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Kölsch - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
85
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%


Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"In Cologne, Germany, many a brewery produces a light-bodied ale with a delicate fruitiness and rounded maltiness, attributable to the unique yeast strain commonly used. Our Kölsch is unfiltered and more generously hopped than its German cousin."

Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner and Munich malt and Perle hops. 5.2% ABV, 40 BU

(Beer added by: ElGordo on 07-30-2007)
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by throwerbri:
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throwerbri

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-14-2012 02:07:50 | More by throwerbri
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

03-29-2014 17:29:46 | More by NickThePyro
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-29-2014 01:45:42 | More by TubaDan
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-28-2014 02:11:32 | More by jvillefan
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midnitesun11

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-20-2014 02:07:57 | More by midnitesun11
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

02-19-2014 00:12:29 | More by greg4579
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-03-2014 15:04:19 | More by KStark
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hopsputin

California

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a: slightly hazy bright golden yellow with a large 3 finger slightly marshmellow-like head

s: slightly pepper-like yeast right away. bright sweet lemons, tons of that nice bready dough aroma. balanced out by some nice sweet malt. finishes with some earthy mellow hops

t: that sweet citrus and pepper spice hit you right away. fades to a burnt bread flavor followed by some smooth sweet malts. finishes with a pretty nice earthiness - not bitter. a bit wheat

m: light and pretty carbonated

o: a nice lawnmowing beer. this is crisp and refreshing, yet at the same time offers a nice blend of flavors that provide a good taste without complicating it. very refreshing in a good day

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 06:40:36 | More by hopsputin
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up at Brewforia Meridian last week for a very pricey $5... But well made. Pours a slightly hazed straw golden below a 1 finger stark white head that sticks around for a while and leaves good lacing.

Nose is pretty traditional... light pale maltiness ... slight bigger than standard grassy hoppiness.. Light fruitiness and a touch of sulfur.

Fairly dry throughout the palate, but there is enough residual maltiness to bring out a minerally/sulfur quality and accentuate a bigger than expected bitterness.. a little malt sweetness shows on the finish with warmth... hops are sorta spicy/grassy, but overall pretty light.

Body is light with a good carbonation.... very drinkable... I would buy this again if it wasn't so damn expensive.

4/4/3.75/3.75/4

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 03:49:02 | More by JohnGalt1
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5%

12-15-2013 01:37:35 | More by TaborTime
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mactrail

California

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale golden brew in the Saxo tall tulip. Big frothy head and plenty of lacing along the glass. Richly carbonated with a tangy hoppiness from the first mouthful. The aroma is quite pronounced with flowery and resiny hops.

Sweet and crackery taste with the perfumey hops not far behind. A touch of light fruit, like pears. Mouthfeel is a little coarse. Full of aromatics with a nice balance between malt and sharp and hoppy notes. Rather tart finish. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 06:11:22 | More by mactrail
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Julesdc

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-16-2013 22:51:04 | More by Julesdc
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grassy and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but I wish there was a bit more crispness in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 03:41:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-04-2013 04:54:23 | More by Kylemif
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-30-2013 03:38:28 | More by 2beerdogs
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-29-2013 06:26:27 | More by BESTIALEX
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rastamendi

California

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a .5L glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep golden color, with a tenacious and dense head! Kudos for the retention, but it's pretty hazy. Since you labelled it a 'kolsch' and not 'kolsch-style', I can only give you a 3/5.

Smell: Beautiful pilsner malt character, interlaced with a notable fruity ester and subtle noble hop character. 4/5

Taste: Not as crisp as I would like. Wonderful pilsner malt flavors, although it seems a little too big for a kolsch. It doesn't taste like its a 40BU beer - as listed on the label. It does have a firm hop bitterness, but it appears to be tempered by the higher intensity overall of this beer. As a kolsch, it seems too big for style. From the perspective of a thirsty beer drinker, it's a very tasty, refreshing beer. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium body. Carbonation seems on point, but as previously stated, it's just too big for style. 3.5/5

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. I brought back a few kolsch-style beers from my recent trip to Seattle, and this one was the best. The beer demonstrates the skill of the brewers quite well, but it just falls short style-wise. However, I will not hesitate to order it if I ever come across it again. 3.75/5

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 23:37:04 | More by rastamendi
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a light golden amber with a fine three finger white head that is kept full by constant carbonation; lots of lacing during drinking. Aroma of crackery biscuit malt, wheat and light grassy hops. Flavor follows with well melded biscuit, slightly bready malt and grassy hops, finishing with a light pleasant hop bitterness. Light bodied as expected. A nicely made, to style, balanced kolsch, possibly a bit more hopped than traditional, but not by much. Its been a little while since I've had a German kolsch, but this really seems to be spot on. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:05:10 | More by LiquidAmber
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-15-2013 03:45:30 | More by dmorgan310
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bifrost17

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

05-21-2013 19:30:53 | More by bifrost17
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5%

05-18-2013 03:29:32 | More by SMITHAND
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flagmantho

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little touch of haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam which leave a thorough and chunky lace. Nice!

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a little bit of tart graininess and a definite soapy character. It's a little bit funky for me when it comes to Kölsch, but it's not bad, overall.

Taste: mildly sweet with quite a lot of graininess, there's still that soapy business going on in the flavor, although it's not as pronounced as in the aroma. Noble hops may be contributing somewhat to this; bitterness is high for the style but not unpleasant. This ticks all the boxes of a good Kölsch, but I'm not personally in love with it.

Mouthfeel: good body with a big carbonation and a wonderfully exuberant creaminess. Love it!

Overall: the aroma and flavor of this beer just aren't my bag, really. I love the mouthfeel, and actually I would love to try this beer on tap at the height of freshness. The bottle doesn't have a freshness date on it, so I'm in the dark on that front.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 23:28:54 | More by flagmantho
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I want to give this higher marks, however, the beer was super cloudy, and I'm not quite sure from what and/or how it affected its flavor and body....

A: yellow-gold with the faintest highlights of chartreuse.... cloudy, as in nearly hefeweizen cloudy.... whatever was floating in there affected head formation and retention, ha!... i guess that last part's to style

S: golden grain juice, leafy hop, mild fruity esters.... muddled overall

T: actually not too bad... leans a bit toward bready malt, whereas I'd prefer a more crisp, clean malt flavor balanced in concert with white grape esters (that's what I normally taste on the imports).... at least there is a discernible "Kolsch" characteristic - not hopped out the ass like the joke of a Kolsch from Lagunitas.... the flavors are more or less right, however, there lies a gritty (unfiltered) quality that, while tasty in itself, is not what a Kolsch is about... but I can't penalize too much because, aside from that, it's what it needs to be.... oh, and upon noticing it was 40 IBUs, I could taste an undercurrent of grassy hops (one doesn't look for that normally in the style - gotta stay on my toes!)

M: kissing medium-bodied.... slightly gritty and chewy (as I'd mentioned)... has a residual graininess that I could take or leave... sadly not clean or crisp, but enjoyable nonetheless

O: clean this sucka up and you got a winner.... Double Mountain does has pretty good stuff

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 02:42:25 | More by Bouleboubier
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vkv822

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9oz : tulip

Lightly hazy, golden yellow with a foamy, thick white head.

Cracker, biscuit malts with a light fruity tone and spicy, grassy hop profile.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A well done Kolsch. Full malt body, with an accentuating hop profile. A beer well suited for warm weather.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 08:05:39 | More by vkv822
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-06-2013 19:52:40 | More by mdaschaf
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Kölsch from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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