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Kölsch 151 - Blue Mountain Brewery

Kölsch 151Kölsch 151

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%


Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 06-02-2008)
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Reviews by Beer-A-Lot:
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice refreshing beer. Not as exciting as the best in class, but enjoyable nonetheless. Light and fairly crisp. If you want something light to go with food, this is not a bad choice. It could stand more in its flavor profile but goes down easy. Not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2013 14:32:35 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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ONUMello

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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can best by 4/14
A: Golden color with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Mostly cereal malts, light bitter aromas, light herbal notes and just a touch of lemon
T: Matches the nose. Delicate but subtly complex
M: Light-bodied, an herbal bitterness throughout
O: The more I drank this beer the more it grew on me, I just had to re-adjust my palate from the usual hop-bombs I have. It takes a quality touch to make a clean kölsch and this one is successful

Serving type: can

02-08-2014 21:41:55 | More by ONUMello
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obywan59

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the beer cave at Kroger 401, Brambleton Ave. and Colonial Ave. Roanoke, VA. I think this was the last holdover from summer 2013. Best by 03 2014.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a slightly off white head of 4 fingers (from a hard pour) that recedes quickly with initial thick, clingy lacing. Numerous carbonation bubbles of various sizes, very fine, medium and huge.

Fresh and bready with some light herbals or spice from the hops. An impression of warm milk. A bit of nutty malt.

The first glass was very bitter at first, but it becomes much more palatable as the taste buds numb up. Light sweet malt with a bit of tart citrus from the hops and a bitter follow through. Taste is almost vinuous, approaching that of a dry white wine.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly medium thick, almost viscous. Carbonation is very evident. Rather drying. Descent burn.

Much more impressive by the second glass. At first I was afraid it was too old, but this beer grew on me. Might have been even better in the summer.

Serving type: can

01-03-2014 02:34:38 | More by obywan59
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am glad that tone77 and I got to review this from a CAN as rumor has it that they maybe cutting down on their CANning of beers in 2014! I know, boo hoo. Hey, it amazed me that craft CANs exploded the way that they did. It may be that people just CANnot overcome their prejudices to the point of sustainability for microCANners to succeed.

From the CAN: "Real Virginia Beer"; "Demand Fresh Beer: Check My Butt to Make Sure I'm Not Older Than I Look."; "18 IBUs"; "Mountain Water, Valley Hops."; "Drink the Good Stuff."; "At Nelson County's original brewery, we've always been big on the water. Nothing quite like a brew that starts in a deep mountain well. As it happens, our Kölsch-style beer in a [CAN] is the best beer you could have while floating in water - river, lake, ocean, pool, bathtub, whatever - [CAN]templating all this liquid beauty. So dip in your toes and crack another one. It's smooth, y'all."; "Virginia's First Craft Brewery in a CAN"; "Pack It In[,] Pack it Out".

There I was, attempting yet another Stupid Human Trick, doing the inverted Glug near the keyboard, but the Crack! left me anxious to begin the beguine. The resulting two fingers of foamy, French Vanilla-colored head were already fizzing and foaming by the time that I sat the CAN back down. I had low expectations for its sustainability and i was not disappointed, either, as it rapidly fell to wisps. Color was a deep golden-yellow (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity and suddenly, Mammon, Croesus and Midas were across from me, wearing party hats and shouting, "Faisons la Fete!" I had no idea that those idiots were bilingual, but "Let's Party!" means "Drink up!" to me. Nose had a clean, biscuit maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium with a biscuit/bready flavor on the tongue. I did not sense much in the way of hops, but then again, that is not the purpose of the style. Finish was semi-sweet, so there must have been some hops in the mix, keeping the malt sugars from overwhelming the beer. I know that it is a summer beer which I was drinking in early winter, so that makes me CANsider what it would be like on a hot, humid day. I would be willing to bet that it would be nice and refreshing. Tonight, it just makes me want to drink another beer.

Serving type: can

01-01-2014 02:22:05 | More by woodychandler
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12-31-2013 17:55:26 | More by kyle86
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ThisWangsChung

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3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow color. The head is a one finger white shade with a great fluffiness and even some decent retention for the style. There are also some decent rings of lacing left behind.

S: The first thing I note is some pleasant cereal grains meshing with a pale malt sweetness redolent of sugar cookie. There are also some lemony hints here and there. Not bad by any means, but I wished it were a bit hoppier and fruitier.

T: The flavor works better, I think. It starts of with some sweet lemony touches, while the finish brings grainy touches. These aforementioned grainy touches work well, I must say. After a while, a twinge of herbal bitterness makes itself known. While it's simplistic, this isn't some 14% bourbon barrel aged monster brewed with coconut, coffee, the tears of Jesus, kombucha, green goddess dressing, and some old Dark Angel cassette tapes. Just like with the nose, it could use a touch more hop bitterness and fruit esters, but there's nothing wrong here, either.

M: It's a bit sweet on the finish for me - this would be hella refreshing on a hot day regardless. It has a light texture and goes down quite easily without ridiculous carbonation, and that's what I like from the style.

O: I could definitely see this being a rock-solid refresher on a warm day. There isn't much place for this beer in my fridge right now; but give me a couple friends, 100 degree weather, and outdoor work, and I guarantee a case of this will get killed faster than you can say "gimme that wheelbarrow, ya jackass."

Serving type: can

12-29-2013 21:14:45 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Clydesdale

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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bright, clear yellow-gold color. The fluffy, patchy head is rather tall, with a light texture. Retention is solid, and some splotchy lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Some doughy, lightly sweet malt aroma up front. A bit tangy in the nose. Hop aromas are primarily herbal and grassy, with some faint lemony tang.

T: A nice dose of doughy, grainy, and malty flavor up front. Lightly sweet and toasty before hop bitterness shows up and takes over. Bitterness is firm but not extreme, lending a dry overall impression. Herbal, grassy, and mildly lemony hop flavors are noticeable.

M: Perkily carbonated. This beer finishes dry, thanks to its carbonation, light body, and moderate hop presence. Refreshing.

O: This is a nice American kolsch from Blue Mountain. It's straightforwardly refreshing and tasty, while including some unique character to separate it from other lighter beer styles.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- poured a clear medium-light gold with a slightly fizzy white head. Decent retention and a steady stream of carbonation provide some lacing

S-pale malt, earthy hops and a biscuit-esque quality. Subtle, but not absent

T-very mild. The hops is fairly prominent, but not too strong and balanced well against the malt

M-surprisingly full. Not at all watery. A little bit of fizz, but not at all bad.

O-a really good, light bodied but well-flavored beer. Definitely could be an easy drinker during the spring and summer.

Serving type: can

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3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A thanks goes out to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very light, a tiny bit of malts, not much there. Taste is malts, grains, light floral notes, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but nothing special.

Serving type: can

12-08-2013 03:18:26 | More by tone77
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Kölsch 151 from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.