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Endless River - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

233 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 18
Gots: 14 | 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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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-18-2013 22:17:57 | More by dvmin98
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-17-2013 22:54:06 | More by BigTrubble
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-30-2013 20:13:39 | More by kristougher
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SLeffler27

New York

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fills a Harpoon stange with a clear, pale straw until the last few drops deposit a haze of yeast under a four-inch, pale yellow sea foam head that seemingly is endless, never fully dissipating but leaving lots of patchy lace. These folks also have classy label art.
Fresh, with a light, sweet background of hay. There is some honey and lemon as well as white pepper.

Grainy with honey and lemon following the nose and well-balanced. This is simple and well done with a long finish that brings out a refreshing bitterness.

Light body and crisp with no alcohol. The carbonation is light and it is ultimately dry.

Endless River is a great session beer, best cold, but still enjoyable after warmth.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 18:35:23 | More by SLeffler27
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-29-2014 15:47:37 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (from Bruisin' Ales) into pint glass. Lucky to have grabbed two great local Kolsches in this trip - one of my favorite (and in my opinion, most underrated) styles around.

Pours pale yellow, a bit hazy, with a thinnish half-inch white fizzy head that settles into not much more than a batch of white suds fairly quickly.

Nose is a bit herbal, almost earthy, alongside a raw-grain-like super-pale malt note.

Taste is very clean - lightly sweet, grainy, ultra-pale malt note sets the perfect tone to pair with the light but bright fruity citrus notes, and subtle grassy hop presence. Maybe just a hint of sulphur. Finish carries just a bit of bitterness, more hop flavor than bitterness, some light cereal grainy notes. Really nicely put together beer that hits all the right notes.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, coarse but light carbonation, clean finish with just a bit of bitterness.

Drinkability is, as per usual for the style, excellent. Not quite on par with the COAST offering I just finished because of the minor sulphur presence, but really, there's not much of a limit as to how much of this I could drink before getting tired of it. Tasty, tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 20:57:58 | More by JohnQVegas
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-14-2013 20:08:20 | More by zekeman17
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-25-2013 20:48:42 | More by random846
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patre_tim

China

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden filtered, little large bubbled carbonation, a finger of white head fades fast.

S: Grapes, musty, malt, white grapes and offal.

T: White grapes, champagne, malty, dough like a pizzeria.

M: Light body with high carbonation, dry slightly powdery finish.

O: An excellent Kolsch. Got this one in Whole Foods, Raleigh NC today, June 13, 2014. Really enjoying this fantastic styled beer, true to form.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 03:23:30 | More by patre_tim
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PDXHops

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. Slightly hazy gold with a modestly sized white head that sticks around for a while. Lazy streaks of lacing.

Floral hop notes among a mix of malty aromas both crisp and lightly sweet- dough, sugar cookies, toasted flatbread. Shockingly flavorful; this is pretty delicious stuff. Floral hops take a backseat to stronger grassy and herbal flavors. Nice yeasty tang. Husky at times. Plenty bitter thru midswallow, but the finish is dry and features lingering grass and grains.

Overall impression: A great brew. I gotta get some more of this pronto.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 22:55:48 | More by PDXHops
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Jason...thanks bud

Hazed gold into my Magic Chouffe tulip reveals a short lived quarter inch head and a rapid moving army of tiny bubbles along the edges

Pale malts, cracker, touch of urine, and a light yeasty fruitiness

Graininess, mild apple tartness through the middle, faint bitter, with a doughy finish kissed by yeast

Supple bodied and mildly hefty despite it's lightness. Oxymoronic? You bet yer touckas

Honestly, I enjoyed this more than anticipated. Thanks again for the opportunity Jason.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 01:44:47 | More by BarrytheBear
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KajII

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Kölsch glass]

The pour was a hazy medium yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that lasted a little while and had some nice lacing.

The aroma was super light of a grain malt, grassy and floral hops and a soapy yeast with a hint of lemon.

The taste was lightly sweet and mildly acidic with touch of lemon at first and slightly bitter with a large does of yeast and a hint of citrus at the end. The flavor lasted an average time with a yeasty-citrus taste lingering on for a little while.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with the carbonation being rather soft.

Overall this was a nice light refreshing Kölsch. Although nothing special really stuck out it was quite solid for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 17:02:21 | More by KajII
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-02-2013 02:34:47 | More by kell50
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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-13-2014 20:04:39 | More by rrski198
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-10-2012 22:27:57 | More by Brewsed
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-25-2012 02:27:54 | More by ucsbmullet
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.7%

02-13-2014 06:10:50 | More by rudabegga9
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-02-2012 23:25:13 | More by jaswilson2
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Kromes

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice clear light yellow/straw color with a thin white head.

S: Smells like a bit of sweet grainy malts with some of fruit (apple, grape) and earthy hop.

T: A smooth grainy malt flavor that transitions into a slight hop and grape seed flavor. The finish is like what you get when you bite into a grape seed. A little bit of grape, a little bit of earthy nutshell and a little bit bitter. It is actually quite good and grows on you.

M: Light and refreshing. A semi-dry finish.

O: A very distinct style of beer. I really enjoyed this. Usually beers this light do not have strong flavors, but this beer in particular is full flavored and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 21:58:55 | More by Kromes
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up from the wondrous Brawley's Beverage.

A. Crrrrystal clear light gold. Light and fluffy white head that sadly doesn't last long. Very fizzy in the glass. Other than the sadly gone-too-soon head, nice looking.

S. Mineral water-ish, light and floral, notes of honey, pale malt sweetness and ever-so mild hop bitterness. Light, refreshing, quite clean.

T. Delicious and quite to style. Light and floral, dry, fine interplay of hops and delicate malt. Everything is quite balanced, the mark of a good (read: restrained) recipe. Well-attenuated Good water, or something, this is quite soft and easy to drink. No DMS, not overly hopped -- a fine example of a good (fresh!) Kolsch.

M / D. Possibly under-carbonated, otherwise light bodied, dry, refreshing with a fine hop-bitter and gentle malt sweetness. Easy to return to again and again.

This is quite frankly hard to improve on for the classic Kolsch style, which is growing on me by leaps and bounds. This was fresh (and has a bottled-on date, fantastic!) which is half the battle with getting good Kolsch. This takes a more traditional tack than say, Coast's 32/50. My advice to the Powers-that-Brew:

Improve head longevity and head retention.
Take a look at carbonation in bottle, perhaps increase it?

And bingo! A classic East-Coast Kolsch. Right now, I'm hard pressed to think of one I've enjoyed much more than Endless River.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 23:01:33 | More by kkipple
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

04-07-2012 01:18:03 | More by HamGlade10
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-01-2013 00:52:30 | More by PhillyStyle
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-19-2014 05:47:37 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-28-2012 10:55:40 | More by carrollmel7
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-13-2013 18:11:26 | More by djre4orm
Endless River from Mother Earth Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.