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Sidekick Kolsch - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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Sidekick Kolsch
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: FreshHawk on 06-19-2012

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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.

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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.

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Sidekick Kolsch from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.