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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

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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2.81/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color Kolsch with a medium size white head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light cereal notes is simple. Taste is also dominated by light cereal notes with a bland aftertaste. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. I could not have known this was a Kolsch had it not been specified on the label, I thought this was more akin a golden ale.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hey look, a Kolsch! Not the easier beer style to locate around here but a few import examples are showing up and this is probably the easiest domestic example to find, either alone or in a mixed pack. Pours a striking mustard yellow with a decent amount of white head. Flavor is fresh bakery yeast and vibrant pale malts that almost recall popcorn, along with grassy hop notes. Palate is crisp and refreshing, with pils malt and strong cracker, a touch toasty, sweetgrass, hay, hints of creamy lemon, apple, vanilla, and ginger, with a lingering sweetness (lacks the crisp bitter finish of a good pilsner). Carbonation is a little aggressive but I guess that's part of the point. Some dextrin chew apparent. Surprisingly layered and interesting with a predominance of sweet grains, yet drinkable in quantity.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Photo of RooferOnFire
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 2/2/13

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

T more flavor then the nose but still pretty tame, bread and fruit with a little macro like yeast, just a little lemon rind as it warms

M light bodied and well carbonated, almost too carbonated but it stops short of foam, fairly clean finish

O a pretty basic brew but I suppose the style's pretty plain too, I'm no Kolsch expert but this ones pretty simple regardless of the style

easy enough to drink and I could sink a few on a hot day but a little boring and basic, would make a good summer lawnmower beer but nothing to write home about

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

A pretty enjoyable Kolsch, brightly flavoured, and quite easy to put back. Staring at the snowbanks outside right now, I can't help but imagine a nice warm spring or summer patio as this one quickly slips away.

Photo of ericj551
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Analogue 78 Kolsch from Phillips Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.