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Colonia - BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH

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84
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 5.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 3
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, again, always a strange thing to see from a German brewer. On to the suds - this is apparently 'brewed in the Rhenish style', which seems to me a sort of sidestep to admitting the inherent Cologne-based origins.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some chunky setting concrete lace around the glass as things gently sink away.

It smells of gritty, grainy pale malt, sourdough bread, fresh apples and pears, a soft earthy flintiness, and plain leafy, weedy, and grassy hops. The taste is more grainy, crackery, and doughy pale malt, lemon and apple flesh, hard water stoney notes, and a fairly complex array of leafy, weedy, grassy, and kind of herbal hops.

The carbonation is quite active in its tingling and exploratory frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, a slight airy creaminess arising from the top. It finishes off-dry, just, the genial malt parrying the lingering noble hops only so much.

A rather enjoyable and spot-on version of this newly chic traditional German style, even if it is from a Bavarian brewer, and employing sexy, new-age Teutonic hops at that. Easy to drink, despite the moderately elevated ABV, and worthy of patio or beer garden action this coming summer, or wherever you can acquire this one.

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4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a really good beer. The dryhopping with Germam aroma hops (Saphir) is rare and workks great on this beer. Sadly they market this as a posh beer. 3,50€ in supermarket 1 hour from where it was brewed is way too much. This way German will not be convinced of new innovative beer styles and stick to their old habbits and who can blame them when you can find a half liter of Andechser Doppelbock right next to it for just 1,05€.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grassy and hay flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

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Colonia from BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.