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Kölsch - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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85
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

chadski, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

HoppySeb, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

BESTIALEX, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

DeschutesFan, Jul 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

fishguyac, Dec 06, 2012
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3.24/5  rDev -13.8%

Anaxagoris, Sep 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

elcrawl, Dec 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

dmorgan310, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy pale gold colour with a creamy white head. Fair head retention. Some lacing.

Very light grainy pils malt with a hint of fruitiness. Okay.

Smooth grainy malt with a touch of sweetness. Mild herbal noble hops. Good.

Medium body with moderate, silky carbonation. Fine.

A smooth, creamy light ale with some good flavour. Not bad.

dgilks, Aug 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

frontalot, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

rogerthegill, Apr 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bret717, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

slimntubbs, Jul 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

nmann08, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jtosch, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

qcghost, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of CaptainIPA
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap @ Little Bird restaurant in downtown Portland. Pairs well with Duck Confit.

Pours a pale, straw yellow color with a nonexistent head. Grassy, herbal aromas with a hint of yeast.

Light-bodied and crisp opening with notes of grain husk, sourdough biscuit and lemon citrus zest. Suggestions of yeast, malt and creamed corn surface. Delicately dry finish.

Crisp, clean and refreshing, consider Double Mountain Kolsch the perfect summer patio pounder.

CaptainIPA, May 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

CWentland, Jul 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

twelveinches, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Kylemif, Oct 04, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

flagmantho, May 18, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
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

rastamendi, Sep 16, 2013
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Kölsch from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.