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Ölsch - Outer Banks Brewing Station

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Outer Banks Brewing Station visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 07-19-2002)
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TJBAIHWL

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - The one part of the beer that I felt was on-target. Bright, clear yellow with a small but fluffy head and ample lacing.

S - The smell has a little bit of biscuity malt underneath some hops that I can only characterize as funky, and to a lesser degree floral.

T - The taste is as light and delicate as you might expect, but too hop-forward in my opinion. A little tropical fruitiness is present right at the tip of the tongue. The flavors are too out-of-balance for me to call it a good Kolsch. More like a mild APA or maybe a blond.

M - Not crisp enough to match the flavor or style. Not quite creamy, but somewhere just shy of it.

O - A Kolsch is a beer that should be to style, and this one is too hoppy, too thick feeling, and just not quite right. It's not necessarily bad, but probably not one I'd get again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2011 18:59:54 | More by TJBAIHWL
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC

A: Pours a hazy pale to medium lemon yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that reduces to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of slightly sweet malts with slightly stronger aromas of herbal, grassy, and floral hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet malts (slightly bready/grainy) with a light to moderate flavor of herbal, grassy, and floral hops - though the herbal hops are most dominant. There is also a slight hint of lemon/citrus in the background.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty easy to drink and enjoyable but if I'm at Outer Banks again I will not be choosing this one - the Lemongrass Wheat is just so much better than anything else I will not be able to resist it. There is almost a hint of a pilsner in this kolsch.

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Ölsch from Outer Banks Brewing Station
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.