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Kölsch - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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85
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
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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chadski

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

05-03-2014 04:46:46 | More by chadski
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HoppySeb

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-18-2014 05:14:30 | More by HoppySeb
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-31-2012 08:17:22 | More by DeschutesFan
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-06-2012 22:19:56 | More by fishguyac
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-30-2012 02:41:13 | More by elcrawl
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2011 10:34:16 | More by dgilks
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-14-2012 18:11:54 | More by rogerthegill
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-21-2012 22:27:55 | More by slimntubbs
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jtosch

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-27-2012 23:17:20 | More by jtosch
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CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2011 22:31:42 | More by CaptainIPA
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CWentland


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-29-2012 23:20:26 | More by CWentland
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-19-2012 07:01:30 | More by twelveinches
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-04-2013 04:54:23 | More by Kylemif
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flagmantho

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -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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rastamendi

California

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
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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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
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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SurlyDuff

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at their taproom/brewpub on-tap.

Pours a cloudy unfiltered light pale yellow/tan.

Bright lemon/citrus yeasty aroma. Bit of grain (noticably wheat) as it warms up a bit.

Taste is refreshingly bright. Yeast and some rice grain notes.

As it warmed up, I noted some floral and spice in the background. Overall a good Kolsch. Though it isn't one of my prefered styles, this one really impressed me. Nothing bland about it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2007 01:35:58 | More by SurlyDuff
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem $3.99 Appearance..its a bright yellow,slightly hazy with a nice sized bubbly white head. Aroma of fresh cut hay,slight caramel and some hazelnut Creamy caramel,biscuit taste with a nice grassy hop backing,finished fruity. Good smooth and slightly thick mouthfeel perhaps the best thin about this beer! Overall a very nice light drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 04:04:59 | More by Reidrover
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vkv822

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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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switzer

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-23-2013 04:48:11 | More by switzer
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-06-2013 19:52:40 | More by mdaschaf
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-29-2014 22:35:33 | More by DOCRW
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Kölsch from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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