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Killer Kolsch - Champion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

AWB3, Jun 22, 2014
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1.65/5  rDev -50.9%
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.

Guden, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

dcbeers, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Sammy, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

whatname, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

GRG1313, Aug 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Swift989, May 19, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Great artwork on the can, by the way. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, picking up some light grains, not much else. Taste is grassy, lemons, some floral hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is decent but nothing special.

tone77, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

VeganUndead, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

smakawhat, Jun 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

JasonTaverner, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

stortore, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JMUbrewz, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

liamt07, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

Rhettroactive, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

JohnBender, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

ygtbsm94, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Mattyb79, Jul 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

B33randen, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

InspectorBob, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

JMUduke, Aug 26, 2014
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6thstreetbrewpub, Jul 27, 2014
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Ngntjp, Aug 31, 2014
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DeadWalkerAir, Jul 17, 2014
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Killer Kolsch from Champion Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.