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Endless River - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 83
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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-08-2013 04:43:30 | More by KevinGordon
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a small stange glass.

A real nice golden and supper brassy body. Lots of sticking cola carbonation and crystal clear, with some small rising as well. Eventually the cola bubbles disappear leaving a mix of small and fast rising bubbles . Head is bleach white and very soapy, but has real good staying power even after a good period of time and rest. A real nice looking brew.

Nose is a bit of sticky yeast. There's a bit of earth quality to this with a mild earthy soily dirt and hop front. Hints of toasty white bread and baked oven quality. Fairly solid.

Palate hits the right notes. Light bodied with a wine like dry white simple table but without the sourness. Crisp malt and a fruity grape like finish, but gives a great toasted white bread taste. Extremely clean, but has a real solid malt backbone. Malt aspect creeps up slowly, not much of a big rush though, but subtle and pleasant.

Overall a real solid Kölsch, and probably one of the few that I've had that reminds me of ones that are German. Always in search of the ultimate Kölsch, the Kwest continues in earnest.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 03:41:57 | More by smakawhat
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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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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-12-2013 00:47:13 | More by buckyp
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jacket_fan

Georgia

2.86/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured aggressively from a growler into a pint glass

A
More amber than yellow. Little lace after pouring.

S
Earthy and straw like. Not appealing to me and not what I recall from the growler store.

T
This is my first Kolsch. Not what I was expecting and now not a favorite. If this is a lager I am missing something. While not bitter, there is an interesting, center of the tongue bite that is unusual.

O
A new style of beer for me and not one that hit the spot. Obviously others liked this beer, but it did not suit my taste. Perhaps it sat in the growler too long. I went skiing in Montana.and left it in the fridge opened. Will have to revisit Kolschs in the future to make a final decision.

Serving type: growler

02-11-2013 00:49:08 | More by jacket_fan
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KingEdward

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-21-2013 00:18:16 | More by KingEdward
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KatieTee24

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-19-2013 05:08:07 | More by KatieTee24
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-06-2013 16:12:41 | More by mrandypandy
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tmm313

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-25-2012 18:41:12 | More by tmm313
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MikeIN

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-17-2012 02:32:15 | More by MikeIN
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-03-2012 20:23:43 | More by sendbeer
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

11-14-2012 04:15:14 | More by Dapperticus
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Mojo

Alabama

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours up a pale straw with not much head and almost no lacing. It is clear enough to read a newspaper through. Smell is malt, biscuit, grasses, and floral. Taste is pretty sweet upfront followed by a nice, but mildly tangy finish. Not a whole lot of hops to it, but still nice. Not every beer has to be some massive hop bomb to be good. Mouthfeel is fairly full without a whole lot of carbonation. Not too shabby, especially if you are looking for something that is very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 04:46:02 | More by Mojo
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

11-08-2012 16:58:38 | More by t0rin0
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-06-2012 20:26:56 | More by CalbeDacks
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amejia79

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-03-2012 20:45:08 | More by amejia79
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-13-2012 14:44:03 | More by ncaudle
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Hannen Alt glass on 9/30/12

The color of pineapple juice, but not as cloudy. One thumb cap of white foam.

Buttered bread and grains are at the fore of the aroma, backed up with earthy hops. Hints of metallic hops and steamed veggies. The taste is mostly comprised of qualities mentioned in the former of the two prior sentences. Very grainy, and somewhat buttery. Hops are appropriately low. The metal and vegetal notions are absent here. The feel is a plush medium-light, with a rolling graininess and soft, billowy carbonation.

Overall: Though not the best take on a Kolsch in the region (COAST handily has that distinction), this is easily drinkable and better than I was expecting based on the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 05:35:36 | More by Ryan011235
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P-Thanks to my buddy Trask for this brew!

A- some what clear yellow green in color. Anice fluffy head that is about a finger with nice sticky lacing on the pint.

S- doughy floral hops. This is very nice, love the aroma. light on the malt as well.

T- A very nice floral and biscuity flavor. This is very smooth and very good. A perfect complement i dare say.

M- light and creamy. It is very smooth yet slightly chewy.

O- Honestly one of the best Kolsch's i have ever had....phenomenal!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 18:08:52 | More by Dodo2step
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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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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-16-2012 04:45:37 | More by Keith_R
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-13-2012 11:03:43 | More by bigred89
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a pick-yer-6 @ Whole Foods. Poured into my trusty Sam glass.

A: Dark straw. Thick, light-colored head.

S: Straw with a hint of grain.

T: Sweet. Grain. Wheat and possibly corn?

M: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

O: A sweet beer with strong wheat and corn flavor. Only a hint of hops lurking somewhere. A very drinkable summer brew to be sure, but not a standout in its style. I was intrigued by the grain-like taste that I cannot describe better than "straw-like" but not in any sort of negative sense. Interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 13:21:36 | More by fastrodney
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swh1972

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-31-2012 00:16:14 | More by swh1972
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to crunkchiggin2002 for this interesting beer.

Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace with spotty lacing, over brilliantly clear golden straw yellow color.

NOse starts with light grainy malts, little straw and toasted hay, a pislner like nose to start, a hint of a fruitiness, slight wet hay like, just a touch of grassy hops I think. It almost seems like a pilsner like lager, not Kolsch.

Taste start with light grassy noble like hops interestingly, little fruitiness that builds and gives a weird but interesting tangy almost overripened borderline soured fruit flavor. Some light malts, little straw and toasted grain, hint of wet hay, all very light. A light clean and crisp demeanor, and juicy soft malt profile. Finish is is dry and crisp, a decent bitterness in the background with light grassy flavor, and a bit of that fruity slightly soured like flavor.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, soft and creamy, layered almost decoction like, decent carb.

Overall fairly impressed. Most places try to go overboard with a Kolsch, or way under and it has no flavor. For an ale this is loaded with lager like flavors which is great for a Kolsch. Nice malts, soft almost decoction layered feel, and interesting fruit flavor that gives and interesting and weird slight tangy like flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 18:00:06 | More by jlindros
Endless River from Mother Earth Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.