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Analogue 78 Kolsch - Phillips Brewing Company

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Analogue 78 KolschAnalogue 78 Kolsch

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BA SCORE
80
good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IllNate on 07-21-2012)
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RooferOnFire

British Columbia (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +9.8%

Appearance Exterior- The label is pretty funky. Very 1960's. As usual, there's Phillips' whimsical description on the side.
(Poured from 341ml bottle into thin beer mug. Also drank one straight for comparison)

Appearance What's inside- Pours lightly opaque, like a diet gingerale, with a fair amount of carbonation, full head that fades into a half-inch retainer.

Smell- grass, slightly sour. Very clean.

Taste- Lightly sour citrus, grain, faint ginger, almost zero aftertaste. Better from the bottle, a rarity.

Mouthfeel- Goes down smooth, not overly carbonated. Decent.

It's a kolsch, meant for cooling down after a hard-day's work or as a dinner brew with sausages or schnitzel. and it's really good. But it's not over-the-top spectacular, and I'm not sure if it's enough to justify the premium price point. It's a decent addition to a mixer pack, since there's always that one guy who drinks Sleeman's or Canadian, but the beer snob of the group should pick the porter or dunkelweisen. Solid for what it is, so you might want to save this for summer.

03-25-2013 03:07:42 | More by RooferOnFire
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341ml single bottle, apparently part of the latest Showcase mixed-pack. What is the beer equivalent of a 78 RPM record? This, according to the brewer.

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellowish straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy white head, which leaves some broad swaths of randomly webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, biscuity, and yeasty pastry dough, a bit of citrus cream, and nice leafy, earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more semi-sweet bready, doughy malt, a touch of white wine must, mildly acrid lemon, and soft citrusy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are a bit fresh and peppy, with a slight persistent edge, the body a weak medium weight, and a tad watery in its smoothness. It finishes rather off-dry, the sweetness of the malt still firmly planted in the bakery realm, a bit of yeast loitering about, and some pleasantly subtle fruitiness - tart and bitter - rounding things off.

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Analogue 78 pours a bright gold with a thin head. The aroma is light, sweet and slightly grainy malt. The flavor is crisp, slightly sweet pale malt. The beer is clean, with just a hint of graininess, and a nice, mild fruitiness in the finish. Hops flavor is very light, as is bitterness. Overall the beer is nice and light and refreshing, with enough flavor to keep me happy.

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Pours a bright straw yellow with bubbly white head, some lacing, but on the poor side for head retention. Nose is fruity with some citrus and dare I say strawberry? Slight winey note. Also pilsner malt is detectable. Great light, yet flavorful beer. Soft pilsner malt up front and accented with fruity notes and medium-low bitterness. I'm not sure what hop they've used to put the "westcoast spin" on this beer, but it does mix things up, and I like it. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft, yet just enough bitterness.

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A clear straw yellow with loads of fast big bubbles, just a thick film for a head but it retains well leaving a few random patches of lace

S white bread crust with some faint fruity notes but I can't quite place it, not a whole lot going on really about as basic as it gets

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Analogue 78 Kolsch from Phillips Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.