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4 Pines Kolsch - 4 Pines Brewing Company

4 Pines Kolsch4 Pines Kolsch

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%

Brewed by:
4 Pines Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: vancurly on 08-23-2008)
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Reviews by shambeano:
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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass!

A- Pours a clear golden yellow with about a cm of really bubbly head that quickly subsides to next to nothing.

S- a touch of malt straight up, a little bit of sweetness, some herbally grassy hop in there as well.

T- again, some sweetish malts to begin with, with the same hop flavours finishing it off but maybe with a touch of lemon as well, slight bitterness rounds everything out. nothing too special, but nothing unpleasant. above average.

M- lighter bodied, some tingly carbonation. drys the mouth only a little.

O- not too strong on flavours, but everything is pleasant. easy drinking, and on a hot day i could have and enjoy several.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 06:50:22 | More by shambeano
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-27-2014 00:24:48 | More by kif
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-27-2014 22:42:01 | More by Vanz
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New Mexico

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 00:14:36 | More by BeardedBoffin
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-24-2013 05:10:32 | More by no8
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

10-10-2013 09:56:45 | More by magnusdave
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-15-2013 14:32:33 | More by Jamestregenza
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2013 16:21:17 | More by GraduatedCashew
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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 12:15:17 | More by foles
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-07-2013 08:01:31 | More by KalanM
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-16-2013 10:11:11 | More by drtth
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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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 10:47:13 | More by soju6
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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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 09:29:19 | More by Steppenwolf
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-12-2013 05:27:46 | More by XsoldoutX
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

04-08-2013 15:53:14 | More by magpieken
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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 06:28:19 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-11-2013 20:13:28 | More by ColSanders123
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

01-09-2013 11:55:54 | More by Jake321
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Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Jason, 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Filtered golden orange, with a white head. Leaves a ring of retention and light lacing. Nose is fruity, some sweet grape notes, oranges, sweet breadiness and grains. Taste has more grainy bread character, mild fruitiness and some sweet malt in the finish. Mild bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. A nice fruitier lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 19:20:49 | More by liamt07
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-17-2012 08:54:12 | More by jraldous
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

10-20-2012 12:21:31 | More by kazoo
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

08-15-2012 02:58:49 | More by pin
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-03-2012 13:49:09 | More by mungus
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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

05-07-2012 22:09:05 | More by tbeckett
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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright yellow with a thick pure-white head. Head only lasts for an average amount of time, but leaves persistant lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Strong, but not overpowering. Melon, citrus, a bit of malt, and some fresh almost noble type hoppiness.

Taste: Light and refreshing, citrusy and a little sharp. A good amount of bitterness (claimed 22 IBU) to balance the malt. Nothing stands out as a fault, but not inspiring either.

Mouthfeel: Quite light, reasonable carbonation, and a touch dry. Very well balanced.

Overall: A well balanced, light, citrusy, sessionable, and morish ale. It doesn't set out to break any boundaries, except maybe the boundary between macro and micro. Drinkers from both sides of the fence should be able to enjoy this drop. It is mild enough that the former won't get an unexpected taste suprise, and interesting enough that the latter wont get too bored.

My first 4-Pines brew, and I'm definitely going back to try their other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 08:23:50 | More by machalel
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4 Pines Kolsch from 4 Pines Brewing Company
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