Killer Python Kölsch - True South Brewery
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3.55/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a pale straw colour, bit of haze with white, foamy head, about a finger's thickness on a sampler. Excellent kolsch look.
Smells of... Killer Pythons, yeah. Apple/pear and pineapple are the closest things, but it's just fruit candy really. Could use more beeriness.
Taste is a little more beery, but not really to its credit. There's a hint of that fruit candy character on here but only around the midpoint and it ends up quite bready and yeasty, like a lot of kolsches I have. Not bad, but could have fused the killer python candy notes in better here, it's swung a bit too much the other way from the nose.
Body is thin, but has a light carbonation which goes well with the style.
Interesting take on a kolsch, but ultimately a little weird, and not quite fulfilling its promise.
Serving type: on-tap
12-09-2013 06:01:08 | More by laituegonflable
3.36/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A kölsch, brewed with 10 kilograms of Killer Pythons, those chewy, gelatinous, artificially flavoured giant snakes I remember so fondly from my childhood. Tried on-tap at the 2013 GABS festival in Melbourne.
Pours a hazy and very pale straw colour, with a light body and a white head that forms a firm ring. Stretchy rings of lace form as the beer goes down. Looks decent for a kölsch, but nothing out of the ordinary yet.
The aroma, though? Killer Pythons! Lots of artificial sweetness, lolly green and raspberry, above a grainy, slightly pilsnery basis. The Killer Pythons certainly give off their chemical, nostalgic aromas here.
Once I get over the nostalgia, though, it becomes quite clear what a bad idea this is. Light grain comes forward on the palate before a fruity sweetness builds up with clinging artificial flavours. This is then set upon by a musty wet grain character and a shot of yeast that makes a rather unpleasant mess. Finish is slightly cloying, with the artificial sweetness coming through attaching itself to the residual yeast flavours.
Feel is very light: wouldn't be so bad in a straight Kölsch, but it leaves some of the less successful characters bleakly exposed.
This was an extremely interesting experiment. Was it successful? I mean, it got me interested in this one-off beer for a festival, but it isn't something I'm that keen to try again. Sadly, I doubt that Killer Python Kölsch is likely to be a style we're going to see take off.
Serving type: on-tap
06-13-2013 04:52:07 | More by lacqueredmouse
Killer Python Kölsch from True South Brewery
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