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Kölsch - Occidental Brewing Co.

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Occidental Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 08-13-2011)
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-22-2014 03:32:57 | More by Soto
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

07-30-2014 03:39:13 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

07-25-2014 00:41:22 | More by ricke49
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3.83/5  rDev +11.3%

On a hot day there is nothing better than a Kölsch from Occidental Brewing Co.
After biking to the Mississippi Neighborhood Street fair and back this afternoon I headed over to Occidental Brewing Co. Tap room for a growler of their Dunkelweizen, one of my preferred beers, and decided to try the Kölsch. In addition to the growler I took home a four pack of tall cans.

Pours a nice foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Nice mouth feel. Also it is not overly hoppy, a fault I find in many of the beers produced here in Portland. The color is a light golden, and the fizz continues to rise after poured into a tall glass. It has a nice lite citrus finish.

Again, a Great beer for a hot day!

07-13-2014 01:00:44 | More by RHVC59
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-02-2014 04:07:05 | More by chossboss
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-14-2014 22:25:09 | More by nmann08
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3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

Can from the Brew Shop in Bend. Pale golden with abundant foamy head. Aroma is mostly grains, cereal, taste is pure grain, malt, some hops present in the finish, very dry and chalky. A decent representation of the German original. Light in body and palate, refreshing

05-27-2014 02:39:34 | More by stevoj
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-11-2014 23:24:54 | More by gartlesby
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3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

A - poured to a pilsner glass. Three finger head, slow to recede. Golden straw in color and clear as can be. Really nice bubbling

S - an interesting Belgian yeast nose. Somewhat inviting but mild bubblegum lingers

T - not off putting in the least, but it makes no statement. It really asks for more flavor. Almost a beer flavored water

M - unlike the bubbly appearance, this beer lacks carbonation. The mouthfeel also makes no statement. Flat, watery

O - It would be nice and refreshing for someone on a hot day. This beer has it's place, just not with me.

04-10-2014 23:22:31 | More by SweetChicken
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-27-2014 13:42:30 | More by charlesjwinkler
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-20-2014 00:27:55 | More by seanthornton152
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Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +16.6%

Appearance: clear gold, full white head like a frothy bath

Aroma: bubblegum, fresh peach, pineapple, apple - loads of sweet pulpy fruit, super vibrant

Taste & Mouthfeel: satin smooth, a pleasure to drink, caressing the tongue; flavour matches the aroma perfectly with same lip-smacking fruit; somehow it's not cloying despite this sweetness, with just enough dry bitterness cutting through

Overall: unexpected flavours for the style, but welcomed; ridiculously easy drinking and a great session beer for the summer

12-30-2013 20:12:49 | More by BGDrock
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-11-2013 00:54:08 | More by wiltznucs
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3.55/5  rDev +3.2%

Attractive golden color with a big foam in the Pilsner glass. Plenty sudsy on the tongue with a nice sparkle. The head is quite long lasting. A big suds-up with every pour.

This is the resiny rather than perfumey variety of Kölsch. Some crackery malt and a pleasant tang. Just slightly tart to go along with the distinct malty sweetness. Faintly lemony. A nice quaff on a hot afternoon but not an example of the style to seek out. It's what you wish a Blonde Ale would be, but not such a great Kölsch.

From the 16 oz can purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene. Cost was three bucks.

09-01-2013 06:36:09 | More by mactrail
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-25-2013 17:22:03 | More by marct
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

08-18-2013 00:02:03 | More by jason_nwx
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-08-2013 00:22:34 | More by kscaldef
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-07-2013 03:35:33 | More by grittybrews
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3.66/5  rDev +6.4%

Clear gold with one finger of white head.
Smell is not major but no corn or apple juice!
Taste is bitter euro hops with just enough malt to keep it an easy drinker. A bit of pepper from the hops.
Mouthfeel is plenty good for such a low alcohol beer and carbonation is just right.
Overall a very tasty beer. I might raise the numbers after I have enjoyed a few more.
It was very warm today and this one was just what I needed. Wish I had more.

06-29-2013 03:04:44 | More by Spikester
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-17-2013 13:44:20 | More by KStark
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3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

16 oz. can poured into a Boneyard taster.

Appearance - Clear yellow body. Nice white head. Great retention. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Not much aroma, but a dynamic malt and hop aroma. Nutty, grainy, earthy hops, slightly sharp. Muted, but good.

Taste - Sharp hop flavor. Malts get nuttier as it warms. Finishes with a touch of bitterness and a slight sharpness.

Mouthfeel - Easy drinking, but very light. Not much body.

Overall - Decent. Interesting malt flavors.

06-02-2013 20:15:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.68/5  rDev +7%

I am reviewing their 16oz. can merely labeled "Kolsch". I am assuming this is the same beer, just renamed/packaged.

Clear, golden yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head that dissipates within a minute or so of pouring.

Predominately bready malts upfront, with light grassy, spicy hop notes. Simple, but quite enjoyable.

Medium+ body, fizzy foamy carbonation.

As stated above, there is nothing too complex about this style of beer, but the flavor profiles are well executed and enjoyable. A good easy drinking, warm weather beer.

04-27-2013 07:47:14 | More by vkv822
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Kölsch from Occidental Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.