Shiner Kölsch - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.35/5 rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Shiner Kolsch is light golden in color with a clear body and a white head of foam that dissolves away rather quickly. The nose on this beer is one of cereal grains, yeast, barley, and some fruit buried in the distance. It is fairly interesting, and it makes you anticipate the first sip.
This beer offers a taste that is simple and unassuming. The flavor of sweet grains greets you first, followed by some faint fruit flavors, like apple and white grape- even a hint of citrus. Some toasted character is noticed, followed by a crisp, slightly spicy/grassy finish of lightly bitter hops.
Shiner Kolsch is a very clean, direct beer with an average amount of complexity and a generally balanced nature that goes from sweet to slightly bitter from start to finish. This beer is light, easy on the eyes and stomach, and doesnt leave you feeling bloated. However, the lightness level means the beer isnt very rich and the finish is a tad weak. I know that many will appreciate the low bitterness level and the smoothness of the finish but I would like it better if it had a little more kick at the end.
Shiner Kolsch is still a pretty good beer overall and most people who drink it will find it acceptable at worst and pleasing at best. It does offer crispness and refreshment on a warm day and even if it isnt the most exciting brew, it is still worthy of an occasional try.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2007 02:57:59 | More by BryanCarey
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Shiner Kölsch from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.