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4 Pines Kolsch - 4 Pines Brewing Company

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4 Pines Kolsch4 Pines Kolsch

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Pines Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vancurly on 08-23-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

CaptainHungry, Oct 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

warnerry, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

emincems, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

dmorgan310, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

BobbyJ-AU, Jun 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Hyperionecta, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

BuddhaBrowett, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

kif, Feb 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer exits the bottle a dark yellow color with thin white foam. It looks about right. The aroma is surprisingly strong with heavy notes of bread dough. Grass speckles the background. As time goes on, the aroma subsides some, but continues to be very strong for this style, although certainly not offensive. The palate presents a heavy dose of bread as well along with some nice grainy pale malt. A slight kiss of bitterness sends it on its way. Nothing wrong with this beer, pretty average for the style. A nice drinker on a warm summer afternoon.

BeardedBoffin, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

no8, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

magnusdave, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Jamestregenza, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of foles
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden yellow, with a white head. Slight citrus & lemon on the nose. Possibly pale malt, but not detecting pils malt. Some bitter lemony hops on a pleasant pale malt base. As a purist I can't see how its called a kolsch without german hops or pils malt. However, a nice drinkable beer for a warm day.

foles, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

KalanM, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

drtth, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of soju6
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Fairly mild aroma of citrus, malt sweetness and grain.

T: Taste of some malt sweetness with a bit of fruit and spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, smooth with just a bit of crispness and somewhat refreshing although a bit bland.

O: A drinkable non-offensive offering for the style.

soju6, May 29, 2013
Photo of Steppenwolf
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Seems to have a complexity to it, jumping from gold (just shy of old gold) to a bronzed chroma and back again. Sophisticated, glossy and tranquil. Perfect fleece. This would make the most dedicated tea-totaler surrender. Immediately offers potential.

Smell: Not marked, yet if you quaff with the dedication of a scholar there is a note of fresh barley hidden there.

Taste: Confirmed. Barley and hay parrying with each other, a lingering (yet very delicate and polite) sweetness on the front. Mineral suggestions. Exceedingly well balanced. Nothing stands forth and heralds you, but the overall mood is one of relaxed agreeability. Behind this shyness lies a sincere and principled session-beer.

** I gratefully treat myself to another.

Mouthfeel: A medium-body which goes down effortlessly, softens the throat. Beyond just the mouth my whole upper GI-tract acquiesces. Wow.

Overall: I can now reverently understand why the kölsch waiters in Cologne will keep refilling you unprompted, and this beer seems to be a distinguished example of such commitment to unassuming quality.

Steppenwolf, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

XsoldoutX, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

magpieken, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The tail-end of Sydney's summer is wagging, so after a hot walk home this seemed like a sensible option. I've had it on tap here, there, and everywhere around the place but have never reviewed it, and I'm not sure I've ever had it from the bottle before either. This is a 330ml bottle purchased from Dan Murphy's in Alexandria.

Looks good, like it should: perfectly clear pale golden colour, with a firm, slightly frothy but fine head of pure white. Minimal streaking lace, fine carbonation which is actually rather languid in the glass. Body looks pleasantly light, except for those bubbles which seem swamped in a much thicker, heavier beer. I started with "looks good", and I've seen nothing to change my mind.

Nose is fine. Crisp, light grainy malt characters, with a light cereal greenness. Hops are muted, but noticeable: they're enough to provide a little balance at least. Some faint floral overtones, and a suggestion of metal. It's crisp, light and calm. Perfectly acceptable.

Taste is also perfectly acceptable: clean light malt jangles with faint grain characters, crisp firm hop tones provide a direct but tamed vector down the centre of the palate. Crisp finish with some husky flavours rounding it out: it's pleasant. Feel is really quite smooth throughout, carbonation is reigned in nicely but provides a subtle lift to the flavours, and aids the crispness on the finish.

In terms of clean, drinkable beers, it's pretty hard to fault this. Some might pejoratively say this is a "lager-drinkers ale" (perhaps spitting on the ground as they do), but I like to think that it's an ale aspiring to the true greatness that only a lager can provide. It's a good alternative in any case, and I'm happy this is getting a wider distribution.

lacqueredmouse, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

ColSanders123, Feb 11, 2013
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4 Pines Kolsch from 4 Pines Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.