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Gateway Kolsch - French Broad Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: cvstrickland on 02-23-2009

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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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.


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Gateway Kolsch from French Broad Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.