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Angry Angel Kolsch - Big Boss Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
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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4/5  rDev +14.3%

jak, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

nmann08, Dec 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

EasyReader, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated July 2011 (production date).

pours a hazy yellow straw color with a small, fragile white head. Some sediment was left on the bottom of the bottle; a portion of this was added mid-tasting.

The aroma is faint but pleasant, featuring pale malt with a hint of floral hops. ... yes, there is more than a trace of hops here, leaving a reported IBU of 20. The flavor largely follows the aroma. However, this is very mildly bitter although it smells a bit sweet. Also, a lightly baked biscuit flavor and a hint of citrus come out in the taste.

M - light bodied; semi-dry finish

O - as expected for style, this is not very flavorful or aromatic. This Kolsch is well-balanced and easily recommended if you like this style. It is refreshing and thirst quenching.

chinchill, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of Luigi
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a great two finger head. Head retention stays until the last drop.

The aroma is full spicy hop yet still has a hint of sweet malt. Great balance!

The flavor is clean yet you get a taste of spicy hops, a little pine like in the finish. The hops are balanced out with a clean grain like and sweet malt bread flavor. Now, these flavors are not over done, they are just great for the style.

Light in body with a mild carbonation. Very easy to drink!

Over all the brewery did justice to this style of German ale and during the hotter months I feel this ale will be a regular in my fridge.

Luigi, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of ccrida
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark gold with a big bubbled, small white head that quickly dissipates, leaving very light lace.

Smell is light, sweet, a hint of herbal hops.

Taste has a light, fruity ester, some hop bitterness on the finish, a hint of tobacco leaf. A little generic though.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp.

Drinkability is pretty high, a light session ale, on the sweet side, just nothing interesting.

ccrida, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a white head.

S: Citrus and floral hops to begin with. Some bready malts and a hint of grass follows. Light lemon peel notes and a little bit of straw. Just a little bit yeasty and fairly crisp.

T: Starts off somewhat sweet and malty with some nice bread flavor. Despite their prominence on the aroma, there is only a light citrus hop note. A touch of straw, mild grass, and a soft bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Usually random kolsches are not beers I expect to be any good, but this was pretty decent.

womencantsail, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery's tasting room.

Pours a clear gold with no head. Smells faintly of straw. Taste wheat/straw with very light bitterness. The flavors are so light as to almost call it nondescript. Little carbonation and light bodied.

Too thin and light. There are better Kolsch-style beers out there.

tdm168, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pilsner glass as a slender makeshift stange.

A pale lemon yellow body clear as all get out with constant rising carbonation. Very good retention foamy cap of white and even some sticky clumps on the glass.

Smell is predominantly baked bread, as buttered on with sweetness from a bakery, maybe even like a white cocoa. Interesting.

Taste is really weird, but with a big toasted bread sense on the finish. Palate is just dry DRY and grain, extremely medicine bitter, with grassy sense and not tasting hop bitter. Light bodied almost wet but dry palate scorching extremely dry in feel.

Kind of a strange one, seems like it would have been alright but this is pretty strange tasting Kolsch. I'll pass.

smakawhat, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of jgalbjr
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice nose, starts out easy drinking. Something on the back end though...a sourness that is not proper for this type of beer. Instead of crisp fruitiness, I get crisp lemon. I like Kolsch ales, but this one doesn't quite do it for me. I think the ABV is a bit low also, doesn't quite carry the beer on the finish.

Tasted on 2 different occasions from an establishment that goes through alot of beer, including this one.

jgalbjr, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pleasant pale spritzy beer.

Big foam up but retains a lot of head. Quite carbonated on the tongue. Almost not beer colored. Chill haze. Hoppy initial taste, extremely light bodied. Bitterness fades but leaves a faint dishwatery taste. Rather tart.

When there is not a lot of flavor to deal with, it ought to be more pleasing. I would not want a big schooner of this. I wish it had an interesting aftertaste, at least.

mactrail, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of raszputini
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle to a pils glass. Pours a very light amber with a light foamy head that sticks around. Solid malt backbone with a little fruitiness. Light and crisp mouthfeel - missing the creaminess I would expect. Finishes slightly bitter after a slight blast of hops. This is a very easy drinking ale, but I question its pedigree as a kolsch.

raszputini, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of KajII
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Kolsch glass]

The pour was a hazy medium amber, almost gold in color with a very small white fizzy head that disappeared in a matter of seconds and had some really poor lacing.

The aroma was very mild of a light bread malts, a light floral hop and had a slight scent of an earthy yeast with a hint of citrus (lemon).

The taste at first was slightly bitter and mildly acidic with a nice malt characteristic, it then became a bit bitterer and had a nice dose of wheat and just a very light touch of citrus at the end with the flavor lasting only a short time on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was creamy and a little dry in texture with a light to medium body and a nice soft carbonation.

Overall a mild/flavorful tasting brew that is very easy to drink...

KajII, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of Deadheadbill
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Deadheadbill, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of jpro
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A few bottles picked up at Carrboro Beverage Co. by the little lady... poured into a stange...

A: Pours a slightly hazy, pale gold; snowy white, 1-inch head leaves some specks of lace and manages some thin foamy retention.

S: Very doughy... almost too much; wet bread; some light grains and a touch buttery.

T: Bready malts; nice, surprisingly crisp bitterness on the finish that follows up the malty sweetness.

M: Close to medium-bodied; medium level of carbonation; crispy and smooth.

D: A very drinkable brew. Good for long days of grilling, watching football, etc.

jpro, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of Soonami
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Soonami, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured straw yellow with a one finger pure white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, and earthy notes. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, earthy, nutty, and subtle spices. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a nice brew. It was not awe-inspiring by any means, but still good. It had a fairly weak aroma to it, but the flavor was pretty complex and refreshing for a Kölsch. I would recommend this to a person coming to the craft beer scene, but not for a die-hard craft beer junkie though.

thagr81us, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright golden color with a bright white head, no lacing apparent.
Smells of hops and fruit.
Tastes like a blast of bitterness that never settles down at all.
Not a very smooth beer either, with a somewhat thin feel.
Fairly drinkable, for those who can deal with it, it could be a session beer.

TheKingofWichita, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of tchenery
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice golden color, has a lot of haze though. There is really no head to speak of.

It has a distinct light bread malt smell with a bit of fruit sneaking in there too. It's not unpleasant.

The beer has a very dry mouthfeel and tastes highly carbonated. It has a pretty smooth taste, but I can't really put my finger on what it tastes like. It's kind of like white raisins or almost an English pale ale flavor. There is a nice bitter kick at the end that works well with the dryness of it.

Beer is not as clean as I'd like, but it's good.

It's no wonder breweries choose this style frequently for their summer brew, pretty delicious.

tchenery, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of Walkersan
1.65/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

If you gave me this beer and didn't tell me what the style was, Kolsch would be the LAST thing I would ever guess. It's cloudy and has heavy biscuit flavor. I don't mind those two things so much, but they have no place in a kolsch.

In addition, the beer is very inconsistent. I've had it on several occasions now, and it has been very notably different every time. Last night I had two in a row, at the same restaurant, as an experiment. They tasted the same, but looked like totally different beers.

In all fairness, the beer itself isn't TERRIBLE (which is why I gave it an above average drinkability rating), but as a representative of the Kolsch style of beer, it is a complete and utter failure. My ratings for smell, appearance and taste are based on how far off the Kolsch target this thing was.

Bud Light is more like a Kolsch than Angry Angel is.

SUMMARY: the beer is decent if you stand it alone. it' fails hard when you try and call it a kolsch.

Walkersan, Sep 22, 2010
Angry Angel Kolsch from Big Boss Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.