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Love Street - Karbach Brewing Co.

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Love Street
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79
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
20 IBU

(Beer added by: champ103 on 05-16-2013)
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goochpunch

Texas

1.6/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours out a clear pale gold. Not a whole lot of head. Smells like burnt hair and boiled vegetables. Weird buttery aroma too. A touch of sulfur. Reminds me a lot of Shiner's old summer kolsch, but way worse. Grainy, sweet, gross mess. What the fuck is this? Mouthfeel is undercarbonated, slick, and just gross. I hate this. Is there such a thing as a good American kolsch? This is the worst Kolsch I've had, hands down.

Serving type: can

05-24-2013 02:40:18 | More by goochpunch
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jwff

Alaska

1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

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Lukebell15

Texas

2/5  rDev -42.4%

10-12-2013 02:59:27 | More by Lukebell15
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atrocity

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.5/5  rDev -28%

07-18-2014 00:34:56 | More by mothman
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mikebeer92

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

02-26-2014 22:39:51 | More by mikebeer92
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Trappist_Vince

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-17-2013 23:52:15 | More by Trappist_Vince
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kojevergas

Texas

2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 fl oz aluminum can with colorful hippy-esque label art acquired as part of a 6 pack earlier tonight for $13.00 at the Growler Room here in Austin and served into a Spaten stangenglas in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given its current ratings as well as the brewery. No ABV is listed on the label. Reviewed as a Kolsch because it clearly identifies as such.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a 4.5 finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess. Decent thickness. Not as frothy as I'd like for the style. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is slightly above average - about 2-3 minutes.

Body colour is a clean clear yellow with vague copper hues; of above average vibrance. Translucent and transparent. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Pilsner malts, clean barley, a kiss of peppery spice, a bit of lemongrass, generic floral hop character (seems like Saaz if I had to guess), and the clean crisp graininess that tends to define the style. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: It's got a pleasant foundation comprised of pilsner malts, clean barley, lemongrass, and crisp graininess. Complementary generic floral hops (Saaz), some crystal malt, and a bit of lemon zest also make an appearance. A kiss of white grape when I look for it. A biteen too sweet. The balance isn't great, admittedly.

A good Kolsch requires delicate subtlety and careful attention. You won't find that here. A simple attempt at the style that hits some of the elements right, but ultimately doesn't hold a candle to good traditional versions of the style.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Smooth and wet. A biteen overcarbonated. Crisp, but it needs to be moreso. Decent body and presence on the palate. Mouthfeel certainly doesn't feel custom-tailored to the style, but it suits it okay. Lightly buttery, which isn't ideal.

Not biting, hot, boozy, gushed, or harsh.

Dr: A simple attempt at a Kolsch which isn't quite up to par with traditional beers in the style. This'll scratch your Kolsch itch I guess, but I wouldn't get it again at this price point. That said, it's certainly drinkable and I'll enjoy finishing the 6 pack. There are definitely far better examples of the style at a better price point (even as imports). Refreshing and enjoyable for what it is. A decent summer seasonal from Karbach. Hides its modest ABV well.

C

Serving type: can

09-18-2013 02:50:11 | More by kojevergas
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blastoderm55

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-01-2013 22:22:47 | More by blastoderm55
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Beer_lover89

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-21-2014 09:55:43 | More by Karibourgeois
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SicemWT

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-04-2014 03:11:04 | More by SicemWT
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Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-11-2013 23:20:18 | More by Dicers
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Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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legalag11

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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awalsh

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-13-2013 01:45:24 | More by awalsh
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Love Street from Karbach Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.