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HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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HooDoo Kölsch Style AleHooDoo Kölsch Style Ale

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This crisp kolsch-style ale is golden in color and exhibits refreshing hop character.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-23-2011)
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

trebbates, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

VikeMan, May 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop and served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high; I like Uinta and I love a good Kolsch. Best before 03/05/13. I don't see an ABV listed. Clearly labelled a Kolsch.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with salted pretzel twists.

A: Pours a two finger white colour head - fairly thin - without any real cream. Retention is above average (~3 minutes). Body colour is a clear pale yellow-copper. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Pretty typical for the style; there's nothing unique or special here. Standard fare.

Sm: Fragrant crystal malt, buttery notes, pale malts, perfumey preservative hops, bready notes, light grape, and dry grains. A mild strength aroma. Typical of a kolsch, but surprisingly unrefreshing. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Dry crystal malt body redolent of pear. Light white grape. Dry pale malts. Clean and simple. Not quite refreshing, but close. No yeast or alcohol comes through. It's balanced, if simple. I do like it. Rather neutral in flavour. Lacks complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Crisp, with near perfect dryness. Smooth. Decent palate presence. Good carbonation. It's typical of the style but doesn't feel custom-tailored to the flavour profile.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. It's not bad for a Kolsch, but I'm far from impressed. Hides its ABV well. I expected better from Uinta. This doesn't scratch my Kolsch itch. Leaves a lot to be desired. I'd try it on draught. Few will have any trouble quaffing this one. Decently priced for what it is.

High C

kojevergas, Feb 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

matthageman, Jun 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

mccallisters_dali, Mar 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Shango42, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Wortman1998, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

THECPJ, Feb 14, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -8.2%

Clear yellow color, minimal bubbles with a couple rising to the surface. Smells sort of grainy. Flavor is grainy malt, cereals, not very crisp and not very hoppy despite what the label says. Very easy to drink though since the ABV is so low. This was a decent beer but is my least favorite for the style and I won't make a repeat purchase on this one.

ArrogantB, Feb 13, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -7.3%

American style Kolsch- slight darker and heavier than the classic German variety. The aroma is biscuit and hay with a slight sweetness. The beer pours a crystal clear gold with a bright white, thick head that dissipates quickly. The carbonation is noticeable on the palate. The flavor is clean and refreshing with a nice balance of malt and hops with the slightest tip towards the malt sweetness. Overall, this is certainly not a German Kolsch but is a very drinkable beer that is quite refreshing cold and becomes more complex as it warms.

JeffH, Jul 09, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -6.4%

This beer from served from the bottle, thanks to StonedTrippin. It poured a cleanly yellowed straw coloring, holding a fizzy one and a half finger tall head. This retained decently, leaving wet spots of white lacing dripping down the sides of the glass. Carbonation appeared active, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma was simple, with pale and pilsner malts, white chalk, floury adjuncts, crisp grassiness, metallics, and yeast that approached the soured side of life. Our first impression was that this was an easily sippable beer, without too much bitterness of malt. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with that bittering malt bill, giving solid pales, big metallics, and dried, mildly puckered wheatiness. The sip came to a watery peak, with mineral and soft lactic bite washing the meat of the grains away. This easiness pulled us to the finish, where the grains returned, but with less bite and robustness. They were met by flashes of white sugar, light booziness, and faint spice of phenol air. The aftertaste breathed of chalk, faintly soured grassiness, tin, flour, and corny adjuncts. The body was light, and the carbonation was medium, but packed a good prickle. The mouth was left creamy and coated with those active bubbles, following decent slurp and smack, but less froth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its ease of drinkability. While the aroma and flavoring were rather simple and clean, with warmth the bitterness mixed oddly with the watered-through middle, causing the ultimate blend of flavors to become muddled and unattractive. If kept towards a colder temperature this beer can be your typical “drink from the bottle on a hot Summer’s day” type of beer, but otherwise there are more refined and flavorful beers for the style, and from this brewery.

TheBrewo, Apr 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

ste5venla, Jun 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Feb 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

GRG1313, Oct 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

kwhittle11, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Cbrazbox, Dec 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

ac22rush, Mar 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

SocalKicks, Aug 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

napetry, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

kas, May 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

vermilcj, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

khargro2, Jun 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Amazing clarity and lots of carbonation from the bottom. Straw-amber color with a silky little shock white sheet of a head on top. Lacing in patches down the glass. Smells light and summery, with some very light bready malts and a touch of floral hops.

Light and refreshing in body and feel, not much hop presence other than a very faint hoppy taste in the back. The malts aren't sweet and have a biscuity quality to them that ends up leaving a slightly weird aftertaste and linger. Effervescent mouthfeel in its light airiness, but manages to be crisp to the tongue and a little bit prickly in carbonation. Not the best Kolsch I've had, but then again its not bad. Just nothing all that exciting about it, unlike Uinta's other low ABV selection in Baba Black Sheep. I thought that one was very unique and well done, whereas this one is a little on the bland side.

chodinheaven, Oct 29, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

JISurfer, May 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

dbfp210, Sep 14, 2012
HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.