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4 Pines Kolsch - 4 Pines Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Pines Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: vancurly on 08-23-2008

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Photo of SmashPants
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Format: standard 330mL dark brown bottle, reasonable craft label.

Appearance: pours a clear light gold with a decent and strong half-finger of off-white head. Decent lacing also.

Aroma: some clean cereal grain aromas and a touch of fruit and floral. Quite light, but nice all the same.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose - very clean and quality cereal grains with that touch of floral and fruit again. Quality.

Aftertaste: the flavours hang about for a time - very easy drinking.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate carbonation that brings the flavours through quite smoothly.

Overall: a decent version of the Kölsch - clean in feel and with a good flavour profile. Pretty damn good for AU$60 a case.

Photo of Scottylawton
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptainHungry
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of emincems
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of BobbyJ-AU
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Hyperionecta
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of kif
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of no8
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of magnusdave
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jamestregenza
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of foles
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of drtth
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of soju6
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of Steppenwolf
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of magpieken
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4 Pines Kolsch from 4 Pines Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.