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Colonia - BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 24
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 24
Reviews by clarknova:
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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
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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Photo of Sammy
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear straw color with white head. Aroma is hoppy with some dank notes and a slight honey note. Taste starts sweet and hoppy with fruit notes and gets bitter in the finish with grapefruit notes. Fresh and easy to drink.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of drmeto
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-pours a clear straw-golden with a big,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-lots of lemon,floral,grassy,slight pineapple
-follows the nose without the pineapple plus a decent amount of hop bitterniss
-slightly metallic
-light body,medium carbonation
A Kölsch dry-hopped with one of my favourite Hops (Saphir)
Good Beer all around,just wish it was cheaper

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Photo of safaricook
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
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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Photo of MPSTARR
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TS057
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of rredshift
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Beerman1977
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of boddhitree
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of RobertColianni
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Arminius757
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer.
Pours straw yellow then sttles to a golden color. Little head, bout half a finger. Leaves a bit of lacing that lasts through the drink.
Smells like sourdough bread with some hints of piney hops and a touch of apple.
The sour comes in the taste with a bit of bitterness and that touch of apple again comes through. Good carbonation with a tingle to it.
Drinks smooth, is really a good thrust quencher.
Fun little summer time brew that i wouldnt mind drinking agin

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of downquark
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Colonia from BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.