Gateway Kolsch - French Broad Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RedChrome:
3.65/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A very light golden color with a faint haze. Huge white head takes minutes to settle down. Tons of carbonation bubbles rising rapidly.
Grain husks and white raisin scents assault the nose on inhalation. A light earthy grass scent in the back of the nostrils. Hints of hops fade in and out.
Very dry crispy malt flavor on the tongue. Taste has a very mixed coating to it, both metallic and plastic. Hops do provide a decent amount of bitterness.
Tastes cling, but the overall feel is watery. Carbonation is a nice burst on the tongue.
An OK brew. Would work well with a nice piece of lemon grilled whitefish. Not the best choice in the style. IF you like kolsch give it a try, otherwise, look for something else.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2010 04:26:46 | More by RedChrome
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3.9/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: can
06-06-2014 03:09:51 | More by sulldaddy
3.7/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: can
04-30-2014 03:18:48 | More by Mojo
3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a crystal clear light to medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation quickly rising from the bottom of the glass and hints of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense fizzy white head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts and grassy hops.
T: Upfront there are slightly heavier than moderate flavors of bready malts with light flavors of grassy hops in the finish. Light amounts of bitterness which lingers slightly.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.
O: Very easy to drink, very refreshing, and tasty - I could see myself picking this up a lot more frequently once the weather gets warms (great beer for when I am out on the porch manning the grill).
Serving type: can
02-06-2014 01:54:37 | More by dbrauneis
Gateway Kolsch from French Broad Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.