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Gateway Kolsch - Sawdust City Brewing Co.

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Gateway Kolsch
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: n/a
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Brewed by:
Sawdust City Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sammy on 08-27-2012

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3.13/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at The Rhino. Truly is a gateway beer. Hits the style and drinkable, smooth. Small amount of yeast and hops. A bit below average mouthfeel. Something to drink for a converted craft brewer when nothing else in on. Medium yellow with lace sheet.

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If only I knew of a way to transfer this beer's brilliant, beaming golden radiance into a pair of earrings, then my girlfriend would be much happier with her Christmas gift this year (no way I could otherwise afford jewelery this nice!). Gateway Kölsch does indeed look pretty enough to wrap - something, it turns out, that its bubbly head does on its own.

Kölsch sounds like one of the more interesting styles of beer because of its history and how it's made, but in fact it tends to have one of the simplest flavour profiles: clean and concise maltiness and usually just a smidgen of fruit and/or hops. This Canadian interpretation, by the smell of things, seems to fit that description to a tee.

The taste shows off fresh, bready, and fairly substantial Pils-dominated flavours that probably rank among both the most approachable and under-appreciated out there. Lagering ensures a smooth, concentrated maltiness, though fermenting with an ale yeast has resulted in a subtle apple-like ester or two. The mouthfeel is fluffy as a pillow; you'd think it was brewed primarily with wheat.

It wouldn't be entirely unfair to characterize Kölsch by their visual familiarity and simplicity - a more agreeable, universally appealing style of beer there may be not. But to take them only at face value is to under-appreciate the tremendous amount of character they truly offer. The real 'gateway' element to Gateway Kölsch is not in turning non-beer drinkers onto beer...

It's changing the perspective of craft geeks obsessed and easily impressed with higher gravity and experimental beers that are too dismissive of "plain" styles like this. Confucius is quoted as saying: "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated". In the case of the poor Kölsch, for whom balance and subtlety are key components, we've made the complicated overly simple. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it - let Sawdust City open your eyes!

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2.73/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Gateway Kolsch from Sawdust City Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.