4 Pines Kolsch - 4 Pines Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I'm a bit worried about the approach Aussie brewers have towards Kolsch. For some it's a license to brew Sauvignon Blanc; for others, a chance to brew standard fare, but give it a funny name.
For the life of me, I could barely distinguish this ale from certain Australian premium lagers. But this isn't to detract from the beer itself, it's just that Aussie Kolschs perplex me.
a) Clear, yellow straw, quick-sinking white head.
s) Metallic, sulfur. I'm thinking something between Crown & Cascade. Combo of pale malts and what I guess is PoR. It warms into fruity notes, fresh grain, grassy herbs.
f) Not far from the nose. Firmly bitter.
m) Quite dry, refreshing.
d) Good session beer. But at $6.50 a schmiddy, is very expensive for standard fare.
Serving type: on-tap
08-23-2008 06:13:10 | More by vancurly
4 Pines Kolsch from 4 Pines Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.