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Gateway Kolsch - French Broad Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cvstrickland on 02-23-2009)
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3/5  rDev -18%

08-27-2014 14:14:57 | More by Dogleg
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

One of the overlooked CANtributors to The CANQuest ™ is one of my local beer people, soon (eventually) to be a “Character” in my column – Justin C. He does a good job of looking out for new and different CANs for me in his travels and this is one with which he recently returned.
From the CAN: “French Broad Gateway Kolsch is a German-style ale with moderate hop flavor and a sweet finish.”
I have been watching the AmeriCAN Heroes Channel’s series on World War I and it reminded me of a French Broad that I once knew before visiting Germany as a young sailor.
The Crack! was as loud as a CANnon and the CAN was as full as the trenches in early-1915. The inverted Glug was precise in its deployment and quickly netted me two fingers of foamy, fizzy, bone-white head that began to collapse under the exertion, leaving Belgian lacing in its wake. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = 3.9, a preciseness measured by the brewery), as yellow as the cowards who retreated In the face of the enemy, and with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to peer into a grim future. Nose was what I tend to think of with regard to the style – slightly honey-like, slightly grassy. If we still rated on Smell, I would characterize this as “Perfect”. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was grassy and honey-like, sort of a Gateway between a light lager and a German Pilsner. I have to disagree with them as to “… a sweet finish” because I would characterize it as “Dry”. The CAN mentions “O.G. 11.5 P and IBU 32.3”, so I think that an argument CAN be made for my point of view. A very nice, light drinking beer on a Summer’s day.

08-26-2014 15:03:35 | More by woodychandler
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

A: Golden straw filtered with a light haze, lots of soda like bubbles and some clinging to the side of the glass. One finger of creamy bright white head.

S: White wine, grapes, clean linen, dough, clean and crisp.

T: Very vinous like like white wine, clean linen, dough, dry clean and crisp.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, clean dry finish.

O: Great brew. Well done Kolsch. Got this one in Asheville, drank in Chicago, IL with some deep dish pizza, great combo.

08-13-2014 05:00:04 | More by patre_tim
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-10-2014 16:09:04 | More by Jeeb
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-09-2014 03:42:32 | More by dangelop
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-03-2014 22:27:15 | More by BlueMoon10
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-01-2014 23:45:50 | More by bostonryan
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North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, straw gold coloring, with a fluffy, tall, clingy, white head. Steady carbonation action throughout the body, too. Nose of toasted grains, subtle floral notes, and hints of berry esthers. Flavors are tangy forward, with buttered toast notes, and a subtle hops bitterness. Smooth and light, with a frothy, effervesced finish. Tangy, grainy aftertaste. Not bad.

07-27-2014 04:30:40 | More by GarthDanielson
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-21-2014 21:59:21 | More by Irish57
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-19-2014 23:04:55 | More by Callmejfunk
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-19-2014 18:29:40 | More by DaPan
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-11-2014 18:15:50 | More by burnzgtm
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-05-2014 12:35:34 | More by Ljoreilly
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-03-2014 18:05:44 | More by chrismia
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Pouring a cellar temp can into a snifter. Gift from my cousin Joe in NC. Thanks!

The beer pours a bright gold hue with just the faintest amount of haze on the pour. Bleached white fizzy head of 2.5 cm foams up and fades quickly to a wispy edge layer.
Aroma is some grainy malt and a bit of biscuity note also. I do get a bit of spicy hops and no hint of abv.
First sip reveals a crisp body with light texture and fine fizzy carbonation. Very easy to drink as it should be per style.
Flavor is a bit of grainy malt that flows to some spicy and earthy hop notes, and finishes with some sweet almost fruity note on the finish. The beer really dries out after each sip,making me thirsty for more beer.
A very easy to drink brew that would be enjoyable on a hot day. I am just fine drinking it after a long day to decompress. Good example of the style.

06-06-2014 03:09:51 | More by sulldaddy
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-01-2014 21:22:01 | More by ariceclemson
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-01-2014 17:44:20 | More by MaseFace
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-05-2014 00:28:34 | More by ajdemma
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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

12 ounce can -> New Belgium globe glass

A - very pale straw color with a very small head, no lacing and no retention.

S - lemon notes dominate with some floral and grass

T - Lemon honey sweetness with a dry finish. Very easy to drink.

M - light with average carbonation

O - does not make the earth shift on its axis, but is easy to drink and satisfying.

04-30-2014 03:18:48 | More by Mojo
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-22-2014 23:59:55 | More by OldhouseRecs
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

04-06-2014 14:33:55 | More by RyanAU
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18%

04-05-2014 16:26:22 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-31-2014 22:11:45 | More by KevinGordon
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-16-2014 22:44:57 | More by KFrank729
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Gateway Kolsch from French Broad Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.