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Kolsch - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Kolsch
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.43%


Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.83% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BuckeyeNation on 07-16-2008)
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Reviews by watermelonman:
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watermelonman

California

3.55/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 16:13:25 | More by watermelonman
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A - Pours a very lager light bright yellow with a 1/2 inch of rocking foam. Almost too much since they are all forced carbonated.
S - It smells on style very grainy, has some citrus hops which surprised me and some toasted malt.
T - I did not like it at first very dry and grainy but by the end of the sampler it was very enjoyable. Still wish it has more citrus hops and sweeter malt base.
M - Light to medium a very sessionable ale.

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Kolsch from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.