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Franconia Kölsch - Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Kölsch
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BA SCORE
81
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thirdeye11 on 06-21-2009)
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Reviews by monnik:
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monnik

Texas

3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like this style and am happy to see more brewers attempting it.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head and showed little lacing but does have quite a bit of leg (clinginess to glass after taking a drink). The color is a perfect pale and slightly cloudy.

Smell: There is the expected grapey smell of this style but not as pronounced as I had hoped. For me, this is one of the main characteristics I associate with this style. Sometimes I will pick up a grassy smell as well but didn't with this beer. Overall however a pleasant odor.

Taste: This is where the beer could best be improved but I still felt it did a reasonable job being a Kolsch. It was a bit lemony (hop note) and grapey (malt note) with very little aftertaste, but none of it stood out. For me personally, I like the grape flavor to be pronounced.

Mouthfeel: Nice. A bit chewy (good) but with the light finish of this beer it dissipates quickly.

Overall: Better than average but with a few tweaks it could be outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 20:52:03 | More by monnik
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

03-29-2014 15:03:48 | More by kds2437
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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lsiberian

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Franconia Kolsch is a cloudy yellow beer with almost no head which I found hard to move past at first. It smells like a light nutty sweet grain as you'd expect from this style, but it falls short of outstanding. On the tongue is a bit flat, but still refreshing and smooth. It's unique enough to warrant an outstanding rating for it's sweet grain flavor. Overall it's a good beer, but with a little better carbonation it could be a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:29:04 | More by lsiberian
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johndavidfitzgerald

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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BryanCarey

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 05:18:57 | More by BryanCarey
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Franconia Kölsch from Franconia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.