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Kolsch - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Kolsch
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20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 147
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.83% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BuckeyeNation on 07-16-2008

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 147
Reviews by mothman:
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1.85/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Cincinnati location.

White head. Color is a very clear pale yellow.

Flavors are very minimal. Light grassy hop flavors. A bit of biscuity malts. Not much else to note.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Very light bodied. Ends dry.

Overall, a very boring kolsch. Just not much here. (282 characters)

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of watermelonman
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This arrived wearing a nice pale gold, quick ring of head and not much lace. I am no kolsch expert but that seems to be to style.

The smell was lightly toasted malt with a hint of citrus. The taste brought more of the same, with hops to complement rather than flavor on their own. Light and refreshing in the mouth, this was not the most intriguing of beers but reasonably well done. (384 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.6/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At MSP concourse D. Pours to a thin head that struggles to stay alive, even with agitation. Color is light for style but acceptable. Aroma is grainy and vinous as expected. There's an unexpected bread ester note in the aroma and taste. Flavor is rather bland and dull. Mouthfeel is decent. Not impressed. (304 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I went to the Rock Bottom in Cincinnati, though because it's a chain I am going to assume the beers carry over the same. I ordered a flight of six of their standard beers and as I tried each one I found that each was spot on to the style. The remarkable thing is how unremarkable the beers are. Don't get me wrong, they are well worth the try and certainly above average but they are produced for a mass market. So as lazy as it may be I am going to simply say that this beer was a text book example of the style without breaking out and setting itself above. (559 characters)

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3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden with many rising bubbles, nice frothy white head

S- Not much to speak of

T- Light throughout, building grain flavor like a crusty french loaf, very light bitter component to finish

M- Moderate carbonation, light body, slightly dry and crisp

O- Not bad, refreshing, fits well with style (305 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of aaya
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just an ordinary locally brewed kolsch but add some fresh blueberries.... (73 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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Kolsch from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.