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Endless River - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

266 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 24
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 11-08-2009)
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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. Texture-wise, the bubbles are fairly small, even if it isn't superbly creamy. Retention is okay. Little lacing is left behind, though. (3.25)

Smell: It has many of the characteristics I look for in a good kolsch: a nice amount of cereal grains, some lemon, grassy hops, and even a fruity tone. As it slowly warms up, its grape character grows bolder. Nothing about the nose bowls me over, but given the no-nonsense leanings of the style, it kind of does. (4)

Taste: It starts off with a touch of malty sweetness, and MAYBE some cereal grain. Then it becomes grassy - almost ridiculously grassy. Hell, perhaps even a touch minty. A slight fruity note (think white grape) finishes it off. It's hard to explain how this pops, but honestly it does. Put it like this: I'd rather just drink this brew instead of picking it apart. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Crisp and light, this one goes down with absolutely no effort whatsoever. Some of the lingering sweetness could be cleansed off about 10% better, otherwise the general feel is excellent. It's not spoiled by excess carbonation, either. (3.75)

Overall: This tastes like a GOOD German-made kolsch. Enough said. (4)

3.94/5: Excellent example of an underrated style

ThisWangsChung, Oct 28, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a hazy light golden with a thin white head. Not much retention, and just a little lace. Aroma is of bready grains with hints or fruit. Body is light and crisp with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is fruiter than is typical for this style. Some hints of grain and a nice sweet finish. Really good!

riversider76, Oct 19, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

12 oz. brown bottle into a Foothills glass.
Bottled on 08/13/14
4.9% ABV
A: Hazy almost greenish gold color. Almost no head from a fairly gentle pour. Minimal visible carbonation. No lacing except around glass edge. Laces in thin sheets as drunk.

S: Musty funky stuff. Grapey. Dirty clothes?

T: Still grapey with a slight floral (?) hop bite. Wet cardboard maltiness. Distinctive and good.

M: Fantastic fine-beaded carbonation blankets the tongue. Slightly soapy going down but very good. Luxurious stuff!

O: Not much experience with the Kolsch style, but this will persuade me to try a few others. This is off the chain good and I will be buying more. M.E. hit this out of the park!

malvrich, Sep 21, 2014
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Endless River from Mother Earth Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.