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Killer Kolsch - Champion Brewing Company

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Killer Kolsch
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79
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jaymo18 on 02-28-2014)
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
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AWB3

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

06-22-2014 00:38:09 | More by AWB3
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2014 22:31:39 | More by Knapp85
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear gold color. The head (via aggressive pour) is around three fingers high, with a shade barely off-white and a texture closer to soda than beer. Despite the latter, retention isn't terrible.

S: The grainy aromatic touches are typical of the style, as are the hints of noble hops. There's a unique floral quality to this, as well - and some diacetyl to round it off. Maybe a bit too much diacetyl, actually. Could use some cleaning up, but the hops are nice.

T: On the sweet side for a kolsch. Diacetyl, cereal grains, and touches of caramel sweetness at the front end are offset by its gently hoppy finish. Just like the nose indicated, there are some decent flowery hops lurking around, and even a bit of lemon. Ends nicely - shame it opens so sloppily.

M: This actually seems undercarbonated. That - along with the sweeter malts - should render this syrupy (a big no-no for the style), but the finish is so dry that it compensates nicely. I'd even call it creamy and soft. It gives it a richer feel at the cost of drinkability (and as far my style demands go, I want the latter over the former).

O: It's not quite the stinker Missile IPA was, but neither is it remotely impressive, either. Simply put, it's too sweet (and frankly, messy) for me. 0 for 2, guys, 0 for 2.

Serving type: can

07-24-2014 20:41:20 | More by ThisWangsChung
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-21-2014 21:23:20 | More by millerbuffoon
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-17-2014 22:05:51 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 23:32:52 | More by JMUbrewz
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 02:07:47 | More by Mattyb79
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

07-03-2014 01:09:11 | More by JasonTaverner
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Guden

Maryland

1.65/5  rDev -51%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

A- lemon yellow with a small and quickly fading white head. Just a little haziness.

S- herbal hops and a big grainy, sweet, stewed cabbage character. Something is way off.

T- the beer tastes better than it smells but that canned/stewed vegetal character still persists. Some light grainy sweetness and soft bitterness are hiding behind the off flavor.

M- medium body, low carbonation, who cares this beer is awful.

O- really hoping this was a bad can because this is one of the worst beers I have ever had with some obvious flaws.

Serving type: can

06-29-2014 22:10:31 | More by Guden
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2014 21:39:29 | More by Sammy
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11%

06-27-2014 23:14:26 | More by dcbeers
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B33randen

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the best Kolshes I have tried, yet I'll be the first to say that the Kolsh isn't my favorite style. My personal opinion as a lowly consumer is that Champion should have gone for a more drinkable second beer to choose to can (other than the Missle). I would recommend for anyone that prefers lighter beers to go with one of Champion's Goses before this.

The Kolsh itself has more or less of a spice kick to it. I have heard my college friends with unrefined pallets refer to its slightly spicy aftertaste as "bitter" - which is something you never want to hear about a Kolsh. I'm a big fan of Champion, but if I have a choice between the two canned beers, 9 out of 10 times I'm grabbing the Missle.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2014 19:51:09 | More by B33randen
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Gaffel stange glass. May 13th 2014 batch.

Excessive head out of the can. Giant fistful and growing, beach white and soapy. Lots of staying power and retention though. Body color though is real nice, crystal brass clear with sudsy pinhead carbonation and slow rising bubbles. After settling looks pretty good.

Real interesting nose. Big herbal hop presence, and spice quality. There's this real great garden hot herb and floral like presence going on. Spicy and nice malt dough, this is real winner.

With that great nose, you would think we'd hit the stratosphere, but instead we something just solid and good. Good malt presence with a classic spice hop herbal kick. Simple bodied with moderate carbonation and a good neutral finish, and only slightly bready. Big on hop. Lingering light body making for easy drinking.

Final result is just a solid Kolsch, with a great spicy kick.

Serving type: can

06-26-2014 01:49:36 | More by smakawhat
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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Virginia

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District of Columbia

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -11%

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Killer Kolsch from Champion Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.