Sidekick Kolsch - Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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3.49/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
Look: Hazy golden color, thick white froth of a head that slowly recedes. Light foamy lacing.
Aroma: Lemongrass, bready grains, malts.
Taste: Really nice lemongrass coats over some grains and malts, almost has a minty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied.
Overall: Nice grassy, citrus tones. Refreshing, probably should have tried this in summer instead of October.
Serving type: can
10-31-2013 18:40:21 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.13/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a brilliant, pale yellow color that is crowned with a thin and fluffy, pure white head. Chill haze is present with a decent amount of lacing and gobs of carbonation.
While the aroma leaves a lot to be desired, it's welcoming. And sweet. Honey is dominant here, but sweet corn and lemon zest break through. It's simple but pleasant.
Confirms what the nose picks up on - it's sweet. Sweet corn and malt take over the front end and is balanced by some rather grassy hops at the tail end. Again, leaves a lot to be desired but is enjoyable.
Plenty of fizzing is present in this light-bodied beer. A tad creamy and finishes dry. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy.
While I'm not blown away by it, I find it to be a nice summer beer that is both refreshing and enjoyable.
Serving type: can
09-09-2013 02:43:59 | More by alphagnome
3.56/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Peacetree SideKick Kolsch, Peacetree Brewing, Knoxville, Iowa. Ooops, I'm sorry, "brewed and packaged by Peacetree Brewing Company, Cold Spring, MN."
Appearance: big, pillowy, snow-white head, lightly hazed, and well-carbonated straw-golden hue. Lovely stuff.
Aroma: floral and honey notes, lightly hopped, some citrus and hints of tropical fruits. Tres jolie. Wait, that's French. Well, I can't think of any words for "pretty" in German.
Taste: Lands lightly and slightly sweetly on the palate. Very lean bodied, but not lacking in flavor and personality. Minor hops, clean, expertly consumable. Delicate and delicious.
The can art reminds us of the Hanna Barberra Saturday Morning cartoon character Hong Kong Phooey. The copy of the side tells us: "Some beers fight for attention and then there are some unsung heroes, Wearing the mask of a lager, this cold-fermented ale is crisp and refreshing yet packs a wallop of flavor. Brewed in the tradition of Cologne, Germany, this Kolsch-style ale is the perfect companion for your backpack, tackle box, or picnic basket. Ka-pow!"
Well, I don't know about a "wallop", but definitely more than you expect from a beer so yellow and light. Kolsches are beers that rarely come out in the U.S. tasting as they would in Deustschland. This one makes a very fine effort. I can see it being a success, if only they can escape from being sued by another craft brewery with a similar name. (Two Brothers now has a pale ale called Sidekick, also in cans."
So, this is my first packaged Peacetree product, after sampling some of their stuff at Great Taste of the Midwest last year. I can look forward to two more samples, thanks to Brad the Beerguy. Also, I'll always associate this brewery with Brad's chance meeting with President Obama in Knoxville, which in turn led the world to know of the White House's homebrewing efforts.
Serving type: can
08-12-2013 02:14:17 | More by feloniousmonk
Sidekick Kolsch from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.