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Kmita Kolsch - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 10-06-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

whatname, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

ejimhof, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

sneaks2210, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

BKBassist, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A murky brown light orange body is presented, some cola like sticking carbonation, but with a good amount of small white pinhead rising bubbles as well. Head makes two fingers, light tan in color and settles to a small thin puck.

Nose is interesting, light fruity esters giving to fig and raisins almost hinting of Belgian dark ale sensing sweetness, but much lighter and less sweet. Good solid hints of simple toffee and caramel.

Really nice crisp palate, with good dense malt and light club soda effervescent quality. Sharp hop mixing with a lime citrus astringent finish. Light toffee and fruity raisins match nicely in this very interesting style through the mid palate.

Real interesting beer, probably not what I want in a Kolsch, but it's a real interesting style a mix of light kolsch and sweet dark caramel flavors.

smakawhat, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

HarmonMW, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Slay40, May 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

DMax90, May 08, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Stinkypuss, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Stoutlad, May 06, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Ciocanelu, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

hollywood_15063, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

beergorrilla, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Gschaf, Mar 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Moonman1206, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

jrpapajcik, Feb 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

THECPJ, Feb 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

yankinwis, Feb 08, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -5%
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.

RblWthACoz, Feb 08, 2013
Kmita Kolsch from Dark Horse Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.