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Gateway Kolsch - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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NODAK

Tennessee

3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Aroma is quite grainy and wheaty. Pretty light stuff. Figured on a bit more.

Taste follows pretty closely. It's fairly honey sweet, full of grain and wheat, and a very small bitterness at the backend. This is a pretty straightforward beer here. A bit surprised at the lack of citrus character. Nothing complicated, but it goes down quite easily. Would probably make a great summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 01:11:50 | More by NODAK
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.01/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light fuzzy banana color, light head.

At first not much on the nose, just a touch of light tart wheaty malt and maybe some banana. Gets sweeter as it warms, touch of honey.

Taste is pretty similar--tart wheatiness again, light honey sweetness, hint if banana and yeast.

Nothing special but a decent kolsch.

6.2/10

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2013 23:28:16 | More by AlexFields
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-15-2013 18:35:10 | More by LXIXME
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phishbone23

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-23-2013 18:09:55 | More by phishbone23
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-17-2013 23:15:56 | More by Thorpe429
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bmami


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-16-2013 03:53:18 | More by bmami
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-03-2013 06:01:09 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-02-2013 21:40:00 | More by Falcone
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

New York

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 21:17:33 | More by plaid75
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ecmoon3

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-17-2012 12:06:51 | More by ecmoon3
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin head that doesnt last long on a near crystal clear bright golden body. The aroma is very light with barely perceptable pale malts, sweet corn and honey. Flavor has a nice amount of honey flavor with barely, wheat and herbal flavors. Nice body for the style with moderate to high carbonation. Certainly drinkable with nice degree of sweetness and flavor for a style that can be fairly bland.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 01:01:21 | More by kylehay2004
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-01-2012 01:05:21 | More by t0rin0
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-01-2012 00:03:45 | More by OldTime
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bombe into my Gaffel kolsch stange.

Appearance: Beer pours a clear, brilliant golden yellow. Pour released a little more than two fingers if light, bright white head. Decent head retention and no lacing. Inviting looking pour.

Smell: Sweet and grassy on a nose, a very light and delicate smelling beer. No hops presence but still nice smelling, very clean.

Taste: I found the taste to be the weakest component of the beer. It's just a touch off from where I think a kolsch should be. There is a nice German hops bite but the sweetness and grassy maltiness I expect from the style aren't big enough. There was an almost adjunct like flavor in the middle of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Very refreshing and quite drinkable. Would be a good beer to enjoy after some yard work or poolside.

Overall: I love kolsch but is one isn't as well crafted and flavorful as some of the better examples of the style. Not a bad beer, but kolsch fans can do better.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 00:13:55 | More by pburland23
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-14-2012 23:58:25 | More by pintofparadise
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-30-2012 17:05:28 | More by DrunkinYogi
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TexasMartin


4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2012 18:14:30 | More by TexasMartin
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-07-2012 17:22:07 | More by Gatordaddy
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EmergingZymurgy

Kansas

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliantly clear with very light straw color. Foamy, white head with moderate lacing. Poured into a pilsner glass.

S: Slight apple character in the aroma with a grainy background.

T: Hint of fruit with a nice, clean finish. Very crisp. A bit grainy, but only in the background of the beer.

M: Light on the plate, but also slightly creamy. Has a bit of a dry finish to the end, but not too dry.

O: Quite a nice beer. It's very drinkable and easy to drink. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Brought the bottle back from a trip out to North Carolina and was not disappointed. I have just started getting into the Kolsh beers and this is a nice, easy drinking one for a hot, summer Kansas afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 18:03:55 | More by EmergingZymurgy
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ckk527

South Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

06-12-2012 14:48:15 | More by ckk527
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-10-2012 21:03:19 | More by fastrodney
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smarkham24

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-30-2012 01:29:09 | More by smarkham24
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-15-2012 01:41:28 | More by sansho
Gateway Kolsch from French Broad Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.