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Angry Angel Kolsch - Big Boss Brewing

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80
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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cvstrickland on 06-13-2008)
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mshall


4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

05-16-2012 01:51:39 | More by mshall
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jnance34

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-12-2012 13:52:16 | More by jnance34
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big Boss Angry Angel is a beer I received as part of a mix of local beers from a friend for Christmas. I only just now got to reviewing it because I've been on a diet, but tonight I decided I deserved a beer and I figured this would be light and not too bad of a cheat.

The beer is yellowish amber, not as pale as I am used to for a Kolsch, but not bad. It was a bit hazy and there were little bits floating in it, which should not be in a light lager like this. There was also very little head, which is disappointing and it kept the aromas from really being expressed. The zesty noble hops are apparent as is a sweet yeasty bread in the nose. The beer is slightly sweet with a pear or grape-like fruitiness with a crisp bitterness that does a good job of balance. The beer is definitely on the light end, but very refreshing. The aftertaste is dry with a little bit of toasted grain that persists and there is a nice bit of acidity and bit from the carbonation.

This is a very excellent, easy drinking beer that readily quenches my thirst. Definitely not the most complex beer, but for the style, this is a very good example and one I would definitely welcome more of.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 06:09:18 | More by Soonami
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Yoda22

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

07-24-2012 16:58:54 | More by Yoda22
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ryansuttles

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

05-24-2012 04:42:15 | More by ryansuttles
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metmorg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

06-28-2014 12:03:09 | More by metmorg
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sinistrsam

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Federal in Durham. Poured a slightly cloudy straw color with almost no head, almost no obvious carbonation and excellent lacing.
Mild malt in the nose, along with very mild grassy and citrus hints, but nothing outstanding.
The taste was what I expect from a Kolsch; sweet and bready with butter and caramel malt. Very mild hop presence.
The initial bite is mild carbonation but this quickly fades to sweet buttery smoothness; caotes the tongue and has a logn aftertaste.
I liked this a lot, and was impressed with the take on the style that in my mnd very few do well. Good, job, BB.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2007 20:20:04 | More by sinistrsam
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Deadheadbill

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Bottle to a Pils glass.

A - Nice golden color with about an inch of fine white head which left medium lacing on the glass as it dissipated.

S - yeasty with a slight fruitiness to it.

T - Like the smell, Malty and slightly fruity mid palate followed nicely by medium hoppy bitterness.

M - Towards the upper spectrum of light-bodied, crisp mouthfeel, but with more of a lushness than most Kolsch's.

D - Nice, crisp beer with appropriate hoppyness and more flavor than your typical Kolsch. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 19:39:06 | More by Deadheadbill
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12-ounce bottle with a clearly notched bottled on date, poured into a weizen glass yields a pale golden straw colored body capped with a finger of bright white rocky foam that retains at a sheet and leaves nice fuzzy patches of lacing.

Smells of lightly-toasted, but rich malts with a nice floral character and a dash of apple peel.

Taste is biscuity and dryly malty with a solid mineral element and a nice dose of bittering hops. The drink is very dry throughout with an excellent crispness and a light, clean finish. Light-bodied with nice carbonation; this is a superb hot weather brew I could drink all day.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 19:42:30 | More by cvstrickland
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rtratzlaff

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Angry Angel is a clear light gold color with a thin white head that leaves good lacing down the glass.

The aroma is floral and grassy hop character behind pale malt sweetness.

The taste is sweet up front followed by herbal hop character that is quite pleasing and fades somewhat quickly.

The mouthfeel is rather well carbonated and crisp. Overall, this is an easy drinking Kolsch that will please the average beer drinker. A good gateway beer to craft--and a good session beer as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 16:22:50 | More by rtratzlaff
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PrinceofPastures

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I moved to North Carolina, I must admit that I was disappointed by the first few local beers I tried. So I owe Big Boss Brewing a big boss thanks for restoring my faith in NC brews, and it's largely because of this beer. I thought their Bad Penny was average for a brown ale (not particularly fond of the style though, to be fair), but this Kolsch just hits the spot on a warm summer evening, or perhaps simply paired with a gourmet sandwich at lunch.

The beer itself was light and welcoming, like any cold-fermented and processed brew should be, and was the color of a cloudless horizon just 15 minutes after sunset - a feather-light orange, but with lots of life. Big Boss claimed "bisquit malt flavors" and "floral hop notes", citing an intentionally dry finish, and I'd say they met their assertions with vigor. The Angry Angel is indeed angry, as she'll twist your palate a hair more than your average Kolsch (though we both know there's no such thing as an average Kolsch), but you'll love her for it.

Big Boss created a new favorite summer beer of mine, and they'll certainly be receiving my regular business. On that note, the race begins to try all of their seasonals!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 00:43:19 | More by PrinceofPastures
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."

--Michelangelo

Rich gold with a fine yeasty haze; a much darker hue than is typically seen in a beer of this style. Several fine bubble streams are maintaining a thick slice of ivory colored foam that has a wonderful, mousse-like texture and is doing a bang-up job decorating the glass.

Kolsch is one of those styles that often struggles to impress where aroma is concerned. All the more surprising that this one does just that. It's pale malty, with a modest amount of muskiness and a floral-spicy hoppiness. I'm now expecting good things on the palate.

Angry Angel is one of the better kolsches that I've had in quite some time. It's a winner primarily because the brewers didn't go easy on the ingredients. There aren't too many 4.5%'ers with this much flavor. I'm sure it helps that the bottle is barely four months of age.

Biscuity pale malts (with a suggestion of something a wee bit darker) provide a surprising amount of underlying sweetness for the style. A malty kolsch is often a good kolsch. The hops add a balancing bitterness and the same musky-floral-spicy quality that is present in the nose. I'm thinking something German. Tettnang perhaps.

It's impressive any time a beer with an ABV less than 5.0% has a mouthfeel this full, this plush and this expansive. It looks like the BBB boys know what the hell they're doing around a brew kettle.

First Bad Penny Brown Ale and now Angry Angel Kolsch. Both are excellent and incredibly drinkable examples of their respective styles. Big Boss may not be the best of the North Carolina craft breweries, but they're on the first page of the leader board.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 12:50:44 | More by BuckeyeNation
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

Pours a semi-hazy light orange/straw color with two fingers worth of foamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing.

Nose is of bready grains and light floral hops. There is also a vague fruity aroma, consiting mostly of lemon and grape, although I do get a faint hint of apple as well

Surprisingly flavorful. A nice toasty malty backbone with a light floral hop flavor. There is also a mildly sweet, fruity flavor as well. Medium bodied and moderately carbinated. Really quite nice

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 21:57:24 | More by CBlack85
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mentor

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GCBrewingCo for the opportunity. Bottled Aug 08. Pours a half finger nearly white head over a very cloudy dull light-straw liquid. Smells wet, notable hops aroma, with mild lemony fruity, dash of sour and dash of zing.

Tastes wonderful. Wet is mild, but enough to carry notable hop flavor, mild hop bitter, and strong dancing hop zing. Hop zing isn't quite as sharp as I'd like, but the carbonation sting steps in at just the right time in the right way to contribute in a pleasing manner. Earthy hops countered by lemony (could be hops, could be esters). A little bit vegetal as the beer warms. Md-light body and some dextrinous with strong carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 05:21:46 | More by mentor
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-15-2011 14:42:35 | More by twowheelssoar
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Slats1221

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

12-28-2011 03:03:43 | More by Slats1221
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Woody's @ City Market, Raleigh, NC

Served a nice rich clear golden color, darker than expected of the style, with a decent thick and dense white head with decent retention that left a small thin cap. Also noticeable carbonation streaming to the top of the glass.

Light aroma, good balance between the malted barley and the floral hops with perhaps a hint of a biscuit as well.

The taste was better than the aroma led and to be honest the taste was better than expected. A lot of times with beers of this ABV you expect a watered down, no real taste kind of beer. This beer had a really good, stronger than expected taste with a nice balance of malted barley and hops. The beer also had a little spice to it that really kicked it up a notch.

The beer was light and smooth with a dry aftertaste. The beer had the right amount of carbonation and was very drinkable.

Overall, I think that this is a style that is very much unappreciated and often over-looked as it does not have that "kick you in the teeth" kind of powerful flavor or appearance, for that matter, but this beer would be a good starter if you are interested in trying the style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2009 19:25:24 | More by PhillyStyle
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senttochris

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

07-14-2014 01:43:20 | More by senttochris
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wedge

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfectly clear pale straw color with a big, fluffy head that leaves behind patchy lace as it fades. Mild warm biscuity malts make up the bulk of the aroma. The taste is very similar, a light doughy sweetness. Not too much in the way of hops. Light bodied, but not overly thin. Pleasant, somewhat dry finish. Very, very easy to drink as it should be. Well done.

Serving type: growler

03-30-2008 02:51:57 | More by wedge
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +14%

12-09-2011 23:26:13 | More by nmann08
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-14-2011 16:48:30 | More by TEAMHOLT
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-11-2012 04:34:10 | More by OldhouseRecs
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planbee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-26-2011 05:27:22 | More by planbee
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-18-2011 03:50:33 | More by EasyReader
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-15-2011 16:33:34 | More by NCbeerpirate
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Angry Angel Kolsch from Big Boss Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.