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Kolsch - Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beertunes on 07-29-2009

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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by mactrail:
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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden in the Stella Artois goblet with a persistent white foam. Lovely nose of biscuits and straw. Tingly on the tongue with a light malty body.

This is a little grainy with a touch of honey. It's actually a great malt flavor. The hops are aromatic but not as perfumey as the classic examples. Warm and uterly clean in flavor. The grainy taste is quite nice as the lemony finish kicks in. Slight bitterness with a resiny tang.

This is more like a really tasty Blonde Ale than a German Kölsch. Still it's extremely drinkable and better than a lot of this style that are too thin and sharp. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at the brewery restaurant in Belliingham.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Redrover
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on taps at Hill’s in Spokane. It was served in a shaker.

The beer is light gold with a white head and sticky lacing.

It has an aroma of light grains and a bit of floral hops.

The taste is mild with a bit of sweetness and some light fruit notes. I was missing the pear and mineral notes that I like in my Kolsch but maybe this was on older keg?

The mouth is pleasant with good carbonation.

Easy drinker but a bit under powered.

Photo of LazyL
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear golden straw with a white thin soft head. The aroma is spicy with some honey and clove. The taste is very herbal and I get a real green tea taste. The mouthfeel is light, dry and would be a good hot day beverage. A bit too dry and herbal for my liking.

Photo of draheim
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an American pint glass @ Shultzy's on the Ave, Seattle. Pours a pale, almost faintly greenish yellow w/ moderate carb.

A floral, delicate aroma that's pretty hard to pick up at all. Nice when it's there.

Taste is pleasantly grainy, biscuity, lemony and floral European hops.

Mouthfeel is where this one shines. Velvety smooth, dances on the palate. Utterly quaffable.

Overall a really solid Kölsch, perhaps the best I've had.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear bubbly yellow. Delicate floral aroma. Lightly fruity sweet with a crisp subtle bittering finish. A clean refreshing mouthfeel.

This was a table favorite. Anyone looking for a lighter beer can't go wrong with this one and I must say it is a refreshing and pleasant beer on a warm day. Easy to drink with a good amount of complexity for the style.

Photo of bifrost17
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of philbertk
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chuckanut Brewery--Bellingham, WA--Kolsch 6.00% ABV. 25 IBU's. Thin foamy mild lace head. Clear thin bright light yellow body. Mild noble hop Pils ale fruit hint front. Crisp dry fully fermented slightly tangy German pale malt body. Dry clean crisp citrus hint end. Classic true to style Rich crisp Kolsch. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/25/2010.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear yellow color with good carbonation and a small white head

S: Nose was grassy, light hops

T: Barnyard with a clean taste. Lots of hay, grass, straw, hop crisp

M: lighter, clean and crisp

D: pretty good and easy to drink on a warm day. Worth a try

Photo of beertunes
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in 8oz Stange at the brewery. Unbeknownst to me, Tuesdays are Kolsch day at the brewery with 8oz pours of Kolsch for only $1.50. A great deal. The beer poured clear, pale, yellow with a thin white head that dissipated quickly leaving no lacing.

The aromas were mostly grass and straw with just a slight tinge of hop on the end. The flavors were similar, with the beer being very clean and balanced with a little hop zing at the finish.

The body was light and crisp and drinkability very nice and refreshing. A good beer, a must try if you seeit.

Photo of RedDiamond
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Though shy in its disposition, Chuck's Kölsch is focused. It has a subdued malt character, a mild grainy aroma, and a gently spiced finish that combine for a beer of clean balances and refined finesse. The body is brilliant yellow with a white head trailing fat splotchy lace. Light, creamy, simple, and highly drinkable.

Of note: Chuckanut offers a Tuesday night special on their kölsch, serving it in traditional stange glasses for just $1.50.

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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