Sunbru Kölsch-Style Ale - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
3.78/5 rDev +8.9%
A can from Tempe to Orange County. On to the beer:
Golden hay colored with a little haze, topped with a head which retains decently, leaving spotty lace around the walls of the glass. The aroma is grainy, hay, a kiss of fruit, simple and straightforward. The flavor is as well, though it meets the standard for a kolsch. It's crisp and clean with hay and a snap of hops, done in a way where it's flavorful as well. It's light bodied and very refreshing, pushing the beer on course as a Kolsch-styled beer that I would recommended.
04-28-2014 01:41:49 | More by DoubleJ
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3.85/5 rDev +11%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):
Clarity is fine; pale golden color. Smells of fermented pears, fresh-baked crackers and light floral hops. Malt palate is near immaculate and intensely smooth. Mild bite of apple within, but the dry graininess is the real show here. Balance from the hops with a pinch of flavor in the finish. Long dry finish, the aftertaste is very clean, which makes this beer extremely refreshing ... the taste buds ask for another sip. Nailed it for the style, and nailed it for being so damn drinkable.
12-15-2011 13:22:31 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.05/5 rDev +16.7%
Poured a nice clear gold with a thin ring of nice white head. Beautiful German lager appearance. Scents of German yeast, some hoppy notes and crystal malt. What I expect in a kolsch. Flavor is malty sweet, good crystal malt sweetness and bready flavors, this is balanced with a nice German hop presence which keeps it from being too sweet and bready. Quite nice. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, easy to drink, nice and refreshing. This is a good kolsch, worth drinking. It's one of the better Four Peaks offerings, behind their stout and IPA.
05-28-2013 05:15:38 | More by Auraan
3.48/5 rDev +0.3%
A pretty decent sized white head takes its time to settle into a nice lacing above this clear pale yellow golden colored beer.
Soapy lemony sour citrusy aroma with some grain malt attributes as well.
Light dry malted grain mixed with an almost sweet citrusy hops taste.
A drying aftertaste with just a tiny bit of the taste sticking around with this light bodied beer.
An alright tasting lighter beer, I'd like to have a cooler full of these on a really hot summers day, whether I being golfing, fishing, or just kickin' back.
04-11-2013 21:55:56 | More by LXIXME
3.6/5 rDev +3.7%
Enjoyed on tap at the Scottsdale location (brewed in Tempe). Fresh smell, light yellow and very lacey. A mild bitterness. Hits the mark, as they mostly do,batting average rather than home run hitters, showing skill. Average mouthfeel. A good start, and nicely drinkable at lunchtime.
02-07-2010 14:34:08 | More by Sammy
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
Had this on tap a Magpies Pizza in Tucson on a warm April day
Poured golden with a slight pearl white head. Average head retention & lacing
S: Slight bready notes
T: Some grainy notes & lemony hops. A bit of breadyness & peppery hops as it warms. Finishes with citric hop snap, Barely eeked out the 3.5
MF: Light bodied with lively carbonation
Drank easy, but just a run of the mill Kolsch
04-07-2008 15:38:11 | More by russpowell
3.46/5 rDev -0.3%
Hazy but vibrant yellow color with a huge frothy stark white head with longevity.
Grainy aroma with white grapes and a little fruity.
The flavor is less fruity, more grainy. There's a metallic aftertaste in the finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and refreshing.
It's a pretty decent kolsch and an easy drinker.
06-03-2013 00:52:14 | More by Vonerichs
2.93/5 rDev -15.6%
A- This is a nice colored light beer with some haze.
S- smelled extremely floral
T- a bit hoppy but a decent tasting beer. It had a strong floral taste, but not overpowering.
M- watery on the mouth. One of those beers you would lose count if you started drinking.
D- this beer would be a good one to sit with some friends and kickback on a hot day. I can almost tell that the flavor would change dramatically with the outside temperature.
12-18-2010 23:27:36 | More by Anthony88
3.9/5 rDev +12.4%
I'm rating this beer pretty high because I just simply liked it. And it was hot out and this really hit the spot.
S - Can! I love that it's in a can. Awesome!
A - Hazy but seemed appropriate. A very pale straw off white.
S - Citrusy but yeasty.
T - It's very light with some citrus to it. But it was well balanced.
M - Very light. It pours with a nice head but doesn't seem that carbonated.
D - A very drinkable beer. Especially on a hot summer day. These go down quickly! I shared a 12 pack with some friends. I would purchase again for sure.
12-14-2010 19:16:05 | More by digitalczech
4.65/5 rDev +34%
A - pale golden beauty. white fluffy head and some really nice lacing
S - bready malts
T - super clean bready malts and a harmonious amount of bittering hops
M - light and smooth
D - I was in Arizona and granted it was only spring but it was hot (to me) and this was a perfect beer. Session defined.
04-04-2009 14:15:42 | More by xhcadamx
Sunbru Kölsch-Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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