1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

8 Second Kölsch - Elevation Beer Co.

Not Rated.
8 Second Kölsch8 Second Kölsch

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Head Brewer Christian Koch fell in love with this style after visiting the beer halls of Cologne and brewed our 8 Second Kölsch to be a true representation of this easy drinking, crisp Ale. We first brewed this beer as a specialty beer for our local county rodeo, and it quickly became a local hit. This is a beer that will find a place in craft beer destinations and cowboy bars alike, and is perfect for those looking for an easy drinking everyday craft beer.

(Beer added by: beergoot on 02-09-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of 8 Second Kölsch Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jason, Feb 06, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Prospero
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - light see through straw color high a huge head.

smell - grassy smell. not very strong and nice subtle smell

taste - very crisp and easy drinking up front. followed by a sweet maltiness and smooth finish. nice drinkable beer, but not a lot of flavor

mouthfeel - easy drinking with a crisp finish

overall - nice porch drinking beer, but not my style.

beatenbyjacks, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +4.2%

ltdantheman, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 16 ounce bottle into a stein. I poured it vigorously and it produced a light, foamy, pale white head. A pale straw colored body shows and has some light carbonation through the hazy liquid. The head persists well and leaves some lace behind.

Biscuity and cracker-like, with hints of sweet pale malt. The hops give it a floral quality. It's simple but enticing.

I get a lemony flavor here, then some subtle, cracker-like malt flavors. The hops are only slightly detectable, imparting a touch of floweriness.

As it should be, this beer is very light and drinkable. It keeps enough malt to thicken the body and keep it from soda or champagne territory, but it still drinks smoothly. The finish is dry and bready with only a slight bitterness.

This is enjoyable. I imagine it would be even tastier on tap and super fresh.

ONovoMexicano, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of DantooineBBQ
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DantooineBBQ, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of bkeller04
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

bkeller04, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

threedaggers, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of trebbates
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

trebbates, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of NickyG213
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

NickyG213, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of maxecho
3/5  rDev -21.9%

maxecho, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +4.2%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of barryjg
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

barryjg, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

Dmbphoenix, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of CreedeSon
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

CreedeSon, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a decent head in the tall goblet. Clusters of bubbles clinging to the glass. Plenty of spritz on the tongue. Some pleasant resiny aroma with a whiff of citrus.

Light flowery hop flavors. Somewhat acidic and on the verge of being tart, but in a lemony rather than sour way. Very light body with the ongoing fizzy mouthfeel.

A quite drinkable and clean-tasting Kölsch. Light aromatics with a citrus note and an unobtrusive bitterness at the finish. From the 500 ml bottle purchased for four bucks at Grapevine Liquor in Denver.

mactrail, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of katieapainter
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

katieapainter, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Mebuzzard, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of duds4suds
4/5  rDev +4.2%

duds4suds, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of TokyoCO
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

TokyoCO, May 04, 2013
Photo of seanchai
4/5  rDev +4.2%

seanchai, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

eawolff99, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of beergoot
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found this on tap at Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs...

Beautiful light gold body crowned with a soft, creamy white head. The aroma is hard to describe: a little grassy, a little veggie-like, a bit like old fruit. The feel is wonderfully soft on the palate, very dry, crisp, and light; very soft and pleasing carbonation. The flavors wrap around a soft malt background with slight fruity esters and a crisp, mellow hop bitterness throughout.

This is a very light, very refreshing beer and would be excellent knocking back a few on a patio in warm weather. A well-made, delicious, very session-able German ale.

beergoot, Feb 09, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
8 Second Kölsch from Elevation Beer Co.
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.