hops; very earthy, with a slight hop bitterness and lots of grains that have enough sweetness to balance the earthy notes.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and very refreshing, with a light to medium body, a slick feel on the tongue and an overall malty sweetness that slides down easy.

A tasty session beer with a low ABV that's easy to drink and perfect for pounding or a hot day. Sweet and malty for the Kolsch style, which I found very enjoyable.

Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at T Brendan O'Reilly's and it was served in a pint glass. Before I knew it I had drank 75% of it and wasn't really taking notes, so here is my take on it summarized: A good Kölsch, solid, drinkable and not sweet with balance of malt and yeast with a pleasant finish and gentle toast from the malt in the flavor.

Photo of KFBR392
3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured with just under a finger of head and settled slightly but was present throughout. Light random lacing. Orange/golden color. Cloudy body with average active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Cream, bananas, butter, yeast, bread, and sweet dough. The very bright creamy texture jumps right out of the glass. Solid yeast and malt backbone. Light hop presence. This aroma is simple, to the point, and delicious.

Taste: Buttery front hits the palate first. A solid malt and yeast body keep coming in waves. Little hop presence is found. The finish is a refreshing sweetness that is easy on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Easy, refreshing, sessionable, and drinkable.

Overall: A very enjoyable Kolsch. Uinta beers are always very solid and drinkable. This beer packs a pretty impressive punch for being 4% abv. Definitely recommended.

Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish copper with a thick cap of foamy, pure white head that has great retention

S - bread, lemon, grass, maybe some faint caramel

T - bread, lemon, caramel, grass, noble hops characteristics

M - crisp, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice, refreshing, clean beer. It's rather malty which is its only (slight) set back. The hops are there and it is close to balanced. It's highly drinkable and definitely sessionable. It's another offering from Uinta that's worth checking out.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very light hazy straw to medium yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger + half finger tall fizzy foamy white head that reduces to a mottled medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with a touch of grassy/hay-like hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready and cereal grain malts with a light touch of an almost honey-like sweetness. That is followed by a very light flavor of grassy/hay and herbal hops which imparts just a hint of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink and very sessionable. Enjoyable and definitely one that I would grab regularly for outdoor events when it is warm out there.

Photo of cbutova
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at the Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT.

A- Poured from the bottle with a light golden, slightly hazy body to a chalice. A white crown tops the beer with a foamy, creamy texture and it reaches just over one finger high. Decent retention. A thick ring and some pillows remain and lace sticks behind in sheets.

S- Mild aromatics with notes of yeast bread, pale fruits, slight citrus and some herbal spicy notes. Not much in the way of hops or malts.

T- Some hops seem to open up to provide another angle to the flavor. They are herbal and spicy probably of the Noble varieties. Notes of light cracked Pils grain, cereal, lemon zest, light fruits, wheat crust and bread form the base.

MF- Silky and foamy light end body. Carbonation is at a medium level and each sip feels crisp and smooth. Lightly bitter in the finish.

Drinks mild but provides plenty of flavor with the yeast doing much of the work while spicy hops smooth things out. Has a nice crusty bread feel I enjoy with the other flavors presented. Great in the Utah heat.

Photo of Jsteez
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an American pint glass.

A-Golden yellow medium carbonation in the glass. Nice thick bubbly head with thick and soapy lacy sides. Excellent!

S- A little sweet malty smell and a little fruity. Overall the smells are not too noticeable.

T-Refreshing and on the sweet malty side. I sensed a touch of lemon peel and some dry bread. A little flat and watery because of the strange utah Abv laws, but Uinta still managed to pull this one off. The aftertaste was slightly bitter, with a slight buttery feel.

M-Wet and refreshing. Doesn't stick around in the mouth for too long. Nice end of summer brew.

Overall, this is a refreshing beer and I will buy it again. Utah is strange about its liqour laws so it hinders what a REAL beer should taste like. Not the best kolsch I've had because of the strange flavor combos.

Photo of Wasatch
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled On: 9/22/11

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, sweet, with a little hop note. The taste is sweet, malty, slightly hoppy. Medium Body. A pretty tasty brew, a nice thrist quencher.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a rough white head that fades quickly leaving little chunks of lacing.

Smells of slight fruity and grassy notes.

Tastes of the grainy sweetness mostly. Fairly light with some bread and a bit of grape like notes. Hops are hidden a little, but do come through as it warms adding a grassy and floral touch.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice refreshing beer and it is quite enjoyable.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: 07/21/13.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with a tall, proud, white head. Drips and blurbs of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Easy-going malts, a little sun-dried hay, a touch of crustless white loaf bread. Fruity-scented accents smelling of apple and sweet white grapes. Thin sliver of hoppiness.

Taste: Soft maltiness, though, with a skosh more cereal sweetness than expected. A touch of sulphury apple lands early, a few drips of white wine. Lightly herbal hops, lightly bitter. Sweetish, fruityish finish with a good mouth of suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing, easy-drinking. Solid enough for an American-born Kölsch.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok, so not quite a great kolsch, but pretty good and easy drinking.

Light and biscuity, with a touch of grain huskiness. It does maintain a steady body throughout and a tight crispness on the end. this is a nice session beer that doulbes as a good summer ale

Photo of Offa
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very good, solid kolsch.

Deep gold, it has a medium-big off-white head slowly shrinking to thin foamy ring, a little bit of lace.

Aroma is nice bright grain, flowery herbs (gentle), a firm, nice kolsch.

Taste is nice, full fruity grain, apple, hint of faint herb and flowers, with a mostly grassy bitterness, which is light and balances the light sweetness. Overall, it's fairly dry, very minerally, crisp.

Photo of TenHornsProud
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a light orange with a creamy white head that does not go away.

Smells of bready lager yeast with some biscuit and sulfur notes.

Up front bready lager character that goes into a bitter and sulfur middle before ending on a slightly sweet and grassy flavor. The hops give this somewhat of a grassy/earthy note, which is nice for Spring. Pretty one dimensional, which is typical for the style.

Light body with lighter carbonation and a great, creamy mouthfeel.

I think is is a fine kolsch, which reminds me, I don't really like this style.

Photo of rowew
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle, bright colored label with a hoodoo rock formation. Nice change from some of the older Uinta designs. Bottled on date marked, but I don't see an ABV.

Appearance: Clear golden, thick head with good retention and lacing.

Smell: Bready malt and just a bit of citrus, no noticeable hops.

Taste: Smooth mouthfeel and medium carbonation levels. Quite a bit of citrus in the taste, with a bready malt flavor dominating.

Overall impression: Decent light offering, good flavor but nothing interesting enough to make me want to come back for more.

Photo of generallee
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This one has a clear bright golden body with a tall loose head on top. This head settles down quickly leaving just a few bubbles at the surface and around the edge of the glass.

Smell: There is not much going on here. The aroma is very light. Only a slight citrusy hop presence is noted.

Taste / Palate: The flavor profile is very clean and light. There is a very modest and refreshing cracker like malty base with mild lemony hop bitterness. The finish is quick and fairly dry.

Photo of horshack7
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours quite a golden color with a white foamy head.

Aroma: Lemon zest, grassy, light citrus hop, golden rasins slight amount of biscuty notes towards the back.

Taste: Very crisp in the front with notes of lemon zest, tart fruit, raisins a little bit of a butery texture and good biscuit notes.

Notes: Not a bad beer at all it's rather good not over powering and it has a good dry finish also very drinkable. Cheers.

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6 pack from Smith's in Vernal for $9.99. Into a Boulevard Pint.

A: Gold in color with a finger's worth of stark white head that quickly fades to a thin cap. Excellent clarity, and quite a few bubbles moving up through this.

S: Not much, lightly grainy with a slightly soapy hop profile. Smells really light and crisp.

T: Follows the nose, light and grainy with a bit of sweetness. A slight amount of bitterness evens things out on the finish. Nice spicy hop profile. Pretty enjoyable stuff.

M: Light, crisp carbonation, and really dry. Very enjoyable.

O: Not too shabby, a nice session beer that I am glad to be able to get regularly, especially once summer hits.

Photo of bennetj17
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright, golden-yellow appearance, thin head, looks a bit hazy throughout. Aroma has a grainy, crackery bite, with faint notes of citrus.

The taste has a mostly clean, biscuity malt flavor. Touches of dry bitterness at the back, hop balance is pretty non-existent. Alcohol is not discernable. The mouthfeel is a bit thin but has a zesty carbonation to compensate.

Overall a decent hot weather brew, but it doesn't distinguish itself well enough for the style. For all I would know this could be some sort of pale lager. Despite it not being a great Kolsch, it's still doable.

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HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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