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Franconia Kölsch - Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Kölsch
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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 117
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 42.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style | ABV
Kölsch | 4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: thirdeye11 on 06-21-2009

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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Franconia Kolsch pours to a yellow/straw color with almost no foam. The nose on this beer is one of sweet grains and a touch of lemon. The body of the beer is slightly cloudy and there is little or no lace on the glass as you drink.

As for the taste, Franconia Kolsch tastes about the way you would expect. The flavor of grains, cracker- like, lightly toasted malt, and fruits such as pear, apple, and a touch of lemon are evident with each sip. I could also detect some coriander when I opened up and sampled a second bottle. The beer is lighter, but sweet and highly drinkable.

This kolsch beer is a decent example of the style, even if it is somewhat lighter than I prefer. Its appearance could stand to be improved, as there is almost no foam to speak of, and the sweetness level could prove too much for some. I don’t rank it among my favorite examples of this style, but I can agree that it is extremely drinkable and it would make a good choice of beer for a hot summer day.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

How is this beer rated so low!?! It is an awesome version of the style better than many of the original German versions.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. The beer pours a golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat and grain with some lemon and grass notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of wheat with some lemon and grape notes. There is a little bit of grass and earth from the hops, but they contribute basically no bitterness. Light and refreshing, this is a very easy beer to drink. Medium carbonation. A great beer for a hot summer day.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JFCLACK
3.07/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I think this is very drinkable brew for high ABV. Smooth from start to finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of nickhiller
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: straw colored, slightest suggestion of head, no lacing

S: juicy juice,

T: sickly sweet, malty and very lightly hopped.

M: light, but not watery and decently carbonated. Refreshing.

D: pleasant, a little sweeter than than I like my Kolschs. Maybe even a little macro brewer-y.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.24/5  rDev +16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Franconia Kölsch from Franconia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.