Mornington Peninsula Sorachi Kolsch - Mornington Peninsula Brewery
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
4.3/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Tried on tap at The Local Taphouse in Sydney.
I tried this one (which was labelled at the Taphouse as merely the "Mornington Peninsula Kölsch") without realising this is the one that prominently features Sorachi Ace. What a difference it makes, what a unique hop! It was clear from early on that this was a unique-flavoured beer.
Pours a hazed but translucent golden yellow colour. Head is fine and with, with sudsy lacing that doesn't stick quite as much as it could. Minimal carbonation, and what appears to be a light body, but amazingly, when swirled, it forms some good static bubbling. Overall, a good looking beer.
Nose is where you start to notice the uniqueness here. It's fresh and fruity; very sweet, with almost a raspberry character coming through (notes say "this isn't the Sorachi Ace one is it?"). But to balance the sweetness, there's a good dose of clean and crisp organics. Some hay aromas sharpen the sweetness. Lovely.
Taste is similar, with a raspberry leaf kind of sweet organic freshness. Clean light bitterness at the back which isn't overdone. The light body gives it that crisp lager style. Thoroughly enjoyable.
A very drinkable brew. So refreshing, and different enough to give it buckets of interest. Very unique, very different. It's a cracking brew, worthy of a place in the Australian Craft Brewing zeitgeist with the likes of Stone & Wood Pacific. Try it!
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2011 05:21:42 | More by lacqueredmouse
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle poured into pint glass 6/4/14
A hazy from tiny particles in a golden yellow body, finger of soapy white foam falls after a few sips leaving lace where it existed
S apple juice, lemon, bubble gum, white grapes, sweet malt, and a little sweet orange
T more sorachi in the mouth, I'm not getting lemongrass but I'm getting lemon, grass and a little hay, bubble gum, and cracker, tastes a little stronger with more going on
M light, fluffy, now on the finish I'm getting lemongrass, just a little grit left behind and super smooth going down
O I know its strange having the highest grade in the overall but I could've gone above 4 in a couple areas, this ones easy to smash down my throat
I like the hop and it works well in this light, easy drinking brew. I could drink a few of these without getting board and could slaughter a case of this under a hot sun if I had a day to work with
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 02:19:41 | More by wordemupg
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
How I've never reviewed this ill never know and it pours a pale straw yellow crystal hue with a nice thick two finger creamy head and lacing as far as the eye can see it definately looks like a kolsch,the smell is straight out Sorachi with aromas of lemon,grassy herbs and a touch of lime the smell is stronger than you expect off a kolsch but it's nice,the mouthfeel is light bodied yet creamy and well carbonated and has tastes of a lemon herbalness first up then a touch of a bitter lime and followed by grassy hoppy bittness which is more pale ale than kolsch but other than the smell and bitterness the kolsch is still there and I like this new style kolsch and to be honest it's a lot better straight from the keg then the bottled version and yeah after this being my second two litre fill I'm pretty sold on this and I'd buy it again no doubt cheers.
Serving type: growler
03-08-2014 11:46:39 | More by ADZA
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: Fairly clear pale straw colour. No head. Bottle conditioned.
S: Lemon, straw, green apple
T: Crisp refreshing lemon. A little bit of mineral dryness. A tiny bit of green apple. Small amount of bitterness on the finish.
M: Light and crisp mouthfeel.
O: A great summer beer. Refreshing with enough interest to make you come back for another.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2013 04:57:27 | More by Hoptron_3000
3.4/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours gold with a large head.
Nose shows spicy and herbal hops along with faint lemon custard and soft clean malt.
Similar flavours, pretty much the same characters as mentioned above followed by a mild bitterness.
Carbonation seems a little excessive.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2012 04:16:19 | More by CrazyDavros
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pale straw colour, light haze and steady bead. Head is white and dense and retaining a very nice crown with some sticky off-white lace. Lookin' good, there, Kölschy.
Smell is gawwwgeous. So light, floral and tangy. Lots of citrus with some apricot jam, orange sherbet and plum sauce for sweetness and richness. Rich and tangy like good barbecue sauce and yet light like a good champagne. Wonderful complexities, and the best kölsch I've smelled in a long time.
Taste is tangy from the get go with huge citric notes and pepperberry - orange and lemon flavours with a touch of lavender providing slight floral bitterness, plus some lemongrass and white peppercorns come through on the mid that last until the end. The characteristic kölschy dryness is distinct late-mid but it just adds to the weird, wonderful array of fruit and spice assaulting my palate. Bit of a chemical, soapy flavour on the back is the only dud note in an excellent palate. Front is just beautiful though.
Lots of carbonation is mostly padded by the decently full body, but it does border on harsh at times.
Excellent drop, great use of hops to carry a beer forward, nicely flavoured and rounded off and refreshing as a dip in the pool after several years in Hell.
Serving type: on-tap
04-10-2011 23:34:13 | More by laituegonflable
Mornington Peninsula Sorachi Kolsch from Mornington Peninsula Brewery
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