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Endless River - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 18
Gots: 16 | 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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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single bottle while at the Outer Banks. Bottled in 5/10.

This is surprisingly hoppy for a kolsch. It's full of dull grapefruit and herbal spice. The typical, subtle fruit flavors are gone for a dark bread crust malt flavor. The beer doesn't taste bad, it just doesn't taste like a kolsch at all. It's good, but don't expect anything traditional. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 23:12:46 | More by tempest
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Amalak

New York

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had out of a 12 bounce bottle.
a- gold and hazy with no real head and lace. Some bubbles.
s- malty scent with some cara,el hints.
t- carbonates with a touch of tart lager. Some maltyness and a hint of sweetness, caramel. Kind of lacking in flavor. Not bad not great

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 22:49:21 | More by Amalak
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw color with a thin white head.

Aromas of dry grassy hay, hops and some sulfur.

I taste some good authentic kolsch action going on with the above aromas as flavors, but there is a tip-of-my-tongue malt sweetness and body that step in to dampen the enjoyment of pure kolsch pleasure, for those of you who have appreciated a fresh quality German kolsch.

That malt body, sweetness and slight minty hop character come up on the finish to keep this one from attaining kolsch greatness, even though one can sense the skill and experience of the brewer in making this as good as it is. Even still, the delicate nature of German kolsch is missing here beneath the added malt body, sweetness and (relative to kolsch) hop bitterness.

It is only because I have drank plenty of kolsch in Cologne that I maintain a snobby line here. otherwise this is the second best kolsch I have so far found brewed in America.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 04:17:17 | More by dedrinker
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Saucer Raleigh on Nov. 30 served in a standard pint glass and reviewed from notes. Served a crisp straw yellow with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is sweet malts and Earthy hops, taste is more of the same, holding pretty true to the style. The beer is quite light, crisp, smooth and refreshing. This one was quite enjoyable, one I'd love to enjoy more of, especially in the warmer months.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2009 09:31:14 | More by atsprings
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pale, clear yellow. Some light carbonation. 2 finger white head with decent retention and some lacing.

S: Bready malt and fruits, but pretty faint.

T: Tingly and sweet to start, then somewhat dry and hoppy to finish. Malty aftertaste.

M: Light and crisp, with some pleasant carbonation.

O: I'm not overly familiar with the kolsch style, but this seems in line with the style description. Being in NC, I'd be happy to have a few more of these this summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 00:00:48 | More by SlowWideTurns
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A good, clean orangish body that is well-carb'd w/ sticking head on top of a strong, peppery almost sour fruit like aroma as well as minor sweet malts. Light-bodied and slightly smooth and creamy w/ some minor fruit sweetness like grape can candy apple as well as sour notes. Mixed w/ a touch of sweet malt for balance and hop bitterness and carbonation lead to a sharp spicey backbite. A fairly good and sessionable kolsch that is decent rep of this style.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 10:23:15 | More by clayrock81
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Wegomlegging

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No head to speak of, clear yellow amber and minimal lace. Straw scent, not pronounced. Delicately understated fresh light barley flavor, with a pleasant almost metallic aftertaste. Not flat, but not zippy either. Overall a fairly good beer that is worth trying, most likely in warmer weather. Not as soft as a real Kolch, most likely due to water.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 02:56:46 | More by Wegomlegging
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (courtesy of a trade with atsprings) into a Michelob pilsner glass--currently the closest thing I own to a strange.

"Endless Rivers" of carbonation rise up through a clear, straw-golden body. Small yeast particles are stratified throughout, while the eggshell-white head starts small and retreats to an asymmetrical patch of large bubbles. Scant lacing. Sharp, crisp aromas of pilsner malt and herbal, grassy hops with a mineral-rich backing. Hints of white grape juice and orange peel thrown in the mix as well.

Somewhat bland flavor, even for a kölsch, and even as Endless River warms. Saltine crackers and pilsner malt lay down a light, bready foundation upon which a sharp, grassy hop bitterness is built (soapy-tasting on the way back up). Carbonation is big and bubbly, contrasting nicely against the light body, and adds a snappy, zesty, almost drying bite to the finish. An easy-drinking kölsch, for sure, but I expected a bit more out of Mother Earth considering the steep price tag and the precedent set by their Sisters of the Moon IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 06:27:03 | More by wagenvolks
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KingEdward

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-13-2014 20:04:39 | More by rrski198
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Irish57

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-22-2013 02:40:43 | More by Irish57
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Halluxone

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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anhigdon

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-12-2013 20:07:36 | More by anhigdon
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PGVG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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dharmabum1102

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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core42

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-03-2013 00:05:45 | More by core42
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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asull238

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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ProstMasterson

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-14-2012 18:32:06 | More by DSlim71
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-03-2012 20:23:43 | More by sendbeer
Endless River from Mother Earth Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.