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Community Kolsch - Free Will Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FatBoyGotSwagger on 07-01-2013

Clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer. Subtle fruit and malt flavor with a crisp tangy finish.
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 9
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2/4...pours bright gold with fluffy pillowy white foam. Fruity straw bready nose. Lemon citrus too. Light fizzy ale taste. Honey and citrus. Crisp. Tasty and clean, easy drinker.

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Picked this up mixed and matched for $1.85. Into a pint glass.
A - Big head on this one 2+ inches that take a while to settle with good lacing. Color is a mildly hazy orange yellow.
S - Mild fruit, some orange peel, mildly bready. It smells good.
T - Sweet malts, mild hop presence, a touch of orange peel. It's good.
M - Light to medium bodied easy to drink.

Overall it's a good Kolsch but not great. A decent take on the style.

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My go-to bottle shop is The Friendly Greek, where they will put almost anything in the cooler as a single just so that I can try it and report out and back. I guess that you could say that this was from their Community to mine.

One thing that I miss when doing these bottle reviews as opposed to engaging in The CANQuest ™ is the lack of auditory pleasure. Pop!ping a cap and beginning a pour does not have the same cachet as a Crack! & Glug, but I am soldiering on all the same. This made a pretty quick transition from the bottle to beer with just under two fingers of foamy, off-white head with very limited retention. In fact, it was falling just a little less quickly than I could type, leaving some nice lacing in its wake. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and my mates, Mammon, Midas and Croesus showed up for a taste. After they departed, it was my turn. Nose had a cracker-like maltiness and a slight Noble hoppiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a lager-like honey-like sweetness and I was really thinking that this might be either a Lager or a German Pilsner. The BJCP says that this interpretation marks me as “an untrained taster”. Hmmm. Finish was semi-dry, striking a nice balance between the malt and hops. A very easy-drinking beer that begged to be drank with some hard pretzels (which I always have around). The Kolns of Germany would not be unhappy with this beer.

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12 oz bottle, no date

Appears cyrstal clear. Golden in color, no head. Clean grainy aroma, corn. Slightly sweet ,, no hops. Taste is all pale malt, lingering sweetness, okay flavor thin body, fizzy carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall - easy drinking , light on flavor

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A desent offering from Free Will.
Clear golden straw with a small head white head and gentile carbonation. It looks like it's been hanging around a while.
The aroma was malts. Had a dry feel.
The first thing I noticed when I took a sip was that it's pretty sweet. This beer starts sweet and finishes slightly bitter and dry.
A good beer.

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Community Kolsch from Free Will Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.