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Kölsch - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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85
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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throwerbri

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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

California

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at horsebrass.

A - Poured a yellow-golden hue with 2 fingers of white head. Dissipated slow and left ample lacing.

S - Pilsener malts, lemon esters, and some honey sweetness at first whiff.

T - Pilsener, lemony esters, honey, breadiness, and some bittering hops.

M - Moderate-full bodied, well-balanced, sweet, smooth, and a creamy mouthfeel.

D - Another excellent ber from 2X Mountain. I am really digging their beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2009 21:55:26 | More by MisterClean
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looking for a place to watch college bowl games today; found this on tap at Jax in downtown Portland. Have had this at least one other time, but have not reviewed.

A: Arrives a light-colored golden, faintly hazy, crowned with just about one fingers-worth of pillowy white fluff. Retains well, compacting slowly to a denser, pock-marked cream. Abundant carbonation rises inside, replenishing that tighter head and strengthening the heavy bands of sticky lace glued to the sides. A beauty.

S: Lightly sweetened bready and yeasty aroma of sourdough rolls with a careful dose of dry and spicy hop zest and citrus rind.

T: Similar sourdough as in the aroma, a spritz of lemon with a drying bite of herbal hops. Finish is more crackery - do I detect some salt? Very nice balance, but with a bit more of a hop bite than a typically malty kölsch.

M: Crisp, clean and quenching. Mouthfeel has a very pleasant carbonation level, staying spritzy and rather light, but followed by a lingering fresh bitter bite, with a dash of cracked black pepper dryness.

D: So very drinkable. Despite the winter chill outside, this is an 'all-seasons' session beer...and it paired nicely with a Cuban pulled pork sandwich on this day. Beautiful in its simplicity and definitely recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2007 22:08:25 | More by msubulldog25
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Spikester

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served cloudy gold with a small white head. Fair amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is earthy, leather, light citrus bitter hops with a decent malt profile. Not very traditional but better for that flaw IMO. Very sessionable and judging by the short time I spent at DM Brewpub it is quite popular too. A blonde light bodied easy drinking beer with plenty of complex hop bitterness. Very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 03:49:58 | More by Spikester
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RedDiamond

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer at Double Mountain was a gem and it always pleases me to get off to such a good start at a new brewpub. Their Kölsch strays somewhat from the German tradition by amping up the hops to Northwest American levels. But the risk pays off in this stormy beer of lemon gumdrop color with elegant lager-like properties throughout. Though it’s shy on the suds, the beer’s sharp defining edges deliver tremendous flavor, making for a clean, invigorating, and highly drinkable northwest-style kölsch. And it’s brewed with organic malts.

Purists may argue that the subtle fruity nuances of a true kölsch are concealed here by the 40 IBUs of Perle hops. To some extent this is true. But I wouldn’t change a thing with this recipe. Just accept it as non-traditional and drink hearty. 5.2% ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2007 00:21:22 | More by RedDiamond
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scottfrie

California

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into SN imperial pint. Thanks Ryan!

A: Pours a lightly cloudy lemon-golden with a thick, dense, and lasting bright white head at faded into a lasting and thick film.
S: Dry grains and bready crackery yeast and malts fill my nose. Very light, pale and crackery smelling. Earthy hops and a faint sugary sweetness poke through as well.
T: Follows the nose with clean flavors of pale malts, dry roasted grains, bread, crackers, earthy hops, light pepper and just a faint balancing light malty sweetness. The finish has a crisp hoppy bitterness and the aftertaste is quick, spicy and lightly sweet.
M: Light body, smooth and quenching mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Drinks well.
O: A clean and refreshing kolsch, one that I could drink all day. Thanks again Ryan.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 03:00:01 | More by scottfrie
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint poured on draft at Belmont Station's Biercafe. Slightly hazy golden body topped by a sizeable creamy head that sticks around for the duration, leaving beautiful lacing on the glass. Aroma of light Euro hops and some slightly off adjunct malt in the mix, along with a light sweetness of pale malt. Palate is well-balanced up front, but the malt succombs to the bittering hops by the end for a nice, bracing finish. Body is nice and creamy, but certainly not heavy. A great session beer - I could drink this all day. And I do.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2007 04:29:19 | More by ElGordo
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-08-2014 01:48:21 | More by chossboss
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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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SMITHAND

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-18-2013 03:29:32 | More by SMITHAND
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Andrew24

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-04-2014 03:04:50 | More by Andrew24
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-18-2012 18:05:55 | More by spicemustflow
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MitchD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-06-2013 03:30:45 | More by MitchD14
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-15-2013 01:37:35 | More by TaborTime
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beerhorn12

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-21-2012 22:08:30 | More by beerhorn12
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-29-2014 17:29:46 | More by NickThePyro
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bifrost17

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-21-2013 19:30:53 | More by bifrost17
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-27-2012 06:53:15 | More by shelby415
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grittybrews

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-04-2012 20:55:37 | More by grittybrews
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Whiskey Soda Lounge PDX 6.12.2010.

A finger and a half of white head, fairly slow lacing with significant lacing. Clear golden body, visible carbonation rising from bottom of glass. Sweetish malts in the nose, balanced with floral hops. Taste is a bit on the sweet side, finish is dry and clean, not bitter. Fairly full mouthfeel, almost creamy. Very drinkable and refreshing, a nice beer for a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2010 00:53:32 | More by jdense
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-25-2014 22:11:43 | More by Sir_Goatman
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mactrail

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Kölsch from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.