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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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jsanford

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass. Bottled on 3/29/11, so right around 3 months old.

A - Pours a slightly hazy straw-yellow with a thin white head that dissipates to a slight haze.
S - Grainy malt, bread dough, spicy yeast, and a bit of earthy hops. Nice and crisp.
T - More bready malt with a touch of sweet caramel for good measure dominates, with a bit of that spicy yeast and floral hops. Nice and balanced, just like a Kolsch should be.
M - Crisp and refreshing, with a thin body and medium-sharp carbonation.
O - Solid example of a Kolsch, perfectly sessionable on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 04:35:44 | More by jsanford
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 18 April 2011 and served in a pint glass.

A: Light yellow gold, clear but with a slight haze. White short head dissipated quickly leaving a thin partial coat, ring and little lacing. Visible fine carbonation. Tiny bit of sediment added mid-taste.

S: Grassy and floral grains with a hints of lemon, biscuits and hay.

T: Lightly flavored; really a 'light' beer but with a notable bit of lasting hop presence and mild bitterness on the back end.

M: Light and crisp. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Very good for style but ... As is typical for style, not enough flavor here to really enjoy on its own. I.e., doesn't make a good sipper. Best used to quench a thirst or accompany a mild flavored meal.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 16:58:34 | More by chinchill
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JayQue

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a style that doesn't get too exciting but the Mother Earth version is not bad either. Pours a clear gold with a decent size white head (on a hard pour). Lacing is pretty good. The aroma is mild maltiness, fairly subdued.

The taste is malty with a little grassy hops in the finish. Pleasant and refreshing. Mouthfeel is crisp, the little bitterness at the end is good. Drinkability is fine. Would be a decent enough session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 11:57:37 | More by JayQue
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TheTippler

Florida

3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is light, clean, crisp, and easy drinking. It poured a golden color with a thin white head. Flavors of pale malts. This beer has a light body and is a pleasure to drink. This is a very approachable beer and is a great session beer for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 01:32:25 | More by TheTippler
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-27-2012 14:48:11 | More by Mantooth
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javlin624

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-17-2013 01:43:21 | More by javlin624
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-15-2011 18:31:18 | More by twowheelssoar
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-01-2013 05:34:38 | More by Swift989
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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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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-05-2014 00:58:32 | More by thatoneguymike
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Finley020

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-22-2014 13:04:43 | More by Finley020
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-06-2014 01:38:09 | More by georgiaboy8686
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Mknght

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-17-2013 00:14:45 | More by Mknght
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-29-2013 21:24:23 | More by MichaelProcton
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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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JimKal

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-25-2012 12:16:10 | More by JimKal
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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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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-09-2014 19:35:55 | More by joegard
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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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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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cosmicevan

New York

3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this is one that i've been sitting on for probably far too long. thanks mike for bringing this one when you visited!

a - opened the bottle and poured my capt lawrence taster tulip. poured a straw yellow clear with even bubbling. somewhat foamy...sticky lacing.

s - apple, green grape and a bmc'ish shine.

t - pretty good. still has a touch of that bmc'ish shine but the green grape flavor comes out more.

m - a touch fizzy, medium to light bodied, but an easy drinker.

o - overall not bad, not great. this is a style that i've begun exploring recently and this one is okay. bear in mind that i sat on this one for a while, so possibly it is past it's prime?

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 02:18:41 | More by cosmicevan
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second run-in with Mother Earth, a 12 oz bottle from Chip's.

A: The kolsch is a golden yellow color, watered down apple juice. Despite the pale color, the ale is hazy. A finger of white head from the initial pour has left interconnected strands of lace around the glass.

S: The nose is driven by pale malts and a mild fruity aroma. Very delicate, the ale struggles at times to muster up any aroma.

T: Thankfully the taste doesn't shy away, offering up clean breadiness and a moderate hoppiness from the start. The hops are crisp and floral, small in stature but long in presence. The dry bitterness that they bring to the table lasts long after a sip is gone.

M: The mouthfeel is controlled by the hoppy side of the ale. A nice bite lingers. The bready malts tamp down any unusual flavors.

D: Another nice session with Mother Earth. Solid drinkable beers if you were to ask my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 19:24:12 | More by akorsak
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra, not too familiar with this style but here we go.

A- pours almost clear with a light gold hint. Hazy gold yellow in my glass with a 1 finger head. Head las lesser retention and lacing is about medium. Smaller carbonation bubbles fly toward the head.

S- spicy and yeasty. I get a smaller light citrus scent like lemon zest in the mix as well.

T- lighter flavor with a light bitterness thats almost tart. Much like the nose theresa smaller citrus presence in there as well.

M- light mouthfeel that seeems like it would be a great addition to a cookout or hot beach day. The carbonation is higher than average but the bubbles are small so it feels foamy or creamy when you drink it

O- not a bad beer. Definately appreciate the oportunity to try a beer i cant get around here.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 03:04:18 | More by Gushue3
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear gold, with 2 fingers of foamy bright-white head. This retains with a rigid ¾ finger cap, which lathers the sides of the glass with some thick swathes of frothy lacing. The aroma is grassy and lightly spicy, with a crisp twang of lemon rind and wheat. Not a ton of force to this or anything but it does keep the flavors airy feeling in the nose.

The taste has a gentle tang to it of lemon zest and toasted bread. A gritty citrus peel like bitterness runs through, lingering along with some leftover fruitiness. This finish is moderately spicy and dry. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with an easygoing smooth crispness that gives a refreshing quality to this.

Totally acceptable Kölsch here, that while maybe not the most full flavored version of the style that I've had, still stayed mostly tasty and quaffable. I wouldn't turn down a glass of this on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 16:39:33 | More by Kegatron
Endless River from Mother Earth Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.