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Killer Kolsch - Champion Brewing Company

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jaymo18 on 02-28-2014

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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1.66/5  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.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.04/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great can art. Kolsches are not really my style

Photo of tone77
3.26/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of smakawhat
4.11/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.28/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of grainy and herbal + floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts and lighter flavors of cereal grains. That is followed by a light flavor of herbal + floral hops which imparts a minimal amount of bitterness which fades almost instantly.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Extremely easy to drink and refreshing - a sessionable brew and a decent option in the can format for outdoor activities. I enjoyed this one but understand that it is not exactly to style and can still appreciate it.

Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had written a Field Review while out with Doc Amanda in Norfolk, VA back in Augustand just never got around to transcribing it. In the interim, I returned to NORVA for a shipmate's burial at sea and scored a CAN at Total Wine & More for furtherance of The CANQuest (TM).

From the CAN: "A hybrid-style beer, this ale is fermented at lager temperatures that produce a clean, bright beer with mild hop characteristics and irresistable [sic] drinkability. 2-row pale malt and Vienna malt combine with Hallertau hops."

The CAN's graphics look like a noir illustration and I have The Doors playing "Riders on the Storm" as acCANpaniment. The Crack! emits a loud hiss and when I begin the Glug, it looks like blood! Nah, just kidding. It looks like yellow beer, but it should have been blood-like. There was initially quite a bit of head, but it settled into two fingers of dense, rocky eggshell-white foam with good retention. Color was a slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose had a lemony citrusiness underlain by a biscuity maltiness. Great lacing was beginning to form as the head fell. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, kind of soft on the tongue. The taste was very akin to a lemon poppy seed muffin, which I found to be quite pleasant. The finish was semi-dry and very refreshing. This would be a great beer with which to fill the summer cooler.

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Killer Kolsch from Champion Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.