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8 Second Kölsch - Elevation Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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)
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4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hands down the best kolsch i have ever had, bar none. its simple summer beer really, but its put together in a way that not a single other example of the style can match. pale blonde beer, brightly carbonated, with a distinct grassy and slightly limey hop profile. the label seems to indicate a single hop of tettnanger, which i never knew could be so dynamic, especially on its own. pils and white wheat malts make up the base, which is light and clean, minimally cereal grainy, but still earthy and floral, its really fun beer. a four pack of pint bottles is nice, but a sixer of these would be the ideal dose. just so bright and easy drinking, perfectly refreshing when ice cold, and quite affordable for the quality. kolsch isnt a style of beer that has ever turned my head or inspired me much, but for an all day drinker, i can think of no better beer in the colorado market. i love the subtle but distinct hop profile on the finish, and the way the little bubbles prickle it into my palate. infinitely sessionable, 8 second is yet another example of brewing mastery from the good people of elevation. i cant get enough of this.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Euclid Hall. Bright yellow color, nice looking head. Aroma was earthy, minerals, interesting. Flavor was crisp, fruity, probably wouldn't pass for a true German like Sunner but nonetheless it was a nice beer. This might be the best Elevation beer I've had this far, very refreshing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light, translucent gold with a white, frothy head. Aroma offers some hay, honey, lemon and some sweeter fruit essence, floral and some grainy breadiness. Flavor was quite similar; hay, lemon, honey, floral and some light grainy bread. A medium body, creamy, active mouthfeel, Super drinkable. Overall, Elevation with another nice beer. Super sessionable and super tasty. Gonna make for some nice sessions come baseball season, I believe.

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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.

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8 Second Kölsch from Elevation Beer Co.
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.