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Gateway Kolsch - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cvstrickland on 02-23-2009)
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Reviews by RedChrome:
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RedChrome

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

08-18-2010 04:26:46 | More by RedChrome
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%

What a perfect after work beer to be had here in my mind mind.Poured into a standard pint glass a slight hazed light golden, like sunshine basically,with a thin wispy white head.Aromas of toasted grain with some fruity esters,crisp mouthfeel and flavors,quite toasty with a bit of honey-like sweetness and shot of sharp zing in the finish.A highly quaffable pleasent drinking kolsch,again a perfect after work or hot day brew with real flavor.

04-17-2009 20:53:12 | More by oberon
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glid02

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%

Bottle purchased from Mac's in Atlanta.

Pours a clear golden color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of sweet light malts with a mild biscuit quality and light floral hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The malt flavors are a bit sweeter than the smell intimated however the hops bring in just a bit of bitterness and slightly leafy flavors that balance it out. The ending is crisp and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this is a solid beer for the style, very clean and crisp. Worth a shot.

01-16-2010 23:03:22 | More by glid02
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-15-2013 18:35:10 | More by LXIXME
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-27-2011 01:02:31 | More by whitekiboko
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javlin624

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

12-17-2013 01:47:35 | More by javlin624
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

On tap at the Biere Garden in Asheville.

A - clear gold with noticeable carbonation bubbles; thin lacing of white head; no retention

S - faint grass, hint of lemon

T - grassy, noble hops, faintly bitter finish

M - smooth, little carbonation, light bodied

This is a very light, easy to drink, refreshing beer. It doesn't have much flavor, but it's to style and ultimately enjoyable.

05-29-2012 08:02:01 | More by tdm168
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burnzgtm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2014 18:15:50 | More by burnzgtm
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-18-2013 03:05:36 | More by BeerZack
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

2.85/5  rDev -22.3%

22 oz bottle

Poured a hazy dark yellow with a huge white head that was very well retained that receded into a thin cap that lasted throughout the beer. The beer did have noticeable particles floating in the beer. To be honest, I expected the beer to be perfectly clear.

Aroma is mainly bready and citrus tones. No hops to mention. Definitely not what I had in mind for the style. It reminded me more of a Belgian Witbier than a Kolsch.

Taste follows the nose well, what I did not get was any hint of hop or bitterness to the taste at all.

The beer is light, smooth and easy to drink. The beer did have very good and very prevalent carbonation, and this was not a determent to the beer. The beer left a dry aftertaste, which I had expected, but it was somewhat unappealing. Overall, this may be a decent summer beer, but it reminds me of Blue Moon and not a Kolsch, especially after my first was Reissdorf Kölsch.

05-21-2009 17:53:01 | More by PhillyStyle
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

03-31-2014 22:11:45 | More by KevinGordon
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dangelop

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-09-2014 03:42:32 | More by dangelop
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pjhalifax

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-02-2013 20:04:44 | More by pjhalifax
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

An oldie but goodie that I had not had in a long while from French Broad. Decided to pick up a bomber on my last trip. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 03/08/2010.

The pour was nice, very cloudy and bright with a big white head of foamy froth that billowed up from the bottom of the glass through ample streams of carbonation. Nice golden color and when held up into the light really seemed to shine very nicely. Great looking for the style. Light aroma, to be expected with light hints of citrus and banana, a touch of clove and light grain, much more citrus coming through then I remember. Crisp, clean, light, this is how you start off the afternoon! Really very nicely done here with a crisp and clean flavor. Light grassy notes, hints of citrus flavors all over give it a touch of a bite, light banana and grain in the finish round it out well. Nicely done just as I remembered as the lightly dry finish begged me in for just a touch more. Super drinkable and really just a fine example of the style.

Overall a superb session offering from them, I could have seriously gone on with this one for days. Really just a good example of the style and really nicely done

03-10-2010 01:57:22 | More by mikesgroove
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ecmoon3

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-17-2012 12:06:51 | More by ecmoon3
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tclapper

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +36.2%

12-03-2011 23:49:31 | More by tclapper
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metter98

New York

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%

On-tap at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts along with slight hints of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. It makes for a good beer to drink outside on a hot summer day.

05-27-2013 14:26:18 | More by metter98
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ninaturner

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

11-01-2013 14:46:49 | More by ninaturner
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smarkham24

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-30-2012 01:29:09 | More by smarkham24
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9%

05-14-2013 23:04:46 | More by GratefulEdd
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-03-2014 22:27:15 | More by BlueMoon10
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-23-2012 02:20:56 | More by freduardo
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plaid75

New York

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

On tap at Barley's, Asheville, NC.

Poured a light brass hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a clean pilsner malt and slight herbal hop.

The taste was well balanced with a clean breadiness with a balancing herbal noble hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty easy drinking kolsch.

11-09-2012 21:17:33 | More by plaid75
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-07-2013 20:44:07 | More by GABrew
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MTNboy

Germany

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%

It had nice yellow color and white head to the body. There was average lacing. The aroma was grassy and had a good aroma of hops. The taste was a little hoppier than this style usually is but it was good. I thought the use of hops was proportioned and done well. There was a grainy and grassy flavor with a small hint of fruitiness. The mouthfeel was thin and light.

12-26-2010 13:21:46 | More by MTNboy
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Gateway Kolsch from French Broad Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.