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Kmita Kolsch - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Reviews: 42
Hads: 129
Avg: 3.29
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jale on 10-06-2011

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Photo of innersanctum
1.3/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ya know when your cleaning lady gives you those chocolates at Christmas time and you really *want* to like them, but they just don't taste good, and you end up throwing away half the box, well meet Kmita Kolsh!

Sampled 3 bottles from two different 6-packs. The first bottle was best and served cold on a hot summer day. While the taste was initially heavier with a fuller biscuty mouthfeel than the Kolsh's which I've had, the flavor dissipated toward a boozy/acidy finish the last quarter of the bottle. The appearance was a nutty brown which is much darker than other offerings from this style, and there was a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

The second bottle was finished, but the boozy taste was persistent throughout. It is somewhat suprising that a 5.5% APV offering would exhibit this flavor, but it was loud and clear. The third bottle was poured into a glass, and after one sip it was poured down the drain. All bottles were purchased at Barneys Market, New Buffalo, MI.

If you're reading this over at DH, please note that I'm trying to offer some honest feedback, and you can see from my other reviews that I admire your work.

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Photo of AleWatcher
1.72/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Grabbed as part of a mix a 6 pack... I love Kolsch as a style...

This is the darkest looking Kolsch I've ever seen. Deep coppery amber colored body with a small splattering of nearly white bubbles atop it. The head subsided quickly to leave a thin collar but no lacing.

Smells really too malty. Almost like a barleywine somehow.... Minus caramel malts. Some sweet bready malt and some harsher grainy malt lead the way. Some leafy, vegetable, and spicey hop notes come in on the backend. Yikes. The finish is surprisingly bitter, and as it warms it gets quite boozy.

Feels overcarbonated, yet oily. Like too many bubbles on the tongue, but it's surprisingly full-- at least more full than medium bodied.

Not very refreshing. Not very Kolsch-y. Not very good. In the future I'll avoid this one like it was made by White Birch.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The act of pulling a bottle from the six pack carton brings immediate joy as a jolly polish mafia-like aristocrat, equipped with a cigar, bow tie, and what looks like a Black Label can greets the eye. Can I get some extra cheese with that? But what's important is on the inside, so let's go there...

The beer opens with a rich copper hue that's a better display for amber ales or pale ales. I had to do a double take to make sure that this was supposed to be a kolsch-style ale. Its short-lived foam stance yields no real retention and collapses within half the session.

Grainy-sweet aromas rise to the nose with foreground notes of caramel candy, cinnamony alcohols and corn. Lightly starch scented, the beer delivers an aromatic combination that reminds me as much of colas as that of beer.

Saccharine sweetness thrives in the taste of left over malt. Caramel and cola nut rise in taste reminds me in no real way of traditional kolsch. Vegetal corn and an overall cereal grist taste migrates over the palate more like a cream ale that balances toward the maltier pale ale side. With little of the spice that shows up in the nose, the hop balance that finishes the beer provides a woody, minty bitterness.

Starch and residual sweetness frames the mouthfeel and forbids the clean crisp pilsner malt dryness or mild hop bitterness to close the beer with crispness or cleanliness. Finishing semi-sweet and weightedly, the beer never convinces me of kolsch textures.

Dark Horse could convince me that Kmita is a cream ale, an amber ale, or even a non-descript pale ale. But it's not a very good beer, and certainly not a well made kolsch.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
2.3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First off, I love Kolsch. I'm also a fan of most things I've tried from Dark Horse. And I'm a HUGE fan of the label on this bottle! But despite all of that I cannot give this beer a good review if I'm rating to style.

The beer is way darker than any Kolsch I've had, an amber color that isn't close to the golden hue I expect. Looking back to the label I see that it's a "Polish Style Kolsch Ale", maybe that accounts for the color. I've never seen a Polish brewery in Cologne.

The aroma is sort of worty, strong grain and sweet malt. It tastes overly sweet too, nothing like the delicate malt and light hop balance I'm used to. Again I get strong grains in the flavor along with the smell. The body is likewise too heavy, this misses the mark on every single attribute. Is this an inside joke at Dark Horse?

I don't recommend this, my first "don't buy" comment on a Dark Horse beer.

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Photo of nicnut45
2.32/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. No freshness dating indicated on the bottle.

Pours a red amber color. Hardly any head at all upon pouring. Looks like a soda pop.
Smell is not strong and needs a bit of stirring to evoke a good whiff, wet wood comes to mind, some yeasty mustiness, grape sucker, a slight overipe banana comes to clash with all this. Hops are not prevalent at all in the nose, malt dominates.
Bitterness prevails in the taste, not really any interesting hop flavors. Just bitter for the sake of being bitter and robs the beer of any interesting subtleties you might notice. Maple syrup tasting malt comes in and clashes with this as well. A slight saltiness/sour comes to mind as I drink, a bit like plain yogurt or kefir. A stinging carbonation drives home these strange flavors.
This is a strange muddled beer to say the least. I know it is their version of a kolsch, but there is little in this beer that even remotly reminds me of a kolsch. Perhaps they messed up brewing a real kolsch and felt bad about dumping this mess and so decided to label it a polish Kolsch. A properly brewed Kolsch is anything but boring. This contrasts to what was written on their six pack. I will not be buying this again.

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Photo of Ryan011235
2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Capital Brewery glass on 8/1/12

I'm shocked to see such a dark kolsch. This thing is a deep tobacco color and has some cloudiness. The head is fizzy, topping out at half and inch and dropping back down from there. No lace or retention.

The aroma is various and sundry shades of wrong. Toasted bread - lightly spiced, dark-ish bread. Apples. Plastic. Cured meats (salami). Sporadic wisps of smoke.

I'll mark it in the lucky category that the taste doesn't entirely follow the path of the aroma. Here, the bready flavors are emboldened, as is the spiciness. While it doesn't taste like rye, it has the dry spice that rye often has. Grainy with dusty yeast. Earthy, grassy hops.

The body is leaning toward full; the feel has a slickness to it. Carbonation is moderately low, but has a liveliness to the edges.

What's the deal with this beer? It drinks much better than I was expecting, but it's not much of a kolsch (and I'm dinging it for style). There are far worse beers to drink, but I wouldn't seek this out.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.51/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a cloudy light amber color with a small white head that vanishes within seconds. It is very unappealing to look at. The aroma is of toffee, caramel, and a hint of roasted malt. It is a pleasant aroma, but is in no way the aroma of a kolsch. The taste is similar to the aroma with a lingering bitterness in the finish. Again, it is actually quite enjoyable, but it is not a kolsch. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with virtually no carbonation. Overall, when I see a style designation on a beer's label I expect it to at least vaguely represent that style. I have no idea what a "Polish Kolsch" is supposed to taste like, but I thought it was reasonable to expect something similar to a real kolsch. This beer tastes much more like an altbier than a kolsch.

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Photo of tectactoe
2.68/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this one along time ago. Had again recently thanks to Jeff. Pours a murky copper color with the slightly beige head. What the hell? This doesn't look like any other Kolsch I've ever seen. Much, much darker and heavier looking. I had to double check to make sure it was really a Kolsch. Apparently so. Hmm, weird.

The aroma contains some fruits with a mild sourness that seems to grow a little bit as the beer gets warmer. Cherries and lemons seem to be the most prominent fruits, maybe even some grapes. Kind of nebulous overall. Some graininess resides in the back; pretty sweet and malty when all is said and done, with no real hop character that I can find in the aroma. A bit of alcoholic warmth comes through also, some else that's quite strange for a Kolsch - typically lighter, heavy-drinking beers.

The light sourness from the aroma is also the first thing to show up in the taste - not puckering or anything, mind you, just a light tartness that hits the tongue right away. Apples, cherries, and I'm getting a big-time plum flavor out of this, too. Right behind the tart beginning, there's a staunch bitterness that hits quick and fades into a more earthy sweetness. Malts are heavy all around; biscuits, faint caramel. Some weird steel/metal flavors that probably shouldn't be there. The taste is also surprisingly "boozy" and hits a little bit light nail polish remover on the back of the tongue at times. How can this be, when the beer is only 5.5% ABV? Medium body, leaving a sticky coating on the palate (again... what?) with a heavy bready aftertaste.

This beer wasn't awful, but it wasn't very good, either. And I don't understand how this can be labeled as a Kolsch. It resembles a Kolsch in almost no way. Is Dark Horse trying to play a joke on us? I'll be sure to pass this one up next time.

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Photo of Bitter_Echo
2.82/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured weirdly. I didn't manage to break up the flocks into finer light reflecting things, and it was darker than the few of the style I've had and it seemed a bit not cool and not inviting and like I said, weird. I get malt and biscuit and a bit of ripe fruit and maybe some floral notes. Again. A Kolsch? Tastes actually ok average, or even maybe a bit better. Not undrinkable for sure, but I really don't have much positive to say about this., sorry, loving DH brews and all. I wonder if the Polish has something to do with this?

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Photo of rangerred
2.82/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a thin off white head that fades quickly.

Aroma of sweet caramel and toasted malt. A little bit of Earthy hops.

The taste is fairly sweet with toasted caramel. Some honey and dark bread make an appearance along with a little bit of hay. Strong bitterness takes hold and lingers through a pretty dry finish.

A decent beer but nothing like any kolsch I have ever had. Is more like an Amber. Nonetheless, not something I would really seek out again.

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Photo of Brenden
2.88/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the darkest Kolsch I've ever seen, being darker than amber, perhaps even copper in color. A fizzy head is pretty short-lived and, despite consistent activity, doesn't have lasting power. It does leave just enough spotty lacing from a light foam to let me know it's got at least some substance to it.
This...is an interesting one. After offering me a note up rubbing alcohol on front (which doesn't translate to the flavor, fortunately), it shows off lots of sweet malts and very mils floral notes. The taste moves from sweet corn to steel but not adjunct, per se. There's a floral and even a touch of herbal hoppiness to this beer, but it's not vinous and the malts keep it from being dry. I don't know what this actually is, only that it's not a Kolsch. It's not a bad beer, as there's a good balance and depth of flavor despite the weirdness of it, but it loses points for adherence to style.
The feel actually isn't bad but, again, adherence to style is an issue. While not a big-bodied brew, it's downright heavy for a Kolsch. It's also not particularly clean.
I think Dark Horse is a great brewery in general, but it really swings on the spectrum with their beers. This is on the lower end.

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Photo of jlindros
2.9/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light fizzy head that hits about 1/3 finger and fades at a med pace, but leaves a thicker creamy head covering with a bit of lacing, over hazy sediment laden darker reddish nectar orange color.

Nose is light, a little creamy malt profile, light yeasty esters and a hint of a vegetal like aroma, light wet hay and touch of grass, little aromatic malt.

Taste is light and herbal, vegetative like flavors, light corn oil like, light rancid oil, fluffy malt, little reddish caramel like malt, some fruity esters again, with a touch of that flavor from yeast fermenting too hot.A touch of herbal hops come through on the finish, with a dry finish but still a bit sticky, little malty and vegetal again.

Mouth is med bodied, too much body even, but at least decent carb.

Overall not good. Like a somewhat inexperienced homebrewer making some mistakes, and nothing what I would expect for a Kolsch.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice amber color, dark for a Kolsch. Pretty hazed. Nice crop of foam atop this'un. 4.0

Toasty aroma with some mignon wafts of hops. Sprig of citrus rind. 3.5

Very toasty, somewhat hoppy, and carrying an inappropriate sting of booze. Falters the drinkability, mostly. Some rooty flavors and floral hops that carry some astringencies, as well as a firm hop bitterness. Too booze-obvious to be any kind of refreshing, and the hop boost throws me off. Some prominent American hops showcased in this brew. Body is medium-light. Carbonation is on the level. 3.0, 2.5

Strange Kolsch. Hoppy, bitter, toasty, dark, and strong. Maybe if it was a pale ale. 2.5

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Photo of barnzy78
3.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, pours a ruddy amber color, with a very thin head that dissipates to nothing very quickly. I was expecting a golden color for the style. Aromas are malty grain, caramel, slightly medicinal. Tastes are again malty, with grain, caramel, slight spice, slightly medicinal. Would pair well with a spicy sausage. Mouth-feel is on the thinner side of medium, decent carbonation. Overall, I found this to be weird. I've never heard of a Polish Kolsch, but for a German Kolsch this was way off the mark for the style. Polish amber might have been received better. Sorry, passing on this one.

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Photo of horshack7
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Rather dark amber in coloraround and inch worth o fhead which thins out quick.

Aroma: Grainy, buttery with light toffee notes, twinges of molasses and caramel malts. Not too much in the fruit end bits of prunes.

Taste: Caramel malts, grainy notes, light sticky mouthfeel. Slight brown bread, dark fruits.

Notes: Well it's not to bad. The light dry finish does add a nice touch. Cheers.

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Photo of metter98
3.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color (very dark compared to other beers in the style) and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are light aromas of grapes and biscuit malts in the nose that died down but never completely faded away.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some flavors of toasted malts along with a light amount of bitterness and hints of spicy hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and quite dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The dryness persists through the finish.
O: This beer is quite unlike any other kölsch I've had before, especially in its appearance and amount of malts and dryness. It's also not very easy to drink.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a narrow pint glass, color is copper to amber, head is light tan and dense.

Smell is toast caramel, light biscuit, a little sweeter in the caramel note than most kolsch.

Taste is interesting, I'd put it at a mix of a belgian/french amber and kolsch; somewhat bready and toasted taste, with a solid caramel and toffee note and finishes pretty dry (bitterness from the hops?)

Mouthfeel is a little sharp for a kolsch, drying on the tongue in the finish but its preceded by pleasant balance.

Overall, an interesting take on a kolsch, as I mentioned more of belgian/french amber flavor profile with kolsch yeast flavoring and drying presence in the mouth.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I have no idea what a Polish kölsch is supposed to be like, but this is the darkest kolsch I have ever seen. Most brown ales aren't this dark. Super malty nose and tons on the flavor as well. Smooth feel, but quite thick. This is not really a kölsch so far as I am familiar with. Nice drinker but well outside the style parameters.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Dark Horse's Kmita Kolsch a couple days ago for $1.79 at The Lager Mill. This one just popped up in my area, I heard about it a couple weeks ago and have been wanting to try it since, so I was happy to see it on the shelf, lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date 2012 vintage, summer release.. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label sure does stick out, but the guy on the label creeps me out a little. It poured a pretty hazy amber brown color that took on a nice orange/amber color when held to the light with three fingers worth of creamy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left a little lacing. The color is ok, but it's not the best look and it's for sure not true to style, but the head was really nice.

S- The aroma starts off with loads of very sweet malts that impart some grainy, brown bread, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits mainly cherrys, it starts off smelling like a Dubbel. Next comes a little more sweetness followed by some citrus rinds, with some floral and slightly spicy hops on the finish. The aroma is pretty complex and isn't what you would expect from a Kolsch, not true to style at all but not bad, just confusing.

T- The taste isn't all that similar to the aroma, it start off with a good amount of malts that a much lower amount of sweetness than the aroma led me to believe, they impart some nice clean malty and grainy flavors that are pretty Kolsch like. After that things start to get a little different and an unusual berry flavor starts to show up, I can't quite figure out what kind of berry it is. On the finish I get some spicy, but mainly floral hops that give this beer a medium amount of bitterness with a sweet, grainy, and somewhat berry like aftertaste. I don't mind the taste of this beer, it sure is different and it has more hops then you would expect to find in the style.

M- A little smooth, a little creamy, medium bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation. The carbonation is ok, but it isn't very Kolsch like, it's a little to thick.

Overall I thought that this was a decent beer, but it wasn't a good example of the style, there weren't that many things about this beer that shouted Kolsch, it would be better if it was just called Polish Ale and they left out the word Kolsch. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it wasn't that smooth and the flavors don't hold my interest as well as they should, one is enough for me. What I liked most about this beer was that the taste actually had something that resembled a Kolsch unlike most of this beer. What I liked least about this beer was how confusing it was, this beer just didn't seem to be that cohesive. I don't think I would buy this beer again, it was interesting to try, but nothing I feel like I have to try, it's worth a try but don't expect a classic Kolsch. All in all this was one confusing beer that I really don't understand, but I do appreciate how different this beer is, it's always nice when the guys at Dark Horse start thinking out box, but unfortunately it just doesn't come together as well as it should.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

SMELL: Barley, whiskey malt, euro beer kinda smell with toffee and booze being prominent. Some fruity alcohol and candy notes are there as well.

TASTE: Self dubbed a Polish Style Kolsch, this beer opens with an upfront scotchy malt profile and a minor tea like lemony hop bitter. The flavors are somewhat light but has enough of a malt bill to provide ample cocoa and nutty notes. Finishes with a chalky feel on a medium/full bodied beer. Too heavy to be a standard Kolsch, this rounded polish style Kolsch reminds me more like a light scotch ale.

OVERALL: Hard to categorize, this Kmita Kolsch is fairly tasty, and blindfolded I would have sworn this was imported. An odd ball beer, I kind of like it, but I really would look elsewhere for a clean example of the style.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a 200mL Rastel pokal glass. No date on bottle.

Appearance: Hazy copper-amber. Thin off white head at first, and then nothing. No lacing either. Poured slow and noted sediment in bottom of bottle - so I'm guessing some of the sediment came along which accounts for the haze.

Smell: Caramel and that was all I could pull out.

Taste: Caramel, sharp noble hop bitterness that becomes more tea-like as the beer warms up. Good, but significant contrast in flavors here.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and little bit sticky on the teeth. Nice thickness underneath. Otherwise nothing special.

Overall / Drinkability: An unusual contrast of flavors in this beer. Not like any kolsch I've had before. Glad I tried, but I could not see myself having very many glasses of this in a sitting. Drinkability leaves a bit to be desired, but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of barczar
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a fleeting half inch cream head. Darker than any kolsch I've seen.

Aroma is grainy, with sweet caramel malt and light floral hop notes.

Flavor reveals a fruity character, with bready, toasted malt, caramel sweetness, and a slightly dry, floral finish.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and an astringent finish. There's significant alcohol warmth.

The fruity flavor is overwhelming. Review is not based on style, but personal preference.

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Photo of superspak
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of apples, pear, caramel, toast, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and light earth. Ok aromas but they were fairly weak and unbalanced; possible fermentation issues due to apple in aromas. Taste of pear, caramel, toast, biscuit, grass, floral, apple, and light herbal spiciness. Light spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry on the finish. Pretty good flavor balance and complexity; no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly crisp mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Very easy to drink as expected. Overall this is an ok brew. Definitely not a kolsch, but has some decent flavor and balance. Pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation two finger head that doesn't stay around long

S-Pale malts, some grass, bread, butter, like a better smelling macro-eqsue brew.

T-Grass, off tasting bread/butter notes. No bitterness Bland.

M-Light in body, borderline over carbonated. Tries to be crisp but falls just short.

O-As the beer warms the flavors no longer mix as well and the buttery/bread notes take over and worsen the beer.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland stange.
5.5% ABV, no date.

A - Kmita Kölsch pours out a surprisingly copper amber color, hazed with fine particles; much darker than any Kölsch I've ever seen. The beer's creamy ivory head lingers on the surface for a while leaving some attractive lace before it collapses into the beer.

S - Dusty, dirty, and dry, this Kölsch has a toasted malt aroma with caramel undertones and spicy rye-like notes with lingering broad Connecticut Shade leaf tobacco and faint hop notes. I'm not sure what a "Polish Style Kölsch" is supposed to be like, but this is pretty off base for a Kölsch though not bad as what it is.

T - Lots of maltiness when a typical Kölsch is considered, there's toffee, caramel, and bread flavors which all overwhelm the minor hoppiness that's in the beer. The finish is filled with dusty, almost chalky dry dirt and the same rye-like spice the nose offers. Again, the plethora of flavors really pushes this beer beyond the realm of what a typical Kölsch should be.

M - Medium-bodied and smooth, this beer has a nice mouth feel with a dusty, dry finish and spice note that is nice but it's far from the crisp, clean German-style Kölsch beers.

O - I'm not quite sure what a "Polish Style Kölsch Ale" is but this beer doesn't measure up to what a Kölsch should be if styles are considered. By no means is it a bad product, in fact, Kmita Kölsch is a very well-made beer, it just doesn't fit guidelines. I'd love to know the story behind this beer; I feel that it might make the experience make a little more sense. In the end Kmita Kölsch is drinkable but not as drinkable as a typical Kölsch.

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Kmita Kolsch from Dark Horse Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.