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Sidekick Kolsch - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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Sidekick Kolsch
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: FreshHawk on 06-19-2012)
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -8.8%

10-03-2013 01:16:27 | More by jaydoc
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-28-2013 03:54:33 | More by zeff80
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev +8.2%
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
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2012 18:56:26 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +14%

12-01-2013 22:07:12 | More by jsprain1
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Herky21

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

03-13-2013 02:46:51 | More by Herky21
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light, slightly hazed gold color. Large, light, tight, foamy, bubbly, bright white head. Nice retention and a nice lacing.

S - Sweet grainy malt and some corn aroma dominate the nose. Touch of honey sweetness. Minimal grassy hop aroma.

T - Very similar to the nose. Dominated by sweet cereal grains, touches of corn. Somewhat sweet but a little on the bland side. A touch more grassy hop flavors than the nose suggested.

M - Light body, average carbonation. Spritzy, lively feel with a touch of a drying finish.

D - Easy to drink beer that is a little on the bland side for me. Lacked a significant hop presence or an orchard fruit presence I was hoping for.

Notes: Nothing offensive but nothing exciting either. I could see people that aren't into craft beer drinking this if you took them to the brewpub. Not my favorite from them, and nothing worth going after but it's not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 05:16:04 | More by FreshHawk
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +14%

07-05-2013 18:18:19 | More by bismarksays
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22Blue

Kansas

3/5  rDev -8.8%

01-08-2014 01:27:48 | More by 22Blue
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-11-2014 00:06:34 | More by Kahlerbock
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Beerlover

Minnesota

1.95/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

this beer taste like a fizzy yellow beer for wussies! can't place if it taste more like a bud or a miller since I have had neither of either of those for quite some time, but completely reminded me of one of them!

taste: had a sweet maltyness to it that I dint' care for at all, no hops apparent in the taste or aroma. was very hard to finish the can, as the taste gets less and less desirable as it warms.

would not recommend this one to craft beer lovers, maybe to the mass of swill swallowers...

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 21:56:16 | More by Beerlover
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +14%

07-12-2014 12:54:52 | More by OregonGrown7
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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
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Zuidman

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24%

08-07-2013 05:05:32 | More by Zuidman
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +14%

02-02-2014 00:16:17 | More by hopley
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-21-2014 00:19:35 | More by RDW
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-13-2013 16:03:16 | More by Hellpop65
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

09-16-2013 22:17:26 | More by udubdawg
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-21-2014 14:53:44 | More by billhelm
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Beestin

Iowa

3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-14-2014 16:54:39 | More by Beestin
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-27-2014 22:07:27 | More by Beer4Mike
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kraticus41

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-06-2014 23:33:43 | More by kraticus41
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-22-2013 18:03:38 | More by pourmeadrink
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

06-29-2014 23:27:29 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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Rosquin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-12-2013 03:01:05 | More by Rosquin
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Sidekick Kolsch from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.