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Kol'Beer | South Austin Brewery

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South Austin Brewery
Texas, United States | website

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Uanof on 05-22-2014

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

South Austin Brewery "Kol'Beer"
16 oz. can

Interesting packaging. I'm assuming it's based on a beer from the past that they've taken as their own. And if that's the case I'm guessing that they've done it better than it's ever been done before. It's crystal clear gold in color beneath a fluffy head of bright white. The head retention and lacing could be better, but what do you expect. The aroma is pretty straightforward with a grainy maltiness, a mildly grassy/herbal & spicy hop component, and a delicately fruitiness. The flavor follows suit, and it's clearly pilsner malt with Germans hops (I'll guess Hallertauer and Saazer). Of course that's not a hard recipe to follow, the question is how carefully is it fermented and lagered. Pretty nicely I think. Clean. Crisp and dry. Not bad at all.

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Photo of donspublic
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clear pale yellow look. Not picking up much in way of smell. Nothing stands out. Taste is crisp with a peppery finish and slight floral taste, good carbonation. Nice gateway beer or or one for the heat

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Photo of allengarvin
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: 4.0 - Very pale gold with a 3 quarters inch head.
S: 3.5 - Very light hops, very light malt.
T: 4.0 - Taste is better. Good noble hop flavor, very pils-like, but without the accompanying bitterness. The malt comes through clearly, slightly sweet. Finish is a tad grainy.
M: 3.75 - Very light bodied.
O: 3.75 - Interesting Kolsch, very drinkable. Kolsches can vary quite a bit, but this one kind of strides halfway between pils & helles (though, of course, it's an ale).

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Photo of cam12
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 16oz can to a 12oz can glass. (poured the last 4 oz half way through)

Appearance- Thick and fluffy white head that was about two fingers. The head lingered surprisingly long. Pale orange/ golden. Some larger flakes of sediment were present at the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Sweet and grainy, a small amount of peppery notes. Very simple and delicate.

Taste- Clean crisp 2 row, a light earthy/peppery hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium Carbonation, Medium light mouthfeel, Doesn't linger on the palate very long so you feel like drinking it quicker.

Overall- Very very refreshing, crisp light body that makes this beer perfect for a July and August in Texas. I would recommend this session beer, and 16oz is the perfect serving size since 12oz. would leave you wanting more.

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Kol'Beer from South Austin Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.