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Love Street - Karbach Brewing Co.

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Love Street
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BA SCORE
79
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113 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 17 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-20-2013 23:17:33 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-27-2013 02:20:12 | More by Texasfan549
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kojevergas

Texas

2.96/5  rDev -13.7%

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

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

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-22-2014 23:25:09 | More by chinchill
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

10-07-2013 16:38:46 | More by THECPJ
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-11-2013 19:48:18 | More by drummermattie02
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champ103

Texas

3.79/5  rDev +10.5%

On tap at Cottonwood in Houston.

A: Pours a clear golden/orange color. A two finger pillowing white head forms with good retention. Nice lace is left behind as well.
S: Phenolic yeast, bread and biscuit like malts. Just a bit of dry, peppery spice and bitterness in the finish.
T: Follows the nose. Yeast, bread and biscuit. Just a touch of hops. I am thinking Saaz hops. Very clean with spicy, grassy flavors.
M/D: A light to medium body. Very crisp, dry and clean. There is not much to this, and that is the point. Very easy to drink, without thinking about it.

I do like this. Pretty much exactly what the style calls for. So, I can't really take off any points. Just well made for the style, and I will be coming back often in the Texas heat.

05-16-2013 02:21:22 | More by champ103
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atrocity

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

04-29-2014 15:51:06 | More by atrocity
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

12-05-2013 01:01:56 | More by Lare453
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-02-2013 04:03:06 | More by Gagnonsux
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-01-2014 13:20:15 | More by cdwil
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Dicers

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-24-2013 02:05:58 | More by jheezee
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-18-2013 04:31:23 | More by duff247
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Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-06-2014 22:30:01 | More by JohnBender
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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -12.5%

08-07-2014 02:00:50 | More by atlbravsrno1
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%

a very clean light gold in color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head revealing a nice amount of sticky lacing.. this is a wonderful looking beer with lots of vibrant carbonation bubbles shooting up the middle of the glass like there's a party going on in there!

the smell is of pilsner style malt base, lemongrass, wheat, slight citrusy lemon-like scent. as for the flavor, it's the same.. very basic, with a hint of bittering hops.. citrusy and very bready.

this is a very refreshing kolsch, basic and straight to the point - a summer beer. high carbonation, light in body, and extremely refreshing on a hot summer day.

for the style, it's one of the best i've had.

07-23-2013 00:36:50 | More by facundoCNB
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-14-2013 21:17:58 | More by greenspointexas
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brandon911

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-01-2013 22:50:03 | More by brandon911
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-20-2013 18:50:06 | More by PhatAtUT
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-22-2013 02:37:48 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-13-2014 00:53:59 | More by mpalestino
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-01-2014 20:43:05 | More by kew
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Love Street from Karbach Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.